Commonly known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty removes excess skin from the abdominal area and tightens abdominal skin. It is a popular operation among women who have excess skin following pregnancies or significant weight loss. The ideal candidate is primarily concerned with loose abdominal skin.
Patients should not undergo this operation until they have achieved their ideal weight and no longer intend to have any additional pregnancies. Most patients are able to resume normal activities in two to three weeks but may have physical limitations for six weeks.