A bulging, flabby, shapeless tummy is unsightly. In many patients especially after pregnancy there is a lot of loose skin, the abdominal muscles are flabby and the tummy does not reduce in spite of diet and exercise. The patient often has back pain. Abdominoplasty helps to give a better shape to the abdomen (tummy).
An incision is made in the skin crease below the panty line. The muscles are tightened, the excess skin is removed and liposuction is done to contour the abdomen. Often the patient will also have excess fat producing the tires and banana rolls in the back. This is also addressed along with the abdominoplasty by liposuction to give the patient a shapely torso.