Women in particular have a hard time strengthening these muscles after changes associated with pregnancy have stretched their abdomen to the limit. Weight loss can also cause loose skin in the abdominal area, which may be resistant to toning by exercise. Tummy tucks can be performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients may be more comfortable staying in a hospital facility overnight.
Watch a Brief overview of Tummy Tuck Results
An incision is made just above the pubic area, and the navel is freed from surrounding tissue. Skin is separated from the abdominal wall up to the rib cage, exposing the patient’s abdominal muscles. Muscles are tightened by pulling them close together and stitching them into a new position for a firmer abdominal wall and narrower waistline. The skin flap is stretched down, and excess skin is removed. Since the skin has shifted, a new opening is made to stitch the navel in place. Incisions are closed, and dressings are applied.
Watch a brief overview of recovery process from a tummy tuck procedure