A tummy tuck or “abdominoplasty” can greatly improve these problems. This procedure can remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and also tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. This can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen that won’t respond to diet or exercise, giving you a flatter, firmer, tighter stomach and a thinner waist as well.
If there is extreme sagging of the skin on the abdomen, hips, buttocks and outer thighs, a procedure called a Central Body Lift can be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck.
This procedure is designed to tighten loose, skin to obtain more youthful contours by lifting the buttocks and tightening the hips and abdomen. This is accomplished through a strategically placed incision that can easily be hidden under a bathing suit.
Body lifts are essentially “facelifts” for the body that can be performed with or without liposuction, depending on the desired result. The best candidates for this procedure are women who are in good health but have a large amount of loose abdominal skin, extending into the posterior hip region.
The surgery is particularly good for women who, after multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal, as well as women who have lost a lot of weight and have excess sagging skin.