Body Contouring

Body Contouring (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy-tuck surgery or abdominoplasty, can flatten your abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It can also remove some if not all of the stretch marks in your lower abdomen. It is popular following pregnancy, massive weight loss or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles impairs body contour. Most patients report improved self-esteem as a result of this procedure.

When to Consider a Tummy Tuck

  • If you’ve got flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen that does not improve with diet or exercise.
  • If the shape of your abdomen has been affected by pregnancy or massive weight loss.
  • If you feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive.
  • If your self-confidence is marred by your stomach contour.

Related Procedures

Many people who consider a tummy tuck also consider liposuction and a lower body lift.


Although exercise and a healthy diet are crucial in minimizing fat development, they are not useful for spot reduction and may also have no positive effect on some areas of your face and body. Liposuction has the unique ability to remove the unwanted subcutaneous fat you specify without adversely affecting other areas. For example, if you find that the only aesthetic concern is the bulging fat on your stomach or thighs, and you’re satisfied with the rest of your body, then liposuction may be your most effective solution to create a contour that is smoother, leaner and more visually appealing.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that eliminates unwanted subcutaneous fat on your face, neck and body.

Liposuction is a very popular, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure and is used to remove localized areas of fat from the body. Fat from the targeted area is removed to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance. This procedure may be performed alone or can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck.Liposuction is a surgical technique that removes localized collections of fatty tissue that lie just underneath the skin from a patient’s body. Small incisions are made to allow for the insertion of an aspiration cannula in order to suction fat cells out of the body. Liposuction reduces fat cell count through suction as well as controlled cellular damage. This damage is caused by moving the cannula within the fat deposits, breaking them up. The fat is then removed while some is absorbed back into the body over six to twelve weeks following surgery. Patients should expect to wait for several weeks before the full benefits of their treatment become apparent for this reason.