Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen can be removed with a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty). This procedure also tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall and dramatically improves the appearance of a protruding abdomen. 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.