Abdominoplasty, also known as a ‘tummy tuck’, is a common procedure for removing that excess lower tummy fold of skin. It is often a fold that is left behind after weight loss and no amount of exercise or dieting can remove it.
During the operation, the tummy muscles are visualised and if they appear stretched, the muscles are tightened. The operation usually involves a 3 night stay in hospital. A compression garment is worn for 6 weeks. Patients can usually return to work within 2-3 weeks.