What Is A Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes the skin that has expanded when the abdomen grew and also the underlying fat that developed with it. Your Long Island tummy tuck surgeon will also tighten the abdominal wall that has relaxed after pregnancy or from too large a stomach.
When the stomach muscle is pulled tight, stomach bulge is often minimized and the shape of the waist becomes more natural. For many patients who are candidates for abdominoplasty, as much as 50% of the abdominal skin can be removed. In doing so, some of the existing stretch marks may disappear.