If you have developed a prominent belly due to excess, wrinkled skin and fatty tissue, related to loss of skin elasticity and poor muscle tone – whether caused by pregnancy changes, weight gain and loss or metabolism, then an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) may be indicated to create a trimmer, firmer abdominal contour.
This surgery is usually performed through a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area, so the final hairline scar can be hidden within a bikini line. Liposuction removes the fat, excess skin is trimmed away and sutures tighten the abdominal muscles. The extent of surgery will depend upon the pre-existing condition of your abdominal wall and your stated goal.
View the full gallery of before and after photos of the various procedures performed by Dr. Richard Schwartz.