Abdominoplasty, also known as dermolipectomy or “tummy tuck” is the general term for the set of procedures that allow excess skin and fat to be removed, reinforce the muscular wall of the abdomen and reposition or rebuild the navel.
It can be combined with liposuction, depending on each particular case and evaluating the possible risks with the specialist.
Who is the candidate
The abdominal contour can be affected by excess skin and fat, as well as weakness of the muscle wall, which produces separation (diastasis) of the muscles that form the anterior wall of the abdomen (rectus abdominis), this usually occurs as a result of pregnancy, but it can occur in patients with massive weight loss.
The scar is usually long, but it is located in the lower part of the abdomen, which allows it to be hidden with underwear or a bathing suit.