A cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm
Abdominoplasty helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. The best candidates have pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’t responded well to diet and exercise. The procedure can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy.
The procedure takes approximately two to five hours and can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with a sedative. Recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results are long-lasting. Abdominoplasty will likely leave a permanent scar stretching between the hips, although it should be low enough for even a bikini to conceal it.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Before & After Photos
Below are photographs of some of Dr. Sterman's patients who have undergone plastic surgery of the body.
36 year old woman - Stretched-out belly button after after 4 pregnancies and very high umbilicus - Abdominoplasty - One year post op
37 year old woman after 4 pregnancies - 2 years post op
37 year old female - Abdominoplasty after 2 pregnancies