Tummy tucks can be truly transforming. When there is excess tissue and stretched skin from weight loss, pregnancy or aging, an abdominoplasty can help where exercise/diet programs cannot. The abdominal muscles, often quite separated from pregnancy can be tightened for a sleeker, more defined appearance. Stretch marks of the lower abdomen can be removed and those if present in the upper abdomen can be significantly improved. Dr. Remington patterns the incision under the underwear/swimsuit line to be as hidden as possible and uses a layered closure for a fine line scar. For a basic education about abdominoplasty, click on this Tummy Tuck link. Abdominoplasties are termed a “mini” abdominoplasty if the position of the umbilicus (belly button) on the skin is not moved or a full abdominoplasty if a new exit for the umbilicus on the skin is made.
– Jamie Waltman