Tucked and Toned

Over time, our bodies change, often in ways we're not happy about. While we recognize that a life well-lived may include some reminders left behind as hallmarks on our bodies, we don't always welcome them as "battle scars" well-earned. One of those may be a protruding or loose/sagging abdomen. This may come about for a variety of reasons, including the obvious reasons like pregnancy, fluctuating weight, or a prior surgery, but also simply due to the passage of time or heredity. Exercise and weight control may or may not help us to achieve our goals of a flatter, well-toned tummy. When they don't, we may need to look beyond to another solution: cosmetic surgery in the form of Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck.

The purpose of having an Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is to remove excess skin andor/ fat from the lower abdomen and/or to tighten the underlying muscles. This procedure can correct bulging due to abnormal stretching of the abdominal muscles and excess skin or fat. It can also remove the panniculus, that "apron" of skin and/or fat that may hang over lower a