As a result of pregnancy, many women complain about the bulge or having loose, excess skin over the abdomen. The bulge is usually due to laxity and separation of the underlying muscles. Excess skin can also be seen in men and women who have undergone severe weight loss.
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck involves removal of excess skin (often containing stretch marks) and fat from the abdomen, often together with the tightening of separated/weakened abdominal muscles. This helps to improve the contour and tone of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction to achieve a good overall result.