After pregnancy, weight loss, or just with age, there can be a degree of laxity to the abdominal wall that is best treated with an abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck.” This surgery allows for tightening of the muscles as well as removal of excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen. It is common to also include liposuction of the flanks and back for the best results. There are many variations to the traditional abdominoplasty that can be used based on your specific anatomy.

While a strong core is helpful, many extremely fit patients are still excellent candidates for this procedure because all the exercise in the world can’t tighten a significant gap between the rectus muscles (a rectus diastasis) and definitely can’t fix skin laxity.

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