Abdominoplasty is the surgical term for the operation carried out to eliminate excess skin and fat from the mid to lower abdominal region. The abdominoplasty gives a flat and firm waistline.
The tummy muscles, that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy, can also be tighten at the same time and in the same procedure, if necessary.
The procedure may as well improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.
This excess tissue is often the result of childbearing, or of obesity followed by considerable weight loss, both of which cause stretching or sagging of all the abdominal structures. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging.
Sometimes this conditions are inherited. In many cases, both surgeries, abdominoplasty and liposuction are recommended to achieve better results.