American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member Log In For Medical Professionals
 

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

View this content in Español

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

What a tummy tuck won't do

A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.

Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised.



Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Morad Tavallali Headshot

Morad Tavallali MD

#1150 5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Roberta Gartside Headshot

Roberta Gartside MD

1300 Chain Bridge Road The Magassey Building
McLean, VA 22101

(703) 204-2706

Craig Dufresne Headshot

Craig Dufresne MD

5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1208
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 654-9151

Robert Sigal Headshot

Robert Sigal MD

1825 Samuel Morse Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

George Weston Headshot

George Weston MD

1825 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

Fadi Nukta Headshot

Fadi Nukta MD

21785 Filigree Court Suite 206
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 574-2588

Gloria Duda Headshot

Gloria Duda MD

6845 Elm Street Suite 708
McLean, VA 22101

(703) 893-1111

Michael Brown Headshot

Michael Brown MD

45155 Research Place Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 726-1175

Logo

Patient Care Center