American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
 

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

View this content in Español

What words should I know about tummy tuck surgery?

Abdominoplasty

A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.

Diastasis

Condition in which abdominal muscles have separated.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin’s surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A drug is injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

Tummy tuck

A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.



Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Amir Ghaznavi Headshot

Amir M. Ghaznavi, MD

13454 Sunrise Valley Dr STE 130
Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 239-3190

Larry Lickstein Headshot

Larry H. Lickstein, MD

21021 Sycolin Road, Suite 001
Ashburn, VA 20147

(571) 4405005

Munique Maia Headshot

Munique Maia, MD

8100 Boone Boulevard, Suite 730
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

(703) 574-4500

Michael Brown Headshot

Michael J. Brown, MD

45155 Research Place Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 726-1175

Shlomo Widder Headshot

Shlomo Widder, MD

8230 Leesburg Pike Suite 630
Vienna, VA 22182-2641

(703) 506-0300

Timothy Mountcastle Headshot

Timothy S. Mountcastle, MD

44095 Pipeline Plaza Suite 430
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 858-3208

Robert Sigal Headshot

Robert K. Sigal, MD

1825 Samuel Morse Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

Craig Dufresne Headshot

Craig R. Dufresne, MD

8501 Arlington Blvd. Suite 420
Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 207-3065

Logo

Patient Care Center