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

Tummy tuck words to know

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

Robert Sigal Headshot

Robert Sigal MD

1825 Samuel Morse Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

Shlomo Widder Headshot

Shlomo Widder MD

8230 Leesburg Pike Suite 630
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 506-0300

Christopher Knotts Headshot

Christopher Knotts MD

1825 Samuel Morse Drive Austin-Weston, The Center...
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 8936168

Phillip Chang Headshot

Phillip Chang MD

19500 Sandridge Way Suite 350
Lansdowne, VA 20176

(703) 729-5553

James French Headshot

James French MD

5550 Friendship Blvd Suite 130 Center for Plastic...
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 652-7700

Byron Poindexter Headshot

Byron Poindexter MD

1825 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

Jamal Yousefi Headshot

Jamal Yousefi MD

502 Maple Avenue W.
Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 255-4922

Morad Tavallali Headshot

Morad Tavallali MD

#1150 5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Logo

Patient Care Center