David Rasmussen, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Many women strive for a flat and well-toned abdomen, but sometimes, exercise and weight control are not enough to achieve this goal.  Even individuals of otherwise normal weight and proportion can develop a protruding or sagging abdomen due to pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations, heredity, and prior surgery.  A tummy tuck, or abdomnioplasty, corrects this problem by removing the excess fat and skin; in most cases, the procedure also involves restoring weakened or separated muscles in order to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.  This is a highly individualized and personal procedure; only undertake this procedure if it is right for you.

Is a tummy tuck right for you?

  • Are you physically healthy and at a stable weight?
  • Are your expectations realistic?
  • Are you a non-smoker?
  • Are you bothered by the feeling your stomach is too large?
  • Are normal weight-loss procedures ineffective?