If you have lost a lot of weight or recently had a baby, you may be feeling self-conscious about having loose skin around the middle. A “tummy tuck” (the medical name for the procedure is abdominoplasty) is a popular cosmetic surgery for removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It can be challenging to trim the middle using diet and exercise, so a tummy tuck can help sculpt the mid-section for a firmer, more contoured appearance.
The tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure for both women and men. “Many patients complain that despite rigorous exercise and a strict diet, there is only so much they can do to tone the abdomen,” says Michael Alperovich, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon for Yale Medicine. “We can tighten the muscles and remove the excess skin, leaving a scar that is often hidden at or below the underwear.”
At Yale Medicine, our plastic surgeons use computerized 3-D imaging to help you visualize the outcome of your tummy tuck before surgery. Together, we review the plan and make any needed adjustments to ensure you achieve the desired result.