Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, removes excess fat, skin, and in most cases can reestablish weakened or separated muscles – creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.


Key facts about the abdominoplasty:

  • Hospital procedure
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Incisions: at the lower part of the abdomen from the hip bone to the hip bone.
  • Length of procedure: 2-3 hours 
  • Length of hospital stay: 1-2 days.
  • What to expect: mild paraesthesia in the lower abdomen
  • Discomfort: moderate
  • Recovery time about 2-3 weeks.
  • Drains are kept in place for a few days and then removed in the clinic.
  • A  compressive girdle worn for a few weeks. 
  • Long term result: permanent, if no changes in body weight.