Aesthetic Procedures


Abdominoplasty is a commonly performed surgery to improve the contour of the abdominal (tummy) area.
Often referred to as a “tummy tuck”, this surgery removes excess skin and fat with a well-concealed scar in the suprapubic area.

Patients who have accumulated weight or lost weight often have redundant tissue around the tummy that obscures their silhouette. Following pregnancy, the abdominal muscles may also have loosened (abdominal muscle diastasis) which can also be corrected during an abdominoplasty to improve shape in this area.

The removal of fat using liposuction can be used as a powerful technique to improve the results of a tummy tuck. In patients who are deemed good candidates for an abdominoplasty, often there are additional fat deposits that are bothersome to the patient. These include the flanks (love handles), bra roll (mid or upper back), posterior flanks or lower back (muffin top), lateral chest wall and hips as well as other areas of the body (ex. thighs). Combining liposuction with abdominoplasty (lipoabdominoplasty) can provide impressive contouring and results by creating a more significant improvement in contour and return of the desired hourglass shape. Liposuction can be used as well to define the underlying musculature by removing fat selectively (Hi Def liposuction).

Abdominoplasty and lipoabdominoplasty are popular procedures in both men and women as the results are impressive following a single procedure.

This term refers to a modified and less extensive abdominoplasty that may be appropriate in some patients with more minor skin excess. The advantages are a shorter scar and recovery time.

Mommy Makeover
The combination of a tummy tuck with breast surgery (lifting, augmentation or reduction) is amicably referred to as a “mommy makeover”. Frequently, women who have had children experience unwanted changes in both the breast and abdominal areas. Procedures to improve contour in both areas can be safely combined in a single operation to provide maximal benefit with the shortest downtime.