We all know what can happen to skin and soft tissue of the abdomen after pregnancy or major weight loss: An unsightly skin flap can remain, which does not respond well to conservative treatments or sport. The only solution to achieve a massive, long lasting and effective improvement is an abdominoplasty, also called tummy tuck.
During the surgery (of a full abdominoplasty e.g.) the total excess of fat and skin below the navel will be removed, the skin above the navel will be pulled down to cover the entire area and for a harmonization of the proportions, the belly button will be re-positioned.
In order to top off the surgical effect and to create a truly flat and toned abdomen with a long-lasting to permanent effect, I tighten routinely in addition the abdominal muscle which will function as an internal bodice. Depending on the case and necessity a liposuction can give the final touch.
The effect is not only visible immediately, but due to the double tightening up, it can be long-lasting or even permanent. Testimonials from patients confirm the longevity of the effect many years after surgery.
In conclusion: For those, who are not happy with their abdominal shape, I would advise to consult a plastic surgeon with a broad professional experience, who is capable to evaluate whether you will need a surgery or not, thus saving you time and money in the long run.