The abdominal area can be one of the most difficult regions of the body to keep taut and firm. Aging, pregnancy and considerable weight loss can all contribute to the appearance of a sagging stomach. However, with a tummy tuck, there is a solution.

The tummy tuck, also known as the abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to trim away excess skin. In addition, the loose muscles under the skin are surgically tightened in order to create a smooth, flat, tight stomach.

The abdominoplasty is an outpatient procedure that involves general anesthesia and typically takes two to three hours.

To learn more about the tummy tuck and other surgeries that may accompany it, consult with experienced double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer by contacting our office located in New York.