Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist.
During the procedure an incision is made along the bikini line, excess fat and skin is removed and muscles are tightened. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are in good physical condition who have areas of fat or loose skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise.
Patients who intend to lose more weight are encouraged to wait before undergoing the procedure. Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia in our on-site outpatient surgery center.
Recovery time is typically 2-3 weeks.
If you feel as though you might benefit from a tummy tuck, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault at our convenient Palo Alto location.