(tummy tuck) is for patients seeking a reduction in the size of their
abdomen. The prominent abdominal area may have redundant, stretched or
loose skin-common conditions following pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, or
moderate to significant weight loss.
Surgery will flatten, tighten and contour the abdominal area, resulting in a
narrower waist line, tighter abdominal muscles and a flatter and firmer
stomach. After surgery, patients experience both physical relief and
cosmetic improvement. Stretch marks, known as striae, may be improved or
an initial consultation, Dr. Mallen evaluates a patientís general, medical
and surgical history. He also reviews fluctuations in weight, abdominal
muscle tone and excess skin and/or fat. Dr. Mallen explains risks,
alternatives as well as post-operative restrictions of the procedure.
Photos of other abdominoplasty procedures are reviewed in detail.