Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck is one of the more common plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Scott McDonald. A tummy tuck is the surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the belly area. The abdominal muscles will also be tightened and set into place. During your initial consultation, the doctor will discuss realistic goals and your surgical options.

The best candidates for an Abdominoplasty are men or women in good health and relatively good shape, but are bothered by a large fat deposit or excess skin that does not respond to diet or exercise.  Many patients undergo a tummy tuck after a large weight loss, including pregnancy or bariatric surgery, where stretched skin remains. Those who are considering losing a significant amount of weight, or women still planning future pregnancies, may want to consider waiting before undergoing the tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure performed by Dr. McDonald to:
* Remove excess abdominal skin.
* Contour or remove excess abdominal fat
* Tighten and support the stretched or weakened abdominal muscles, especially after pregnancies.

Two types of Tummy Tuck procedures are available to you depending on your specific needs: the full tummy tuck or the “mini” tummy tuck for those who only need their lower belly reduced. The incision through which Dr. McDonald will remove excess fat and skin will be made along your bikini line and is one that can often be concealed below a bathing suit.