An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, surgically removes unwanted skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen. This particular surgery comes as a life saver for patients who have struggled with loose, sagging skin in that region due to massive weight loss or childbirth. If needed, the underlying muscles also can be tightened, since they may have weakened over time.

The tummy tuck is a body-contouring procedure designed to tighten and smooth the abdomen by removing excess fat and other tissues.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient is not awake during the operation. Depending on the techniques used (like liposuction) and the scope of the surgery, it typically takes two to four hours to complete.

To schedule a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Seal about the tummy tuck procedure, contact our Vancouver office to make an appointment. From there, any questions about the process will be discussed in greater detail.