Aging, heredity, pregnancy, weight fluctuations and other factors can wreak havoc on our tummies, causing sagging and protrusion. An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, helps achieve a flatter, smoother and firmer abdominal profile.
During this procedure, Dr. MacPhee removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and restores weakened muscles in the abdominal wall. In some cases, stretch marks an be removed if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised.
Dr. MacPhee offers several techniques for tummy tucks, depending on the patient’s unique anatomy. A full abdominoplasty involves tightening the muscles and skin, as well as performing liposuction to smooth the pubic and flank areas. A mini tummy tuck may be the best approach for patients with only lower abdominal excess skin, often as result of a C-section.