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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

If you’re considering abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure is designed to produce a flat abdomen. The trade-off is a scar that extends from hip to hip and a second scar around the belly button. Dr. Hosn devotes meticulous care and artistry to create flat stomach with a natural-appearing belly button and to place the abdominal scar low enough to be hidden below a bathing suit bottom or underwear.

Are you a candidate for abdominoplasty?

The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who would like to remove a large fat deposit and loose abdominal skin unresponsive to diet or exercise. The surgery is also helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin.
Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone the surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy.

Planning your consultation

In your initial consultation, Dr. Hosn will spend the time you need to define your goals, perform a complete examination and make recommendations pertaining to possible surgical procedures that may benefit you. Our office is committed to educating you on the risks benefits and alternatives of this procedure. The typical patient will meet with Dr. Hosn three times before each major medical procedure in an effort to achieve a beautiful result performed as safely as possible.

Procedure Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall

Surgical Time

3 to 5 hours

Anesthetic Type


Surgical Facility

Most commonly performed in an accredited outpatient surgical center but may be an inpatient hospital procedure, depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery


Back to work: 2 weeks
Light exercise: 3 weeks
Full activity: 6 weeks or more
Final results: 12 months

Procedure, recovery and results will vary from patient to patient.