A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat and skin from the abdomen, and tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall. The goal of a tummy tuck is to improve the appearance of the abdomen and create a smoother, firmer, and more toned appearance.
There are several different types of tummy tuck procedures, including a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, and an extended tummy tuck. The specific type of tummy tuck that is right for you will depend on your individual needs and goals.
In general, a tummy tuck is a more comprehensive procedure that involves a larger incision and more extensive work on the abdominal muscles and skin. It is typically recommended for individuals who have a significant amount of excess skin or fat, or who have weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
Abdominoplasty is another term for tummy tuck. The two terms can be used interchangeably to refer to the same procedure.