A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) will restore a flat and smooth appearance to the abdomen. During pregnancy, pressure from the growing uterus causes the abdominal muscles to weaken, and, in some cases, the rectus abdominus muscles completely separate.
Though diet and exercise can provide toning and weight loss, the protruding appearance of the abdomen, sagging skin, and weakened muscles can only be corrected through surgery.
In a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Newall removes excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles through a horizontal abdominal incision. He make this incision low enough on the abdomen that the resulting scar will be hidden when a two piece swimsuit is worn. Dr. Newall is a nationally recognized expert for his ability to combine a tummy tuck with liposuction to achieve a toned and tightened appearance that some thought could only be achieved through an extensive body lift. A tummy tuck is performed in 2-5 hours on an outpatient basis, though Dr. Newall may recommend an overnight stay for some patients. Patients may usually return to work and driving in two weeks, and resume exercise in six weeks.