Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes loose skin and excess fat from your abdominal area. The procedure is recommended for people who are close to their ideal weight, follow a healthy lifestyle, and need a little extra help with toning and tightening the midsection. You can also achieve an hourglass shape with tummy tuck surgery if the procedure includes your flanks.
If you have good skin elasticity and don’t want a significant scar, liposuction may be a good alternative to a tummy tuck. Liposuction healing is also much shorter than tummy tuck recovery. A tummy tuck may also affect the location and shape of your belly button, and this may be another reason to consider liposuction instead.