Abdominoplasty, commonly known as abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure for men and women in general fitness and health but who have large fat deposits around their abdomen or have and excess of loose skin. Abdominoplasty can reduce protruding abdominal fat but leave a long, permanent, sometimes visible scar that runs along the bones of the hip. Also during abdominoplasty, the vertical muscles are tightened abdomen. Often, people who undergo abdominoplasty surgery are women who do not intend to have more children and whose previous pregnancies stretched their abdominal muscles or people suffering from obesity, whose skin elasticity has diminished. During the procedure, patients are given a sedative or local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
An incision is made between the hipbones and around the navel. Then the skin is separated from the abdominal wall and lifted the vertical abdominal muscles. These muscles are sewn tighten. Then the skin is stretched and flattened down and the remaining skin left on the incision is cut and the skin flap is stitched at its new location. After surgery, supportive clothing should be worn and after three weeks all sutures were removed. Post-operative period are encouraged to tone muscles and healthy lifestyle and diet is recommended to maintain results. While abdominoplasty leaves a significant scar, does not appear in most of the clothes and some bathing suits and most people are happy with the procedure because they look better, feel healthier, and less pain.