Women and men who have loose abdominal skin and fat that is concentrated in the abdomen can benefit from abdominoplasty. Sometimes these conditions are inherited. In other instances, substantial weight loss may cause abdominal skin to become flaccid. Abdominoplasty also can tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy. The procedure may somewhat improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.
If you plan to become pregnant or lose weight in the future, you should discuss this with Dr. Timek. Scarring from previous abdominal surgery may limit the results of your abdominoplasty.
During your consultation with Dr.Timek, you will be asked about the results you would like to achieve from abdominoplasty.