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Body-Jet liposuction
Adding Body-Jet liposuction of the back and thighs to a tummy tuck can achieve complete sculpting of the body from the ribs to the knees.

Lower Body Lift
Some tummy tuck patients have excessive skin at the flanks, thighs and buttocks.  A lower body lift treats the entire waistline and surrounding areas.

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery are often combined with a tummy tuck.  This combination is commonly part of a Mommy Makeover.

Tummy Tuck Video
Tummy Tuck Video

Introduction to Tummy Tucks

photo of tummy tuck procedure beforephoto of tummy tuck procedure after

Top(before) and bottom (after). This is tummy tuck performed by Dr. Connall. All of the stretched lower abdominal skin was removed, the abdomen muscles were tightened. Note that the scar is low, so a low-rise bikini will hide the scar.

A tummy tuck, formally known as an abdominoplasty, removes the excess fat and skin from the abdomen. 

The procedure also helps to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles.  In addition to the tummy tuck, liposuction is often performed to remove excess fat at the love handles and pubic area. 

With our approach to the abdomen, the tummy tuck is designed to provide comprehensive rejuvenation from the ribs to the groin and to the love handles. 

If you are in good physical shape but concerned about abdominal fat deposits or lose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise, then an abdominoplasty procedure may be a great answer for you.

Is A Tummy Tuck Right For Me?

Many patients are candidates for a tummy tuck procedure.  Women and men of a wide range of ages can often benefit from undergoing a tummy tuck.  Generally, good candidates have excess abdominal skin and fat, which is not responsive to diet and exercise. 

The candidate should be healthy, a nonsmoker and near an ideal body weight. 

For female candidates, in most cases, no planned pregnancy should be in her future. Tummy tuck surgery is a large procedure and the candidate must be prepared with the time and willingness for a challenging recovery.

A tummy tuck is excellent for treatment of marked excess skin which may occur after the loss of a great amount of weight, especially following weight loss surgery.   

A tummy tuck is excellent for treatment of marked excess skin which may occur after the loss of a great amount of weight, especially following weight loss surgery.   

In some cases, the tummy tuck is the best option for someone who has skin laxity, is slightly overweight, and cannot achieve an attractive abdomen with diet and exercise alone.