Abdominoplasty is a commonly performed procedure. Typically patients come to our offices who have been exercising for quite some time, but who have difficulty tightening their lower abdomen. After childbirth, the lower abdomen can become significantly loose and distended. Often times, the lower abdomen will not “tighten-up” despite sit-ups or crunches.
Abdominoplasty procedures can be helpful to tighten the lower abdomen. During an abdominoplasty, a muscle plication is performed where the lower abdominal muscles are brought back into their normal position.
Patients are often very happy following an abdominoplasty as their lower abdomen is often returned to their “pre-baby” appearance.