Abdominoplasty procedures are commonly performed to tighten up the abdominal wall. Typically after multiple pregnancies, women have developed a laxity of the abdominal wall that can not be improved with diet and exercise.
Any underlying hernias are repaired at the same time that the abdominal wall is repaired. Repair of the abdominal wall is accomplished with plication sutures that bring the rectus muscles together in the midline.
Typically after 4 weeks, patients are able to visualize the improvement in their abdominal contour. Patients who undergo abdominoplasty procedures have a high satisfaction rate.