Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. A variety of different techniques are used by plastic surgeons around the world to achieve the desired outcome and these techniques may be combined with other surgical procedures such as liposuction to achieve the best possible outcome.

The aim of abdominoplasty is to achieve an aesthetic abdominal wall shape with a well hidden scar, not weight loss. In fact people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) >32 will be asked to lose some weight before they are considered for abdominoplasty. Your weight should also be stable as fluctuations in weight will negatively alter the final outcome.

There are a number of abdominoplasty techniques that you may read about. Some examples include:

  • Extended abdominoplasty
  • High lateral tension abdominoplasty
  • Mini abdominoplasty

These techniques are all combined with tightening of the abdominal wall musculature (correction of rectus muscle separation) to achieve the same result. The type of abdominoplasty recommended for you will depend on your body shape.

Mr Robert Toma

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr John Masters

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon