A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, corrects what time, gravity, and pregnancy do to the abdominal region. Dr. Bartlett removes excess fat and skin, giving the abdomen a new, thinner look. The abdominal region has a naturally contoured look fitting one´s body type and size.
A growing percentage of people yo-yo between extremes in weight causing diastasis (separation of the abdominal muscles). Abdominoplasty corrects this diastasis. The abdominal muscles are reattached to each other in the mid-line. The most frequent complication of abdominoplasty is the accumulation of fluid under the abdominal skin and fat flap. Drains have been inserted to remove this fluid for years but a better approach in to suture the flap to the muscle without drains.