tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common term for the surgical
procedure to correct a protruding or loose sagging abdomen.
Areas to be treated may include the center of the abdomen
or may extend to the entire area between the lower rib
cage and pubic bone, as well as to the sides and back.
Abdominal contouring can be performed
using a variety of techniques. When localized fat is the
cause, abdominal contour surgery may be performed using
only liposuction techniques. When excess fat combined with
loose, sagging skin and tissue, a tummy tuck removes unwanted
fat, tissues and skin by excision. Abdominal muscles that
have weakened or separated, a condition called diastasis,
can also be corrected with a tummy tuck.