A tummy tuck is used to sculpt the ab muscles and stomach to make them look slim and toned. To do this, incisions must be made, followed by the removal of different types of tissue, including excess fat and skin.
After the abdominal area is recontoured to the extent necessary to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals, the hipbone-to-hipbone incision is closed using medical stitches. If a belly button incision was made, this will also be closed.
Learn more about tummy tucks and the incisions that come along with them by contacting our office and setting up a consultation. You’ll be able to speak with a qualified medical professional like board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins. Dr. Collins has the experience needed to answer your questions and make sure you’re well-informed.