A Tummy Tuck, which doctors call abdominoplasty, flattens your belly by removing extra fat and skin. It also tightens your abs.

It's not the same as liposuction, although you may choose to get liposuction along with a tummy tuck.

When diet and exercise fail to achieve the waistline you desire, Sharkawy Clinics offer the expertise of plastic surgeons who have perfected procedures to help you attain a flat, well-toned abdomen.

tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

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A tummy tuck is suitable for men and women who are in good health. 

Women who have had several pregnancies may find the procedure useful for tightening their abdominal muscles and reducing skin.

A tummy tuck is also an option for men or women who were once obese and still have excess fat deposits or loose skin around the belly.

There are variations to the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure

Standard tummy tuck

  • Addresses the loose, sagging abdominal skin common after pregnancy and weight loss

  •  Surgically removes excess fat and skin from abdomen 

  • Tightens weakened or separated muscles above and below the belly button,  creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer

  • The scar is horizontal, situated above the pubis


  • Surgical removal of fat and skin; specifically the area below the belly button

  •  Tightens the weakened muscles below the belly button

  • The scar is horizontal, situated above the pubis  


  • This procedure combines the benefits of an abdominoplasty with liposuction

  • Addresses the fat or fullness of the upper abdomen with liposuction that a standard tummy tuck will not address

Extended abdominoplasty or Fluer-De-Lis

  •  Addresses the excess skin and fat above the belly button often a result of massive weight loss

  • The scar orientation  is both vertical and horizontal

who should not consider a tummy tuck?

If you're a woman who plans to get pregnant, then you may want to postpone a tummy tuck until you're done having children. During surgery, your vertical muscles are tightened, and future pregnancies can separate those muscles.

Are you planning to lose a lot of weight? Then a tummy tuck also is not for you. A tummy tuck should be a last resort after you've tried everything else. It should not be used as an alternative to weight loss.