Well over 100,000 tummy tightening procedures are performed in the United States every year. As with many other surgical procedures, the tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, has evolved dramatically in recent times. A tummy tightening procedure begins by making a transverse incision that extends from one hip across the area just above the pubic region and then onto the contralateral hip.

This incision allows the elevation and dissection of the entire abdominal skin and fat, from the pubic region to the rib cage and breastbone. The belly button does not get removed. Instead, alterations are carefully done around the umbilicus while the rest of the skin and fat are lifted, discarding any excess. If you are considering a tummy tightening in the Mobile, Alabama, area, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Park offers the experience and quality you’re looking for. For more information or to set up a consultation, contact our office.