Abdominoplasty or a “tummy tuck” oftentimes includes liposuction to contour the hips with the removal of excess skin and the tightening of the midline abdominal muscles that stretch apart with pregnancy or normal aging. This is performed safely as an elective same day procedure under general anesthesia restoring a youthful contour to the abdomen and hips.

Recovery after abdominoplasty to normal activity can be expected in about one week with return to more strenuous activity within a month.