Having a stomach that is flat and lean is the goal of many residents of Atlantic City, N.J. However, those who are unable to achieve this goal through dieting and exercise should consider a tummy tuck from Dr. Mohit Sood, the board-certified South Jersey plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Known medically as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin, making your abdomen flatter and giving your body a toned appearance. The procedure can also restore abdominal muscles that have separated or otherwise weakened.

What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks are the choice of many individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and need to remove the excess skin that often remains in the abdominal area. In tightening the abdomen, the procedure will improve the appearance of the rest of your body, and in the process, can enhance your self-esteem. Tummy tucks can be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures, including hernia operations.

A Swiss study showed that bariatric patients given tummy tucks were better able to control their weight than those who had not undergone the procedure.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

A tummy tuck can usually be performed on an outpatient basis, right in our office. However, patients who are undergoing additional procedures will be admitted to a hospital and can expect to stay overnight for observation. Those treated on an outpatient basis will usually be given a local anesthetic, whereas hospital patients will normally be placed under general anesthesia.

A tummy tuck requires an incision that starts directly beneath the navel and extends downward near the pubic area. The incision will allow access to the area targeted for reduction. Skin from the upper abdomen will then be pulled down and trimmed before it is attached to the lower area. The resulting change in the abdomen will require the repositioning of the navel. The entire area will be bandaged after the procedure is completed to ensure proper healing. Let Dr. Sood use his experience and expertise to give you the appearance you desire.