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An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, removes extra skin from the front of the abdomen, removes stretch marks between the belly button and the pubic area, and tightens lax abdominal muscles. In the appropriate person, an abdominoplasty provides a more dramatic result in the abdomen than any of the liposuction techniques.

Scars are placed in the lower abdomen to help conceal them. There are several forms of abdominolasty that can be customized to the individual characteristics of our patients. These include the standard abdominoplasty, a short scar mini-abdominoplasty, or the extended abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasties are performed in women or men.

More information on mini-tummy tucks.

More information on extended tummy tucks.


Browse a photo gallery of Washington University Physician patients' before and after photos of tummy tuck procedures.

To learn more details about abdominoplasty, review photos, or learn when we are having a free seminar please visit us online at

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