Abdominoplasty involves the surgical removal of skin from the lower abdomen. The resulting scar sits just above the pubic
mound, extending horizontally for a variable distance that depends on the amount of skin removed, and how wide the excess
tissue extends. Small residual excess at the sides may need minor revisionary surgery in the medium term.
The umbilicus (tummy button) is relocated resulting in a scar around it.
Muscle tightening of the underlying abdominal wall can be included as part of this procedure, to further improve contour
More limited excision without relocation of the umbilicus may be possible where there is a smaller amount of excess.
This is commonly referred to as mini-abdominoplasty.