Individuals with excess abdominal skin and fat may be candidates for abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty removes excess lower abdominal skin and fat and may also help improve contours, muscle weaknesses and some abdominal scarring. There are various types of abdominoplasty, which in some instances, can be combined with liposuction to achieve a better cosmetic result.
In a standard abdominoplasty skin and fat between the umbilicus and pubic hair is removed. An incision is made above the pubic hair extending out towards the hips; another, incision is made around the umbilicus