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After pregnancy or substantial weight loss, many people find their abdominal muscles are weak and the skin in that area has become looser. Despite exercise and diet, this may be difficult to shift and can cause self-consciousness and anxiety.

During the procedure the muscles can be tightened and excess skin removed, leaving a firmer flatter abdomen. During the procedure, loose excess skin and fatty tissue are removed through an incision which extends across the abdomen, usually from hip to hip (across the bikini area) and the weakened abdominal muscles are repaired.

A benefit of this procedure is that the entire abdominal muscle wall can be tightened, usually with permanent sutures, to give you a firmer result and flatter tummy.