A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.


Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Dr. Hughes, our board-certified plastic surgeon, will help guide you in determining the best option based on your individual body shape and proportions.

You may be a good tummy tuck candidate if:

   You are physically healthy and at a stable weight

   You are a nonsmoker

   You are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen