Abdominoplasty, which is often referred to as a Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the abdomen. Patients most commonly complain of loose skin that does not respond to diet or exercise. While many want to restore their figure after children, a large number of both men and women have excess skin resulting from weight loss. Dr. Freedland begins the process by putting fluid into the abdomen skin. This makes the procedure safer by decreasing blood loss. It also significantly reduces pain after the procedure. An incision is made in order to remove excess skin, Dr. Freedland hides the incision as low as possible. Once the skin is removed, the abdominal muscles are tightened which improves the overall appeal. Some patients request liposuction in conjunction with abdominoplasty for enhanced sculpting of the waist.