If you have loose skin, whether from pregnancy or weight loss, no amount of diet or exercise can tighten the skin. Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck can remove stretch marks and c-section scars. The abdomen will be flatter and smoother after surgery. Sometimes, the surgeon can fine tune your results by combining liposuction with a tummy tuck.
During recovery, you may experience some swelling and discomfort after surgery. This can be managed by pain medication. You can reduce your recovery time by following your post-operative instructions carefully.
According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for Statistical Data, the national average for surgeon's fees for Abdominoplasty was $5,891 in 2015. This does not include additional costs for the surgical center, anesthesia, etc.