Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a procedure designed to remove the excess sagging skin and fat which accumulates in many of the women following child birth and lack of activity.
Though most commonly done in women, as part of the Mummy Makeover, it is also done in men with huge paunches or following Massive Weight Loss after a Bariatric procedure, as a part of a Body Lift.
This infra umbilical portion of the skin has multiple stretch marks and hangs in front of the groin causing hygiene problems apart from other things. This, sets forth a vicious cycle in the sense that, when this happens women tend to move around less, which further aggravates the problem. Apart from it causing problems in ambulation and looking cosmetically unacceptable by giving the unsightly bulge when wearing fitting clothes, it can cause back pain because of the change in posture and also fungal infection in the folds of skin.