The foundation of a Mommy makeover or just a makeover Is a Tummy Tuck Surgery or abdominoplasty. The procedure is performed by an outboard-certified plastic surgeon who removes sagging skin and excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen. The key to a successful tummy tuck is the repairing and tightening o  any separated muscles on the same area to give you a flatter, firmer and desirable abdomen. The belly button can also be reshaped for a more desirable appearance.

What are the steps of a tummy tuck procedure?

A tummy tuck procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision

A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button.

Tummy tuck incision front abdomen

The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess skin. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the underlying weakened abdominal muscles are repaired.

A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

Tummy tuck incision front abdomen sutures

The upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a window shade. The excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is sutured together. A new opening for the belly button is created. The belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position.

Tummy tuck side before and after

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions.

Step 4 – See the results

Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.

*Don’t worry about the scars at Enlighten we have post-care procedures that can reduce and even eliminate a scar.


This option is for patients who need some correction. The incision (cut) is made at or near the bikini line and the length of the scar depends on the amount of extra skin. Your surgeon will then manipulate and shape you to remove the skin. The muscle are not tightened in a mini tuck procedure.

Non Cutting Tuck

Are you looking for an alternative to a tummy tuck or do just need a little tightening? Enlighten combines J-Plasma Renuvion used in Hollywood technology along with sculpting liposuction to help achieve amazing results with no skin removal or large incision.

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