Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a “tummy tuck” is a major surgical procedure which flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty can dramatically reduce the appearance of a dropping or protruding abdomen. It is performed under general anesthesia and it takes 2 to 3 hours. The abdomen is bandaged after the procedure with an abdominal belt, which is worn for about a month. Hospitalization takes 3-4 days, then staying in light activities is recommended for 5-7 days and the total recovery process takes 2-4 weeks. Abdominoplasty solves removal of excessive fat, sagging skin and firmness of abdominal muscles.