Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure that can greatly improve the appearance of your entire midsection. With a tummy tuck, board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Brown can remove excess fat, firm abdominal muscles, and tighten skin to produce a toned, sleek, and attractive abdominal area.

Often included in a mommy makeover, a tummy tuck may also be ideal for people who have lost significant weight through bariatric surgery. This is best determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Brown.


A tummy tuck is used to address sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle laxity in the abdominal area. It can also be used to remove stretch marks caused by the expansion of skin during weight gain and pregnancy.

The best candidates for a tummy tuck should be:

  • In generally good health
  • Within reach of their goal weight
  • Nonsmokers
  • Prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery
  • Willing to closely follow all of Dr. brown’s postsurgical advice

A tummy tuck should not be performed on women who plan on having additional children or people who are not committed to living a healthy lifestyle. The results of your tummy tuck will be impacted by your behavior following your procedure, and your commitment to maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise is crucial for long-lasting results.

It is important to remember that a tummy tuck is a complex surgical procedure that can take several months to fully recover from. During your initial consultation, Dr. Brown will answer your questions about tummy tuck, and discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure to help you determine if it is right for you.

If you live in or around Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona and would like to learn if you are a good tummy tuck candidate, please contact Richard J. Brown MD, PLLC to schedule a one-on-one consultation today.