A full “tummy tuck” is usually performed under general anesthesia so that the lax abdominal muscles can be sewn back into their original locations. However, many patients have more excess abdominal skin than muscle laxity. When skin is the issue, that skin can be excised to reveal a tighter, more youthful torso.
Some incisions end up with a scar over the pubic area and others are hidden under the breasts depending on the patient’s needs and desires. If a lot of extra skin needs to be removed from the lower abdomen, the belly button may need to be relocated higher up at the same time.