Weight fluctuations, genetics, and pregnancy can lead to loosening of the abdominal tissues and a “pooching” of the abdomen underneath the belly button, or a bulge of the abdomen above the belly button. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can address these problems by not only removing the extra skin and fat of the belly, but also by tightening the “six-pack” muscles of the abdomen underneath to fix a diastasis of the rectus muscles. Dr. Ferrauiola’s unique approach to abdominoplasty focuses on tightening the muscular substructure of the abdomen in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions, to create a narrow and feminine waist. The incision is hidden underneath your panty line and may be planned to go over an old c-section scar in applicable patients.