In today's health conscience society, a flat and well-toned abdomen define a physically fit figure. Unfortunately, many people despite exercise, healthy diet, and weight control are unable to achieve this ideal. Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

At your initial consultation, Dr. Hawner will have an in depth discussion with you to review your medical history and listen to your plastic surgery desires and goals. He will also conduct a thorough examination to determine amount of excess skin and fat distribution throughout the abdomen. By the end of your consultation, Dr. Hawner will have developed a plan tailored for your specific body requirements and your desired goals for the outcome.

For more information on abdominoplasty, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website at

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