One Randall Square, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02904

Caroline J. Plamondon, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck

What is a tummy tuck?

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

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:

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

Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.


Patient #1

Before

After

Age: 49
Height: 5'5"
Weight (lbs): 161
Prior C-Section: yes, two
Muscle repair: yes
Photos taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #2

Before

After

Age: 28
Height: 4'11"
Weight (lbs): 120
Prior C-Section: yes, three
Muscle repair: yes
Photos taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #3

Before

After

Age: 36
Height: 5'3"
Weight (lbs): 139
Prior C-Section: yes, three
Muscle repair: yes
Photos taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #4

Before

After

Age: 46
Height: 5'3"
Weight (lbs): 132
Prior C-Section: no
Muscle repair: yes
Photos taken: 3 months post-op

Patient #5

Before

After

Age:36
Height: 5'7"
Weight (lbs): 146
Prior C-section: no
Muscle Repair: Yes
Photos Taken: 4 months post-op



Patient #6

Before

After

Age: 51
Height: 5'5"
Weight (lbs): 180
Prior C-section: no
Muscle Repair: yes
Photos taken: 6 months post-op

Patient #7

Before

After

Age: 36
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 134
Prior C-section:
Muscle repair: yes
Photos taken: 6 months post-op



Important: These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same outcome. Please note, all patients have given their consent to have their photos posted here, and all information is strictly confidential.