Also known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your abdominal area. During this procedure, we remove fat and tighten the abdominal muscles, as well as remove skin from the upper, central and lower abdominal areas. The procedure typically takes two and a half hours. You will stay overnight under the care of a licensed nurse, who will to provide the specialized care that’s necessary to assure a quick recuperation. Depending upon the type of abdominoplasty performed, the recuperation period is usually two to three weeks.