ALL DEFINITIONSAbdominoplasty (tummy tuck)DefinitionAbdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the underlying muscles to create a smoother, firmer appearance.Related SpecialistsShowing 3 of 7Tito VasquezMDPlastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Microvascular Hand Surgery, Breast Reconstructive SurgeryBohdan PomahacMDPlastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Craniofacial SurgeryMichael AlperovichMD, MScCraniofacial Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric SurgeryMore Related SpecialistsRelated Fact SheetsTummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)Body Contouring after Weight LossRelated DepartmentsPlastic & Reconstructive SurgeryOur surgeons and clinical specialists are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children affected by cancer treatments, congenital defects, degenerative diseases, and traumatic injuries. Providers offer patients the most effective, safest, and current surgical techniques, paired with individualized, compassionate care. In caring for our patients, we harness the latest in medical care and technologies, as well as the safest, most effective cosmetic surgical procedures. Our expertise ensures that, whenever possible, our patients experience shorter hospital stays and less postoperative discomfort. Our surgeons are also experts in enhancing the aesthetic balance of the face and contours of the body, creating a more youthful appearance and improving symmetry. Our team includes leading plastic surgeons, clinical specialists, and nurse practitioners who work together to address each patient’s needs in managing adult and pediatric conditions that require plastic and reconstructive surgery. Specialized care is offered in the following areas: Airway and sleep disorders Breast reconstruction Cosmetic surgery Craniofacial conditions Hand and microsurgery Maxillofacial and orthognathic surgery Melanoma and skin cancer Developed procedures, such as the barrel stave osteotomy, for novel comprehensive skull care for children born with skull deformities Developed important data defining neuropsychological outcomes for children with such craniofacial disorders as craniofacial and plagiocephaly Active participants and leaders in such humanitarian care organizations as Operation Smile and Hand HelpSurgeryYale’s Department of Surgery is a premier center for adult and pediatric surgical treatment, providing comprehensive care for a full range of conditions and diseases. To ensure that our patients experience shorter hospital stays and less postoperative discomfort, we employ the latest technologies and surgical techniques, and perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. Our renowned surgeons and faculty continue to push the frontiers of surgical science through innovative treatment and leading-edge research, with the ability to offer treatment options that can be difficult to find elsewhere. More state-of-the-art surgical suites at Yale New Haven Hospital than in any other hospital in the region Collaboration with the Yale Department of Biomedical Engineering and with industry to develop 3-D bioprinting for the regeneration, repair, and replacement of human tissue and vessels Nationally recognized Center of Excellence and designated training center for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) Yale’s Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary research group in which surgeons work with endocrine geneticists to decipher the molecular genetics of endocrine tumor disease First program in Connecticut to offer three different minimally invasive bariatric surgical techniques: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, LAP-Band® surgery, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomyCosmetic Surgery ProgramOur focus is on helping patients feel better about the way they look. We offer plastic and reconstructive services for patients who want to regain or retain a youthful appearance, enhance the contours of their body, or have a more symmetrical facial structure. We provide the most current cosmetic surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and aesthetic breast surgery. We also offer nonsurgical services, such as BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and facial rejuvenation and resurfacing.We have pioneered and developed some of the most effective treatments available for body contouring and aesthetic facial surgery. We provide consultations in our office where our team provides individualized care and attention to each patient. During the planning stage, we use the most sophisticated 3-D imaging tools available. With 3-D photo imaging, 3-D CT scan imaging, and special software programs, we can simulate proposed outcomes so that patients can see the results before surgery. We discuss aesthetic goals and educate patients about the best possible solutions to achieve the outcome they want, so that they can feel comfortable and confident about their decision.