Abdominoplasty (popularly known as a ‘tummy tuck’) is typically performed to remove excess abdominal skin and tighten underlying musculature. The extent of the procedure depends on what changes are desired, and what Dr. Azouz deems appropriate. Abdominoplasty is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, and can be performed with ventral hernia repair. The patient will usually return home on the same day of surgery. The patient goes home wearing a series of compression garments (girdles), and will wear these garments for the next 3-4 weeks. The elimination of sagging superfluous skin and excess fatty tissue results in a firmer, flatter abdominal appearance and a narrower waistline. The “Mommy Makeover” involves an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift.