An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a powerful surgical procedure that aims to sculpt and contour the abdominal region. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who struggle with excess skin, stubborn fat deposits, due to factors such as pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or the natural aging process. This is often accompanied by a widening or separation of the abdominal muscles, otherwise known as a diastasis. During the procedure, Dr. Cheah removes excess skin and fat while tightening and repositioning the underlying muscles to repair any existing separation. This results in a flatter, more toned midsection and a narrower waist line. Each patient is unique and the degree of excess skin and tissue must be individually considered. There are variations on the traditional abdominoplasty that alter the length of the incision as well as the underlying muscle repair. Dr. Cheah will tailor the procedure to address each patient’s body and their goals. If you are looking to restore a more youthful, contoured appearance to your abdomen, an abdominoplasty is a wonderful option to achieving your aesthetic goals.

Surgical Notes



Length of surgery

3-5 hours depending upon complexity

Procedure type



2 weeks

Adjunct Procedures

Liposuction, Breast lift, Breast augmentation