Generally, abdominoplasty is an aesthetic indication, during which an excision of the surplus of skin / soft tissue mantle is carried out in cases where the skin is going limp. The formation of abdominal aprons can also go along with this condition. The surplus of skin at the epigastrium must be large enough to allow this part to be pulled down to the edge of the pubic region. The scar will be positioned in a way so that the patient can hide it underneath her / his preferred swimming costumes. The navel will be newly implanted at an appropriate spot. Generally, the surgery will be combined with a liposuction at the flanks. In case of a minor lower laparectomy, the skin will only be mobilised up to where the navel is and the resulting surplus of skin will be removed.

Each procedure requires general anaesthesia and hospitalisation for 1 to 3 days.