More than 100,000 tummy tuck procedures are performed in the United States every year. As with any other surgical procedure, tummy tuck or abdominoplasty has evolved dramatically in recent times. The concept of minimal invasiveness can be applied to a type of tummy tuck that is performed under local tumescent anesthesia, minimal dissection, no drains and reduced complication rates. This procedure is performed in combination with liposuction
to provide effective fat reduction without scalpel dissection and to sculpt the lateral abdomen and lateral back in order to restore, sometimes create, the hourglass shape of the young female body. Regular tummy tuck procedures flatten the abdomen only, creating a lateral distortion of the natural abdominal geometry.