When it comes to achieving a toned waistline, there are a number of factors that can affect your results. The presence of loose skin and hanging tissue from weight loss, pregnancy, or age can be impossible to remove without a surgical procedure. Stubborn fat is also a common culprit and can be resistant to diet and exercise alone. With these cosmetic procedures completed by Dr. Brostrom or Dr. Homas at New Image Plastic Surgery, you can achieve a toned abdominal area and slim your waistline!

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tissue from the abdominal area. The skin can stretch during pregnancy, with a dramatic weight loss, or from gravity and aging. During the tummy tuck procedure, this excess skin will be removed and the underlying tissue is tightening to tone the midsection. The belly button will also be repositioned during the process. In an extended tummy tuck, excess skin and tissue that extends to the flanks and back can also be addressed. New Image Plastic Surgery also offers a drainless tummy tuck option which is very similar to a traditional tummy tuck, but sutures are placed within the abdomen, replacing and eliminating the need for drains. The results of the tummy tuck procedures are a flatter stomach without excess skin and tissue in the way! These results are permanent as long as you maintain your healthy weight. Scarring can be expected, but our board-certified plastic surgeons will ensure that this can be easily concealed below the bikini line.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure using very tiny incisions and a cannula to break up and remove fat cells. Liposuction is commonly used in the abdominal area to remove stubborn fat and sculpt the tummy. For men, this often involves sculpting a more muscular looking abdominal, while many women wish to achieve an hourglass figure. Because only tiny incisions are used, patients can expect little to no scarring with liposuction alone. Once the fat cells are removed, they cannot return to the treated area.

Combining procedures

If excess skin, hanging tissue, and stubborn fat are all causing your poor abdominal contour, you might combine procedures to treat all your concerns at once! Liposuction techniques are often recommended during the tummy tuck process to remove stubborn fat and optimize body-recontouring.

To start slimming your waistline, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom today. They can determine which techniques are right for you to customize your contouring procedure.

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