Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

If the volume of the abdomen decreases significantly, for example after pregnancy or after losing a lot of weight, the abdominal skin can become increasingly slack. The underlying abdominal muscles are often also stretched. The sagging tissue on the abdomen hangs down, in severe cases even like an apron. During a tummy tuck, excess, sagging tissue is removed and the skin is tightened. We often combine the operation with liposuction to improve the contours of the body. At the same time, the abdominal wall muscles can also be tightened and the straight abdominal muscles joined together in the centre to improve the body silhouette. The aim of abdominoplasty is to restore an aesthetic, taut abdomen.

Abdominoplasty - complete or mini?

If only the lower area of the abdomen is affected, a small tummy tuck can be performed. With a mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty), excess skin can be removed from the lower abdomen  - the effect is naturally not as pronounced as with the "big" tummy tuck. In this case, the belly button is not incised; the belly button does not have to be moved and there is no scar around the belly button. The mini tummy tuck is primarily aimed at people of relatively normal weight. The innovative Argon Plasma device is suitable for this. Argon plasma technology, also known as plasma skin tightening, is based on the unique property of plasma to tighten the skin and adapt to new body contours. Unlike conventional surgical procedures, skin tightening with Argon Plasma requires no incisions or scars, which significantly speeds up the healing process.

The complete tummy tuck is more comprehensive and targets the entire abdominal area, i.e. the upper and lower abdomen. The procedure usually involves tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin.

With my many years of experience  in the field of abdominoplasty, I will be happy to advise you, perform the procedure according to the latest scientific findings and ensure a natural and beautiful result. 

Tummy tuck - Prof. Dr Charlotte Holm Mühlbauer is a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Fast Facts

Operation time:complete: 120-180 min.
min: 60-90 min.
Anesthesia:general anesthesia
Length of stay:1-2 days in the clinic in Munich
Sociability:after approx. 7 days
Hospitalization:after approx. 1-2 weeks
Sport:after approx. 6-8 weeks
Aftercare tips:→ PDF for download

With our new surgical technique for a slim waist and a firmtummy

After years of intensive research into the blood supply to the abdominal skin, we have developed new surgical techniques that are much gentler than conventional methods. The results have improved significantly and complications have become very rare.

The tummy tuck is performed at the ATOS Clinic in Munich, where I also have my practice.

You are welcome to arrange a consultation appointment:
Phone: +49 89 / 20 4000 205  Email:  or online

In the best hands with Prof. Holm Mühlbauer:
Qualifications, awards,
Development of recognised surgical methods

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Tummy tuck - an option for me?

Self-confidence can be severely affected by sagging abdominal skin. Many patients no longer feel confident around people when their tummy is visible, for example in the swimming pool. There is a great desire to regain firm abdominal skin that does not hang down wrinkled. At a certain point, measures such as sport, massage or a conscious diet can no longer achieve a tightening effect. In particular, abdominal muscles that have grown apart cannot be tightened through exercise. Only surgery can help here. It is important to note here that a tummy tuck is not a means of losing excess weight. The best results are achieved in slim, healthy patients whose flabby abdominal tissue does not respond to exercise and diet.

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