What is a tummy tuck? Abdominoplasty, popularly known as the tummy tuck, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that addresses the loose, sagging skin around a man or woman’s midsection. In Houston, Texas, Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Bullocks performs a tummy tuck to safely remove the excess skin and fat from the abdomen and address aesthetic concerns due to aging, heredity, pregnancy, or significant fluctuations in weight. Not only does a tummy tuck restore your appearance, but this procedure also repairs weakened and separated muscles in the midsection. We commonly combine abdominoplasty with liposuction and skin tightening techniques to help provide a harmonious shape of the trunk and a smaller waistline. This is important to planning our tummy tucks, because our goal is to treat the entire front and back to create a smaller waistline. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks have welcomed hundreds of patients who wish to achieve smoother and firmer abdominal profiles through their expertise.