Abdominoplasty can be a very rewarding procedure following child bearing or weight loss. It removes the excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. Often Liposuction of the hips and back are combined to enhance the results. It usually require 3 hours of surgery time and a week off of work to recover. Patients often feel mildly tired for up to six weeks though as recovery and full healing take 6 to 12 weeks.