Abdominal correction: tightening the stomach muscles

  • Do you have firm skin but very weak abdominal muscles?
  • Do you have excess fat around the stomach?

We can tighten your abdominal muscles through an incision in the navel or in line with the pubis. 

Fat can be removed by liposculpture during the same operation.

This treatment can also be combined with a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck.

Tightening the abdominal muscles

After pregnancy or sometimes just with age the abdominal muscle (rectus abdominis) separates at the middle of the stomach.

Tightening the abdominal musclesThe rectus abdominis muscle or abdominal muscle provides movement and support to the trunk. The abdominal muscle runs from the sternum and the lower ribs to the pubis.

Slack abdominal muscles not only reduce muscle strength but can also lead to general abdominal prolapse. Abdominal exercises can help to make the muscle stronger but if the damage is more acute then it can only be corrected with surgery.

An abdominal muscle correction is only truly successful if your stomach not only looks beautiful but also feels tighter and firmer.

Tightening the abdominal muscles is also a very popular procedure at the Wellness Kliniek. 


The procedure can be combined with:


The rectus abdominis, abdominal muscle can be corrected subcutaneously without removing any excess skin. The surgeon inserts fine instruments under the skin via a small incision in the area of the pubis. In this way he can tighten the slackened abdominal muscle "under the skin", which means there is minimal scarring.

Usually the skin sags at the lower stomach or the entire stomach. Sometimes there are stretch marks. If so it's then best to remove some excess skin to achieve the most beautiful result.

If skin is removed then this is a:

  • A mini tummy tuck: also called mini-abdominoplasty or mini stomach correction.
  • A full tummy tuck: also called a full abdominoplasty or a full stomach correction.

 A mini tummy tuck is characterised by skin removal from the lower stomach. A full tummy tuck is a larger procedure which involves transposing the navel.

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All plastic surgeons and dentists are experts in their cosmetic fied and are fully government registered in their medical specialty.

Wellness Kliniek Belgium stands for safe surgery. The hospital disposes of cabinets for aesthetic dental treatments, operating theatre rooms equipped with high-tech equipment for surgery, recovery care and private patient rooms.

Quality of care is assured. Wellness Kliniek Belgium carries the international standards organization quality certificate ISO 9001 / EN 15224 for all its medical and surgical activities. 

Rates are from the best in Europe and are all-care- inclusive, but they do not include any VAT. Since January 1, 2016 the VAT exemption for aesthetic surgery and treatments has changed. As a result of this change, the VAT exemption will be applicable only for treatments that aim at the 'medical care' of patients ( and are as such included in the Belgian INAMI nomenclature). In the absence of such a target,  21 % VAT will be applied. 

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