A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is a common plastic surgery procedure. This body contouring process works to remove excess fat, tightening skin and muscle in the exercise-resistant tummy area. Occasionally, a tummy tuck is combined with liposuction if there are fat deposits on the flanks.
For individuals who have never had a “waist”, a tummy tuck can give considerable improvement. The abdomen can be tightened in layers, depending on each patient’s needs. Younger patients with excellent muscle tone only need to have skin removed. For those who have had a lot of weight loss or several children, the tummy tuck involves both the muscle layer and the skin being tightened. A tummy tuck is particularly effective for patients who have experienced skin stretching through multiple pregnancies or extreme weight loss.
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