A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a very effective procedure in correcting excess skin or weak abdominal muscles. Patients who want to combat aging, have been pregnant or have been obese are the most common candidates for a tummy tuck. The procedure trims the patients’ waist and creates a flatter abdominal area.
The procedure is only recommended to women who have finished having children and to those who are not planning on losing a dramatic amount of weight as this surgery is best performed when patients are at a stabilized weight.
A tummy tuck is generally a combination of liposuction and the removal of excess skin. Recovery time and scarring depend on the extent of the surgery and vary depending on the patient. In many cases, the scars can be easily concealed by underwear or a bathing suit.
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