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Tummy tuck surgery, also called “abdominoplasty,” restores a slender appearance to a person’s midsection. Excess skin and fat in the upper and lower abdomen are removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened, resulting in more firm “hourglass” shape. Patients who experience the best results are near their healthy weight and are in good condition.
The tummy tuck procedure involves an incision very low across the abdomen from hip to hip. The abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin is draped over the new slender frame, and incisions are closed with hidden, dissolving sutures.
With rare exception, men and women who have excess fat in their midsection due to genetics, weight gain, or pregnancy find a restored sense of confidence as a result of this procedure. Clothing fits better, physical activity is easier, and the abdominal contour is more defined.