A tummy tuck, well known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from protuberant fatty abdomens and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, well known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles (divarication recti) creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something that many of us strive for through workout/exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot fullfil our goals.

What tummy tuck surgery can’t do

A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.

Although the results of a tummy tuck are permanent, the positive result can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck till completion of their goals.

A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of planned skin excision.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include: 

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

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