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Plastic Surgery - Tummy Tuck

Posted Jul 06 2010 12:33am
Plastic surgery has won supporters from all over the world for its constant innovations in ways to improve the face and body contour. The Tummy Tuck is no different. A highly popular plastic surgery procedure, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is directed at ensuring a firmer and smoother abdominal profile. So, if you’re concerned about that pot belly that spoils your otherwise neat figure, fear not; help is at hand.

About Tummy Tuck

In a tummy tuck surgery , superfluous fat and skin in the lower and middle areas of the abdomen are removed. Through the tightening of the abdominal wall’s fascia and muscle, a flatter and firmer abdomen can be achieved. Tummy tuck procedures are of different kinds: traditional tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, endoscopic tummy tuck, and extended tummy tuck. The procedure to be used for a particular patient would depend on individual requirements.

A patient taking medicines may have to stop or decrease the dosage two weeks before the surgery. If a smoker, he/she would have to quit smoking 14 days ahead of the procedure.

You Too Can Have a Great Looking Body

A common condition for which a tummy tuck is recommended is drooping or excess abdominal skin which may be due to pregnancy, heredity, aging or considerable weight variations. A tummy tuck can in fact improve several aesthetic problems associated with pregnancy such as stretch marks and weakening and separation of the muscles.

Apart from just ensuring a greater looking abdomen, a tummy tuck can enhance the shape of the waist, and make love handles look better.


It’s true that it might take some time for the patient to stand up properly and complete recovery would take about 3 to 6 months. The good news is that occurrences of major complications associated with the tummy tuck are infrequent.
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