Abdominal Wall Surgery/Tummy Tuck

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control, yet sometimes these methods fall short of achieving our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that bulges or is loose and sagging for various reasons:

  • aging
  • heredity
  • pregnancy
  • prior surgery
  • significant weight fluctuations

What is abdominal wall surgery or a tummy tuck?

Abdominal wall surgery, also known as abdominoplasty or a “tummy tuck,” removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating a firm and smooth abdominal profile.

What a tummy tuck does not do?

Tummy tucks cannot correct stretch marks, except those that are located on the areas of excess skin to be removed.

Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent and positive, outcomes can be greatly diminished by significant weight fluctuations. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies are typically advised to postpone tummy tuck procedures.

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