A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall. The procedure is typically done for cosmetic reasons, but it can also be used to address certain medical issues such as hernias or damage caused by pregnancy.

The procedure begins with an incision made across the lower abdomen, typically just above the pubic area and covered by the underwear. Through this incision, the surgeon will remove excess skin and fat, and may also tighten the abdominal muscles by suturing them together. In some cases, an additional incision may be made around the navel to remove skin and fat in that area. Is also commom to combine liposuction with abdominoplasty to improve the body contour.

Recovery time after a tummy tuck can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure, but it typically takes around 4-6 weeks to fully heal. During this time, it is important to avoid strenuous activity and follow the post-operative care instructions provided by the surgeon.

It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure and usually eliminates stretch marks that are just under the umbilicus. A healthy diet and regular exercise should be maintained for best results. It’s also important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure, your expectations and goals.


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