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Tummy Tuck: Putting It All Together

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 15:49

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to abdominoplasty (tummy tuck):

  • Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat and tighten abdominal muscles. It is not a weight-loss technique.
  • The best candidates for a tummy tuck are healthy adults who have a fairly normal weight. They have one or both of these conditions: (1) excess fat and skin on the abdomen that will not go away with exercise and diet or (2) weakened abdominal muscles that may be causing medical problems.
  • Decrease the risks of abdomen surgery by following the surgeon's advice before and after surgery.
  • After a tummy tuck, expect to have some discomfort, bruises, swelling and temporary numbness of the abdomen.
  • The full effects of this operation may take three months or longer to be realized - when healing is complete.
  • Remember that a tummy tuck will improve body shape, not achieve perfection.

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