Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck , is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall. The procedure can reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
The surgery is helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
The best candidates for abdominoplasty
- Men or women who are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise.
- The ideal patient is within normal limits for his or her weight and height
- Wants to remove specific areas of loose skin or fat that is diet- and exercise-resistant
- Weight has been stable for 6 months or more
- Has good skin tone and elasticity
- Has no plans for future pregnancies
- Has a moderate amount of excess of skin and fat.
- Understands the risks of surgery
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