What is a Tummy Tuck?
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- 1 year ago
Tummy tuck defined
A tummy tuck is an operation designed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tighten the rectus muscles. It is usually done for postpregnancy changes or those from massive weight loss.
There are many different types of tummy tucks
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the abdomen. The official name of the procedure is an abdominoplasty and it comes in many forms:
Mini tummy tuck: usually a smaller incision, belly button not rejuvenated
Full tummy tuck: belly button and abdominal muscles also repaired
Extended and Circumferential tummy tuck: Longer incision and correction of the sides of the thighs and buttocks. A circumferential tummy tuck incision goes all the way around the waist and is better termed a tummy tuck and buttock lift or body lift.
Endoscopic tummy tuck: the abdominal wall is repaired via small incisions. no skin is removed with this procedure alone.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Web reference: http://aaaplasticsurgery.com
Abdominoplasty, also known as the “tummy tuck,” is an operation performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin folds in the mid and lower abdominal region and to tighten up the abdominal wall. When women have had children, the lining of the abdominal muscles can rip and the abdomen can develop a bulge. Men sometimes have tummy tucks too if they suffer from excess abdominal skin and fat.
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