Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

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This very active mother of two discovered the hard way that 500 crunches a day will not tighten loose skin or move abdominal muscles that have spread apart with pregnancy. I performed a tummy tuck (abodminoplasty) and removed her excess skin, a little fat and brought her rectus muscles back into the midline. I also repaired a small umbilical hearnia. She had a relatively rapid recovery and was back in full action in about a month.

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