Okay, now I'm doing the muscle repair. This is the distance that we're doing. This is a six inches ruler, and now we're doing five inches. Let's see. We may do it a little bit more, because what I do first, the first layer is all single by double stitches, and look at that. Very, very easily we are going to do more probably another good inch more.

We might limit the muscle repair with always the oxygen level and blood that we are monitoring here with the help of the anesthesiologist. If any of that muscle repair drops two or three percentage, that will be my limit. That means that is tighter than it should be.

Doctor POV: Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty (Part 2)

Dr. Laura Cardenas begins the muscle repair for her patient's abdominoplasty and tummy tuck, noting how easily she closed the gap of 5 inches and how she works closely with the anesthesiologist to ensure she does not pull her patient too tight.