Tummy Tuck – abdominoplasty – explained

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What is a tummy tuck?

It is a surgical procedure, performed for cosmetic reasons to improve the abdominal region’s (tummy’s) shape. In medical terminology, it is known as abdominoplasty.

This procedure involves the removal of the loose skin, excessive fat and tightening of the abdominal muscles. The outcome of this procedure leads to a firm and smooth abdominal profile.

The tummy takes a saggy and loose appearance usually due to

  • Genetics
  • Ageing
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Pregnancy

A point to remember is that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for appropriate exercise or weight loss.

Who is a right candidate for a tummy tuck?

The ideal candidates for this procedure are those individuals having the following criteria:

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