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Sometimes dieting and exercising are simply not enough to take care of problems around the waist line. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck (otherwise known as abdominoplasty).

A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation. This bodily enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach. It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles, known as diastases, which can occur following pregnancy.

Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:

  • Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdominal area
  • Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss
  • Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdominal muscles) due to pregnancy
  • The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits, as well as the proper alignment of the abdominal muscles, to produce a more flattering look

About the Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery lasts anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology. To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area. This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen, and sometimes around to the back. The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue and excess skin is removed. The abdominal muscle tissue is then tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline. Finally, the incision is closed and the skin is stitched back into place. In order to provide the best results during a full abdominoplasty, an additional incision is made around the navel.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. In alignment with local and federal guidelines we have suspended all elective surgical services are temporarily suspending operations. We will continue to see post-operative patients for their follow up visits and any patients with medical emergencies. We have a Registered Nurse available to answer any questions.

We are pleased to offer virtual consultations and this has provided the opportunity to make them as streamlined and easy as possible for you. Our office is open as usual for any email, telephone, or video inquiries. Schedule a virtual consultation today to explore your options and receive expert recommendations from our board-certified world-recognized plastic surgeon, Dr Hilton Becker.

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