A tummy tuck is also known as an abdominoplasty. It is a very common and safe procedure.
During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat is removed from the abdominal wall. The remaining tissue and muscle of the wall is then tightened. The overall effect is a smoother, tighter stomach.
Abdominoplasty is beneficial for any patient who has an over-hanging, protruding stomach. By far, the most common patients are women who have given birth and have lost the body shape they once had. In many post-partum scenarios, it can be difficult for a woman to regain her pre-pregnancy shape. Excess fat develops, and the skin of the stomach loses its natural elasticity.
A tummy tuck is ideal in this situation – it firms the skin, and removes the fat.
3 types of tummy tuck
There are three types of tummy tucks – a standard, mini, and extended. The type used depends upon the degree of fat and sagging skin involved. Dr. Moore will be able to determine which type of tummy tuck procedure is best for you only after an initial consultation.
If you have fat in your abdominal area that does not respond to diet and exercise, please contact us today. Dr. Moore has performed thousands of tummy tucks – we’ll listen to your concerns, and thoroughly explain all aspects of the procedure to you.
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