A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a procedure that creates an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. It involves tightening the supportive tissues of the abdominal wall and removing excess skin and fat. This procedure is often considered after considerable weight loss, or stretching of the abdominal tissues due to bearing children. Patients intending to lose weight or plan future pregnancies may consider postponing the procedure.
TUMMY TUCK OR LIPOSUCTION
Many times patients inquire about the benefits of liposuction compared to abdominoplasty. Liposuction is best for patients with localized fat deposits with good skin elasticity without excessive skin or abdominal laxity. Abdominoplasty gives the best results in patients who have redundancy of skin and abdominal wall laxity. Many times patients have these procedures after they have completed their plans for children and would like to regain some of their contours. Women who are done having children will sometimes be good candidates for a “Mommy Makeover.” This is a combination of breast augmentation and abdominoplasty to restore tighter body counters and fuller, smoother breasts that have be stretched by the natural processes of pregnancy and lactation
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