Tummy Tuck

Definition - What does Tummy Tuck mean?

A tummy tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin and tightens the stomach muscles. The result is a firmer, thinner abdomen. Typically, this procedure is chosen by individuals who have excess fat in the stomach that does not respond to diet or exercise.

TheConsultation explains Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck procedure is ideal for healthy men and women who have undergone dramatic weight changes and are left with loose and flabby skin. Pregnancy and weight fluctuations are common reasons that people select a tummy tuck procedure. Tummy tucks are categorized based on the extensiveness of the surgery. The categories include:

  • Complete tummy tuck
  • Partial tummy tuck
  • Extended tummy tuck
  • Floating tummy tuck
  • Circumferential tummy tuck
  • Combination procedures.

There are a variety of factors that are used to determine which procedure is used, such as severity of the condition and the goals of the patient.

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