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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)





Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift

Breast Reduction

Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck

General Reconstruction

Skin Care


Whether you call it a tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty, the end result is a flatter tummy.  The procedure removes the excess skin of the lower abdomen and tightens the stomach muscles.  Most often it is done for women who have had children and have had their abdominal muscles and skin stretched secondary to pregnancy.  There are also those who have had a significant weight loss and would benefit from the procedure.  The belly button is not removed, but rather is detached from the surrounding skin and then sewn in place after the excess skin is removed.  

The mini abdominoplasty is done for the patient who has only minimal excess skin and abdominal muscle laxity.  This patient may also have excess fat to the abdominal skin but only minimal excess skin.  In this situation, the excess fat is removed with liposuction, and the abdominal muscles are tightened.  For the right individual, this gives a dramatic improvement with a very short recovery period. 

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