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Terry Gillian, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.
Abdominoplasty (also called tummy tuck)....
A flat stomach is important to a physically fit appearance. However, a healthful diet and regular abdominal workouts can sometimes do little to eliminate accumulations of excess fat and loose, sagging skin in the abdominal area. If you are bothered by these appearance problems, abdominoplasty (also called tummy tuck) may be a good choice for you.

Abdominoplasty is designed to firm and smooth the abdomen. This cosmetic procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall. The result is a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.

IS ABDOMINOPLASTY RIGHT FOR ME?
Abdominoplasty is best suited to women and men who are in relatively good shape, but have loose abdominal skin and/or a significant amount of abdominal fat that won’t respond to dieting or exercise.

YOU MAY BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY
IF YOU HAVE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

• excess or loose, sagging abdominal skin
• an abdomen that protrudes and is out of the proportion to the rest of the body
• abdominal muscles that have been weakened by pregnancy or aging
• excess fat that is concentrated beneath the abdominal skin

If you plan to become pregnant or to lose a significant amount of weight, you should discuss these plans with your surgeon. Scars from previous abdominal surgeries may limit the results of an abdominoplasty. However, in some cases, an existing scar can be used for the new incision, as is often the case for women with Cesarean section scars.
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