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Another name for abdominoplasty is tummy tuck. Because of its effectiveness at creating a tight, flat abdomen it is one of the most common procedures performed in plastic surgery. It removes excess abdominal skin and fat utilizing an incision just above the pubic bone, similar to a c-section but longer. Today's society places strong emphasis on a slender, youthful appearance of the abdomen. It is particularly frustrating for women who have given birth or have lost a significant amount of weight. Often, they are left with a loose, stretched-out stomach that frequently has stretch marks. No matter how much exercise, what type of diet, or what kind of cream is applied, the redundant skin never goes away. The reason is because the skin has lost its elasticity and can no longer shrink back.

The same patient in profile. Notice both flat stomach and creation of hour-glass figure. The good news is that a properly performed abdominoplasty can remove not only the redundant skin but also significant portion of the stretch marks. When the correct operation is matched to the right patient, satisfaction is extremely high. There is a price to pay, however. The operation cannot be done without leaving a long scar that often extends across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic bone. If preformed properly, this scar is positioned so that it is easily hidden by even a small bikini, and certainly by underwear. The type of abdominoplasty performed can be divided into 4 types: mini, standard, extended, and the most aggressive being a complete, circumferential body lift. The most appropriate procedure for you is determined during your consultation with a plastic surgeon. He/she will assess your skin excess, skin quality, fat excess, fat distribution and body-type. Then he/she will take into consideration your goals to decide what is best for you.

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