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4 Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering A Tummy Tuck


An abdominoplasty, which is better known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that tightens the stomach and removes excess skin. You may be wondering whether a tummy tuck is the right decision. There are questions that you will need to ask before you get a tummy tuck. 

Is There Excess Skin? 


Weight loss, genetics, pregnancy, and aging are some of the things that can cause excess skin to develop around the abdomen. A tummy tuck helps remove this excess skin. An incision will be made before the skin is removed. The size of the incision depends on the amount of skin that has to be removed. 

Where is the Excess Skin? 


You may be able to get a mini tummy tuck or a full one. This depends on where the excess skin is. A tummy tuck will remove and tighten skin below the belly button. A full tummy tuck removes and tightens the skin above and below the belly button. 

Is My Abdomen Protruding? 


A protruding stomach can be a sign of a condition called diastasis recti. This is a condition where the abdominal muscles are stretched. It commonly happens after pregnancy. However, this problem does not only affect mothers. A tummy tuck can tighten and repair the stretched muscles. 

Is There Excess Fat? 


A tummy tuck does not remove fat in the abdominal region. If you have both excess fat and loose skin, then you may have to get a liposuction along with a tummy tuck. 

Visit a Plastic Surgeon 


You will need to consult with a plastic surgeon if you are interested in getting a tummy tuck. Everyone is different, so it is best to get the advice of a plastic surgeon.
 

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