A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) reshapes and flattens the abdominal area by removing excess abdominal skin and tightening loose, stretched abdominal muscles. Significant weight loss or pregnancy can stretch and weaken the muscles of the abdominal wall causing them to separate. The “belly pooch” is result of the stretched muscles being unable to support the vital organs of the abdomen.
Even a dedicated abdominal workout will not restore the muscles to their original position. A tummy tuck will bring the muscles edges together, pull the belly back in, creating a firmer tighter abdomen. Liposuction can be included with a tummy tuck to help further smooth and contour the abdominal area.
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