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Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

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Tummy tuck words to know

Abdominoplasty

A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.

Diastasis

Condition in which abdominal muscles have separated.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin’s surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A drug is injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

Tummy tuck

A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.



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