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Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

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What words should I know about tummy tuck surgery?

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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