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A Tummy Tuck, Mini Tummy Tuck, or Extended Tummy Tuck

Apr 27, 2008
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall.

Abdominoplasty is not a surgical treatment for being overweight. Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have been able to maintain their weight loss.

The tummy tuck is a commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States. A tummy tuck is designed to remove excess fat and skin in the tummy area. After tummy tuck surgery many patients notice a smaller waist line and stronger muscles.

A mini tummy tuck is designed to remove excess fat and skin in the tummy area in patients who have less than average excess tissues. The mini tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure used to improve the appearance of the tummy. Because there is less tissue than average involved, the incisions are typically smaller than those used in an average tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck also tightens the tummy muscles. After mini tummy tuck surgery many patients notice a smaller waist line and stronger muscles. The belief is that patients will have a much better result when a mini tummy tuck is performed in conjunction with liposuction.

A tummy tuck is designed to remove excess fat and skin in the tummy area. The tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure used to improve the appearance of the tummy. A tummy tuck also tightens the tummy muscles. After tummy tuck surgery many patients notice a smaller waist line and stronger muscles.

In patients with more excessive fatty tissue and skin in the tummy area than normal, we often utilize the extended tummy tuck procedure. The extended tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure used to improve the appearance of the tummy. An extended tummy tuck is designed to remove even more excessive fat and skin tissue than average in the tummy area. Because patients are bigger and have a lot more tissue, the incision is typically 3 to 4 inches longer than the average tummy tuck incision. An extended tummy tuck also tightens the tummy muscles. After extended tummy tuck surgery many patients notice a smaller waist line and stronger muscles.

A tummy tuck is not intended for weight loss, and should be an option when exercise and diet have already taken off all the weight possible. Most doctors won't perform a tummy tuck before you've tried proper diet and exercising.
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Dave Stringham is the President of LookingYourBest.com an online resource for plastic surgery. Learn more about plastic surgery and tummy tuck Phoenix Arizona procedures.
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