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Hani Sbitany, MD
Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
Specialist in Breast REconstruction Surgery
Mt Sinai West Medical Center
New York City
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove excess abdominal skin and fat, and to tighten the abdominal wall. This will help achieve a slimmer, tighter waist. Patients that most benefit from a tummy tuck have extra abdominal skin and fat that does not disappear with diet and exercise. Post-pregnancy mothers with abdominal laxity also benefit signficantly from a tummy tuck.
If you have been pregnant or have lost a large amount weight, your skin may have stretched permanently. The purpose of the tummy tuck surgery is to tighten the abdominal wall muscles, and to remove excess skin. This results in a contoured and tighter abdomen.
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