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Body Shaping: Tummy Tuck

This patient had a type of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) called an Fleur de Lis, which is essentially an upside-down T-shaped incision.  Reasons for this type of procedure include significant stretch marks in the central and upper part of the abdomen, excess skin in the central and upper abdomen or previous midline scar.

The Basics

A tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. This surgery involves removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal area and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall to create a smoother and firmer profile.

Who is a good candidate?

A good candidate for this procedure typically includes individuals who have significant amounts of loose skin or extra fatty tissue in their abdominal region that does not respond well to diet and exercise alone. This can often result from pregnancy, aging, significant weight fluctuations, heredity factors, or prior surgeries.

Candidates should ideally maintain stable weights before undergoing such procedures since substantial gain/loss afterward could potentially compromise results achieved via initial operation thereby necessitating additional interventions later

Before deciding whether you’re a suitable candidate, it’s crucial to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss all aspects including potential benefits.

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