Understanding the Potential of Tummy Tucks

September 15, 2011
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Women and men often come to our practice after spending countless hours in the gym and trying what seems like every diet available, yet they are still unsatisfied with the overall shape of their bodies. A tummy tuck in Los Angeles is extremely effective in creating a flat and toned abdomen, but the key to successfully using this popular procedure is understanding what it can and cannot achieve.

Tummy tuck procedures begin with a horizontal incision along the pubic line that is often easily covered by a person’s bathing suit. Once the incisions are made, a number of steps are utilized:

  • Sutures bring the underlying muscles together to tighten the abdominal wall.
  • Abdominal skin is pulled downward, and the navel is repositioned through a small incision.
  • Remove excess skin to reveal a tighter abdomen and eliminate stretch marks.
  • Liposuction may be used to improve the contour of the waist, flanks, and abdomen.

Tummy tucks often serve as a valuable component of many Mommy Makeovers, which combine the procedure with breast enhancement. This relatively simple procedure can help mothers regain their toned abdomens and bounce back after having children.

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