A tummy tuck, known as abdominoplasty in medical circles, removes excess skin and fat, and tightens underlying muscles. It can rejuvenate a person’s appearance in a place that many men and women would like to see improvement.

A wide weight fluctuation, prior surgery, or childbirth can make a tummy tuck the central strategy for improving body shape. In other cases, even consistent efforts at diet and exercise can fall short of a person’s goals, just because of heredity or the process of aging. In these instances, a tummy tuck can be the culmination of an overall approach to get happier with how we look in the middle.

As a finishing touch for good nutrition and exercise, it can sometimes be just the thing for transforming the contour of the abdomen to one that is proportional to a person’s body type, height and weight.

Vast Experience and Refinement

One sign of the widespread nature of this desire for renovation is that abdominoplasty has been practiced since 1899. So, a lot of experience and refinement has gone into today’s tummy tuck. Particularly in the past 30 years, techniques for further improving contour and minimizing scars have accelerated. The addition of liposuction to many tummy tucks has made results even better, and more customized to the needs of each person.

Since the mid-1990s, healing time has been further reduced, and an even more natural-looking contour has been made possible by new suturing techniques.

Expectations are Part of Qualifying

Most healthy individuals can qualify for tummy tuck surgery, but expectations are a key factor for success. If we expect to keep a stable weight and envision a result that is particular to our own body, and not an unrealistic image or the expectation of another person, then chances are good that we qualify.

Within a couple of weeks of surgery, when recovery has progressed, tummy tuck patients see a flatter, firmer profile and often feel a new sense of confidence.

A Good Time for A Talk

Tummy tucks are at least as individual as any other plastic surgery procedure. Because of the variety of tissue that is addressed and the complexity of the abdominal profile, each tummy tuck starts with a clear conversation.

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