Procedure Weight changes and pregnancies can stretch the abdominal skin and leave behind lax tissues and stretchmarks. An abdominoplasty (=tummy tuck / belly tuck) removes excess skin, fat stretchmarks and scars in the lower abdomen, leaving behind a transverse scar over the pubic hair line from one hip to the other. The skin and fat are undermined (=lifted off the underlying muscle) and can therefore be tightened. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction and muscle tightening (=rectus plication for divarication of rectus muscles). I don’t use drains routinely. The wounds are repaired with sutures under the skin which don’t require removal and dissolve within four months. A support garment following surgery is recommended. Variations of abdominoplasty surgery are:
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