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Does a tummy tuck remove the fat from all of the abdomen inside and out?
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
A tummy tuck usually only removes skin and fat from the belly button down.
It is not possible nor wise to remove all the fat from the abdomen "inside and out". You do however have a flatter tighter abdomen after a tummy tuck that makes it appear you have lost weight.

In brief: No
A tummy tuck usually only removes skin and fat from the belly button down.
It is not possible nor wise to remove all the fat from the abdomen "inside and out". You do however have a flatter tighter abdomen after a tummy tuck that makes it appear you have lost weight.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Only the outside
A tummy tuck will only reduce the amount of lax skin and fat on the outside of the abdominal musculature and not the fat around the abdominal organs (visceral fat).

In brief: Only the outside
A tummy tuck will only reduce the amount of lax skin and fat on the outside of the abdominal musculature and not the fat around the abdominal organs (visceral fat).
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, the tummy tuck operation removes tissue from the abdominal wall, not from around the internal organs.
“Ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her, is capable of arranging enough recovery time, does not smoke and who has reached a long-term stable weight

In brief: No
No, the tummy tuck operation removes tissue from the abdominal wall, not from around the internal organs.
“Ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her, is capable of arranging enough recovery time, does not smoke and who has reached a long-term stable weight
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
A tummy tuck will not remove intra-abdominal fat.

In brief: No
A tummy tuck will not remove intra-abdominal fat.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
A tummy tuck removes the extra skin and fat below the umbilicus.
Liposuction is often used to remove fat in the flanks and upper abdomen at the same time. The intraabdominal fat is not removed.

In brief: No
A tummy tuck removes the extra skin and fat below the umbilicus.
Liposuction is often used to remove fat in the flanks and upper abdomen at the same time. The intraabdominal fat is not removed.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Only the fat between the skin and the muscle of the abdominal wall is removed; and only from the lower part.
The muscles are tightened, too. The only way to remove intraabdominal fat is with weight loss.

In brief: No
Only the fat between the skin and the muscle of the abdominal wall is removed; and only from the lower part.
The muscles are tightened, too. The only way to remove intraabdominal fat is with weight loss.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Just subq fat
A tummy tuck with fat resection or liposuction will remove the fat under the skin but above the abdominal muscles.
Visceral organ fat, particularly the omentum, is an essential and important organ that should be preserved.

In brief: Just subq fat
A tummy tuck with fat resection or liposuction will remove the fat under the skin but above the abdominal muscles.
Visceral organ fat, particularly the omentum, is an essential and important organ that should be preserved.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nope
No surgery does nor would you want it to do so.

In brief: Nope
No surgery does nor would you want it to do so.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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