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How does a tummy tuck work?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Skin Fat Muscle More

This is a complex combination of procedures which requires analysis of the problematic anatomic components of your skin laxity, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle diastasis, postural condition, muscle tone, boney skeleton, and overall health as a surgical candidate.
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In brief: Skin Fat Muscle More

This is a complex combination of procedures which requires analysis of the problematic anatomic components of your skin laxity, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle diastasis, postural condition, muscle tone, boney skeleton, and overall health as a surgical candidate.
There.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Otto Placik
For a video describing the different types of tummy tuck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjMeR5B5bX4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Extra skin

With multiple or larger or twin pregnancies, skin and muscle can stretch and be unable to regain their pre pregnancy form. A tummy tuck is designed to excise the redundant skin and fat and to tighten and reposition the muscles of the abdominal wall.

In brief: Extra skin

With multiple or larger or twin pregnancies, skin and muscle can stretch and be unable to regain their pre pregnancy form. A tummy tuck is designed to excise the redundant skin and fat and to tighten and reposition the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TIghtening

The excess skin is removed and the muscles (rectus) are brought back together in the midline.
This creates a flat, firm abdomen.

In brief: TIghtening

The excess skin is removed and the muscles (rectus) are brought back together in the midline.
This creates a flat, firm abdomen.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Simple Description

The rectus abdominis muscle is the vertical muscle in the middle of your abdomen.
If your rectus abdominis muscles are separated, a repair of the muscle tightens that gap by stitching it together. It functions much the same as how shoe laces work in a shoe.

In brief: Simple Description

The rectus abdominis muscle is the vertical muscle in the middle of your abdomen.
If your rectus abdominis muscles are separated, a repair of the muscle tightens that gap by stitching it together. It functions much the same as how shoe laces work in a shoe.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Varies

Most have the skin and fat between the belly button and pubis all the way across the front of the abdomen removed then the 6 pack (rectus) muscles are tightened with stitches, the upper abdominal skin is stretched done to cover the entire abdomen while making a new opening for the belly button.
thus, there is one long transverse scar along the lower abdomen and one around the belly button

In brief: Varies

Most have the skin and fat between the belly button and pubis all the way across the front of the abdomen removed then the 6 pack (rectus) muscles are tightened with stitches, the upper abdominal skin is stretched done to cover the entire abdomen while making a new opening for the belly button.
thus, there is one long transverse scar along the lower abdomen and one around the belly button
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Removes & Tightens

Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscular wall when done properly in the right patient of course.
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In brief: Removes & Tightens

Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscular wall when done properly in the right patient of course.
:).
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Many tucks:see video

There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery.
Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

In brief: Many tucks:see video

There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery.
Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tighten and tone

There are three things you can't do with exercise and diet alone: tighten loose skin, repair a muscle separation after pregnancy, and remove localized fat.
A tummy tuck removes the skin between the belly button and the pubic area, re-aligns separated muscles if necessary, and removes localized fat if needed. The skin of the upper abdomen is then stretched down to cover where it was removed.

In brief: Tighten and tone

There are three things you can't do with exercise and diet alone: tighten loose skin, repair a muscle separation after pregnancy, and remove localized fat.
A tummy tuck removes the skin between the belly button and the pubic area, re-aligns separated muscles if necessary, and removes localized fat if needed. The skin of the upper abdomen is then stretched down to cover where it was removed.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: See below

A tummy tuck does two basic things.
It removes the excess skin on your abdomen and it tightens up abdominal wall (fascia) laxity (both usually caused by pregnancy) the skin below the belly button is removed, the abdominal wall is tightened using sutures, and the skin above the belly button is stretched out to cover the area below the belly button where the skin was removed.

In brief: See below

A tummy tuck does two basic things.
It removes the excess skin on your abdomen and it tightens up abdominal wall (fascia) laxity (both usually caused by pregnancy) the skin below the belly button is removed, the abdominal wall is tightened using sutures, and the skin above the belly button is stretched out to cover the area below the belly button where the skin was removed.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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