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  • Description

    The common nickname for this procedure, "tummy tuck", which removes excess sagging skin from the abdomen, belies the fact that it is major surgery normally done under general anesthesia. The goal of the surgery is to remove a section of skin, or of skin-plus-fat, in such a way as to be able to pull together the remaining outside edges and stitch them together without undue tension, while still preserving normal bodily features as much as possible.


    What are the medical reasons for having abdominoplasty?

    What are the cosmetic reasons?

    Do you advise surgery?

    What is your experience and special qualifications for performing this procedure?

    What complications should be considered?

    How will the surgery be performed?

    How long will the recovery period be?

    What degree of success can be expected??