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5 Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

The number of tummy tuck surgical procedures has increased 104 percent since the year of 2000. But is it actually beneficial?

Medically referred to as and abdominoplasty, this procedure is a common aspect of a mommy makeover package some women are more eager than others to regain their figures post pregnancy.

Tummy tucks are becoming increasing more widespread, though they are not covered by insurance. A tummy tuck is designed to shape the contour of the belly area when the skin elasticity has been lost, and the abdominal muscles weakened due to extreme body changes.

The procedure takes about 1 to 5 hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will disconnect the skin from the underlying tissue, suture the abdominal tissue, and cut away any excessed flesh from the area.

When completely healed (which the full recovery takes about six weeks), the stomach area will be firmer, the abdominal muscles tighter, and the contour of the belly restored.

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