Generally referred to as a “tummy tuck”, abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also helps to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles. Women, with stretched abdominal areas due to previous pregnancies, can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty, although they should have completed their childbearing. Men or women whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and abdominal muscles have lost some of their tone, but are in otherwise good health, can experience an improvement in their abdominal area.
If you are in generally good physical shape but are concerned about abdominal fat deposits or loose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise, the procedure can potentially reduce or even eliminate a protruding abdomen. Although abdominoplasty surgery will produce a permanent scar, placing the scar in the most favorable area is something our plastic surgeon will discuss with you during your personal consultation. Dr. DiBello also specializes in a “mini” form of Abdominoplasty with the same muscle tightening, but a smaller scar for those patients whose skin and muscle laxity is mostly below the belly button.
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