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This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose tissues after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after major weight loss. Because these areas typically persist despite proper diet and exercise. For some patients, who just have laxity of the lower abdomen, a partial or Mini-Abdominoplasty may be all that is required. For others, who have a wider area of laxity, or more loose skin, a full abdominoplasty may be a better choice.
How a Full Tummy Tuck Works
A full tummy tuck works by removing loose skin, fat deposits, and
stretch marks from the abdominal region. In addition, vertical abdominal muscles that have stretched and weakened over time are tightened, restoring the appearance of a firmer, flatter abdomen. Tummy tuck procedures can be performed alone, but are often performed with liposuction to further improve body contours. A tummy tuck should not be considered as a treatment for obesity, or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.