Tummy Tuck Surgery | Abdominoplasty
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The aim of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery), is to remove sagging skin and excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen. The muscles of the abdominal wall may also be surgically tightened during the procedure to improve the abdomen's appearance, function and long-term outcome.
Abdominoplasty is commonly called a 'tummy tuck' or 'abdominal reshaping'. Performed by a trained plastic surgeon, tummy tucks can be very effective in reducing the bulge caused by excess skin, fat and loose abdominal muscles. The result of the abdominoplasty 'tummy tuck' surgery is a flatter, firmer and more shapely abdomen.
Abdominoplasty plastic surgery is an option in cases where excess fat, skin and sagging muscles have not been improved by diet and exercise.
Pregnancy can cause muscles and skin to stretch so much that they do not return to normal, especially after a caesarian section. In older people loss of skin elasticity (a result of ageing), loss of muscle tone and mild obesity can contribute to an unsightly protuding abdomen. The complete 'Abdominoplasty Surgery' pamphlet is available from your tummy tuck specialist plastic surgeon, Murray Beagley. Abdominoplasty Consultations are available with Murray Beagley in Auckland at Plastic Surgery Auckland and in Whangarei, Warkworth and Pukekohe clinics.