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Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reshape and firm the abdomen. It involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by women (who are not considering having children) and individuals who have abdominal fat deposits which do not respond well to diet and exercise.
There are two types of abdominoplasty:
A complete abdominoplasty involves five steps:
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