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Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty

The skin is not only a protector and an important organ of the human body, it is extremely flexible and generally adapts smoothly to each change of the body. However, significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy and the natural ageing process can all cause the abdominal muscles and the skin on the tummy to become weak and loose. When skin and tissue are too stretched out they cannot naturally return to their original size and become resistant to diet or exercise.

Yet having a slim, toned tummy is important to lots of us when it comes to feeling good about ourselves. It can increase our self-esteem and self-confidence, allow us to wear swimwear and more fitted clothing.

The abdominoplasty procedure, also known as tummy tuck, is a widely acknowledged and effective technique to remove excess skin and tissues in the abdominal wall area, while restoring weakened or separated muscles creating a firmer and flatter abdomen. Prior to this procedure frequently a liposuction is performed to remove "love handles" and other fat areas.

Tummy tuck is suitable for men and women.

Similar to a caesarean-section, a surgical incision is made in the bikini area of the lower abdomen. The size of the incision depends on the amount of skin and fat to be excised: the less loose skin, the shorter the incision/scar. Regardless of length incision will be placed so that it can be concealed under clothing, underwear and swimwear.

In a full tummy tuck procedure an additional incision is made to remove the belly button, then muscles are pulled back together and stitched in place. Excess fat is removed and the belly button repositioned. Excess skin is then removed. The muscles are tightened in the midline where the tissue had been stretched. Permanent stitches are often used. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic.

Recovery may take up to 6 weeks and no physical activities are allowed. Tailored compression garment needs to be worn to minimize swelling and to support the abdomen as it heals. Resume of work can take place after 2-3 weeks.

Dr. med. Peggy Wong
is member of:

Dr. med. Peggy Wong, Ärztin für Plastische und Ästhetische Chirurgie ist Mitglied in folgenden Fachgesellschaften:

German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

The German Society for Surgery Association

German Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association


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