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The abdominoplasty, also called “tummy tuck”, is a great surgery for those who have excess tummy fat, loose skin, and weak abdominal muscles. It is most common in women after childbirth, but also popular in both men and women who’ve lost weight. The main goal of a tummy tuck is to remove excess abdominal fat (often using liposuction), get rid of excess, sagging skin, and tighten the “ab” muscles.

Fat deposits in the waistline and love-handles can be difficult to lose, even with the best diet or intensive training program. Loose abdominal skin can make it difficult to find clothing that fits well and can even interfere with daily activities!

If you are considering a tummy tuck, reaching your ideal weight (or as close as possible) before the surgery often leads to the best results. If, on the other hand, you have no loose skin but only excess fat then you may benefit from liposuction alone.

Dr. Schwarz can help you determine which procedure or combination is best for you.

The most common type of tummy tuck involves an incision in the lower abdomen (below the underwear line) and another around the bellybutton. Liposuction is then often performed. All the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin and “ab” muscles tightened, giving a flatter, more youthful-looking abdomen.

Whether it is a full tummy tuck or “mini” tummy tuck you are best suited for, Dr. Schwarz can tailor the procedure to get you looking your best.

With a balanced diet and regular exercise, the benefits can be life-long.

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