What is TUMMY TUCK, Recovery time, Scar healing stages

A tummy tuck — also known as Abdominoplasty — is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the shape and appearance of the abdomen.

What is the difference between a tummy tuck and abdominoplasty?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty are different names for the same cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin, fat deposits, and muscle tissue in the abdominal area. A tummy tuck is an informal name while abdominoplasty is the scientific one.

Abdominoplasty is a type of surgery performed to tighten loose muscles, and to remove fat and excess loose skin from the abdomen. Medical practitioners recommend that abdominoplasty should be considered only after dieting and exercise have achieved the right body shape underneath.

Does tummy tuck remove lower belly fat?

A tummy tuck can remove loose, excess skin and fat, and tighten weak fascia. A tummy tuck may also remove stretch marks and excess skin in the lower abdomen below the belly button. However, a tummy tuck won't correct stretch marks outside of this area