Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and tensing the muscles of the abdominal wall. Abdominoplasty is not a surgical treatment of overweight. Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone any kind of body contouring surgery until they are able to maintain their weight loss.
There are several different techniques for abdominoplasty. It can be combined with other forms of body contouring surgery including liposuction, or can be performed at the same time as other elective surgeries.
Alternative forms of treatment consist of not treating the areas of loose skin and fatty deposits. Liposuction can be a surgical alternative to abdominoplasty if good elastic skin tone and localized abdominal fatty deposits in an individual of normal weight there. Diet and exercise can be beneficial to an overall reduction of excess body fat.
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