Following weight loss and/or pregnancy the abdominal skin has been stretched creating excess skin, often with stretch marks. The Abdominal muscle is also usually stretched leaving a space between the muscles, often referred to as diastasis recti.
Generally a classic Abdominal Tummy Tuck is necessary where the abdominal skin is elevated up to the rib cage with the muscle being reconstructed. In this procedure all the stretch marks below the belly button will be removed. A new opening is made for the belly button which is retained.
When the stretched skin is not excessive, a mini Tummy Tuck may be sufficient. But this procedure is restricted to the appropriate candidate which can only be determined at the time of examination. Regardless of which technique is used women can usually get back to wearing a bathing suit, often a bikini, and not be embarrassed.
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