I have a severe muffin-top where my stomach hangs over my pants.

Question:

I have a severe muffin-top where my stomach hangs over my pants. It was bad before I became pregnant, but really got worse after I had a baby. I am looking into a tummy-tuck. Does abdominoplasty involve the muscles of the abdomen or just the skin and fat?

Answer:

Answer:
The way we perform a tummy-tuck involves three things. First, the extra skin and fat of the tummy below the belly button is removed. Second, the muscles underneath are tightened up because these muscles get separated with pregnancies or massive weight gain or weight loss. Finally, liposuction is used as a tool to sculpt the Abs, the waist and the back, in order to get the best contour. All of these three things are necessary to get the best results with a tummy-tuck.

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