Withers Plastic Surgery Associates  
6550 Fannin Suite 2427  
Houston, TX 77030  

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Abdominoplasty, or a "tummy tuck", is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the midsection while tightening the abdominal muscles. The result is a flatter, tighter, and smoother abdomen.

An initial incision is made across the lower abdomen. A second incision separates the skin and navel from the underlying muscle and tissue. The skin is then pulled back toward the ribcage. Excess fat and skin are trimmed away and abdominal muscles are tightened with sutures. The umbilicus or "belly button" is repositioned and the incision sutured. The patient is then placed in a compression garment to support the area.

Procedure Time: 3 hours

Recovery Time: 7 day
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