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Abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure whose purpose is to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and strengthen the muscles of the abdominal wall. This procedure can dramatically reduce the bulging appearance of the abdomen (colloquially known as "paunch"). As a result, a permanent scar remains which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct excess skin and fat, may be longer or shorter.

Simultaneously liposuction of the back and sides is performed; The collected fat can be placed on the gluteal and hips area to generate greater volume and beautification of the area.

Finally, a compression girdle is placed which should be kept for approximately 6 weeks for better results and faster recovery.

The ideal candidates to undergo a tummy tuck are those women or men who are concerned about the accumulation of fat or excess skin on the abdomen that does not improve despite diet or physical exercise.


This surgery is especially useful in women who have had several pregnancies, after which the skin and abdominal muscles have relaxed and have not recovered their initial tone. The loss of skin elasticity in older people, a situation frequently associated with moderate obesity, may also be better. Patients who need to lose a lot of weight should postpone surgery, as should patients who intend to have future pregnancies, since the vertical muscles of the abdomen are tightened during the surgery and they can relax again during the surgery.


If there are previous scars on the abdomen, this surgery may be contraindicated or the scars may change position.

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