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Tummy tuck surgery is a very common body contouring procedure that trims and reshapes the area between the pelvis and the chest and provides a more attractive physique.

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  1. 1. Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery What Does Tummy Tuck Involve?
  2. 2. Tummy tuck surgery, popularly known as tummy tuck is a very common body contouring procedure. It trims and reshapes the area between the pelvis and the chest and men and women undergoing the procedure benefit from a more attractive appearance. Tummy tuck surgery in Houston is provided at reputable plastic surgery facilities. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction or with other procedures of other body parts. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal area and allows tightening of the abdominal muscles. Let us look at the types of tummy tuck and what the procedure involves. Traditional tummy tuck In this complete tummy tuck, a long incision is made by the surgeon from hip to hip for removing a large amount of excess skin and fat. Repositioning of the navel can be done if necessary. Partial This procedure of abdominoplasty is also known as mini tummy tuck. It has a lot of similarities with the traditional procedure. However, this procedure is done when the amount of skin and fat that has to be removed is less. Usually, the muscles and skin below the belly button are tightened in the process. Repositioning of the navel is not done in this procedure. High lateral tension The surgeon would recommend this surgery for patients who have experienced massive loss of weight. Excess rolls of skin and excess tissue are removed and the muscles are tightened. The waist line is considerably improved in this procedure. In comparison with the traditional surgical procedure in which more skin is removed centrally, in this method the skin is removed more laterally. The incisions remain concealed below the bikini line.
  3. 3. In high lateral tension abdominoplasty, midabdominal tightening is maximized and this technique allows for a more dramatic effect on the waistline. It is ideal for thin patients who have mostly lower abdominal excess skin. Plan the Procedure Accordingly Make sure that a skilled plastic surgeon is chosen for performing your tummy tuck procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeons can provide attractive aesthetic results. It should be performed at an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center. This is to make sure that you are in safe hands and will have a pleasant and safe surgical experience. Moreover, at such a reputable plastic surgery center, you will also receive the care and support services of efficient clinical staff. If you are planning to undergo tummy tuck or abdominoplasty in Houston, Texas, locate a reliable plastic surgery center and a good plastic surgeon. You will be ensured an attractive body contour and renewed self confidence. Contact 6400 Fannin, Suite 2290 Houston, TX 77030 Ph: 713-791-0700 Fax: 713-719-0703