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What is a tummy tuck?

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A tummy tuck, which doctors call abdominoplasty, flattens your belly by removing extra fat and skin. It also tightens your abs.

It's not the same as liposuction, although you may choose to get liposuction along with a tummy tuck.

This is a major surgery, so if you're considering it, you should know the facts before you decide whether to go forward.

From: Tummy Tuck WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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