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To perform a tummy tuck, a surgeon makes a horizontal incision above the pubic hairline and lifts the skin flap to repair the underlying abdominal muscles, states the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. When necessary,... More »

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According to MedlinePlus, an individual should be able to return to work within two to four weeks after having an abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" procedure. Also, all types of strenuous activity should be avoided for four... More »

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During a tummy tuck, the patient receives anesthesia, and the plastic surgeon makes a horizontal incision, removes excess skin and sutures the remaining skin together, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon... More »

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During a tummy tuck, the patient receives anesthesia, and the plastic surgeon makes a horizontal incision, removes excess skin and sutures the remaining skin together, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon... More »

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Tummy tucks are fairly safe and have a low chance of complications, states the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, it is a surgical procedure, and as such, there is some risk. More »

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As of 2015, the surgeon's fee for a tummy tuck is $5,493, as calculated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This cost varies widely depending on the surgeon's level of experience, location and the type of proced... More »

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The purpose of a tummy tuck is to eliminate excess skin and fat and to restore weak muscles, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Called abdominoplasty, the procedure gives a patient a firmer and flatte... More »

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