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Am I suitable for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The main group of patients that require a tummy tuck are women who’ve had children. The effect of pregnancy causes usually three different things. It causes separation of the rectus muscles, which are the six-pack muscles that run either side of the tummy button, causes separation of those muscles which gives a sort of central fullness to the abdomen when the women stand up, that can sometimes be so severe that it makes them look still pregnant. That’s the first thing that happens with pregnancy. The second thing is that all the skin stretches up, you get stretch marks, and when the baby is born and everything settles down, sometimes women are left with an overhang of skin. And the third thing that can happen is there can be a small hernia through the umbilicus. Now a tummy tuck is designed to deal with these issues.

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