Dr. Ali in the Huffington Post

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Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

08/06/2016 04:47 pm ET

Abdominoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure that can tighten the abdominal muscles and remove loose skin to give a flattened and toned appearance. Women often turn seek out a tummy tuck following pregnancy and childbearing to restore their pre-pregnancy figures, but men and women can also benefit from the procedure if they’ve lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time.

While most people may think tummy tucks are only for cosmetic purposes, there are also important medical benefits that are often overlooked. The medical benefits may explain why the procedure saw an 87% increase between 2000 and 2014.

 

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