A Tummy tuck addresses issues of excess skin, stretch marks, and weakened abdomen muscles. These things can happen after excessive weight loss and pregnancy. The abdominal muscles and the skin over the lower abdomen are tightened. Tummy tucks can be performed on both men and women of any age for different reasons.

Liposuction and a tummy tuck are often mistaken as the same thing. They can complement each other if done at the same time, but liposuction removes excess fat and does nothing about the skin.

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While a tummy tuck does targets stretch marks, if the marks are above the belly button line, they will not disappear completely, but rather are lowered and become less visible.

A mini tummy tuck is a quicker version of the normal process when a tightening of the abdominal muscles and repositioning of the belly button is not necessary or wanted. If you are a woman who is seeking a tummy tuck after a pregnancy, you should wait until after you’re done having babies. A mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast reduction or lift, depending on what is needed.

Recovery after a tummy tuck is a serious process. The first two days you need assistance moving around, and after a week you can start leaving the house to see the doctor which is a crucial turning point in the recovery process. Only after four weeks and with the consent of a tummy tuck doctor, may you start working on light exercise.