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Central Texas Institute of
Plastic Surgery
Andy A. Hand, MD

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) - Waco, Texas

The stress of pregnancy or massive weight gain or loss can cause the tissues of abdomen to 'pooch' or sag.  Excess sagging skin and stubborn fatty deposits are almost impossible to eliminate through diet and exercise alone.  Thankfully, there are a number of plastic surgery procedures that can help restore a more youthful and defined midsection. Depending on the severity of your case, Dr. Hand  may offer  a full or partial 'mini' tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty.  This procedure can  dramatically smooth and tighten the abdominal area.  The procedure begins with an incision low on the waistline, usually hidden within the bikini line.  The damaged or loose skin is then lifted and the abdominal muscle is tightened with precisely placed sutures.  Excess fat is then removed from the area, sometimes with the assistance of liposuction to refine and sculpt your shape. The skin is then pulled back over the abdominal muscles and pulled taught to create a tighter, more sculpted midsection. The excess skin and soft tissue is then trimmed and discarded.  Patients are usually very pleased with the dramatic results that can be achieved in tightening and reshaping the midsection (see our photo album). Dr. Hand is a master of body cosmetic surgery and specializes in tummy tucks. If you are considering a tummy tuck and desire a surgeon experienced in providing beautiful results with a passion for surgical artistry,  contact Dr. Hand today and find out if achieving a 'BodybyHand' is right for you.

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