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Body contouring

Surgery : Body contouring


More than 130,000 tummy tucks were performed in the United States in 2005, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Abdominoplasty is a major  plastic surgery  procedure that tightens abdominal muscles and gets rid of excess fat and skin.

is often performed under general anesthesia (you sleep through the procedure). It can also be performed using a local anesthetic with a sedative. There may be some discomfort with local anesthesia. Time in surgery is about two hours.
A tummy tuck usually begins with a long incision across the abdomen, from hip bone to hip bone. The shape of the incision is like a V, with a flat bottom. The flat part of the V occurs at the bottom point of the abdomen immediately above the pubic area. The sides of the V form angles along the pelvis up to the top of the hip bone. A second incision is made usually  to free the navel from the abdominal tissue.But sometimes the navel is not separated from the skin, and the entre lower pârt of the abdomen is tensioned toghether with the navel, which is a little lowered in in a new situation, when it is posible.

The skin is separated from the abdominal wall, up to the ribs, exposing the vertical abdominal muscles (rectus muscles). The rectus muscles are then stitched into a new position, tightening the muscles and reducing the waistline. After the muscles have been repositioned and tightened, the excess skin is stretched and removed.A drainage is usual , that lasts about 3 days.

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Dr David Laguarde is a surgeon board qualified in Aesthetic , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Laguarde receives his patients on appointement in his office of aesthetic surgery near Paris. Dr Laguarde is particularly specialized in aesthetic surgery of the noseaesthetic surgery of the breast, mammary augmentationmammary reduction, body contouring, face lifting, liposuction, liposculpture, otoplasty and blepharoplasty.