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What is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape the abdomen and restore the strength and firmness lost due to pregnancy and / or drastic weight changes. The abdomen is a body area that usually accumulates fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise.

Using an incision designed at the pubis level and that can be covered by underwear and bathing suits, the tummy tuck technique is based on removing flabby skin with stretch marks and excess fat, as well as repairing the abdominal muscles. The result is manifested in a flat and firm abdomen, in addition to a narrower waist in women.

  • Average length: 2-3 hours
  • Most common anesthesia: Regional or general
  • Type of hospitalization: One night in hospital
  • Average recovery time: 2 weeks


In order to choose the most suitable surgical technique for the patient, it will be necessary to make an evaluation appointment with Dr. Flores Valdivia to elaborate a medical record and a personalized treatment plan.

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