Abdominoplasty St. Petersburg
Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a procedure performed to tighten the abdominal skin. Laxity commonly develops after childbirth or weight loss. Abdominoplasty involves three parts: removal of loose abdominal tissue, plication or tightening of rectus diastasis (separated midline abdominal muscles), and transposition of the umbilicus (moving the belly button to accommodate moving the abdominal skin lower). Tummy tuck typically considered cosmetic and not covered by medical insurance. An incision is made from hip to hip but is at the level of the pubic hairline making it easy to conceal beneath a bikini bottom. The procedure only takes a couple of hours in an ambulator surgery center and can sometimes be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation.