abdominoplasty

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ab·dom·i·no·plas·ty

(ab-dom'i-nō-plas-tē),
An operation performed on the abdominal wall for cosmetic purposes.
[abdomino- + G. plastos, formed]
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abdominoplasty

(ăb-dŏm′ə-nō-plăs′tē, -nə-)
n. pl. abdominoplas·ties
Plastic surgery of the abdomen in which fat and skin are removed and muscles are sometimes tightened, usually for cosmetic purposes.
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A usually cosmetic procedure consisting of the excision of a large horizontal ellipse of excess skin and fat from the anterior wall of the lower abdomen after multiple pregnancies or large weight loss, due to weakened abdominal muscles and sagging skin; tucks may improve stretch marks
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abdominoplasty

Tummy tuck Cosmetic surgery The excision of a large horizontal ellipse of skin and fat from the anterior wall of the lower abdomen, and an upper abdominal flap is stretched to the suprapubic incision and sewn in place; the umbilicus is exteriorized through an incision in the flap at the proper level Raison d'etre Vanity Cost $4500. See Cosmetic surgery.
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ab·dom·i·no·plas·ty

(ab-dom'i-nō-plas-tē)
An operation performed on the abdominal wall with reparative intent.
Synonym(s): tummy tuck.
[abdomino- + G. plastos, formed]
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abdominoplasty

An operation to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen for cosmetic reasons. Large flaps of redundant tissue are cut away and the free edges stitched together. Cosmetic surgeons, who are not noted for their respect for the language, call this procedure an apronectomy. Unless that patient modifies eating habits, the effect of the operation is temporary.
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