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Are some tummy tucks performed without tightening the abdominal muscles?

Wouldnt the tightening of the muscles be something that needs to be done, especially if you have had children? Is this something I need to make clear to my PS?

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Plastic surgeon
greenbelt, MD
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March 3, 2009 8:43 PM

Tightening the vertical rectus muscles is something I typically always do when I perform an abdominoplasty. Even in those women who exercise regularly and have firm abdominal musculature, (more)
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November 15, 2008 2:20 PM

The main purpose of muscle tightening during a Tummy Tuck is to close the gap between the borders of each of te two vertical rectal abdominis muscles. These muscles usually sepparate (to a (more)
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