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Are you tired of seeing your flabby stomach every time you look in the mirror? Did you know that approximately 80% of American women are dissatisfied with their appearance?

Hello, my name is Martha and today I will share with you some interesting information about abdominoplasty; medical term for tummy tuck. Tummy tuck is a procedure that removes fat and loose skin from the abdomen. It helps you get a flatter, firmer and smaller waist! Tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that most of us women would like to have done. It's quite expensive. The cost is between $4,000 and $10,000.

Tummy tuck is my topic for my presentation tonight. It's divided into four sections:

First I'm going to point out some important points.

1. Procedure of a tummy tuck surgery.

2. Benefits of the surgery.

3. Risk for this procedure.

4. Who are the ideal candidates for the tummy tuck.

1. What is the procedure for a tummy tuck?

The tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made in the abdominal wall. The surgeon separates the skin and muscle all the way up to the ribcage. After this the vertical muscles are tightened. This creates a firmer abdomen. The extra skin is removed and the incision is stitched and bandaged to ensure proper healing with minimal scarring. After the surgery you'll be hospitalized for 2-3 days. The procedure takes 2-3 hours.

2. What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

* You will no longer have stretch marks or loose, wrinkled skin.

* A flatter stomach

* Firmer abdominal muscles

* Less abdominal fat

* Smaller waist

*Most important: There are also psychological benefits! A tummy tuck gives you the appearance that you have always wanted. It makes you feel beautiful, attractive, comfortable with yourself, and your self-esteem goes up.

3. What are the risks of the procedure?

The risks and complications are relatively small, but there are risks that Patients should be aware of such as:

* Anesthesia reactions

* Bleeding

* Blood Clots

* Infection

* Drug reactions

* Nerve damage

4. Who is the ideal candidate for



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