Even though you may do dozens of crunches and abdominal exercises a day, you may find it impossible to lose the excess fat and skin around your midsection. Luckily, there is a solution--abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck," is a cosmetic procedure designed to give you sleeker, more defined abs.

First, an incision is made from one hip to the other, and the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles. The muscles are tightened, narrowing the waistline and flattening the midsection. Next, the flap of skin is folded down and excess skin is removed. Finally, the flap is redraped and the incision is stitched closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours, depending on how much work is needed. Bruising, swelling, numbness, and fluid collections/seromas are the most common side effects of abdominoplasty.

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