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How Is a Tummy Tuck Done?

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Updated June 23, 2014

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The patient is marked before surgery.
Female patient being readied for liposuction procedure
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Your surgeon will use a surgical marker to indicate where the incision will be, which is on the lower abdomen just above the pubic area. This part of the procedure is very important. Make sure you agree with the placement of your incision. Specifically, make sure that it is low enough that if you choose to wear low-cut underwear or bikini bottoms, the incision will be hidden.

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