Dr. Michael Hueneke, Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Michael Hueneke
If you have struggled to reduce your waistline and eliminate fat from your abdominal regionl, you may want to consider getting a tummy tuck. During a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, excess skin and fat deposits in the abdomen are removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened. The result of a tummy tuck is a flatter stomach and more defined abdominal muscles.

Tummy Tucks can provide some of the most dramatic results. Excessive skin and fat, as well as abdominal wall weakness, are all addressed with this procedure.

The procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on how much fat and skin needs to be removed and the look you wish to achieve. It takes place under general anesthesia and requires an overnight stay. Dr. Hueneke will make an incision from hip to hip along the bikini line. The skin is separated from the abdominal wall and the rectus muscles are tightened and stitched into a new position, effectively reducing the waistline. After the muscles are tightened, excess skin is stretched and removed.


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