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A Tummy Tuck Memorial Day

My patients (and some people I’ve met online via my forum interests) have a curious interest in knowing what exactly is removed in tummy tuck surgery. So as a somewhat perverse kind of memorial for the Memorial Day weekend, I made a simple collage:

This is a patient before surgery with the “slab” of skin and fat removed at surgery and indications on her pre-op image of where it was originally.

They really don’t weigh very much…maybe 1-5 pounds on average.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2006-05-28 15:29:00.