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Cosmetic breast and abdominal surgery. Image 17 of 28. Cosmetic surgeons operating on a middle-aged woman undergoing breast enlargement and abdominal sculpturing. They are now in the abdominoplasty stage, after inserting implants into the breasts to increase their cup size. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), is a procedure where excess fat and skin is removed from the lower abdomen and the muscles of the abdominal walls are tightened. Here, the surgeons have cut around the navel and are freeing it from the surrounding skin (centre), while the breast nipples are being stitched (right). The navel will be stitched back into place after the excess skin has been removed. For a series showing the entire surgical procedure, see images M590/498 - M590/525.
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