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Cosmetic breast and abdominal surgery. Image 27 of 28. Cosmetic surgeons operating on a middle-aged woman undergoing breast enlargement and abdominal sculpturing. They are now in the liposuction stage, after performing an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation surgery. 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. The stapled abdominoplasty wound is seen at lower right. The surgeon is now making a small incision, through which the liposuction canula (hollow tube) will be inserted. Liposuction involves using a suction machine to remove excess fat. For a series showing the entire surgical procedure, see images M590/498 - M590/525.
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