Abdominoplasty is the cosmetic surgical procedure which Kate Gosselin underwent in order to remove the excess skin and fat from her abdomen that accumulated during her pregnancies.
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a "tummy tuck," also helps get rid of stretch marks and tightens the underlying muscles of a patient's body so that he or she is left with as smooth and flat a tummy as possible.
In addition, abdominoplasty patients need time to heal following the surgery.
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