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What do Los Angeles real estate agents call abdominoplasty ?

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Answer: Tummy Tuck

The word abdominoplasty derives from the Latin abdomen, belly, and the Greek -plastos, molded or formed.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

" Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a tummy tuck, is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.

The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. But bear in mind, it does produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip."

[Mootguy: To be fat or to be scarred — that is the tradeoff.]


Hmmm, Ok. But why real estate agents? The term "tummy tuck" has nothing to do with real estate. Was the question so easy that this red herring was needed? My own response to the question was "Well, that's a tummy tuck, but what does it mean in the world of real estate?"

[Mootguy: It was a lame and misguided attempt at a joke.]
mpecho at &

What in the world does this question have to do with real estate agents? Perhaps better wording would have been "Los Angeles socialites."

[Mootguy: It was a lame and misguided attempt at a joke.]
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