What do Los Angeles real estate
agents call abdominoplasty ?
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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.
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
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 &rdrop.com
What in the world does this question have to do
with real estate agents? Perhaps better wording would have been "Los Angeles
[Mootguy: It was a lame and misguided attempt at a
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