Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Atlanta

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If you’re looking to restore a flatter, more toned midsection, tummy tuck in Atlanta may be right for you. Abdominoplasty reduces tummy fat, tightens skin, and more, to help you achieve contoured results. A firm, tight abdomen is often desired by both men and women. As we age, however, tummy fat becomes more resistant to diet and exercise. Small bulges of fat hide the hard work you put into slimming your midsection. If you have excess fat on your abdomen that is resistant to traditional weight loss methods, or excess skin caused my pregnancy or extreme weight loss, consider a tummy tuck in Atlanta.

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address stubborn fat deposits and excess skin of the midsection that can contribute to a lax, sagging appearance. Due to genetic predisposition, pregnancy, childbirth, weight loss, or the natural aging process, the muscles in the abdomen are often pushed apart and stretched out; this makes it exceptionally difficult for even the strictest diets and most rigorous exercise routines to re-tighten them.

A tummy tuck can strengthen the core muscles of your stomach and remove extra skin to help you attain a flatter, firmer, and toned abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery in Atlanta is an ideal solution to combat excess abdominal skin and fat for both men and women.

What Are The Benefits Of A Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty has helped millions of patients worldwide overcome the physical changes that come along with extreme weight loss or pregnancy. For the right candidate, a tummy tuck is considered a safe and effective way to remove loose skin, excess fat, and stretch marks. It can even repair abdominal muscle separation, a condition known as rectus diastasis that commonly occurs due to pregnancy or obesity.



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Am I An Ideal Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

During your initial consultation for tummy tuck surgery in Atlanta, our plastic surgery team will perform a thorough evaluation of your health and medical history before assessing the laxity of your skin and determining the extent of excess tissue and fat deposits around your midsection. The ideal candidate is not pregnant or nursing, does not smoke, and is in good overall health. For the best results, you should be within 15 pounds of your goal weight. If you plan on having more children, it may be best to wait to have your surgery. We will encourage you to be specific about the changes you want and will take the time to understand your procedure goals to determine if they are realistic.

What Are My Tummy Tuck Options?

Tummy tuck surgery can provide drastic improvements to the midsection. The amount of skin, fat, skin laxity, and patient goals will help our board-certified plastic surgeons determine the best tummy tuck option for you. The ideal option for your tummy tuck surgery will be discussed in detail during your tummy tuck consultation. While tummy tuck surgery is not an alternative to a healthy weight loss program, it can be an effective option if you want firmer abdominal contours more proportional to your body type and weight.

Learn more about these tummy tuck options below:

Complete Tummy Tuck:

During a complete tummy tuck, an incision is made around the belly button, while another incision is made just above the pubis. Excess skin is removed and reshaped, while the underlying abdominal muscles are surgically tightened. Liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat and sculpt a firmer-looking midsection.

Mini Tummy Tuck:

The mini tummy tuck is a less invasive procedure requiring an incision above the pubis. This technique is ideal for patients with minimal amounts of loose abdominal skin. The mini tummy tuck does not tighten underlying muscles like a traditional tummy tuck and does not require an incision around the navel.

Circumferential Tummy Tuck:

Skin and fat can be removed from the midsection and back during a circumferential tummy tuck. Abdominal muscles can be tightened, and excess skin can be reshaped for a firmer profile. A circumferential tummy tuck can accentuate lower body contours.



What Can I Expect During Tummy Tuck Surgery?

In a traditional tummy tuck, a horizontal incision is made just above your pubic hairline; the length of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess fat and skin that you have. As we do in every surgery we perform, our plastic surgeons attempt to make the incision as discreet as possible so that any residual scarring can be easily camouflaged with clothing.

Excess skin and fat is removed from the lower abdomen, and the weakened underlying muscles are tightened, narrowing the waistline while firming the midsection. The remaining skin is pulled taut around the stomach, and the incision is then closed with sutures. Often performed in combination with liposuction, a tummy tuck can greatly reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.

What Can I Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

After your tummy tuck surgery, it is recommended that patients get as much rest as possible. Before heading home, you will be instructed on how to empty your drains, as well as the proper use of compression garments and medications to minimize discomfort and expedite the healing process. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for the weeks following their surgery, this includes vigorous exercise and heavy lifting.

It is important to note that all patients heal differently based on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include age, health, body weight, procedure goals, and more. During the healing process, bleeding, bruising, and swelling are normal and should subside in the weeks following your procedure. Over time, your incision will heal and you can begin enjoying your new, sculpted abdomen. Additionally, as the surgical scar matures, it should soften and become lighter in color, eventually fading to a fine line. This process can take a year or more. For the best-looking scar, stay hydrated, avoid sun tanning, and consider scar treatments such as scar gel, silicone sheets, or laser scar lightening.

What Results Can I Expect From A Tummy Tuck In Atlanta?

During your tummy tuck consultation, our tummy tuck experts at Astra Plastic Surgery will discuss what results to expect and how to maintain a firm abdomen. Tummy tuck results are permanent, although your skin will continue to age and may lose firmness as you get older. Once the loose skin is gone, it will not return so long as you maintain a steady weight. Patients that commit to a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, tend to have the most long-lasting results.

How Much Does A Tummy Tuck In Atlanta Cost?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team specialize in several tummy tuck techniques to help men and women achieve natural-looking results. The cost of abdominoplasty surgery varies by technique and by the patient. After your consultation, we will give you a detailed cost of your tummy tuck procedure. You can pay for the procedure by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.

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How Do I Learn More About
Tummy Tuck Surgery In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss tummy tuck in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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