Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Candidates For A Tummy Tuck  

Good candidates for Abdominoplasty include those who have experienced significant weight loss, or women who have stretched muscles resulting from pregnancy and/or weight fluctuations. Anyone who has stretched stomach muscles and cannot achieve the look they desire through diet and exercise is a good candidate for a tummy tuck.

Tummy tucks are frequently performed as part of a “mommy makeover” for women whose bodies have experienced pregnancy. A mommy makeover typically includes a combination of breast procedures and body lift procedures specifically tailored to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body.

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The Procedure

Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure used to improve the abdominal contour by removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tightening the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck is usually performed through an incision from one hip bone to the other. The incision is placed in an area that is easily hidden with your underwear or bathing suit. A mini tummy tuck with a limited scar may be sufficient to treat a limited, central tummy bulge.

The more common procedure is a standard Abdominoplasty (full). This is a great benefit to both men and women who have significant sagging, loose skin and associated stretch marks, and excess fat and laxity in the abdominal wall muscles. Tummy tucks can also be combined with liposuction to achieve a better shape and contour of the abdomen. The abdominal muscles are tightened through the same incision.

The Recovery         

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. You will need to spend a night in the hospital, especially if you combine this with other procedures as patients frequently do.

After the surgery, compression garments are recommended to help with healing and to reduce swelling. Small drainage tubes may be present. You may resume light activity the day after the surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting should be limited for 4-6 weeks. Your doctor will discuss pain management with you during your consultation.

To learn more about getting a Tummy Tuck or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Dr. Abboushi & Dr. Singh, please fill out the form on this page or call Panacea Plastic Surgery at 770-929-0634. We look forward to working with you! Panacea Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Atlanta & Conyers, GA areas.