Tummy Tuck Atlanta
A Flat Stomach with No Rolls or Bulges: That Could be You
So, you’ve been dieting and exercising for months now – maybe years – in an effort to drop unwanted pounds and return to the figure of your youth. And you’ve succeeded! You’ve lost pounds and inches – everything but that loose skin hanging on your belly that just refuses to go away. Unfortunately, no number of crunches will tighten loose stomach muscles, no miracle creams will rid you of excess skin, and no diet – no matter how healthy – will tone your stomach the way you envision. Only a tummy tuck will give you the flat stomach you desire.
A tummy tuck – or abdominoplasty – is one of the most requested body contouring procedures for women in the Greater Atlanta area, and the procedure is becoming increasingly popular for men, too. Both men and women desire an improved youthful abdominal contour, whether to correct changes of aging or after weight loss.
Chances are, if you are a viable candidate for a tummy tuck, then you may also be interested in additional combination surgeries, including liposuction or a mommy makeover.
Your Tummy Tuck Options
You have several options for your tummy tuck: A full tummy, a mini-tummy tuck, and lipo-abdominoplasty.
A full tummy tuck involves removal of excess lower skin, tightening of the muscles, and repositioning of the belly button.
A mini-abdominoplasty simply involves removal of excess skin in the lower abdomen.
Lipo-abdominoplasty involves a combination of liposuction of the trunk, combined with a tummy tuck, and is a procedure that results in improved waist definition, as well as contouring of the upper abdomen.
Whether a full tummy tuck, a mini-abdominoplasty, or lipo-abdominoplasty, the results will be a flat stomach with no rolls or bulges. Now that you’ve dropped the weight, a tummy tuck procedure at our conveniently located Alpharetta plastic surgery center will give you the figure of your dreams.
What to Expect During and After Surgery
Our tummy tuck procedures are performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. In some cases, you might be given an analgesic and be moderately sedated. During the procedure, you might be given an antibiotic to prevent infection. The procedure typically takes about one and one-half to three hours.
After a tummy tuck, your abdominal incision and your belly button will likely be covered with surgical dressing. A drain is often placed to promote healing without fluid in the area.
You’ll likely feel moderate pain, which will be controlled by pain medication. It’s normal to have swelling in the surgical area for about six weeks. In some cases, swelling might take up to three months to resolve.
You’ll be required to wear a supportive abdominal garment (abdominal binder) for about three to four weeks after your tummy tuck. This will help prevent fluid buildup and provide abdominal support while you heal.
For the first six weeks after a tummy tuck, you’ll need to somewhat limit activity, such as vigorous exercise and heavy lifting.
Scheduling a Tummy Tuck Consultation in Atlanta or Alpharetta
To determine which tummy tuck procedure is best for you, schedule a complimentary and confidential tummy tuck consultation in our Atlanta or Alpharetta office by calling 770.475.3146 or completing and submitting the consultation request form.