A tummy nip and tuck.
So, you’re doing 1,000 crunches a day, but that tummy fat just won’t go away. Sometimes it takes a skilled Atlanta tummy tuck surgeon to take over when the crunches fail. We’ll get you in shape – and once we do, you’ll have even more incentive to get back to the gym.
Many of us measure our health and vitality through the lens of our physical appearance. One such measure is the stomach. We know that events such as pregnancy or significant weight change can cause the skin and underlying muscles of the stomach to stretch, preventing them from returning to their original shape. Exercise and diet help some of us; but for others, a flatter tummy may only be achieved through surgery.
Tummy Tuck Candidates
The best Atlanta tummy tuck candidates meet at least one of the following criteria:
- The patient is generally healthy and in good shape but bothered by fat deposits or loose skin around the abdomen that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
- The patient has had multiple pregnancies that have stretched the skin and muscles beyond the point that they can return to normal.
- Aging and weight fluctuations have caused the skin around the patient’s abdomen to lose significant tone and elasticity.
About the Procedure
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is performed under a general anesthesia and treats three specific areas of concern for our Atlanta patients: loose skin, excess fat, and weakened muscles. This provides a deep, comprehensive, long-lasting change that improves both the strength and appearance of the abdomen. An incision will be made along the lower portion of the abdomen, as well as one around the navel. Unwanted fat deposits are then carefully removed, and the muscles may be surgically tightened with internal sutures.
Aftercare & Recovery
After a tummy tuck, the abdominal incision and belly button will likely be covered with a surgical dressing, and a drain is often placed to promote healing without fluid in the area. There will be moderate pain which can be controlled with medication. Swelling in the surgical area normally lingers up to six weeks; however, in some cases, it might take up to three months to resolve. To prevent fluid buildup and provide abdominal support during healing, our Atlanta tummy tuck patients wear supportive abdominal garments. Vigorous excise and heavy lifting should be avoided for the first six weeks.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary. A consultation with Drs. Farzad R. Nahai or Foad Nahai, two of Atlanta’s top tummy tuck surgeons, will help you understand the benefits and risks.
Atlanta Tummy Tuck Resources
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Tummy Tuck
- WebMD: Tummy Tuck
- American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: Tummy Tuck Guide
- Mayo Clinic: Tummy Tuck
Request your consultation with one of our Plastic Surgeons in Sandy Springs or Hiram to learn more.