Tummy Tuck

Exercise and careful dietary habits often aren’t enough to achieve a stomach that displays your best efforts. But a tummy tuck plastic surgery tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess fat and skin from the stomach. And the confidence you gain from your new appearance can inspire you to maintain a fit physique, and commit or re-commit yourself to pursuing good overall health.

Tummy tuck (also called abdominoplasty) can be the ideal cosmetic surgery procedure for anyone desiring a fit appearance, especially post-pregnancy moms, men with a tendency for a spare tire, and aging or post weight-loss men and women.

Patients in Valdosta, Georgia choose abdominoplasty cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons, including:

  • Excess abdominal skin following weight loss
  • Weight gain (beer belly or spare tire) from a sedentary lifestyle
  • Abdominal fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
  • Stretched stomach muscles from pregnancy
  • Desire for a thinner profile
  • Desire to look younger and fitter
  • Desire to fit into clothes better

Valdosta, Georgia plastic surgeon Bridgett Moore, MD, will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of tummy tuck cosmetic surgery. There are a number of options to consider, including whether or not another body procedure, such as liposuction, should be performed at the same time. Your thoughts and feelings are of the utmost importance to Dr. Moore. She offers you caring, competent guidance in achieving your goals though a surgical plan that is just right for you.

Procedure

  • Removes loose, sagging abdominal wall skin resistant to tightening through exercise.
  • Outpatient surgical procedure utilizing general anesthesia.
  • Incisions are made in the abdominal area in order to remove excess skin.

Who Is A Candidate?

  • Women or men who are unable to tighten abdominal skin through exercise.
  • Individuals with abnormal relaxation of the anterior abdominal wall.

Intended Results

  • A more flattened abdominal/midsection area.
  • More pleasing body contour.

Recuperation

  • Patients return home wearing a compression garment or abdominal binder; this garment is worn for four to six weeks to help reduce swelling and hold the skin in place while the incisions heal.
  • Discomfort is generally controlled with oral medication and a pain pump that releases local anesthesia, greatly reducing discomfort.
  • Bruising and swelling lessens significantly after two – three months.
  • Patients are normally able to return to work after two – four weeks