Tummy Tuck Atlanta
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. Plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Jeffords offers abdominoplasty for patients in Atlanta.
What You Should Know Before Getting a Tummy Tuck
The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. But bear in mind, it does produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.
Smoking habits, age and obesity are some of the factors the physician considers when evaluating a candidate for this procedure.
Abdominoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss what you truly are hoping to achieve with our surgeons and our staff.
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Tummy Tuck Candidates
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone the surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy. If you have scarring from previous abdominal surgery, your doctor may recommend against tummy tucks or may caution you that scars could be unusually prominent.
The Mini-Tummy Tuck
If, your fat deposits are limited to the area below the navel, you may require a less complex procedure called a partial abdominoplasty, also known as a mini-tummy tuck, which can often be performed on an outpatient basis. You may, on the other hand, benefit more from partial or complete tummy tuck done in conjunction with another procedure for a better body contour. Or maybe liposuction alone would create the best result.
Tummy tuck surgery or also known as Abdominoplasty has risks and complications that could occur due to the complexity of the operation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your stomach, contact our office in atlanta today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffords. He can let you know if the tummy tuck procedure is the best option for attaining your ideal results.