A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is an Atlanta body contouring procedure in which excess fat and skin is removed from your abdominal area. In addition, a tummy tuck can be used to tighten abdominal muscles that have been weakened or separated, restoring a firmer, smoother and more appealing midsection. An Atlanta tummy tuck is often used following significant weight loss or pregnancy, but can also be effective for people with otherwise normal proportions who have loose skin and stubborn fat around the abdominal area. During your initial consultation with board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin, your abdominal area will be examined and it will be determined if a tummy tuck is the best procedure for you.
Tummy Tuck Options
Dr. Crispin customizes each Atlanta tummy tuck procedure to meet your unique needs. With all tummy tucks, Dr. Crispin uses only necessary incisions to help reduce scarring while still providing stunningly beautiful results. To further reduce scarring, Dr. Crispin will consider options including a mini-tummy tuck in which only the bottom half of your abdomen is addressed, or an umbilical float tummy tuck in which no incision is made around your belly button. For all Marietta abdominoplasty procedures, incisions will need to be made, through which Dr. Crispin can repair weakened abdominal muscles, remove fat with liposuction, and remove excess skin. Remaining skin is then lifted and draped over your newly tightened muscles to provide a much smoother and firmer appearance. This is a complex surgical procedure, but Dr. Crispin applies his almost 20 years of experience to ensure you are provided with the safest, most effective tummy tuck possible.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Your recovery from your Marietta abdominoplasty procedure will depend on the technique used. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are all part of the healing process and may last for up to four weeks. While you should be able to return to work after one to two weeks, many patients do not feel completely back to normal for up to two months. During this time, it is important that you follow all of Dr. Crispin’s postsurgical advice, wear your compression garments, and take any medications you may have been prescribed. These steps will help ensure your comfort and improve the aesthetic results of your procedure. The final results of your tummy tuck can take several months to be apparent. Be patient, this is an involved Marietta cosmetic surgery procedure, but it can offer remarkable results. A tummy tuck can provide you with the defined body contours you have always wanted. During your initial consultation with Dr. Crispin, additional information about what you can expect before, during and after your procedure will be offered and all of your questions about abdominoplasty will be addressed. If you are considering an Atlanta tummy tuck and are in the Atlanta or Marietta areas of Georgia, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin.