Who is an ideal candidate for abdominoplasty?
Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, have excess skin and fat sagging around their abdominal area. In addition, candidates should be in generally good health, nonsmokers, and have realistic expectations about what this procedure can offer. The best way to determine your candidacy for an Atlanta tummy tuck procedure is through a one-on-one consultation with experienced Atlanta cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin.
What are my options for abdominoplasty?
Dr. Crispin offers our patients several options for abdominoplasty. Depending on the extent of sagging skin and where it is located, Dr. Crispin may suggest a full tummy tuck, a mini-tummy tuck, or another technique. Like our Atlanta liposuction and other Atlanta body contouring procedures, each tummy tuck is tailored to meet the individual desires of our patients and every care is taken to eliminate unnecessary incisions and reduce visible scarring.
Is abdominoplasty safe?
Abdominoplasty is considered a generally safe procedure, but it is not without risk. All surgeries come with risks such as excessive bleeding, infection, and poor reactions to anesthesia. Some of the risks specific to abdominoplasty include:
- Fluid accumulation
- Improper healing of skin
Dr. Crispin is an experienced surgeon board certified in plastic and general surgery. Your tummy tuck will be performed in an accredited surgical center where your safety is the top priority. Dr. Crispin prioritizes your safety and minimizes the risk of complications as much as possible.
How long will it take for my results to be apparent?
Results from your abdominoplasty may be apparent after one to two weeks. However, in many cases it takes up to four months for results to be completely visible. During this time, you may experience some swelling and bruising around the surgical area. This is completely normal and should subside naturally.
Are my abdominoplasty results permanent?
The results from your Marietta cosmetic surgery are permanent, particularly if your are willing to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make decisions that are good for your body. Eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly will help extend your results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Crispin can discuss other methods you can use to help maintain a rejuvenated, youthful appearance for years to come.
If you live in Atlanta, Marietta, or the surrounding areas of Georgia and have questions about abdominoplasty, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin. Dr. Crispin will answer all of your Atlanta abdominoplasty questions during your consultation.