Your abdominal area undergoes several unwanted changes after giving birth, losing weight, prior to surgeries and aging, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For many people, dieting and exercising are great cures to this problem. However, other people may find that they still have stubborn fat areas and loose abdominal skin folds no matter how hard they try to remedy this situation. Another way a person can be a victim of unwanted abdominal fat areas is through heredity, which is the passing of traits from parents to their offspring.

You might wonder why diet and exercise do not work for some individuals. At the time of pregnancy and weight gain, the skin tends to become stretched and might not have enough of the flexible components in the skin to snap back when the weight is lost, which is what Dr. Crispin, at Crispin Plastic Surgery, has discovered for some of his patients. The same way, during the aging process, the loss of flexibility of the skin and loss of fat might create loose abdominal skin folds.

Diastasis – Another Cause of Protruding Abdomen

Crispin Plastic Surgery has found that during pregnancy, one goes through severe weight gain and in order to curb this weight gain, people often engage in vigorous exercising. These strenuous exercises can cause Diastasis to develop in your body. Diastasis is where a set of abdominal muscles, called the Rectus Abdominis, separate and cause a loss in muscle tone. The Rectus Abdominis muscles are positioned centrally in the abdominal region, running vertically from the start of the breastbone to the hipbone. They are close to the surface of the skin and are more commonly known as the ‘Six Pack’ muscles. These muscles are separated by connective tissue and, when stretched, these muscles become very thin. Subsequently, this might cause them to become fuller and bulge out between the Rectus Abdominis muscles when they are separated.

What is Atlanta Tummy Tuck

A surgical procedure, called The Atlanta Tummy Tuck, removes fat and excess skin from the abdominal region. Dr. Crispin offers each individual patient his or her variations of the Atlanta Tummy Tuck. Those individuals who only require fat and excess skin removal below the bikini line, but still have tight upper abdominal muscles, can consider The Mini Tuck procedure. This is the least aggressive kind of tummy tuck procedure, with an incision made right above the pubic area, which removes fat and excess skin without moving the navel. Naturally, this is recommended for women who have previously gone through only one pregnancy and for individuals who have had rigid fat areas in the lower abdomen because of their genetic makeup or other reasons.

One more variant of the Atlanta Tummy Tuck includes the Full Tummy Tuck; where an opening is made above the pubic area, as well as a second cut around the belly button area. In this kind of procedure, the belly button is repositioned and the abdominal muscles are tightened up, that results in the removal of fat and skin in the upper and lower abdomen. This is generally for women who have had multiple pregnancies, those individuals who have engaged in vigorous activities and people who have experienced extensive weight loss.

If what you require is a more dramatic effect of a flatter stomach and a thinner waistline, the best choice for you might be the Full Tummy Tuck. At Crispin Plastic surgery, the Atlanta Tummy Tuck can also be joined with the Atlanta liposuction, along with breast lifts. An Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), typically takes around one to two hours to implement. The size of the abdomen is a major determinant in defining the amount of operating time the procedure will take. If this seems like the process that you would like to explore further, please make an appointment and have a consultation with Dr. Crispin and he will help you in making the right choice for your individual needs.