A surgical procedure, called The Atlanta Tummy Tuck, removes fat and excess skin from the abdominal region. Dr. Crispin at Crispin Plastic Surgery 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 re-positioned and the abdominal muscles are tightened up, that results in fat and excess skin removed 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.

Recovery Process for the Atlanta Tummy Tuck Procedure

The time of recovery from the Atlanta Tummy Tuck procedure is variable, depending on the kind of tummy tuck procedure that you have undergone and individualized healing times. Following all surgical procedures, you will go through swelling, bruising, redness and discomfort at points where have you gone through surgery. These symptoms are all a part of your body’s healing system. You can experience all these for up to four weeks. Dr. Crispin prescribes medications and also gives you thorough instructions to follow after your surgery. Compression garments should be worn during the recovery process as well. During the first week of recovery, you will be restricted in your activities and will continue to feel sore and stiff for up to two weeks. You might be able to go back to work in one to two weeks after surgery. You should know that recovery times for the Full Tummy Tuck are longer than for the Mini Tuck because it is a more aggressive surgery. If you have any further questions about recovery times or the recovery process, you can consult Dr. Crispin without any hesitation.

How long will it take to see the final results from the Atlanta Tummy Tuck surgery?

Results from the Tummy Tuck procedure are not prompt and might take several months to appear, but they tend to be worth the wait. However, your surgical results depend on various factors, of which the most important is following Dr. Crispin’s post-surgical instructions completely till the end of the treatment. Another aspect that can affect the surgical outcome is smoking. Non-smokers tend to have shorter healing times and produce the least amount of scarring at the point of surgery, which is the opposite for smokers. Sewing techniques that are used by Dr. Crispin also help cause minimal scarring and great surgical outcomes.

A Tummy Tuck procedure can have a never-ending satisfying experience. It will help boost your self-esteem throughout your lifetime. The outcomes are everlasting, but you must realize that if there is a drastic weight gain or more pregnancies after this procedure, then the results will not be permanent. You should make sure that you choose the right time to have this surgery so that you can keep these amazing results for a long time in your life. If you have any questions or concerns about insurance or the finances of this procedure, please feel free to ask our staff about the different financing options offered at Crispin Plastic Surgery.