Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty
Many women concerned about the appearance of their midsection are good candidates for tummy tuck surgery, a body contouring procedure that can help to flatten and reshape the abdomen and waistline. If you have always wanted a flatter stomach and defined waist, undergoing tummy tuck surgery may be the best way to achieve your ideal figure.
Dr. McCluskey has extensive experience performing tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, in Atlanta. Women who are done having children and those who have loose skin and excess fat around the midsection can transform their figure with this body contouring procedure.
Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Getting a tummy tuck in Atlanta offers numerous benefits to patients that have been unable to change the appearance of their midsection with diet and exercise. If you have a protruding stomach, excess skin around the abdomen after weight loss or pregnancy, or stretched abdominal muscles, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Some of the key benefits of this procedure include:
- Tightens abdominal muscles and restores abdominal wall
- Removes loose and sagging skin
- Can be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat
- Can remove stretch marks
- Creates a flatter and toned midsection
- Scars are easy to hide
- Can completely transform the stomach and waist area
In some cases, liposuction can be performed either before or in conjunction with tummy tuck surgery. We may perform liposuction to remove excess fat around the waist and flanks to create the optimal contours.
Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures
Dr. McCluskey may recommend a traditional abdominoplasty (full tummy tuck) or a mini tummy tuck depending on how much tissue needs to be removed or manipulated. Special techniques are used to perform the male tummy tuck procedure.
Partial Abdominoplasty (Mini Tummy Tuck)
If the problem area is below the naval, you may only need to undergo a mini tummy tuck. This procedure is less invasive than the full tummy tuck procedure and involves making a shorter incision across the hip bone. The procedure can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia.
Full Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The full tummy tuck is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves tightening the muscles along the abdominal wall, removing excess skin, and reshaping the entire midsection. Dr. McCluskey will work on both the upper and lower abdominal area to create a flat and toned look. A long incision from each hip bone is necessary to access the area.
Male Tummy Tuck
Some men who have lost a lot of weight over their lifetime may have excess skin and some stubborn fat around the midsection. In some cases, a mini tummy tuck may be necessary to target the area below the naval.
Want to learn more about tummy tuck surgery? Schedule your consultation with Dr. McCluskey today!