Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) with Dr. Michael N. Mirzabeigi at Atlanta Plastic Surgery
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, has been one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the United States for many years. This is likely because the issues that abdominoplasty addresses—excess tissue and weakened muscles in the abdominal area—are quite common. This condition can result from pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or a natural genetic predisposition. Every patient requires a unique approach, so there are several tummy tuck methods that address the wide range of concerns people may have. A full abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess tissue in the abdominal area and the tightening of abdominal muscles. I may approach this surgery in various ways, depending on the patient’s needs and preferences. During your consultation, we may determine that a mini tummy tuck, or perhaps even another option entirely, is the most effective way to achieve your aesthetic goal.
If you are interested in abdominoplasty or any of the procedures I perform, please contact me, Dr. Michael Mirzabeigi, to schedule a consultation with me at our Atlanta, Cumming, or Canton location.
Frequently Asked Questions About Abdominoplasty
Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
If you have any amount of sagging skin and/or loose muscles in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck may be the right cosmetic surgery for you. As with any plastic surgery procedure, optimal results are most likely in nonsmoking patients who are generally in good health and at or near their target weight at the time of their procedure. It is also important to have realistic, healthy expectations, as well as the time and resources necessary for a full recovery.
Is liposuction part of an abdominoplasty?
Frequently, yes. Abdominal liposuction focuses on removing fat from specific areas of the mid-section, whereas abdominoplasty is about removing excess tissue and tightening loose skin & weakened abdominal muscles. During an abdominoplasty, a small amount of fat may be removed, but this is not the procedure’s main goal. Extra fat in the belly area is quite common, so many people choose to have liposuction on the abdomen. After liposuction, people often find themselves with loose, sagging skin in the treated area (especially if a large amount of fat has been removed or significant weight fluctuations have occurred, and their skin lacks elasticity). In this case, adding liposuction is often the best option. Although either liposuction or a tummy tuck alone may be sufficient for some people, I commonly combine abdominoplasty with liposuction to get optimal results for my patients.