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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.

Performed at our Atlanta, Cumming, GA locations.

Tummy Tuck at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.Abdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. The procedure also tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall to give the stomach a tighter, flatter, and thinner overall look.

The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are men and women who are in relatively good shape, but have a stubborn, large fat deposit in the abdominal wall that requires tightening. We also recommend tummy tuck surgery for women who have loose abdominal skin from the effects of pregnancy. However, we do not recommend tummy tuck surgery for post-maternity women, who wish to become pregnant again.

To perform an abdominoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic area (so it is easily hidden from view in underwear or a bathing suit). The surgeon then separates the skin from the abdominal wall up to the ribs and tightens the muscles of the abdomen. The lifted skin is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed to create a flatter, tighter abdominal look. Because the skin and naval are pulled downward into a new position, a new opening is also cut for the navel during the tummy tuck procedure.

In some cases, a full tummy tuck is unnecessary for a patient that has a smaller amount of fat in the abdominal area. For these patients, the surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery will recommend a mini abdominoplasty, or a mini tummy tuck. The surgeon uses a much smaller bikini incision in this procedure and tightens the muscles without moving the naval. For a mini tummy tuck, liposuction of the abdomen and small skin removal complete the procedure.

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck can be scheduled at our offices in AtlantaCumming / Forsyth, and Northside / Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tummy Tucks

  • A tummy tuck is frequently performed with a breast lift or reduction and, in some cases, liposuction as one component of a mommy makeover. This combination of several cosmetic body contouring procedures is designed to restore a woman’s body after the effects of a pregnancy. A tummy tuck can also be performed with other procedures such as breast lifts, arm lifts, and thigh lifts that lift and tighten excess and sagging skin after significant weight loss.

The following doctors perform Abdominoplasty at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. Click on a doctor to learn more about their practice and to view Before & After Tummy Tuck surgery photographs.

L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D.
James D. Namnoum, M.D.
Joseph Kerwin Williams, M.D.
Allyson B. Maske, M.D.
Michael Mirzabeigi, M.D.