Tummy Tuck in Atlanta, GA
Tummy tuck surgery is quickly becoming a popular solution for men and women who want a slimmer and tighter midsection by eliminating excess belly fat. Mang Plastic Surgery, located in Duluth, GA, and led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang, provides tummy tuck surgery and other body sculpting treatment for residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta, and neighboring communities. To learn whether a tummy tuck may be right for you, please contact our office today!
What is a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure known medically as abdominoplasty or panniculectomy. This procedure is performed to trim away excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles, creating a slimmer waistline, and resulting in a firm, tight abdominal area and midsection.
What Conditions are Treated by Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Tummy tuck surgery provides optimal results for patients who want to tighten weakened abdominal muscles and trim away excess sagging skin around the belly and waistline, rejuvenating the mid-section and producing a more youthful and defined body contour.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
The tummy tuck is ideally suited for those patients with abdominal wall muscles that have become loose and lax as a result of significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Those with better skin elasticity and less accumulation of fatty tissue may be treated using a less-invasive procedure such as the mini-tummy tuck, or liposuction.
What is a Mini-Tummy Tuck?
For patients who have a less severe accumulation of fat and sagging skin in the upper and middle region of the abdomen, a mini-tummy tuck may be performed. This procedure is medically known as a mini-abdominoplasty or mini-panniculectomy, and treats only the lower abdominal region, tightening the wall muscles and eliminating bulges and sagging skin in the lower belly.
Can A Tummy Tuck Procedure Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Yes, you can combine more than one procedure into a single treatment session, and many patients choose to do this. One popular combination of treatments is the mommy makeover (LINK), which combines tummy tuck surgery with breast enhancement (LINK) or liposuction (LINK) to tone and contour the entire torso. We highly recommend undergoing several procedures during a single treatment session to reduce cost, as well as to combine the recovery period of several procedures at once, while also reducing your exposure to anesthesia.
What Can I Expect After A Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Plan to take at least a week off work and other commitments, as it is likely that your abdomen and midsection may feel sore and swollen for a few days.
Any discomfort, swelling, or bruising that you may feel following treatment can be alleviated with prescription medication. Dr. Mang also advises patients to apply arnica throughout the healing process.
Depending on the extent of your procedure, it may take several weeks or even months to fully heal from the surgery, and you should resume normal physical activities slowly and gradually over this period; however, we recommend that you remain active during the recovery period as walking and mild exercise will help to speed up your recovery.
If you are a resident of Atlanta, Alpharetta or nearby communities who are curious about tummy tuck surgery and how it can improve your appearance, Contact Mang Plastic Surgery in Duluth, GA, today to schedule an appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brandon Mang.