ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK SURGERY)
Have you grown weary of spending countless hours at the gym performing seemingly endless repetitions of crunches and sit-ups, only to find that your abdominal region still doesn’t have the lean, flat, sculpted look you desire? Unfortunately, stubborn pockets of abdominal fat, which often take on the form of an abdominal ‘pooch,’ tummy bulges, or the dreaded ‘muffin top,’ are resistant to the traditional measures of a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Similarly, patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with drooping, sagging abdominal skin will not be able to eliminate this unsightly skin with a healthy lifestyle alone. The good news is that tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) has been specifically designed to reduce the appearance of abdominal fat deposits, while simultaneously lifting and tightening loose abdominal skin, which is why so many patients continue to select abdominoplasty surgery as an effective way to achieve a toned, taut stomach.
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Optimal abdominoplasty results can only be achieved when this procedure is performed by a talented plastic surgeon with significant experience performing body contouring surgeries, such as Wright A. Jones, M.D., founder of Muse Plastic Surgery, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Jones is a gifted plastic surgeon who employs a unique combination of artistry and clinical excellence to produce results that not only meet, but vastly exceed patient expectations. Patients who elect to have their tummy tuck surgery performed by Dr. Jones can rest easy knowing that they are in the capable hands of a competent surgeon who will work tirelessly to ensure that their abdominoplasty goals are safely fulfilled.
Muse Plastic Surgery is most known for the Couture Tuck, which is a customized tummy tuck. The Couture Tuck aims to provide 4 key characteristics:
- A sleek abdomen
- A natural-appearing belly button that compliments the overall body shape
- A curvy waist
- The absence of any drains
Additionally, abdominal etching may also be added to give the abdomen a more toned and athletic appearance.
During a tummy tuck, surplus fat is surgically removed from the middle and lower abdominal region; loose abdominal skin is excised; and the abdominal muscles are tightened and lifted. These steps serve to flatten the abdomen and to create lean, chiseled contours throughout the abdominal area.
An abdominoplasty procedure can be an excellent solution for patients seeking to:
- Reduce the appearance of persistent fat deposits in the stomach area
- Eliminate excess hanging or loose abdominal skin
- Firm, tone and tighten a sagging or flabby abdominal region
- Correct the appearance of a distended (protruding) abdomen
- Define and contour the waistline
- Sculpt and tone weak, abdominal musculature
- Address the frustrating problem of skin laxity (looseness), resulting from age, pregnancy, childbirth, genetics, significant weight loss/weight gain, stress, or hormonal imbalances
ABDOMINOPLASTY PROCEDURAL DETAILS
At your initial consultation, Dr. Jones will assess your physical health and surgical goals before designing a customized treatment plan to facilitate a successful outcome for your tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Jones will perform either a Full Tummy Tuck or a Mini Tummy Tuck, depending upon the extensiveness of the surgery, and the amount of abdominal fat and/or excess skin that needs to be removed. Your abdominoplasty will be performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia or twilight (IV) sedation. During your abdominoplasty, Dr. Jones will repair and strengthen any weakened abdominal muscles through a horizontal incision made between the pubic hairline and the navel. He will also use this incision to excise surplus tissue, fat and skin and (if necessary), will reposition your belly button to a more aesthetically pleasing location through a second incision around the circumference of the navel.
Your tummy tuck results will be noticeable immediately after your surgery, and will continue to improve over the course of the next 2-3 months, as any residual swelling subsides. While every patient recovers at a different rate, you will be advised to refrain from vigorous physical activity for at least six weeks, and may find it necessary to take up to a month off of work to ensure adequate healing and a successful recovery.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones focuses not on changing the core aesthetic components of his patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Dr. Jones stays up-to-date with the latest developments and technological advances in the field of cosmetic body contouring procedures, and utilizes these cutting edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible procedures for his patients.
Dr. Jones believes in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your tummy tuck options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you would like additional information about having your abdominoplasty performed at Muse Plastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones.