Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty which is commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck” procedure is essentially a plastic surgery which is performed on the abdomen to make it slimmer and firmer. The procedure is undertaken by an experienced plastic or cosmetic surgeon who removes the extra fat and skin accumulated in the lower and middle abdomen. This helps to make the muscles and fascia in these areas tighter. A tummy tuck surgery is usually done for those who have sagging or loose tissues post pregnancy or excessive weight loss.
If sit-ups or abs exercises are not giving you the desired result and your diet changes are also not helping you achieve that toned or flat stomach, it may be a good option to consider a tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty.
Dr. Wright Jones, based in Atlanta is an experienced plastic surgeon who has been working in the field of cosmetic surgery for a long time. He can guide you with all kinds of options that are available in the tummy tuck procedures today and also help in selecting the most suitable one for you. The two main kinds of tummy tuck surgeries typically undertaken are:
1. Complete Abdominoplasty
In complete Abdominoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon makes an incision from one end of the hip to another, just a little higher than the pubic area. He then makes one more incision so that the naval becomes free from the immediate skin surrounding it. The skin is separated from the wall of the abdomen to show the fascia and muscles which need to be tightened. Sutures are used to tighten the fascia wall. The transition segments of the abdominal structure are usually refined using liposuction. In the end, the plastic surgeon does a dressing and may apply a compression cloth. Additional liquid is drained from the surgery site.
2. Partial Abdominoplasty
In partial Abdominoplasty, the plastic surgeon makes a smaller incision and the fat and skin in the lower abdomen are also removed in a restricted manner from the fascia wall. It involves the stretching and removal of excess skin. At times, a part of the muscle fascia in the abdomen wall may be tightened. The skin flap is connected back to the abdomen using stitches.
Get your tummy tuck from an experienced plastic surgeon in Atlanta
An experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon is very important for a smooth tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty. Contact Dr. Wright Jones in Atlanta if you’re looking to get a tummy tuck procedure. He offers services in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta and GA.
Whether you undergo a complete or partial Abdominoplasty, the surgery site or area is always dressed up with stitches and then bandaged. During the recovery time, it is crucial to follow your plastic surgeon’s advice on how to take care of the bandage in the post surgery days. Get in touch with Dr. Jones to fix an appointment and start the process of getting a toned abdominal area.
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