Tummy Tuck in Atlanta, GA
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- Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
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- What Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure used to improve the abdominal contour by removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tightening the abdominal muscles. Both Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi -- two of Atlanta's best plastic surgeons -- have many years of experience performing this surgery.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Good candidates for abdominoplasty include those who have experienced significant weight loss or women who have stretched muscles resulting from pregnancy and weight fluctuations. Anyone who has stretched stomach muscles and cannot achieve the look they desire through diet and exercise is a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
Tummy tucks are frequently performed as part of a mommy makeover post-pregnancy. A mommy makeover typically includes a combination of breast procedures and liposuction.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
I went to Panacea in May for a tummy tuck and when I say Dr. A is the absolute best, it would be an understatement. My results are way more than I could expect. His bedside manner is phenomenal and no matter what the question or concern was Dr A. answered with such love and compassion. I’m so happy to have met the entire Panacea family from Kristin to Siri to Dr. A and Dr. Singh. I will be returning for part two of my journey and I can’t wait to see my results.
Dr. Singh and her team of professionals were amazing throughout the entire process. They communicate very well and so far I’m very happy with the results. Edit update: a post op photo update 11 weeks post op from plus-size tummy tuck and lipo ✨ feeling and looking amazing
I had loose skin after losing weight - love my results - Dr. A is simply amazing! I will send my praises to him for the rest of my life. I had a plus size tummy tuck. After losing a significant amount of weight, I had loose skin which I hated so much! From the first conversation, I felt Dr. A's passion for the work he does. My surgery was May 2022 - it took me a while to bounce back but it was due to the amount of muscle repair that I needed. I love my results and will be returning for a breast lift. Love you Dr. A.
Great tummy tuck & flank lipo - results better than I expected - I am now a year post op from a tummy tuck and flank lipo. I have to say that Dr. Singh is an artist! When looking for a surgeon I knew I would have to travel (high bmi and I wanted a surgeon who is a woman-due to past medical trauma). Dr. Singh was caring compassionate and made sure I had realistic expectations. She was available day and night to make sure I was ok.I did have have some delayed healing after I traveled home, but that resolved fairly quickly. Overall I am so glad I had the procedure done. My results are even better than I expected and I would trust Dr. Singh and her team again in a heartbeat!
She did a fantastic job on my tummy tuck - Dr. Singh is everything that all the reviews indicates! Her beside manner is awesome! She did a fantastic job on my tummy tuck. She might be the best kept secret in Atlanta! Could have asked for a better surgeon! ;-)
Types of Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasties)
Standard Tummy Tuck
A standard tummy tuck is completed via a single horizontal incision across the lower abdomen from hip to hip bone. It is placed in an area hidden beneath most underwear and bathing suits.
This procedure can significantly benefit men and women with significant sagging, loose skin, associated stretch marks, and laxity in the abdominal wall muscles. Abdominoplasties can also be combined with liposuction to achieve a better shape and contour of the abdomen. The abdominal muscles are tightened through the same incision. Monsplasty is another common procedure, often combined with a tummy tuck, for those wishing to remove excess skin or fat around the mons pubis, sometimes colloquially referred to as a fupa.
Plus-Size Tummy Tuck
A plus-size tummy tuck is an abdominoplasty performed on patients who fall into the overweight or obese BMI categories, and it can be life-changing. Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi consider their patients’ surgical goals, health, and anatomy and tailor the procedure to the individual rather than using any specific BMI number as a limit.
Extended Tummy Tuck
A standard tummy tuck only addresses the front of the abdomen in the stomach area, with an incision that runs from hipbone to hipbone. Extended tummy tucks, as the name implies, extend farther around the sides. This helps to address excess skin in the flank area, leading to a more contoured waistline.
A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is another version of an extended abdominoplasty most commonly performed on individuals who have experienced massive weight loss, often due to gastric bypass surgery. A vertical incision is made at the abdominal midline that extends from the horizontal incision as far up as the lower area of the breast bone.
Each of these tummy tucks tightens the abdominal muscles by bringing them back together at the midline (in the center).
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini-tummy tuck with a shorter, more limited scar may be sufficient to treat a smaller, central tummy bulge below the navel.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. While you may choose to spend the night at the hospital, most patients find they prefer to recover in the comfort of their own home.
After the surgery, compression garments are recommended to help with healing and to reduce swelling. Small drainage tubes may be present. You may resume light activity the day after the surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting should be limited for 4-6 weeks. Your doctor will discuss pain management with you during your consultation.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
A tummy tuck generally costs about $11,000, including all pre- and post-surgical care, hospital fees, and follow-up appointments. However, as with any plastic surgery procedure, abdominoplasty pricing is very much dependent on patients' individual needs and goals. Therefore, a consultation with our doctors is the only way to know the procedure's cost. Many financing options for plastic surgery procedures are available, including those from CareCredit, Alphaeon, and United Medical Credit.