High BMI Tummy Tuck in Atlanta, GA

Many patients tell us they have been disqualified from plastic surgery because of a higher BMI. As a body-positive plastic surgery practice, we work with our patients individually and do not view them as simply numbers on a scale. Therefore, Drs. Abboushi and Singh do not use an arbitrary weight or BMI limit to determine whether or not their patients can receive surgical services.

After undergoing plus-size plastic surgery, we have been fortunate to witness life-changing results in our higher-BMI patient community. And we're here to tell you that overweight, healthy individuals can be eligible for plus-size tummy tucks, large-volume liposuction, lipo 360, and various other procedures.

At Panacea, we welcome and respect all and are here to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals regardless of the number they see on the scale. Because at our practice, we truly believe that "Every BODY deserves respect™."

The primary qualifications for plus-size plastic surgery, including tummy tucks and liposuction, include:

  • Medical clearance from your primary care provider that states you are healthy enough to undergo surgery
  • Excellent physical and emotional health
  • Non-smoker
  • Able to maintain a stable body weight
  • Understanding of the procedure and recovery
  • You are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant

Dr Abboushi is an awesome doctor. I had a tummytuck with lippo on the flanks. I can not be anymore happy with my results. Dr. Abboushi has the best bedside manners. He listens to you and answers any questions you may have. He is also easy to reach after hours. His staff is just as wonderful. I would highly reccomend him to anyone.

K.S. Google

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.W. Google

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!

R. RealSelf

This office is filled with all my favorite people! I became familiar with Panacea after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr Abboushi was present during my double mastectomy and implanted my tissue expanders. Since then, I have had my expanders switched for implants and then another surgery for a fat transfer to take the results even further! The amount of care, love, and attention I have received for the entire staff is amazing x10! I have also had hydrafacials with Heather, and she is just wonderful and skilled at what she does. I had coolsculpting elite done to my love handles today and am excited to see the results in 6 months. I definitely am blessed to have this team on my side the past 2 years and hopefully years to come!

A.P. Yelp

Great office! Great staff!

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Plus-Size Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty)

Plus-size tummy tucks are one of our most requested surgeries and a specialty of our doctors. Types of high BMI abdominoplasties include:

  • Standard plus-size tummy tucks
  • High BMI Circumferential Abdominoplasties
  • Plus-size Extended / Fleur-de-Lis tummy tucks
  • Limited vertical incision abdominoplasties

High-BMI Liposuction

High-BMI liposuction, also known as high-volume lipo or plus-size liposuction, is a plastic surgery procedure performed on plus-sized patients requiring a greater-than-average amount of fat removal to contour their bodies effectively. In this case, plus-size is defined by BMI and references women and men who are in the overweight or obese BMI categories.

Large-volume lipo generally means the removal of five or more liters of fat, but the total amount removed always varies based on an individual's needs and goals. Some may also refer to this as an extreme liposuction. However, our doctors only perform safe liposuction and always consider their patient's health and well-being the most important aspect of any procedure. Therefore, we do not advertise high-BMI lipo as extreme, even in high-volume cases.

High-BMI Lipo 360 / Circumferential Liposuction / Hourglass Liposuction

Plus-Size Lipo 360 is a liposuction procedure that removes fat to create a more hourglass contour around the waist for patients in the overweight or obese BMI categories. Since this area encircles the entire midsection 360 degrees, it was nicknamed lipo 360. For those who require more than 4L of fat removed, it is considered large- or high-volume liposuction.

While it may sound like a special surgical technique, at its core, it's simply liposuction surgery meant to address multiple areas at once, including the stomach, flanks, and back.

High BMI Fleur-de-Lis Tummy Tucks / Extended Abdominoplasty

A standard tummy tuck only addresses the front of the abdomen in the stomach area, with an incision that runs from hipbone to hipbone. Plus-size fleur-de-lis tummy tucks (also called 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 vertically extended abdominoplasty may be indicated depending on the patient's needs. This requires a midline, vertical incision that starts from the main horizontal incision and can run as high up as the bottom of the breastbone. These types of tummy tucks are most common after a patient has lost an exceptional amount of weight, often resulting from weight loss surgery.

Talk to Our Doctors About Plus-Size Plastic Surgery

Your initial high-BMI plastic surgery consultation with two of Atlanta's best plastic surgeons, Dr. Singh or Dr. Abboushi, can be scheduled as an in-person visit or via video conference.

Whichever option you choose, our goal is to ensure that you feel at home at Panacea the first time you contact us and every moment that you are under the care of our doctors and staff. We have created a boutique practice that is simply unmatched, and you'll feel it the minute you walk through the door at our Inman Park office.

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