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Enhance Your Appearance With a Flatter Abdomen
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can significantly enhance your appearance and self confidence by providing you with a flatter, evenly contoured abdomen. A tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
A tummy tuck can reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, remove excess bulk, and redefine a midsection that has otherwise been stretched over time.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right For Me?
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who struggle with excess skin or tissue around the abdomen, despite dieting and exercise efforts. Because the loose skin is sometimes due to a lack of elasticity, surgery often can be the best way to restore the midsection to an even, smooth shape.
The tummy tuck is especially common for those who are experiencing excess skin due to:
- Massive Weight Loss
Contrary to what many may think about the tummy tuck, it is not a weight loss procedure or an alternative to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty focuses only on the excess skin and underlying muscles, so the procedure is best for those who are already at a stable weight. A tummy tuck can also be combined with liposuction to remove any stubborn fat from problem areas throughout the body.
Your plastic surgeon will discuss the details of a tummy tuck during your consultation in one of our Georgia or South Carolina offices. Call 912.920.2090 or complete and submit the form to schedule a confidential tummy tuck consultation with Drs. Shanklin, McGovern, or Huntly.