Tummy Tuck in Athens
If you are bothered by the loose and saggy appearance of your stomach, a tummy tuck may be the perfect procedure for you. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that can give the stomach a flatter and tighter appearance by getting rid of loose skin, removing pockets of fat, and tightening loose abdominal muscles.
At Parker Plastic Surgery, we have provided both women and men with amazing results from their tummy tuck in Athens. Dr. James Parker is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in abdominoplasty. He can provide you with personalized and natural-looking results.
Tummy Tuck Overview
Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall.
Back to work: 2-3 weeks
More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more
Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years
Tummy Tuck Candidates
Good candidates for a tummy tuck should have loose and saggy skin around the stomach, stretched out abdominal muscles, and small pockets of stubborn fat around the stomach. Many patients experience these issues as a result of weight loss or due to pregnancy and childbirth. Candidates should be in good overall health and should have realistic expectations regarding the results that are possible through abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” is designed to correct a protruding abdomen resulting from weak abdominal muscles, weight gain or pregnancy. Excess skin and stretched abdominal muscles typically don’t respond to exercise. In this procedure, the abdominal wall muscles are tightened and excess fatty tissue and skin are removed to improve the body contour. The goal is a narrower, flatter abdomen. It can be done in combination with liposuction to further define areas such as the flanks, hips and love handle area. An abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss.
Recovering from Your Tummy Tuck
The surgery takes 2-3 hours under general anesthesia and involves an incision that goes from one hip to the other. Drains are placed and left in for one to two weeks. Recovery time is 1-2 weeks but patients need to refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks.
The Cost of a Tummy Tuck
The cost of your tummy tuck in Athens can vary based on a few different factors. During your initial consultation at Parker Plastic Surgery, our team can let you know what the expected cost of your tummy tuck will be and answer any questions you may have. We do offer financing options that can help make paying for your tummy tuck more manageable.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy with the saggy appearance of your stomach and would like to know if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, contact Parker Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your tummy tuck with Dr. Parker. He is dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized care they need.