Achieve the slimmer waist you desire

At Muse Plastic Surgery, under the expert care of our expert surgeons, you'll find a team that understands the profoundly personal journey of achieving the slim, toned stomach you desire. We believe in enhancing your natural beauty while addressing common concerns, such as stretch marks and abdominal bulges.

Drainless Tummy Tuck at Muse Plastic Surgery in Atlanta

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What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of your abdomen. This comprehensive procedure involves the removal of surplus fat from the middle and lower abdominal regions, excising loose skin, and tightening and lifting the abdominal muscles. These steps result in a flatter abdomen and sculpted contours. At Muse Plastic Surgery, we specialize in the custom couture tuck, which aims to provide four key characteristics:

  • A sleek abdomen.
  • A belly button that appears natural and compliments the overall body shape.
  • A curvy waist.
  • The absence of any drains.

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Is a tummy tuck right for me?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is well-suited for patients who seek to reduce persistent fat deposits, eliminate loose or hanging abdominal skin, and achieve a firmer, more toned appearance. Whether it's the result of pregnancy, significant weight loss, genetic factors, or other reasons, a tummy tuck can help correct issues like abdominal distention and weak abdominal musculature. Anyone concerned about the appearance of their abdomen may benefit from this procedure. For the best outcome, it's essential that candidates are non-smokers, in good general health, and maintain realistic expectations. 

Furthermore, having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less is generally advisable. A consultation with Muse Plastic Surgery is an essential step to determine your suitability for a tummy tuck. During this consultation, we will assess your medical history, physical condition, and aesthetic goals. We will work with you to decide on the best approach to achieving your desired results and discuss how this procedure can help you achieve the toned, tighter abdomen you've been longing for.

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The benefits of a tummy tuck

A tighter, more toned abdomen

A tummy tuck is designed to significantly improve the appearance of your abdominal region by eliminating surplus fat and loose skin. This results in a flatter, more toned abdomen with chiseled contours.

Elimination of stubborn pockets of fat

Despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, certain areas of abdominal fat can remain stubborn. A tummy tuck can effectively reduce these fat deposits, creating a more streamlined appearance.

Muscle tightening

The procedure includes the tightening and lifting of abdominal muscles, addressing issues like muscle separation and contributing to a firmer, sculpted abdominal region.

Improved confidence and self-image

Achieving a more contoured, youthful abdomen can boost self-confidence and enhance your overall well-being.

Versatile combinations

Tummy tuck surgery can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, buttock enhancement, pubic lift, or liposuction, helping you address multiple concerns in one session.

The tummy tuck procedure What to expect

We may ask you to get lab testing done or to begin or adjust medications to ensure you have a safe surgery. We may give you a list of pre-operative instructions to follow in the days or weeks leading up to your tummy tuck. You should always quit smoking immediately and avoid taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements, as they can increase bleeding during your tummy tuck.

Following these instructions increases your likelihood of a successful and complication-free procedure. A tummy tuck begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure. You'll have either general anesthesia or IV sedation, as recommended. The incision employed will depend on the type of tummy tuck we perform.

The type of tummy tuck you may undergo depends on your specific needs and the extent of correction required. Regardless of the kind of tummy tuck utilized, once we’ve made the necessary adjustments, your skin will be skillfully redraped tautly over your abdomen and securely closed with absorbable sutures.

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At Muse Plastic Surgery, we offer the following types of tummy tucks

Traditional (full) tummy tuck

The traditional tummy tuck, often referred to as a full tummy tuck, is a comprehensive procedure that is ideal for individuals with moderate to severe concerns such as substantial excess skin and muscle separation. During this surgery, a horizontal incision is made from hip to hip, strategically placed between the belly button and the pubic hairline. Our skilled plastic surgeons take special care to position these incisions low on the abdomen, ensuring that any resulting scarring can be discreetly concealed beneath typical swimwear.

Extended tummy tuck

The extended tummy tuck shares similarities with the full tummy tuck, but it is specially tailored for individuals with more advanced concerns, particularly those with extreme excess skin and tissue. This procedure involves a longer incision that extends around to the patient's back. This extended incision offers increased access to the abdominal structure, enabling the removal of a significant amount of excess skin and tissue, resulting in a more dramatic outcome. Just like with the full tummy tuck, our surgeons strive to position the incisions within the bikini line whenever possible to ensure minimal visibility.

Mini tummy tuck

For individuals with milder skin ptosis (sagging), the mini tummy tuck provides an excellent solution. This approach is characterized by a smaller incision, which can often use the same incision location as a C-section. The resulting scars are minimized, making this procedure attractive to those who prefer discreet scarring. Ideal candidates for the mini tummy tuck are typically individuals with a relatively small amount of extra skin.

Why choose Muse Plastic Surgery?

At Muse Plastic Surgery, we focus on enhancing your natural beauty and helping you become the best version of yourself. Dr. Jones is a double board-certified plastic surgeon known for his expertise in cosmetic body contouring. All of our surgeons prioritize well-informed patients and will guide you through the tummy tuck process, ensuring natural results and safe procedures. If you’re ready to embark on your journey towards a slimmer stomach and renewed confidence, schedule your consultation for abdominoplasty in Atlanta with Muse Plastic Surgery today.

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Tummy Tuck FAQ

Can I lose weight after a tummy tuck?

Can I have children after having an abdominoplasty?

What happens to my belly button during a tummy tuck?

Do I need to worry about scarring?

How long will my tummy tuck results last?

Can I combine my tummy tuck with other procedures?

How much will my tummy tuck cost?

Can I lose weight after a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty is not a weight-loss surgery but is best suited for patients close to their goal weight.

Can I have children after having an abdominoplasty?

While a tummy tuck doesn't affect your ability to have children, it's advisable to wait until after pregnancy to preserve the results.

What happens to my belly button during a tummy tuck?

Your original belly button is preserved, with a new hole created for it.

Do I need to worry about scarring?

Scarring is inevitable but minimized by making incisions low enough to be hidden by most underwear or bathing suits.

How long will my tummy tuck results last?

Tummy tuck results can last a lifetime with weight maintenance and a healthy lifestyle.

Can I combine my tummy tuck with other procedures?

Yes, combining a tummy tuck with other cosmetic procedures is standard and offers several benefits. It saves time and money and reduces overall downtime. Additionally, it ensures a balanced and harmonious transformation. Standard procedures combined with tummy tucks include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, buttock enhancement, pubic lift, and liposuction. Your plastic surgeon will help you decide on the best approach during your consultation.

How much will my tummy tuck cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck can vary significantly depending on your individual needs and the extent of correction required. To determine your precise cost, a consultation with our team is necessary. It's important to remember that expertise and experience are key factors in the cost of cosmetic surgery. Beware of meager prices from less experienced or unqualified practitioners, as they may result in the need for costly revision surgeries. Prioritize your safety and quality of care when considering the cost of your tummy tuck.

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