When it comes to body contouring, the abdominal area is a primary focus for men and women in Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs and surrounding communities in Georgia. Our Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures show some examples of how board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, helps her patients with tummy tuck surgery.
The medical word for a tummy tuck is “abdominoplasty,” which means that the surgery changes certain aspects of the abdominal area. If you are near your ideal weight, but unhappy with your midsection, a tummy tuck may be right for you. As you can see in our Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures, the procedure helps with:
- Excess skin
- Pockets of fat
- Weakened, lax muscles
Dr. Bootstaylor may also incorporate a liposuction technique in which she sculpts the remaining fat to enhance the “six- pack” contours.
The incision for a tummy tuck is made from hip bone to hip bone following a line that matches the top of your bikini bottoms or underwear. If the resulting scar is too obvious for you, Dr. Bootstaylor may recommend scar revision after the scar fades, which takes about one year. Once she makes the incision, Dr. Bootstaylor may tighten the muscles with sutures before pulling the skin and fat tight over the area and closing the incision. The excess skin and fat is removed.