Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Candidates for Tummy Tuck
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. Dr. Pittman performs this surgery in combination with liposuction to further define other areas such as the flanks, hips and lower back. It must be noted, however, that body contouring procedures are NOT a substitute for normal weight loss achieved through a healthy diet and exercise. The surgery takes two to three hours under general anesthesia at our private AAAHC accredited surgical facility which provides our patients comfort and convenience while avoiding a costly hospital visit.
Results & Recovery
Recovery time is typically one to two weeks and patients should refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for one month. Your scars will fade and flatten over the course of 3 months to 2 years.
To learn more about Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Pittman Plastic Surgery located in Athens, GA, at (706) 549-3203. Michele, our Patient Care Coordinator will answer any questions you have about the treatment including pricing and financing options. We look forward to working with you!
*The results of any procedure vary from patient to patient depending on multiple factors. There is no guarantee of satisfaction with end results. All recovery times are estimates and not guaranteed.