About Tummy Tucks
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that gives a you a tighter and smoother abdomen. If you are having trouble getting rid of excess belly fat despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, a tummy tuck may performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aisha McKnight-Baron can help patients in the Atlanta area achieve the body you desire. A tummy tuck can also be used to tighten loose skin and add contour to the midsection of the body. You may need a full abdominoplasty to get your best results or if you only have trouble in your lower stomach, often called a "pooch," a mini or modified tummy tuck can be all you need. During your consultation with Dr. Aisha McKnight-Baron, we will discuss your body concerns and what you hope to achieve from tummy tuck surgery before creating your best treatment plan.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I am so glad that chose Dr. Baron. I had a previous consultation but didn't get the feeling of wanting to move forward. As soon as my consultation with Dr. Baron was done I was 100% ready and comfortable to move forward with her. She did an amazing job and I am so happy with my results. She has been there everytime I had a question or concern she made sure she answered or got back to me. Her staff is amazing as well."- A.V. / Facebook / Jul 11, 2017
The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those in good health and who at or near their desired weight. Tummy tuck surgery should not be used as a form of weight loss, but as a means to tone the midsection after having already met your weight loss goals. Good candidates for tummy tucks are men or women who experience:
- Excessive skin around the belly button.
- A weakened abdominal wall.
- Sagging or loosened skin on the abdomen.
What to Expect
During the procedure, the surgeon will usually make a horizontal incision, typically between the belly button and pubic area to remove excess fat and tissue from the abdomen. The fascia, tissue beneath the skin, will be tightened and should the belly button require moving, it will be brought out through a small incision and repositioned. Excess skin will also be removed and the incision along the pubic area will be stitched. The result of this procedure is a minor scar that falls along the bikini line for easy coverage. Patients can expect the procedure to take approximately 3 hours, depending on their aesthetic goals.
Following abdominoplasty, there will be some swelling and bruising around the abdomen and belly button. For the first few days following the procedure, tubes may be used to drain the incision site of any blood and fluid. Some patients may be issued an antibiotic to help prevent infection. Patients will experience some abdominal pain, which is normal, and the swelling can take 6 weeks or more to subside. It is very important that patients are careful moving around following the first few months of surgery and they will need to schedule follow up appointments at our office periodically for progress checks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Flat, Toned Abs
If you want to attain a flatter, more attractive stomach and have tried a healthy diet and exercise, a tummy tuck by Dr. McKnight-Baron may help get you to your desired results. Tummy tuck surgery can help you with the confidence you need to walk the beach without a cover-up and show off the body that you’ve worked so hard to attain. Schedule a consultation with our Marietta office today and learn how a tummy tuck can transform you.