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Tummy Tuck in Atlanta, GA

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Tummy Tuck in Atlanta with Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MD

Tighten your tummy

Your body is capable of amazing things. But there are also some issues that your body cannot fix on its own. Atlanta's board-certified Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MD, wants to help you treat yourself to a Tummy Tuck that can trim down the unwanted extra skin and fat around the midsection. He strives to deliver the best Tummy Tuck Atlanta has to offer. Schedule a consultation at Mirzabeigi Atlanta Plastic Surgery to learn how a Tummy Tuck can help you reach your body goals in ways diet and exercise cannot.

What is a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

Lean and Toned

Even if the rest of the body is lean and toned, pregnancy, considerable weight reduction, age, and genetics can leave some people with excess fat and skin around the abdomen. This persistent belly bulge can be aggravating, especially when no amount of diet or exercise appears to help.

A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical operation that removes extra abdominal fat and skin. A Tummy Tuck may help restore muscles that have become weaker or divided due to pregnancy or trauma, depending on the individual. As a result, the abdomen is firmer, flatter, and more sculpted. Dr. Mirzabeigi utilizes the most modern and innovative techniques such as the drainless Tummy Tuck. The drainless Tummy Tuck avoids the use of post-operative surgical drains allowing for a faster and easier recovery. Not every patient is a candidate for the drainless technique. Dr. Mirzabeigi will carefully analyze each Atlanta Tummy Tuck patient and determine a plan that is specific to every individual.

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What are the benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

A Firmer Core

Without a doubt, abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, provides numerous cosmetic benefits making your stomach tight, smooth, and younger-looking. In reality, a Tummy Tuck can also offer medical benefits, particularly when it becomes a necessary corrective surgical operation for individuals with some instances. Because Tummy Tucks tighten your weakened abdominal muscles, you will see improved posture and decreased back pain. With a firmer core, you'll look better and feel better too.

Am I a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

A Healthier You

The ideal candidate for a Tummy Tuck is someone who is at their desired weight, is not planning to lose anymore, and is not having any more children. If you are relatively healthy and committed to a healthy lifestyle, a Tummy Tuck will be successful and it will last a long time. To find out if a Tummy Tuck is the best option for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mirzabeigi.

Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

Feel confident

A comprehensive Tummy Tuck typically involves two main steps. First, an incision is made low on the abdomen, typically between the pubic hairline and the belly button. The exact length and shape of the incision will depend on the amount of excess skin being removed. Once the skin is lifted, the underlying abdominal muscles are tightened and repaired to address any weakness or separation, creating a more sculpted core.

Second, the excess skin from both the upper and lower abdomen is carefully removed. In some cases, a second incision around the belly button may be required. The remaining abdominal skin is then meticulously redraped to achieve a smooth and taut appearance. The belly button is repositioned, and a new opening is created to match its natural look. Finally, the incisions are carefully sutured closed.

This is a simplified overview of the procedure. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss the specifics of your Tummy Tuck surgery and answer any questions you may have.

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

Take a Break

During your Atlanta Tummy Tuck consultation, Dr. Mirzabeigi will help you come up with a timetable for your rehabilitation so you have enough time to recuperate and focus on your healing. Then, you can make the necessary preparations and ensure that you are adequately prepared.

Your drains will be left in place for one to three weeks following surgery. While your drains are in place, you will most likely need to take an antibiotic and an anticoagulant. You will need to wear an abdominal binder for around two to four weeks. This helps to prevent fluid buildup and supports your abdomen. While the recovery period for a mini-Tummy Tuck is usually shorter, you will still need to avoid heavy exercise for at least six weeks. This includes any strenuous activity or heavy lifting.

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Tummy Tuck Results

A More Slender Feeling

Swelling and your inability to stand fully erect may mask the final benefits of Tummy Tuck surgery until internal recovery is complete. Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident in your new smaller profile. Following your Tummy Tuck, you will have a flatter, firmer abdomen contour that is more proportionate to your body type and weight.

Tummy Tuck Cost

The cost of a Tummy Tuck can vary depending on several factors. Surgeon experience and qualifications play a significant role. Board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in Tummy Tuck procedures typically command higher fees due to their expertise, which can ensure a higher quality outcome and potentially minimize the risk of complications. Facility fees also influence the overall cost. This includes the operating room, surgical equipment, and anesthesia services, which can vary depending on the surgical facility. The type of anesthesia used (general versus local) will also impact the associated anesthesia costs.

Another factor to consider is the type of Tummy Tuck performed. Mini Tummy Tucks, designed to address a limited area of the abdomen, generally cost less than full Tummy Tucks, which involve a more extensive procedure to address the entire abdomen. Finally, geographic location can influence Tummy Tuck costs. Areas with a high cost of living may have higher surgery costs due to factors like overhead expenses.

Schedule your Tummy Tuck consultation with Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MD today.

Mirzabeigi Atlanta Plastic Surgery

Dr. Michael Mirzabeigi strives to offer the best Tummy Tuck Atlanta has to offer by combining expert skill and attentive patient care to deliver exceptional results. Schedule your Atlanta Tummy Tuck consultation with Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MD, to take your first steps toward your new look.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks?

There are dangers, as with any procedure. Although problems are uncommon, they can include infection, delayed healing, bleeding under the skin flap, or blood clots. Complications are more common if you have poor circulation, diabetes, heart, lung, or liver illness.

Do I need to have someone drive me home because of anesthesia?

It's critical to arrange for assistance for at least the first day or two after surgery. You will be given pain medicine and will have limited mobility, so you will be unable to drive yourself home.

How much weight can I lose with a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tucks are not weight loss procedures. They primarily remove excess skin and fat that diet and exercise cannot address. The weight loss you experience will depend on the amount of tissue removed, typically ranging from 4 to 15 pounds.

How long does a Tummy Tuck last?

Tummy Tuck results can be long-lasting, especially if you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. However, aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can affect the appearance of your abdomen over time.

What is included in a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck typically involves:

  • Removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen
  • Tightening weakened abdominal muscles
  • Creating a new navel (if necessary)

Can you have a baby after a Tummy Tuck?

While it is possible to have a baby after a Tummy Tuck, it's recommended to wait at least a year for your body to heal completely. Pregnancy can stretch the abdominal muscles again, potentially affecting your Tummy Tuck results. Discuss your plans for future pregnancies with your doctor during the consultation.

Schedule a consultation today

Dr. Michael Mirzabeigi delivers exceptional plastic surgery results with a compassionate touch that makes sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout your journey. Start that journey today with a consultation.

Atlanta Location

975 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30342