Reshaping Your Midsection with Tummy Tuck Surgery

The abdomen is a common area where many patients have stubborn, unwanted fat and/or excess skin. Pregnancy, weight loss or gain, and aging can all affect the appearance of the midsection. To help patients achieve a flatter, smoother contour, double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty. Unlike other body contouring procedures such as liposuction which does not remove loose skin or address muscle separation, tummy tucks are specifically designed to remove excess skin and fat from the midsection.

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During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Whiteman makes an incision in the lower abdominal region between the hips where scarring can be hidden by underwear or a bathing suit. Loose skin and unwanted fat are removed, and Dr. Whiteman will repair weakened abdominal muscles. For patients who do not require muscle repair, they can choose a mini tummy tuck option. By repairing affected abdominal muscles, the abdominal wall maintains a smooth appearance. If patients still have remaining areas of unwanted fat in surrounding areas such as the hips, flanks, or back, liposuction is commonly combined with tummy tuck to remove fat from these areas.

Often, abdominoplasty is a procedure used in mommy makeover surgery to help patients restore their pre-pregnancy stomach as pregnancies can cause weight gain and skin to lose elasticity. Dr. Whiteman may also perform tummy tuck surgery for post-bariatric patients who have residual skin from substantial weight loss. While tummy tucks can help patients achieve their aesthetic goals, it should never substitute weight loss or a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Whiteman always advises his patients to maintain a healthy diet and exercise after surgery for long-lasting cosmetic surgery results.

If you’re interested in abdominoplasty or other plastic surgery procedures, contact us today. To help plan a healthy lifestyle, Jackie Madison is a certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist and is available in-office at Southern Plastic Surgery. Connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Dr. David Whiteman’s September Featured Procedure in Best Self Atlanta Magazine

plastic surgery atlanta gaIn the September 2013 issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman is featured discussing body contouring, including liposuction and tummy tuck. Tummy tucks improve the midsection by removing excess fat and skin and retightening weakened abdominal muscles for a smooth, thin contour. To address other areas of stubborn fat, liposuction removes unwanted fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.

For more details on our featured procedures, call our office at (770) 622-9100 to schedule your consultation. For more specials and plastic surgery updates, follow Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

 

 

Have You Seen Dr. David Whiteman’s Featured Procedure in Best Self Atlanta Magazine?

liposuction-atlanta-georgia If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up the August 2013 issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine where Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery features popular body contouring procedures.  Body contouring procedures can help patients address stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.  For more details, contact us at (770) 622-9100 for more information.  Stay up to date with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery updates.