Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
Tummy Tuck Procedure in Atlanta, GA
An abdominoplasty is commonly referred to as a ‘tummy tuck.’ A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat of the abdomen to improve the appearance of the stomach. Many women also have muscle separation in their abdomen due to child-bearing. The abdominal muscle separation is known as diastasis rectus. Dr. Mackay examines each patient to determine the degree of muscle separation during the initial consultation. During surgery, he repairs the diastasis rectus by tightening the muscles with sutures. Some tummy tucks also require liposuction of the abdomen to ensure the best results. Although an abdominoplasty is an excellent cosmetic procedure for mothers wanting a more aesthetic stomach, you do not have to be a mother or female to have one. Dr. Mackay performs abdominal dermal lipectomy surgery, which also surgically removes excess skin and fat of the stomach. The dermal lipectomy, however, does not repair the abdominal muscles as it is not always necessary. It is important to consult with an experienced, board-certified surgeon if interested in either surgery to determine the best surgical plan for you.