If you have tried to lose excess weight in your abdominal area, you may have already attempted weight control through dieting and exercising. There are times, however, when these methods of flattening the stomach area just do not work. At Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in the Atlanta area, we understand the issues women face with excess skin hanging from their belly area, especially after childbirth.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that is medically known as abdominoplasty surgery. Its purpose is to remove the excess skin that is hanging over your belly area. If you have tried and failed to flatten your abdominal area through conventional diet and exercise, the causes of this loose, sagging skin around the belly can be due to a number of causes, such as genetics, aging, childbirth and pregnancy, surgeries you may have had in the past or if you’ve experienced large weight fluctuations.
Although it is a more common procedure than most people realize, a tummy tuck does involve general anesthesia and the precision of an experienced surgeon. Our practice at the Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center are highly skilled with years of expertise in the field of abdominoplasty surgery, particularly helpful for those living in the Atlanta region.
During the procedure, liposuction will likely be performed. Liposuction is the vacuuming away of the excess fat that lies under the skin around the abdominal area. With liposuction, the tummy will look flatter instead of full and round.
You can choose to undergo liposuction without a tummy tuck. In fact, liposuction can be performed in any area of the body where you want localized fat deposits removed. This can be on the thighs, hips, arms, calves and elsewhere. Liposuction can be done with a tummy tuck and also in conjunction with a facelift or breast reduction. If liposuction is performed without other surgical procedures, general anesthesia is not usually necessary, and it can be done in an outpatient setting with local anesthesia in our professional outpatient setting.
Please keep in mind that the information in this blog, though accurate, cannot replace individual and personalized professional medical advice. It’s important that if you believe you are a candidate for either a tummy tuck or liposuction, you take advantage of the consultation services offered at Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Roswell. Our practice serves the Atlanta area, including the cities of Milton, Alpharetta, Gainesville, Suwanee, Sandy Springs and Marietta.
Contact anyone on our staff to make an appointment with Dr. Byrd and discuss your options for achieving the svelte, sculpted look that thousands have been enjoying for years.