Abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, involves the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue from the abdominal region. This area of the body can lose definition because of a multitude of factors, the most common being pregnancy, extreme fluctuations in weight, and the rapid weight loss that occurs after gastric bypass surgery. The results of abdominoplasty can be dramatic and the procedure is best recommended for patients who have been unable to achieve their goals through diet and exercise. Our Savannah, Georgia abdominoplasty surgeons offer a range of tummy tuck procedures to help patients with all degrees of abdominal laxity.
The standard abdominoplasty procedure begins with a bikini-shaped horizontal incision across the lower abdomen, between the hipbones. Through this incision, the surgeon is able to tighten the abdominal muscles, remove fat and skin, and reposition the skin. The resulting scar may, in some cases, extend from hip to hip, but will be low enough to be easily concealed beneath most swimwear.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Patients who have a mild degree of loose skin that is confined to the area below the navel may be candidates for a less extensive procedure known as a mini tummy tuck. This variation on the abdominoplasty involves a shorter incision and requires less down time for recovery. Contact our Savannah, Georgia abdominoplasty surgeons to learn more about the mini tummy tuck.