Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which Dr. Connors removes excess fat and skin from the stomach, tightening the muscles to create a flatter shape. If you have loose or sagging skin around the abdomen due to pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuation or other causes, then a tummy tuck may be an ideal solution.
There are three types of tummy tucks available at John Connors MD Plastic Surgery:
- Mini Abdominoplasty
- Standard Abdominoplasty
- Extended Abdominoplasty
The type of abdominoplasty that double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Connors deems necessary in your individual case will depend on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Connors will discuss all of your surgical options with you.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Dr. Connors performs tummy tuck surgery under general anesthesia at one of his selected outpatient surgery centers. When you undergo your tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Connors will make an incision through which he can remove the excess tissue, fat and skin, as well as repair weakened abdominal muscles. After undergoing the procedure, Dr. Connors requires that you devote adequate time to rest and recovery to maximize your results. We recommend at least 2 full weeks of recovery.
Visit our Patient Resources for more information on Dr. Connors’ specific post-operative instructions related to this procedure.
Why Choose Dr. Connors
It is important to choose a board certified plastic surgeon for your abdominoplasty procedure. Many doctors who are not board certified in plastic surgery claim to have the knowledge to perform a tummy tuck; however, these doctors typically attend nothing more than an online course or weekend tutorial and have not had the multiple years of surgical training under leading physicians that is provided by a plastic surgery residency.
Dr. Connors has developed some of the most cutting edge and advanced surgical techniques for his abdominoplasties. While some doctors tighten one abdominal muscle (if any) during surgery, Dr. Connors tightens the abdominal muscles in four 4 different areas. This allows him to create a “six pack” effect to your final results! Not only does Dr. Connors give you your youthful abdomen back, but this time it will be better than ever!
Likewise, Dr. Connors is committed to creating a minimal scar that is not visible when a patient wears a bikini. Dr. Connors has his patients bring their favorite bikini with them to surgery so that he can place the incisions in the most inconspicuous spots possible.
Dr. Connors has patients travel from all across the United States to perform their tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Connors was awarded the people’s choice honor of Best of Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine three years in a row. If you are interested in learning why Dr. John Connors may be the plastic surgeon for your tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, please contact our Atlanta office today at (404) 994-3388 for a complimentary consultation.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of facelift surgery for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. The information on this web site is not a substitute for a consultation.