Tummy Tuck | Tennessee

A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen.  The procedure also focuses on tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall which for a variety of reasons may have been damaged to produce longer lasting Tummy Tuck Results.  Excess skin and fat can be caused by substantial weight loss causing the skin to become loose and sag, pregnancy, and in some cases can be inherited. A tummy tuck will work to tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened.  The procedure may also improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located beneath the navel, by removing the unwanted areas.

Tennessee Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Dale Guillory has 15 years experience in the Cookeville, Tennessee area, performing tummy tucks.  His experience and ability combine to deliver great tummy tuck results, and can help you achieve a contoured abdomen.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

An incision is made along the waist line below the naval and above the pubic hairline.  The length and shape of the incision is largely based upon the amount of correction necessary.  In some cases, a second incision is required above the naval when excess skin in the upper abdomen needs to be removed.  Once the incision is made, the underlying muscle and tissue is repaired to ensure longer lasting results.  In some cases, patients elect to combine liposuction to their tummy tuck procedure to achieve the desired result.  Once the unwanted fat and tissue is removed, and the underlying muscles are repaired, the skin is re-draped over the abdomen.  Any excess skin is then removed.

Tummy Tuck Results

The results of a tummy tuck may not be immediately apparent due to swelling or the inability to stand upright until the internal muscles have completely healed.  A tummy tuck will result in a flat and smooth contoured abdomen.  Discuss your desired results, and Dr. Guillory can design a customized plan for achieving your desired abdomen contour.