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Tummy Tuck in Atlanta, GA

Reshape Your Body and Confidence

Reshape and Slim Down Your Stomach with a Tummy Tuck

Flabby stomachs can be the root cause of poor self-image. Bring your light of confidence back by getting rid of that excess fat and skin with Dr. Katherine B. Santosa's Tummy Tuck procedure. Dr. Santosa can restore your tightened, more aesthetically pleasing abdomen by removing fat and skin and tightening the connective tissue beneath. Schedule your Tummy Tuck consultation today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Santosa is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and takes in patients from all over the country. She strives to deliver the best tummy tucks Atlanta has to offer.

Tight and Trim

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the stomach and tighten the connective tissue for optimal results.

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The Difference

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Tummy Tuck procedures are a bit more complex than liposuction procedures. Liposuction includes only the removal of excess fat and does not deal with the muscles beneath the skin or the excess skin that comes with sudden weight loss. Tummy Tucks involve the removal of stomach fat and the excess skin that comes with that weight loss and the re-strengthening of the stomach muscles. Liposuction tends to be a little cheaper, but Tummy Tuck procedures have an "all-in-one" approach to have you looking your absolute best.

Show off your hard work

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?

Tummy Tucks can be the perfect procedure for individuals who struggle with sagging skin and excess fat in the stomach area due to factors like:

  • Aging
  • Childbirth
  • Sudden weight loss
  • And Genetics

Ideal candidates for Tummy Tucks include adults who are at a stable weight, have realistic expectations, do not smoke, are in good health, and have excess skin and fat around the stomach.

You Are Our Priority

Tummy Tuck Consultation

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katherine B. Santosa is approachable, an excellent listener, and sympathetic to her patients' worries. She and her team will treat you the way they would want to be treated. Additionally, Dr. Santosa strives to guarantee that each patient receives the best possible care before, during, and following their treatments. She'll be in touch with you throughout the whole thing. You will have plenty of time during your tummy tuck consultation to ask any questions you may have about your procedure.

Your Health Comes First

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Your Health Comes First

During your Atlanta tummy tuck consultation, Dr. Santosa will review everything you need to avoid before your procedure. Important things to avoid are:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications that can increase blood flow.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol can slow down blood flow and prolong healing.
  • Drastic weight changes two weeks before your procedure.

Dr. Santosa will then begin with an incision below the pant line, where she will manipulate and remove excess skin and fat from your stomach. Next, she will add sutures below the skin to tighten the skin down to the stomach's connective tissue. Doing this allows for reinforcement of the tighter, flatter appearance. Your incisions will be closed once your desired look is achieved, and you will be good to go!

The Body of Your Dreams

Tummy Tuck Recovery, Results, and Aftercare

Immediate results will be seen after your procedure. Some bruising and swelling may present near your incision sites, but they should subside within two to three weeks. You should not return to work or strenuous activity for at least two weeks or until you feel almost normal. You should take it very easy the first two weeks, eat healthily, and take laxatives to soften stool enough not to strain your stomach.

Maintaining your Tummy Tuck results

While Tummy Tucks are considered permanent, the effects of the procedure can be reversed without proper care. Not following the general guidelines for post-Tummy Tuck recovery can lead to weight gain/loss that causes excess skin and fat to return and could potentially cause risks to your body. Dr. Santosa will provide you with supplements for bruising if necessary, and she will go over everything you need to avoid during your recovery. In addition, she will be in contact with you throughout your entire experience, from consultation to recovery, so that you will be well-informed about your entire procedure.

Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions

While Tummy Tucks are mildly invasive and require you to take some time off work and strenuous daily activity, you do not have to have someone care for you during that time. It is recommended that someone helps to drive you places for the first two or three days after your procedure, but it is not required.

Anything that will allow you to heal with the least stress on the abdomen is recommended.

Tummy Tucks, unfortunately, do have visible scars that do not go away. They will fade drastically with time, and the incisions will be placed meticulously so that they can be hidden by underwear or swimsuit bottoms, but the scar will be permanent.

Some cosmetic treatments you can get may lessen the scars' visibility, such as laser treatments.

Seroma, heavy scarring, bleeding, and nerve damage are rare but possible risks resulting from Tummy Tuck procedures.

Tummy Tuck procedures cost about $8,400 on average. However, this price can vary greatly depending on the patient's procedure. Dr. Santosa’s team can help answer any questions regarding payment, pricing, or financing. Tummy Tucks are not covered by insurance if they are not medically necessary.

Discuss your personalized treatment with Dr. Santosa today

Dr. Santosa delivers a well-rounded treatment experience through combined science, compassion, and experience. Begin your journey with trusted board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Katherine B. Santosa in Johns Creek or Sandy Springs, and rest assured that you have selected your best path to exquisite results.

As pioneers in the field, Artisan Plastic Surgery takes pride in being the first women-owned premier plastic surgery practice in Atlanta. Our commitment to excellence has established us as one of the foremost plastic surgery offices in the Atlanta-metro area.

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