Do you have a sagging tummy or gut that you wish you could get rid of? Does your tummy make you frequently uncomfortable, especially in a swimsuit or other revealing clothing? Have you tried diet and exercise, but nothing seems to work? If this is you, a tummy tuck may be the answer to your problems. A tummy tuck can get rid of excess skin and fat while tightening abdominal muscles to give you a slender, toned figure so you can feel comfortable in any outfit or situation.
This page will give you some background information on what a tummy tuck is and what it does. If you want to learn whether you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with the board-certified plastic surgeons at the Feagin & Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgical Center.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from your abdomen. The procedure also tightens your abdominal muscles, which often become stretched or detached as a result of weight gain or pregnancy. It is also called an abdominoplasty. You can learn more about the details of the procedure on our Questions about abdominoplasty page.
A tummy tuck is the best procedure for improving the appearance of the abdomen and waist. It can improve the appearance of:
The result is a smoother, firmer, and more attractive abdominal contour. A tummy tuck also gives you a "second chance" at getting and maintaining a slender, youthful figure. With reasonable care, the results of a tummy tuck are essentially permanent, and the majority of patients have a tummy they're proud to show off more than a decade after the procedure.
At the Feagin & Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center, a tummy tuck is commonly used as part of a mommy makeover, where it is often combined with breast surgery such as breast augmentation or breast lift.
A tummy tuck is significant surgery. If you are considering this surgery, you want the confidence of knowing your surgeon has the skills, training, and experience not only to perform the procedure safely but also to give you the results that justify the surgery. It is recommended that you only work with a board-certified plastic surgeon for your tummy tuck, and preferably one with tummy tuck experience.
Dr. Charles Feagin and Dr. William Owen are board-certified plastic surgeons with nearly 50 years of combined plastic surgery experience serving people in and around Dothan, Alabama; Columbus, Georgia, and Panama City Florida. You can see examples of our surgical results in our Before and after gallery.
To learn more about abdominoplasty and find out whether you are a good candidate, please contact the Feagin & Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation.