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Shell Cosmetic Surgery Center
1068 Cresthaven Rd #200
Memphis, TN 38119
Tel: (901) 761-4844
Fax: (901) 761-6929

ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)

Abdominoplasty

 

Known more commonly as a “tummy tuck”, the abdominoplasty is an effective way to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall resulting in a flatter, tighter waistline.

 

You look in the mirror and are discouraged by your waistline. Perhaps is not as small or as flat as it used to be. Perhaps it doesn’t have the shape and contour that you desire. Many external factors such as age, fluctuations in weight, prior abdominal surgery, pregnancy, and even genetics can cause us to be unhappy with the way our stomach looks.

 

Fortunately, there is an answer! An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall. In most cases, it also repairs the weakened “abs” muscle allowing for flatter results below the navel. It can help to reduce/remove stretch marks or prior surgical scars as well.

 

Why not liposuction? Many people come in desiring to have liposuction of their abdomen. Although liposuction can certainly help to reduce the fullness, it cannot tighten the skin or repair the damaged abdominal muscle. If you have loose/crepe skin, excess skin, or stretch marks then you’ll need a tummy tuck because liposuction is not able to give you the firm, flat results that you’re looking for.

 

The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis so you’ll be able to go home the same day. There is no need for a hospital stay. Additionally, there is no need for drainage tubes because of our surgically advanced techniques. Almost anyone can have a tummy tuck! As long as you are at a stable weight, do not have major physical problems, and have realistic expectations, then you are a candidate for an abdominoplasty. We do not have a weight requirement. We feel that everyone has the right to improve their physical appearance and that no one should be punished or denied surgery because of their weight.

 

Whether you schedule a consultation with our office or another plastic surgeon, always be sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is qualified to perform surgeries in accredited or state-licensed medical facilities.