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tummy tuck surgery
A flabby abdomen is due not only to fat, but to poor elasticity of the skin, excess skin, and a stretching of the inner girdle of connective tissue fascia and abdominal rectus muscles that extend from the ribs to the pubic bone. The inner girdle, which holds the internal organs in place, is responsible for the tone and appearance of the abdomen.
Particularly after this fascia has been stretched during pregnancy or weight gain, the abdomen protrudes. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can remove loose, excess skin and fat and tighten slack fascia.
A tummy tuck also can remove stretch marks and excess skin in the lower abdomen below the belly button. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour of flanks or hips.

Key Facts:
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Length of procedure: 3 to 5 hours
Discomfort: Mild to moderate, controlled with pain medications
Anticipate: Swelling up to 6 weeks that could take up to 3 months to resolve completely
Final result: 3 to 6 months
Duration of result: Usually lasting, unless substantial weight gain or pregnancy occurs

Liposuction:
The removal of unwanted, localized fat by suction technique is a surgical procedure that offers an improved body contour with minimal scarring. Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States. It is not a weight loss alternative, but rather a way to treat isolated areas of fat that are resistant to exercise and diet. Some areas of the body respond better to liposuction. It is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, neck, back, and flanks.
Because the skin must mold itself to new contours following surgery, candidates for liposuction are generally physically active, near their ideal weight, with good skin tone and elasticity. If the skin is thin and loose with poor elasticity, the skin in the areas treated with liposuction will often appear loose. Liposuction will not improve cellulite dimpling or other surface irregularities present before the procedure. It also will not get rid of stretch marks. A tummy tuck can sometimes be performed in combination with liposuction.

Key Facts:
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Length of procedure: 1-1/2 to 4 hours, depending on the number of sites that are suctioned
Length of stay: Outpatient
Discomfort: Mild to moderate
Anticipate: Swelling up to 6 months and bruising up to 2 weeks
Final results: 4 to 6 months
Duration of results: Should be lasting with weight maintenance and healthy lifestyle
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Contact Information:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Inc.
G. Stephenson Drew, M.D.
820 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 1A
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-724-7288
Website: http://www.gsdrewmd.com