The abdominal area can be one of the most difficult areas to eliminate stubborn fat and excess skin despite regular exercise and a healthy diet. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Franklyn Elliott, uses his many years of experience and advanced techniques to help both men and women achieve the most natural-looking results.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as tummy tuck surgery, removes fat and excess skin in the lower abdominal region to provide a smoother, leaner contour. This procedure is commonly performed in a mommy makeover procedure to address stretched skin or abdominal muscles that had separated during pregnancy. Patients who have excess skin after post-bariatric surgery or weight loss can also benefit from a tummy tuck procedure.
Dr. Elliott carefully performs tummy tuck surgery with a small incision across the lower abdomen that can easily be hidden to surgically remove fat and excess skin as well as tighten the abdominal wall if necessary. Dr. Elliott also performs “mini” tummy-tuck procedures for individuals who have minimal fat and excess skin. It’s important to note that a mini abdominoplasty does not address weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
In addition to abdominoplasty and mini tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Elliott also performs liposuction on patients with small pockets of stubborn fat. Liposuction can improve body contours and can be completed in various areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and neck.
During an in-office consultation, Dr. Elliott will discuss realistic results and determine which body contouring procedure would provide the most optimal results for you. Dr. Elliott also reminds each of his patients that body contouring procedures, including liposuction, are not substitutes for weight loss.
For more information about abdominoplasty or other cosmetic procedures, please call Dr. Elliott’s office to schedule an appointment. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive news and information.