Tummy Tuck Specialist

Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons located in Dothan, AL

Tummy tucks are one of the top five cosmetic procedures for a good reason: You can eliminate excess skin and belly fat, have your muscles tightened, and emerge with a flat and well-toned tummy with just one procedure. Dr. Charles Feagin and Dr. William Owen at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center have extensive experience performing tummy tucks that produce the results you hope to achieve. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck, call their office in Dothan, Alabama, or book an appointment online.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from your abdomen. During a tummy tuck, Drs. Feagin and Owen also repair weak or separated abdominal muscles. The overall result is a flat, well-toned abdomen.

Tummy tucks aren’t performed just to treat unsightly stretch marks, but if you happen to have stretch marks in the area where excess skin is being removed, they may also be eliminated.

Are you a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Your doctor at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center talks with you about how you want your body contour to change, to be sure a tummy tuck will achieve your goals.

The best candidates for a tummy tuck:

  • Are bothered by a protruding tummy
  • Have tried diet and exercise but can’t reduce their abdomen
  • Have loose and hanging skin in the belly, not just fat
  • Have slack abdominal muscles
  • Have excessive fat in the waist
  • Are in good general health and does not smoke

What are the different types of abdominoplasty?

Three types of abdominoplasty are commonly performed at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center:

Standard abdominoplasty

This procedure improves the contour of the entire abdominal area, from the bottom of your rib cage to your pubic area.

Modified abdominoplasty

This type of tummy tuck targets the area between your belly button and the pubic area.

Belt abdominoplasty

A belt abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from around the circumference of your lower body, which includes your belly, flanks, and back. In addition to tightening your abdomen, this procedure can improve the contour of your buttocks and outer thighs.

What should you expect during and after a tummy tuck?

An incision is made near the pubic region, low enough that most underwear and bikinis will conceal the scar. While excess skin is always removed, fat can be removed, reshaped, or redistributed. For example, fat can be used to restore volume to your cheeks and hands or to lift your butt.

You should plan on taking two to three weeks for your recovery. Most patients feel back to normal after four weeks and can return to all their normal activities after six weeks except for exercises that target the abdominal muscle.

When you’re ready to reduce and tighten your belly with a tummy tuck, call Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center or use online booking to schedule a consultation.