Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck“, can eliminate excess skin from the abdomen for a firmer and flatter appearance. Sometimes, particularly after weight loss or pregnancy, it can be very difficult to get rid of excess skin accumulation in the abdominal area through exercise and diet alone. Tummy tuck surgery is a procedure where Dr. Nicholas Sieveking removes the excess and tightens the remaining skin as well as the abdominal muscles, ultimately leading to a smoother, more fit look.

Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

No matter how hard we try, even when we are generally physically fit, sometimes we are just not able to reduce excess skin and fat that has collected in the abdominal area. In addition to weight loss and pregnancy, genetics and the natural process of aging can contribute to this condition. A tummy tuck surgery can address this and improve the appearance of the abdomen with beautiful results. By eliminating loose, inelastic skin and tightening the remaining skin and underlying muscles, our board-certified plastic surgeon can successfully improve the look of the abdomen and help you achieve your goals.

The Tummy Tuck Surgery Procedure

Full tummy tuck surgery typically involves the removal of excess abdominal skin followed by tightening of the underlying muscles. The belly button will be repositioned in a full tummy tuck procedure. The remaining skin is pulled taut and firm, resulting in a flatter, smoother, and more toned appearance. Dr. Sieveking will make every effort to minimize the appearance of scarring. Scars from tummy tuck surgery are often able to be easily hidden under clothing or swimwear.

There will be some swelling in the treatment area for a few days after tummy tuck surgery; however, any discomfort can be managed with medication. Most patients are able to return to normal daily routines after about one week. Results should be immediately apparent, and even more noticeable as the swelling fades.


If you would like additional information about a Tummy Tuck, or if you are ready to schedule a private consultation with one of our physicians, contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN at (615) 321-1010.

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