Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S, is a board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon with an extensive education, including specialized training at the Mayo Clinic. He performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures for the residents of Clarksville, TN, and surrounding areas. He understands that the decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is a personal one, and every patient has questions. For those considering a mini-tummy tuck in Clarksville, TN, here is what they need to know to get started.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Not every woman is blessed with a natural hourglass shape, even once they reach their optimum weight. When stubborn belly fat refuses to go away, a tummy tuck may be the solution. In addition, people who have lost a lot of weight may not have fat to worry about, but sagging skin instead. Tummy tucks are also able to address this issue. A partial abdominoplasty is a contouring method that will remove excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen and tighten the remaining skin.
What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Every patient will have their own reason for why they want a tummy tuck, but there are many benefits that everyone will enjoy:
- A slimmer waist that makes it easier to fit into stylish clothing
- An increase in confidence
- The removal of excess skin that may help to eliminate, or at least greatly reduce, visible stretch marks
- The procedure may relieve back pain by helping to improve posture
How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
During a tummy tuck in Clarksville, TN, a horizontal incision is made along the bottom of the abdomen, low enough to be hidden by pants or undergarments. The fat and loose skin are removed, and the remaining tissue is stitched together, to make it tight and flat. Because a mini-tummy tuck occurs low on the abdomen, there is usually no reason to reconstruct the navel like during a full tummy tuck.
About Dr. Robbins
Dr. Chad Robbins is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of the Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition to his busy practice, he also continues to research and publish the results of his work in notable medical journals and appears at numerous medical conferences as an invited expert speaker.