Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Nashville, who performs tummy tucks and other plastic surgery procedures for those living in the Murfreesboro, TN, area.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess belly fat and flatten the abdomen. However, this procedure is not designed to be a weight loss solution. Its intention is to reduce stomach protrusion that is the result of pregnancy or rapid weight loss.
Benefits of a tummy tuck
A tummy tuck can be a great option for those with a protruding belly. It delivers a host of other potential benefits as well, including:
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- Possible reduction of cellulite or stretch marks
- Slimmer appearance
- Improved posture
How is a tummy tuck performed?
To perform a tummy tuck, the surgeon makes an incision along the lower edge of the abdomen near the pubic hairline. He lifts the excess skin out of the way to repair the weakened abdominal muscles underneath. Once the muscles are repaired, he trims away the excess skin and fat and sews up the incision to close it.
About Dr. Robbins
Dr. Robbins performs both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sewanee: The University of the South, where he graduated magna cum laude. He achieved his medical doctorate degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In addition to tummy tucks, his practice in Nashville also performs skin treatments and other face and body procedures, including procedures for men.