Tummy Tuck

Excess skin, fat, and loose abdominal muscles can make you appear heavier than you are and limit your clothing and activity options.

If you want to achieve a leaner midsection, the Columbus Plastic Surgery team can perform a personalized tummy tuck procedure.

Patients come to our Columbus, GA, practice from La Grange, Auburn, AL, and surrounding areas to experience amazing transformations...

Top 3 Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Dr. Ashish K. Jain and Dr. Tahira I. Prendergast are leaders in their field who mentor other surgeons. They are uniquely qualified to help you experience:

Comprehensive Enhancement

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, allows Dr. Jain and Dr. Prendergast to remove both excess fat and loose skin, giving you a slimmer, tighter midsection and dramatic results.

Immediately Noticeable Outcomes

Although it can take several weeks for swelling and bruising to subside, the difference between your pre-surgery body and your new figure will be immediately apparent.

A Lasting Transformation

As long as you maintain a good diet and regular exercise routine, the results of your tummy tuck can provide long-lasting satisfaction.

The Results Speak for Themselves Tummy Tuck Before and After

At Columbus Plastic Surgery in Columbus, GA, our doctors produce natural-looking results through tummy tuck surgery:
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How does a tummy tuck work?

Tired of Your Tummy? Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a consultation with the friendly, experienced team at Columbus Plastic Surgery today to find out what a tummy tuck can do for you.

Our patients regularly recommend us to their friends and family for many reasons, including:

  • Our plastic surgeons are experienced, respected, and masters of their specialities.
  • We offer multiple financing options to make cosmetic surgery accessible to everyone.
  • We take patient goals into account and personalize every surgery we perform.

Scheduling a consultation at our office in Columbus, GA, is easy. You can fill out our convenient online form, or simply give us a call at

(706) 322-9313

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Patients Recommend Columbus Plastic Surgery "Beyond Happy with My Results"

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Mary Daniel

2019

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I am 100% satisfied!! Dr Jain made me very comfortable, and my results are better than I expected! Had tummy tuck and am so excited how my clothes fit now!

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Lori Gravitt

2020

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Dr Jain and his staff are amazing. I’m beyond happy with my results. He cares about you as an individual and is passionate about what he does! Thanks Dr Jain!!!

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Why Get a Tummy Tuck?

Age, weight loss, and pregnancy are the most common reasons that our patients have excess skin and fat in their abdomen. This excess tissue can make it difficult to wear the clothes you want or engage in some activities. You may also feel self-conscious about your appearance.

Fortunately, abdominoplasty performed by our skilled surgeons in Columbus, GA, can help you achieve the lean, trim figure you want. The procedure can smooth and tighten your contours to provide results that are often unattainable through diet and exercise alone. 

A Personalized Procedure: Abdominoplasty Designed Just for You

A tummy tuck is a highly customizable plastic surgery procedure. During an in-depth consultation with Dr. Jain or Dr. Prendergast, you will discuss the specific parts of your midsection and the surrounding areas that bother you so that your treatment can be designed accordingly

Our plastic surgeons in Columbus, GA, can help you decide the extent of surgery to be performed and which areas to address. If you are bothered by additional areas, you can discuss incorporating treatments like a thigh lift or breast surgery into your plan. We are dedicated to providing highly individualized procedures and will listen to your concerns to design the most precise and beneficial plan for your needs.

Candidacy Factors

Good Overall Health

Patients who wish to undergo a tummy tuck should be in good overall health and able to receive general anesthesia.

Committed to Maintaining Results

Candidates should note that any future weight gain or pregnancy can reverse the results of a tummy tuck. 

Live a Smoke-Free Lifestyle

Patients who smoke should be willing to quit before surgery and during recovery, since this habit can affect your ability to heal after tummy tuck surgery. Ideally, you should plan to break the habit permanently.

Close to Goal Weight

Abdominoplasty is not a replacement for traditional methods of weight loss. The surgical procedure is only designed to enhance your figure. If you need to achieve significant weight loss, our plastic surgeons can discuss other options with you.

What Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The cost of this treatment varies from case to case depending on the extent of the work required and whether liposuction is involved. At our practice in Columbus, GA, we offer multiple financing options to help our patients afford plastic surgery. The only way to know for sure what a tummy tuck will cost you is to schedule a consultation with our surgeons, who can provide an estimate following your discussion.

Invest in Yourself

"I first consulted with Dr. Jain and contemplated having abdominoplasty years ago. I was just never quite ready and willing to commit... I decided to invest in myself and have the procedure. I can honestly say, I wish I had done it sooner... It is with total confidence I recommend Dr. Jain. If your considering a procedure, whatever your reason, don't hesitate like I did. You are worth it and you will be more than pleased..." Brenda Reis - 5-Star Google Review - 2019

How is a tummy tuck performed?

A Surgical Timeline of Tummy Tuck Surgery

We perform all of our cosmetic surgeries in our advanced ambulatory surgical center in Columbus, GA, serving La Grange and Auburn. It is the first accredited facility of its kind in Georgia that is dedicated to plastic surgery. When you visit our state-of-the-art center for a tummy tuck, you can expect your surgery to proceed according to the following timeline:

Anesthesia

Our practice in Columbus, GA, works with board-certified anesthetists. We will make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable before beginning the surgery.

Incision

Either Dr. Jain or Dr. Prendergrast will begin the surgery by making incisions between the pubic area and the belly button. Some patients may require additional incisions around the belly button if they have a high amount of excess tissue. Our doctors are skilled at making incisions strategically so that scarring is minimal and easily obscured.

Abdominal Wall Exposed

Our surgeons will access the abdominal wall through the incisions.

Fat Removal

If you choose to combine your plastic surgery with a form of liposuction, our doctors will remove excess fat from your abdominal area.

Muscle Tightening

Next, our plastic surgeons will tighten your abdominal muscles to give you a leaner, more toned appearance.

Skin Trimming

Now, the doctors reposition the skin over the muscles and pull it tight. Loose skin that now hangs below your pelvic area will be removed, giving your midsection a tight, fit appearance. 

Stitches

Finally, the procedure will conclude when our surgeons close all of the incisions with sutures. You can now begin healing.

Choose the Practice that Values Your Comfort Contact Us Today

At Columbus Plastic Surgery in Columbus, GA, we understand that surgery can be an intimidating idea. That's why we take every measure to make sure patients are as comfortable and confident as possible before beginning any treatment.

We put you at ease before and during your plastic surgery by:

  • Working with board-certified anesthetists to administer general anesthesia and IV sedation
  • Answering every single one of your questions before your surgery
  • Taking all of your individual needs and goals into account

If a tummy tuck is interesting to you, take the first step and schedule a consultation at our office in Columbus, GA, serving La Grange and Auburn. You can request a consultation by filling out out online form or calling

(706) 322-9313

"You Feel Like One of the Family"

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Nancy Crane

2019

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I am totally excited about my Mommy Makeover that was over due at 52! Dr. Jain & his staff are amazing! Once you become their patient, you feel like one of the family! After loosing that last stubborn 20 pounds, I had lose skin I could not tighten no matter what. He replaced my 12 yr old breast implants, & did a tummy tuck along w/ lipo on the back of my hips. 5 weeks later, I am blown away at the results! No more Mommy Swimsuits for me! Can't wait to show off my new bikini body!

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Candy Lucas

2019

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It was easy to make an appointment & the wait time for appointments was never more than 10 minutes. The staff is amazing! They make you feel comfortable & are so helpful & knowledgeable. Dr. Jain is very professional & knowledgeable in his field. He explains every detail of what to expect with the procedure being performed. He takes his time & doesn’t rush through the appointments. He is friendly, answers all questions & makes you feel comfortable as well. I would definitely recommend Dr Jain & would use him again.

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Abdominoplasty Recovery

Returning Home

Depending on the extent of your plastic surgery, you may be able to return home the same day. Some patients will require an overnight stay in the surgical center for observation.

Discomfort

Some mild discomfort can be expected for a few days, but we will provide you with pain medications to help you manage it.

Drains

After your surgery, you may have drains placed to help remove excess fluid, and you will need to clean and empty your drains every day. Patients who do not combine abdominoplasty with liposuction may not require drains.

Compression Garment

You will also be required to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and help your body conform to its new contours.

Down Time

Most patients will require a minimum of two weeks off from work. Exercise and physical activity can typically be resumed in six to eight weeks, or when cleared by Dr. Jain or Dr. Prendergast

A Dramatic Transformation by Columbus Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Prendergast and Dr. Jain of Columbus Plastic Surgery

Columbus Plastic Surgery

When you choose Columbus Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Our compassionate team of specially trained doctors strives to provide each patient with the utmost care. Our doctors are professionally affiliated with nationally recognized organizations including:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Columbus, GA, office serving the needs of local patients and those in the surrounding communities of La Grange and Auburn, contact us online or call (706) 322-9313 today.

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"This doctor has made my breast cancer journey a lot easier. Dr Jain is very professional, informative and always takes his time to listen to his patients. He has a wonderful and caring staff as well. I am very satisfied with his work and will recommend him to anyone."

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