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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 is a leader in the field who mentors other surgeons. He is uniquely qualified to help you experience:

Comprehensive Enhancement

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, allows Dr. Jain 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 surgeon is experienced, respected, and a master of the specialty.
  • 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 surgeon 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, 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 surgeon 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.

Tummy Tuck Techniques

There are several types of tummy tuck techniques to consider when planning your procedure. Dr. Jain will make a careful assessment of your body, concerns, and goals to determine the technique that will best suit your needs. 
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Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients who have minor concerns about their stomachs are good candidates for a mini tummy tuck, which has the smallest tummy tuck incision. This technique usually includes the removal of a small portion of skin, skin tightening, and some fat removal. The procedure only involves changes to the abdomen below the belly button. Ideal candidates are usually within 10 percent of their ideal weight.

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Traditional Tummy Tuck

This is the most common tummy tuck that is performed and is ideal for patients with a sizable amount of loose skin. Candidates have usually lost a large amount of weight or have excess flab and weakened abdominal muscles after pregnancy. The incision typically runs from hip bone to hip bone, but will be discreetly placed in the bikini line. Since a greater volume of skin is removed, the belly button may be moved to achieve a natural-looking result. Many people also choose liposuction along with their tummy tuck.

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Extended Tummy Tuck

If you have excess skin that extends from the abdomen to your flanks, you may be a candidate for an extended tummy tuck to erase signs of a “muffin top.” While an extended tummy tuck is nearly identical to a standard one, the incision extends beyond the hip bones and slightly toward the back so that excess tissue on the flanks can be removed and your contours smoothed out.

What Will My Results
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We Can Show You

Do you wish you could preview your results before you make a commitment? Our advanced 3-D imaging system, the Vectra M3 3-D, gives you a preview of your body after the tummy tuck.

The chance to see how your body will look after a tummy tuck can help you feel confident that you are making the right decision. Columbus Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery provider in Columbus, GA, that uses this state-of-the-art technology.

Request a consultation to get a preview of how your body will look after a tummy tuck.

(706) 322-9313

Serving Columbus, La Grange, and Auburn, GA

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 surgeon, who can provide an estimate following your discussion.

Invest in Yourself

"I am very pleased with Dr. Jain and his staff. Everyone is very kind and will put your worries to rest. I could not be more pleased with Dr. Jain’s expertise in plastic surgery. Dr. Jain did a beautiful job with my breast lift as well as my tummy tuck. I was completely delighted with my results. I am looking forward to my upper thigh lift as well as all the other procedures that I have planned for the future. I highly recommend Dr. Jain for all of your plastic surgery needs. He’s the best!!" Aurora Beauralis - 5-Star Google Review - 2021

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.
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Incision

Dr. Jain 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 large amount of excess tissue. Our doctor is skilled at making incisions strategically so that scarring is minimal and easily obscured.
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Abdominal Wall Exposed

Your surgeon will access the abdominal wall through the incisions.
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Fat Removal

If you choose to combine your plastic surgery with a form of liposuction, the surgeon will remove excess fat from your abdominal area.
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Muscle Tightening

Next, your plastic surgeon will tighten your abdominal muscles to give you a leaner, more toned appearance.
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Skin Trimming

Now, the doctor repositions the skin over the muscles and pulls it tight. Loose skin that now hangs below your pelvic area will be removed, giving your midsection a tight, fit appearance. 
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Stitches

Finally, the procedure will conclude when our surgeon closes all of the incisions with sutures. You can now begin healing.
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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 you are considering a tummy tuck, 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 our 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

A Dramatic Transformation by Columbus Plastic Surgery

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"Dr. Jain removed my excessive skin from my tummy. I am MORE than pleased with the results and the scar looks beautiful. He also performed a Mastopexy 3 years ago. I would recommend him 100%" RealWithAida, 5-Star Review in 2021
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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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