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Do you want to restore the slim, trim abdomen you had prior to having children, or regain a more attractive, leaner profile after your tummy skin became loose, protruding, or flabby? A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, surgically corrects loose, sagging skin and muscle, restoring a more youthful silhouette. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat as well as the repair of the muscle structure when needed, for a flat, trim appearance.

At Athenix, we are committed to providing our patients the most advanced, least invasive abdominoplasty techniques available. Our medical professionals stay ahead of the curve in the most recently released techniques in body contouring, including both traditional and mini-tummy tucks.

  • Get rid of loose skin
  • Fit back into those skinny jeans
  • Get a smoother, firmer tummy
Tummy Tuck

Are you a candidate for a tummy tuck?

If you are unhappy with the loose skin and fat on your stomach area, you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. Many people, both women and men, discover that even with diet and exercise, it is impossible to fully resolve a flabby tummy area. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure for the following common body issues:

  • Loose, sagging skin present after significant weight loss.
  • Stretched, loose skin and stretch marks in the tummy area after pregnancy.
  • Loss of natural skin elasticity leaving the tummy skin stretched and sagging.
  • Separated abdominal muscles giving a “double tummy” appearance.
  • Protruding belly.

A personal evaluation of your general health and the condition of your abdominal skin, fat, and muscles will allow us to determine which advanced procedure will provide the best results. For less extreme cases, a mini-tummy tuck may be the best procedure. Each patient has a unique physical situation, and a treatment plan will be developed to correctly address it -- we use the most advanced surgical techniques available.

The procedure is performed under sedation, and we focus on patient comfort and safety. Whether the technique you need is a mini-tuck or traditional tummy tuck, your surgery will be performed with the most stringent safety procedures in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.

Traditional Tummy Tuck

A traditional tummy tuck transforms the body to restore a firmer, slimmer, and far more youthful profile in the abdominal area. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthetic. This technique removes excess fat and skin, as well as tightening the muscle structure in the stomach area to restore a trim, firmer appearance to the abdomen. The procedure involves the surgical removal of the problem areas, including the excess fat deposits, loose skin, and for many patients, a repair of the abdominal muscles. For patients with stretch marks, although these cannot be completely repaired, the procedure is capable of diminishing the appearance by the overall tightening and removal of excess skin.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is the appropriate procedure for many patients, and essentially involves a shorter incision. This procedure is ideal for those who have excess skin and fat below the belly button area. The procedure may not require general anesthetic. A full evaluation of your condition and your concerns about your comfort during surgery are important to us. Your individual treatment plan, including the type of anesthetic used in our state-of-the-art surgery suites will be discussed with you thoroughly prior to procedure.

Athenix Body Sculpting: How We Work

At Athenix, we take our responsibility to our patients very seriously. We have the highest regard for those who choose to take advantage of the various techniques we offer to improve body image. Every member of our surgical and medical team is focused on safety, results, and the highest level of patient care. Our highly qualified plastic surgeons employ the most advanced technologies available for tummy tuck surgery, mommy makeovers, and other cosmetic surgery techniques to achieve a smoother, firmer, and more attractive body contour.

Our on-site, state-of-the-art surgery centers are fully accredited or licensed, and we meet the most rigorous safety requirements. You can be confident that your procedure will be performed by a highly-skilled, professional plastic surgeon. The processes we employ were developed for maximum patient comfort and safety. Our focus upon cosmetic and plastic surgery allows us to be at the cutting edge in body contouring techniques. The professionals at our clinics are always looking for treatments that are less invasive, get better results, and reduce both downtime and patient discomfort.

Restore a Trimmer Tummy and Regain Your Self-Esteem

When the tummy area is protruding, flabby, or has excess fat or skin, it limits the types of clothing you can wear, and can affect your self-confidence. Our patients report that after recovery from tummy tuck surgery, they experience a resurgence of confidence and pleasure in their bodies. A tummy tuck can be an empowering experience. If you are struggling with a saggy, unsightly tummy area, reach out to us and schedule a free consultation. Our goal is to help you to restore a more youthful, flat tummy area, and to give you all that comes with it: the ability to wear styles you were avoiding, including more revealing swimwear, low-cut jeans and pants, or other garments with complete confidence.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.


Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer