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Restore Your Slim & Shapely Figure

Patient Reviews

Body & Abdomen: Getting Back To Your Best Look

A slim and shapely abdomen can say a lot about you — that you take care of yourself and maintain a healthy appearance. Having a fit midsection also makes it easier for you to maintain an active lifestyle that includes exercise, as well as more flexibility in what you can wear. Naturally though, as you age, the shape of the tummy and abdomen area just don't look the same as they once did. Added weight, gravity, the aging process, and childbirth all can and do affect this area of your body.

The Tummy Tuck & Liposuction

Liposuction and/or a tummy tuck is one of the most effective and rewarding ways to get yourself back to the shape you had before. Liposuction, the mechanical removal of fat through suction, removes the fat, while a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) involves removing the loose hanging skin of the lower abdomen. A Tummy Tuck also tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. To these procedures, Southern Surgical Arts has added an optional cutting-edge laser technology called SmartLipo to further contour for the desired result. Take a look at our before and after gallery to explore how Dr. Deal,Dr. Gardner, andDr. Nease can help you achieve similar results.

Beyond the Tummy

Depending on your anatomy and situational factors, it may be best to combine the tummy tuck procedure with not only liposuction but also a thigh lift or as part of an entire body lift. Receiving procedures in such combinations dramatically improves the contours of your body. For patients with excess skin and fat deposits above the waist, upper body procedures such as an arm lift or male breast reduction also significantly improve anatomical symmetry and an overall balanced and slimming look.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Age 18 to 65
  • Non-smoker
  • Generally in good health
  • Desires aesthetic enhancement of the body
  • Desires restoration of a more youthful figure / shape

How Much Does it Cost?

Costs vary based on procedure. See our cosmetic surgery pricing and non-surgical treatment pricing pages for more details.

Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospoital in Chattanooga, TN.

We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices. With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.

We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, or Dr. Gusching. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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