Revitalize Your Abdomen

A tummy tuck tightens muscles and removes excess fat and skin to achieve a smooth, flat, and youthful abdomen. It is an ideal solution to combat the changes that occur with aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations.

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is performed to accomplish multiple body sculpting goals at once. The surgery helps to remove excess sagging skin, tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles, and reposition the belly button in a more aesthetically pleasing location. A tummy tuck in Nashville can be instrumental in reshaping the body after pregnancy, aging, or significant weight loss. It not only balances the figure but also restores self-confidence, stamina, and a greater array of wardrobe choices.

Every tummy tuck begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Burgdorf. Many Nashville patients report that they learn more in the first 5 minutes at Music City Plastic Surgery than they did over the course of multiple visits to other practices. As a “Gentleman Surgeon”, Dr. Burgdorf always seeks to make patients feel they are his top priority, having every imaginable question answered in depth. His goal is to realize each individual’s unique aesthetic dream for improvement and see their life transformed.

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Why Choose a Tummy Tuck?

If you're looking to reduce the size of your midsection, a tummy tuck may be right for you. During your consultation at Music City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burgdorf can help you determine whether you are suited for a tummy tuck. Some possible criteria for a tummy tuck surgery candidate include:

  • You want your pre-pregnancy stomach back.
  • You are embarrassed about your midsection despite diet and exercise.
  • You want to remove the stretch marks on your abdomen.
  • You have had massive weight loss.
  • You are a man who wants to trim down your “beer belly.”
  • You are interested in the tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Dr. Burgdorf employs cutting-edge techniques and a precision-oriented approach to achieve each patient’s ideal outcome. He uses a long-acting local anesthetic to minimize the need for general anesthesia, reducing the risk of nausea and expediting the patient’s return to normalcy after treatment. Minimal narcotic usage helps patients to feel less disoriented after their sessions.

During surgery, SAFE (Separation, Aspiration, Fat Equilibrium) liposuction is performed via a power-assisted device that helps to better sculpt the tissue and is superior when compared to aggressive manual techniques where the cannula is repeatedly thrust inside the patient. Dr. Burgdorf also uses a specialized belly button procedure to ensure a youthful and attractive navel.

Dr. Burgdorf is constantly assessing the patient’s results as the procedure progresses, using both a working and thinking hand to ensure the cannula is placed at the proper depth. A specialized compression garment is placed after surgery to maximize the repositioning of the skin and ensure a balanced, beautiful final result.

Tummy Tuck Patient Testimonial

"I had put on weight and essentially lost my waistline. I was very self-conscious about the roll of fat that had developed. I wanted to find a plastic surgeon who had plenty of experience in liposuction and tummy tucks, and Dr. Burgdorf's website was all I needed to make my decision. I am so happy with how my surgery turned out. I don't have to hide behind baggy tops anymore. I would do it again and choose Dr. Burgdorf. I have gotten so many compliments and have spread the word about where to go to get the best plastic surgery done."

Flora J. Smith

What is the Recovery for a Tummy Tuck?

Recovery times vary from patient to patient but typically entail around 2 weeks of rest. Patients are encouraged to walk right away after surgery around 3 times a day, as this enhances circulation and helps to minimize the risk of complications such as clotting. Showering is permitted after 48 hours, and normal household activities can be completed by days 3-5. Any drains placed to remove excess fluids from the body will be removed within 7 days. Dr. Burgdorf believes in extensive follow-up and he will see patients at 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months post-op. He and his staff are constantly available in person, by phone, or via text and email should any questions or concerns arise.

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Why Choose Music City Plastic Surgeryfor you Tummy Tuck

Dr. Burgdorf is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon who wrote two best-selling books on the topic of body contouring for men and women. His extensive expertise, skill, and artistry are balanced by a genuine compassion and caring bedside manner that instantly sets patients at ease. Through honest education, Dr. Burgdorf aims to empower his patients, making them full, active participants in their treatment plans. He understands that each procedure is more than just a technical endeavor; it is an emotional journey for the patient, requiring ongoing support at every phase of treatment. Dr. Burgdorf has created a “family style culture” where respect and one-on-one attention are the norms. This is why he is known as a Real Self Top Doctor, among many other honors.

Music City Plastic Surgery is housed in a state-of-the-art, 12,000-square-foot facility equipped with the latest in top-tier, cutting-edge technology. Patients never have to wait to be seen, as our surgery center has 9 immaculate, comfort-enhanced exam rooms. Safety is optimized through an avoidance of the cross-contamination that happens regularly at busy, overcrowded hospitals. Despite the spaciousness of our practice, Music City Plastic Surgery retains a boutique feel, with each patient receiving personalized, one-of-a-kind solutions. We are known for the small human touches we add, such as providing comfy slippers and a spa-like robe. Everything is designed to provide a calm, anxiety-free journey from start to finish.

An Award-Winning Body Sculpting Expert

Dr. Burgdorf has been listed in the top 5% of America's Most Honored Professionals since 2016, earning the top 1% distinction in 2020, 2019, and 2016. His compassionate demeanor and winning personality make a procedure at Music City Plastic Surgery an unparalleled experience. Dr. Burgdorf was the proud recipient of the 2014 National Doctor’s Choice Award for Plastic Surgery and was named one of Tennessee’s “Top Ten Plastic Surgeons” of 2014.

Dr. Burgdorf’s Aesthetic Everything Awards appeared on the Jumbotron in Times Square in 2018, acknowledging Dr. Burgdorf as a Top Plastic Surgeon in Middle America, a Top Breast Surgeon, one of the Top 100 Aesthetic Doctors, and as the founder of a Top Cosmetic Practice in the US.

He has also received recognition from the nationally recognized medical website as a four-time winner of the country’s Most Compassionate Doctors award. Additionally, he also annually received their coveted Patient Choice Award from 2011 to 2019 while also earning the On-Time Physician Award several times.

Additional awards include:

  • Doctor’s Choice Awards – City Winner, Nashville – 2015 and 2018
  • Doctor’s Choice Awards – Top Plastic Surgeon of the Month – June 2015
  • Doctor’s Choice Awards – Most Voted Doctor – Silver Award
  • Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence
  • Top 10 Rated and Awarded By Patients
  • Real Self Top Doctor
  • DCA Top 100 – 2016
  • On-Time Doctor Award – 2018
  • Aesthetic Everything Awards in 2018 – Top Plastic Surgeon Middle America, Top Breast Surgeon, Top 100 Aesthetic Doctors, and Top Cosmetic Practice in the US

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Discover 'The Mommy Makeover' with Dr. Mike Burgdorf

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If you wish to learn more about the mommy makeover and what it can do for you, don’t miss the chance to download the first three chapters of Dr. Mike’s book, The Mommy Makeover, for free. Dr. Burgdorf can help you improve the aesthetics of your midsection and increase your self-confidence. To learn if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, contact our friendly office for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Burgdorf, the award-winning plastic surgeon who wants you to look and feel your best.

The Ripple Effect of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Burgdorf believes that the positive changes achieved with plastic surgery will ripple throughout the patient's life, affecting their relationships and everyone they come into contact with. The new, improved self-image experienced by each patient can have a significant impact on both social and professional interactions. Patients feel sexy again, fitting into their favorite outfits and being able to go to the beach and the pool confidently, feeling and looking their best.

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Contact Us for a Tummy Tuck in Nashville, TN

Come experience Music City Plastic Surgery and let us help you Build Your Beautiful! Whichever procedure you seek, our Nashville Natural™ approach will allow your inner beauty to shine through while maximizing your appearance. Discover the Dr. Burgdorf difference and get ready for an unparalleled plastic surgery experience! You can schedule your consultation with Dr. Burgdorf today by calling 615-567-5716.

 You may also click here to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Burgdorf will take the time to listen to your needs, answer all your questions regarding your unique aesthetic goals, and ensure that you are comfortable and confident with your treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!

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Tummy Tuck FAQ

Are there any safety concerns with a tummy tuck?

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Are there any safety concerns with a tummy tuck?

Risk factors include smoking, uncontrolled medical concerns such as diabetes, and those who underwent previous surgeries that are currently interfering with blood flow. If Dr. Burgdorf is concerned about safety risks, he will choose to postpone treatment. He is thorough and painstaking when it comes to ensuring that the procedure will be a safe, successful choice for the patient.

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Yes. A tummy tuck is commonly included with a mommy makeover or daddy do-over and can also accompany liposuction of other areas, breast procedures such as mastopexy, reduction, or augmentation, body lifts, thigh lifts, and more. Speak with Dr. Burgdorf during your private consultation to customize your comprehensive body sculpting treatment plan.

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