Tummy Tuck


Dr. Spann at Little Rock Plastic Surgery focuses on creating a flat, chiseled abdominal region. The achievement of the ever-elusive “six pack” abs has motivated many individuals to perform countless sit-ups and crunches, or to try the latest diet pill that promises to “miraculously” sculpt and tone the stomach region. Regrettably, fatty deposits in the abdominal area can be particularly challenging to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Additionally, many individuals are faced with the frustrating aesthetic problem of abdominal skin laxity (loose, hanging skin), which can develop as a result of: genetics, childbirth, hormonal imbalances, age, and dramatic weight gain or loss. As with the aforementioned abdominal fat pockets, abdominal skin laxity cannot be corrected simply by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Fortunately, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery offers an effective solution to both fatty deposits and skin laxity in the stomach region, and can be undertaken to improve the appearance of a flabby or protruding stomach and/or to eliminate loose, sagging abdominal skin.  A tummy tuck procedure involves the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the lower and middle abdominal region (lipoadominoplasty), followed by the tightening of the abdominal musculature, which serves to create an enviably flat, smooth abdomen.

In order to ensure a safe and successful tummy tuck surgery, it is important to select a talented plastic surgeon who has demonstrated a strong commitment to keeping up with the latest technological advances in the field of body contouring surgery. You will find such a physician in Dr. Michael Spann, lead plastic surgeon at Little Rock Plastic Surgery in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Spann is a double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with a broad scope of knowledge and experience performing abdominoplasty procedures, which he puts to use helping patients achieve the lean, chiseled stomach contours they desire.

Patients choose tummy tucks in my Arkansas office for many reasons:

  • Sculpt the waistline
  • Remove loose skin from the abdomen
  • Tighten abdominal muscles
  • Flatten and smooth the abdominal profile
  • Increase self esteem in and out of clothing
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Before tummy tuck

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tummy tuck After


Your abdominoplasty will be performed on an outpatient basis, under either general anesthesia or intravenous (twilight) sedation. During the procedure, Dr. Spann will make a horizontal incision between the navel and the pubic hairline, which he will utilize to repair and fortify the debilitated abdominal muscles. Working through the same incision, he will remove excess abdominal skin, fat, and tissue. Some patients may require a repositioning of the belly button to a more aesthetically appropriate location, which Dr. Spann will accomplish via a second incision around the circumference of the navel.

The results of your tummy tuck surgery will be apparent immediately after your procedure, and will continue to improve over the next few months, as any lingering swelling subsides. It is important that you abstain from all vigorous physical activity for at least six weeks, and that you take the necessary time off from work to allow your body to heal properly.


Dr. Spann and the staff at Little Rock Plastic Surgery are dedicated to creating an inviting, safe atmosphere where you will feel comfortable discussing changes you would like to make to your body.  At your initial consultation, Dr. Spann will conduct a thorough review of your medical history, evaluate your aesthetic goals, review the options available to you, and create an individualized treatment plan designed to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for your tummy tuck arkansas.  Dr. Spann is Board Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, has years of training and experience, and will employ advanced surgical techniques to achieve your aesthetic goals, while maximizing your safety and comfort.

If you would like additional information about having your abdominoplasty surgery performed by Dr. Spann, please contact Little Rock Plastic Surgery today.  We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Spann.

Little Rock Plastic Surgery