About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat surrounding the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the main reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring procedure that redefines the abdominal region, achieving youthful-looking outcomes for patients. Houston, TX plastic surgeons Drs. Peter Chang and Ankur Mehta perform tummy tuck surgery that is based on the amount of excess skin and fat present. This cosmetic treatment at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX allows men and women the opportunity to have a slimmer, tighter figure. If you live in the greater Houston area and are interested in undergoing an abdominoplasty, call our office today.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr Mehta and the Timeless Plastic Surgery staff was caring, patient and made me feel more than just another person in their office. Everytime I was in their office from the consult to post op appointments they were very courteous and thorough. Dr Mehta took the time to go over every detail and answered all my questions making me very comfortable and excited about my decision to move forward with a tummy tuck and lipo on my upper and lower tummy as well as upper and lower back. Best of all it would be done all at the same time. He provided realistic expectations. I could not have chosen a better physician and staff. During the prep of surgery I was very scared but his staff did their best to keep me at ease as much as possible. Before I knew it surgery was done and over and on my way to recovery. After surgery the outcome was so much more than I expected. He has changed my life tremendously. I had always worked hard to get the physical appearance as much as I could on my own. However after weight loss and having babies I could only do so much. Dr Mehta gave me the look I never thought I could have. After surgery he was very attentive and not only ensured recovery was on track in his office but he went above and reached out on the weekend to make sure everything was well. He made me feel I was in good hands. The procedure I decided to do is tough recovery wise. Very limited on physical activities which can be frustrating but anytime I'm asked would I do it again, the answer is definitely! I have and will continue to refer people to Dr Mehta in a heartbeat. I could not have chosen a better team to trust."- M.F. / Yelp / May 03, 2015
"I am beyond grateful with Dr. Mehta. He makes me feel beautiful again. - I am extremely delighted with my tummy tuck thanks to Dr. Mehta. He has made me gain back my confidence, and he is always available if I have any type ..."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 25, 2016
"One Happy Mama who did a Mommy Make Over - I had my son at 18 and gained 100 pounds which left me with excess skin, sad breasts and stretch marks. I decided for my 39 birthday I would treat myself to a Mommy Make Over. Doing my research I found Dr Chang was top of the line, Board Certified and really cared about his work. I was so scared coming into this since this was going to be a big procedure but I'm so happy I did! I did a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast implants and lipo. Was one of the best decisions of my life. Now only at 3 months after the surgery, I am more confident than I was at 18 and couldn't be happier. Dr Chang and his staff were so professional and really guided me through the whole process. Highly recommended!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 04, 2017
"Best Experience - I was totally nervous about having a tummy tuck and making sure I found the right doctor. I am so glad I decided to go with Dr. Mehta. He was excellent. He called me the same day as the surgery when I got home to check on me. He even called me back while he was on vacation because I had some questions about my recovery. He was everything I could have hoped for. All my post visit appointments went well and there was never a time when I felt I wasn't important and my questions were not answered. His staff is also amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Mehta to anyone looking at plastic surgery. I have already sent a couple of my friends to get consultations. Everyone is loving my new body especially my husband. Thanks again, Dr, Mehta for helping me get gain my self confidence back."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 10, 2017
"tummy tuck with front liposuction - The experience was excellent. Dr. Mehta did a good job and was always good with answering the post surgery questions."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 27, 2017
Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both men and women. If you are frustrated with loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the lower abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help reclaim a slimming and more toned silhouette. We advise that you be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it removes loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to eliminate fat. If your lower stomach has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels even if diet and exercise have failed, we may recommend liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.
Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under IV sedation. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta, which is unique to the individual's current condition. To start, the incision size is determined based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of lax skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic zone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from an abdominoplasty, but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the type, all abdominoplasty procedures at Timeless Plastic Surgery involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.
What to Expect
When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to reduce swelling. Standing upright and walking will be a bit painful for awhile, so you should take it easy for several days. Moving about becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine in about two weeks. Workouts can begin around six weeks or earlier if you are given permission by our office. The abdominal area will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your consultation, we will customize your unique abdominoplasty plan to reach your concerns and goals before estimating costs. We will be able to better estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty is decided, which technique will be used, how long you will be under sedation, and other factors. To ensure you get beautiful results from an experienced plastic surgeon, Timeless Plastic Surgery makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by taking several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three most common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, we can help you decide the technique that will produce your best results. A full abdominoplasty is better if you would like to fix loose skin in both the lower and upper stomach, whereas a mini abdominoplasty is better for concerns under your belly button, such as a "pooch." The extended technique can address issues in the stomach, plus your upper thighs and hips.
What will my scars look like?
Incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Chang and Dr. Mehta use the thinnest incisions needed to minimize scarring. They also place incisions in areas that are less visible (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so they may be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar management instructions so your sutures heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although you may get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Chang and Dr. Mehta strongly encourage that you be finished building your family before you get abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant following your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to refresh your stomach.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Several patients get a second surgery with abdominoplasty to see more dramatic results. At your initial consultation, talk to us about your desires so a personalized surgical plan may be created to match your aesthetic goals. You might combine abdominoplasty with an arm lift or nonsurgical procedure for additional body contouring.
Attain a Tighter Tummy
A variety of factors can result in a sagging abdominal area that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be a troubling problem to have — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, abdominoplasty by Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta in Sugar Land, TX can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Timeless Plastic Surgery for more information.