Tummy Tuck in Houston, TX

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What Is 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 surgeon Dr. Peter Chang performs a 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.

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What Are the Benefits of A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck may be a good surgical option for patients in the Houston, TX area who wish to remove stomach fat, attain a slimmer look, and match their shape to their fitness levels. This procedure performed at Timeless Plastic Surgery offers a few of these upsides:

  • Eradicates extra fat cells and folds from the abdomen
  • Strengthens the muscles in the abdomen
  • Provides you with a more slender appearance
  • Helps spine support, stability, and mobility
  • Can help with back pain
  • May address hernia results and urinary incontinence
  • Stabilizes the whole spine
  • Helps patients to attain a healthy weight

Am I A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

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.

How Is A Tummy Tuck Performed?

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, 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 Should I Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

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 uses 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 strongly encourages 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 in Sugar Land, TX can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Timeless Plastic Surgery for more information.

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