About Abdominoplasty Surgery
For adult individuals, sagging skin and unwanted fat along the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to reduce it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most common reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer tummy. Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic treatment that reshapes the stomach are, producing extraordinary results for patients. We also perform the procedure for functional reasons. Often times, especially after pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are splayed apart, worsening the appearance of the abdomen. During the procedure, these are repaired as well. Plastic surgeons Drs. David G. Genecov, Carlos Raul Barceló, and Dr. Huay-Zong Law perform tummy tuck surgeries that are tailored to the patient's needs. This popular surgery at Genecov Plastic Surgery Group in Dallas, TX allows individuals the chance to have a new, youthful shape and restored confidence.
Tummy Tuck Ideal Candidates
Abdominoplasty can be successful for both women and men. If you have sagging skin as well as unwanted fat in the abdomen, this cosmetic surgery can help you regain a tighter and slimmer figure. Before undergoing this treatment, we suggest patients to be a stable weight. Abdominoplasty is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it focuses on loose skin and muscle repair. Liposuction is usually implemented during surgery to target fat in the abdomen, hips, flanks, and back. If your abdominal area has healthy skin tautness, but you are still unhappy with the appearance of your midsection even though you have worked to lose weight, you may consider liposuction. If you are a woman contemplating a tummy tuck, you should be past pregnancy to ensure the surgical outcome is not affected.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I just had my breast reduction surgery on Thursday, it's been 4 days. I have not had any pain just a regular discomfort not even comparable to a dentist visit. He is awesome. The shape is beautiful I still have to heal but I am so satisfied that I am considering now the tummy tuck for next year. I love my surgeon Dr. Barcelo."- W.M. / Google / Sep 28, 2017
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening. When he examined me I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Oct 17, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. When I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening.Sept. 2018 I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
Tummy Tuck Surgical Techniques
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed with general anesthesia. There are various techniques to consider when performing this surgery, which is customized according to the patient's specific goals. For starters, the incision type is chosen based on the level of excess skin that should be removed. Some patients with extensive loose skin may require a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck places the incision from hipbone to hipbone just above the pubic region. Other patients with minimal skin looseness may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening, but will simply have a smaller scar. Regardless of the technique used, all abdominoplasty procedures involve the removal of sagging skin and fat removal.
What to Expect with Tummy Tuck
Following this procedure, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to assist with swelling. Walking upright will be challenging at first, so you should rest for a few days. Walking becomes easier once the tightness subsides and the incision heals. Most patients can resume everyday functions within 2 weeks. Exercise can begin later, closer to 4 - 6 weeks. The stomach will feel tight and uncomfortable, but after the area heals you will look and feel normal again. The results will yield a tighter and more youthful-appearing figure!
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Countless factors can lead a stretched out stomach, creating hanging folds of skin. We know it can be annoying and frustrating — abdominoplasty is generally the primary way to overcome this. If you are embarrassed by the hanging skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, cosmetic surgery can allow you to get the look you desire. Please contact Genecov Plastic Surgery Group to learn more.