For adult individuals, sagging skin, stretch marks and unwanted fat in the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to reduce it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the typical reasons why someone may not be able to produce a tighter and slimmer tummy. An abdominoplasty (AKA tummy tuck) is a cosmetic enhancement that reshapes the stomach area, producing attractive results for patients. Our Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Thornwell Parker and Dr. Kevin Hanz, perform abdominoplasties that are tailored to the condition of the abdomen. This popular surgery at Elevate Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery allows individuals the chance to have a toned, smaller abdomen and restored confidence.
"34 Years Old, 3 Children - Tummy Tuck & Liposuction - Sumter, SC - I cannot say enough about Dr. Hanz and his staff. They are very courteous and professional. From my research he is also much cheaper than the other doctor in town and performs just as good as if not better work. I highly recommend Dr. Hanz."- N. / RealSelf / May 19, 2014
"Breast implant removal with a lift and liposuction - The staff at Elevate Medical Spa was amazing from scheduling my consultation down to the actual procedures. I had two separate procedures performed by Dr. Hanz the first one being breast plant and capsule removal with a lift and the second one being liposuction. Dr. Hanz and his staff were very helpful in answering all of my questions and concerns. My continued care after the procedures has been substantial and I am very pleased with my results."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 29, 2018
"Breast Implant Removal and Liposuction - The staff at Elevate was amazing from scheduling my consultation down to the actual procedure. I had two separate procedures performed by Dr. Hanz the first one being a breast implant removal and the second one was liposuction. Dr. Hanz and his staff were very helpful in answering all of my questions and concerns. My continued care after the procedures has been substantial as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Hanz and his staff for any of your cosmetic needs."- H. / RealSelf / Jan 29, 2018
Abdominoplasty can be successful for both women and men. If you cannot lose or reduce sagging skin as well as unwanted fat in the stomach, this cosmetic surgery can help create a tighter and slimmer look. Before undergoing this treatment, we suggest patients be at a stable weight. Although abdominoplasty removes a large amount of fat and skin, it is not considered a weight loss procedure. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to reduce additional amounts of fat. If your abdomen 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 be more suited for less invasive procedures like liposuction or nonsurgical procedures like CoolSculpting®. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to ensure the surgical outcomes are not affected.
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed with general anesthesia or IV sedation, and mini-abdominoplasty can even be performed under local anesthesia with some oral medication. There are various techniques to consider when performing this surgery, which is applied toward the patient's specific goals. For starters, the incision shape and size is chosen based on the amount and width of excess skin that should be removed. Some patients with extensive hanging skin may require a full or extended tummy tuck, placing the incision from hipbone to hipbone just above the pubic region. Other patients with minimal skin looseness but are still frustrated by the look of their abdomen may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit skin tightening, but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all tummy tuck procedures at Elevate involve the removal of sagging skin and fat removal. Additionally, most abdominoplasty procedures include tightening of the abdominal muscles. This technique can dramatically improve results, but is not always necessary and does add to the discomfort following surgery. Last, moving and repositioning of the belly button is usually performed, particularly when large amounts of skin are removed.
What to Expect
Following this procedure, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to decrease swelling. Tummy tucks produce amazing results that are immediately apparent, but tummy tucks are also one of the more uncomfortable and slower recoveries. Walking upright will be hard to accomplish at first, so you should rest for a few days. Resuming normal movement becomes easier once the tightness subsides and the incision heals. Most patients can resume everyday functions somewhere around 2 weeks. Exercise usually begins a few weeks later. The midsection will feel tight and uncomfortable, but after healing, you will look and feel normal again. You will immediately love your tighter and more youthful-looking silhouette!
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,200 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5-7 days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Feel Fit and Toned
Liposuction at Elevate Medical Spa offers individuals the opportunity to have unwanted fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to get the slimming results you want to achieve. We offer various choices for liposuction treatment based on your personal aesthetic desires. We invite you to contact our practice in Dallas, TX and schedule your private consultation with our Elevate team.