Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) - Dallas, TX*

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About Abdominoplasty Surgery

For adult individuals, sagging skin 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 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 abdominoplasty that is tailored on 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.

Ideal Candidates

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 to be at a stable weight. Abdominoplasty is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it surgically corrects loose skin. Liposuction is usually implemented during surgery to reduce 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 liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be be past pregnancy to ensure the the surgical outcomes are not affected.

Surgical Techniques

Body contouring of the abdomen is performed with general anesthesia. 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 excess skin that should be removed. Some patients with extensive hanging 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 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.

What to Expect

Following this procedure, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to decrease swelling. 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 can begin later, closer to 8 weeks. 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!

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Average Cost  
$4,500 - $8,800
Recovery Time  
3-4 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-4 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
5-7 days
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Attain a Tighter Tummy

Many factors can lead to a stretched-out tummy, creating hanging folds of skin. We know it can be almost impossible to correct — 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, skin tightening surgery can allow you to get the look you desire. Please contact Elevate Medical Spa to learn more. 

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