A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty allows patients to completely transform their midsection for a naturally lean and tight appearance. Our expert Houston plastic surgeons can deliver your ideal physique in a single procedure by removing excess fat and skin and pulling the abdominal muscles closer together. Achieve sexy curves, washboard abs, and a circumferentially smaller midsection with a Houston tummy tuck from the board-certified surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, and realize a significant boost in confidence and quality of life.
A tummy tuck combines multiple techniques to substantially improve the appearance of loose skin, lax muscles, and excess fat in the midsection. Our surgeons utilize the most advanced methods available to perform each tummy tuck with the highest level of precision and attention to detail.
This dedication to excellence enables our surgeons to tailor every inch of your midsection to suit your specific preferences and complement your other features in a way that looks both natural and impeccable. The moment you realize the results of your tummy tuck, you’re likely to experience an immediate increase in self-confidence and excitement for the next chapter of your life. You’ll feel ready to embrace opportunities and confront challenges because you will have invested in your well-being and happiness.
The ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery include men and women who have developed loose abdominal skin and muscles due to significant weight loss or pregnancy. To ensure the longest-lasting results, you should be at or near your ideal body weight and be able to maintain a stable weight before and after your tummy tuck procedure. For any surgical procedure, you should be in good health overall and have the ability to take the appropriate time to rest and allow your body to heal properly.
You will receive general anesthesia for your tummy tuck, so you will not experience any pain during the procedure. Once you are sound asleep, your surgeon will create an incision that spans horizontally from one hip to the other. Your surgeon will use this incision and other incisions to lift your skin away from the underlying tissues to make the necessary adjustments.
Your surgeon will trim away excess skin as well as suture together your abdominal muscles if needed. Depending on your surgical plan, your surgeon may also use liposuction to remove excess fat and achieve a slimmer body shape. Once your surgeon has sculpted your abdomen to suit your goals, they will close all your incisions with stitches, medical adhesives, or clips. Your surgeon will place any necessary drains and apply a dressing to your midsection. Tummy tuck surgery typically takes around three hours, and once it is complete, you will be able to recover at home under the care of a close friend or family member.
Due to the extensive nature of a tummy tuck and the remarkable transformation it can create in your midsection, you will need to prepare for a significant recovery. You can expect to stay home from work and other activities for two weeks after your tummy tuck. In addition, you will need to have someone close to you to provide care while you recover. If you have small children, you should also consider that they will need extra care while you heal.
A mini tummy tuck offers a less invasive and all-around easier alternative to traditional tummy tuck surgery. It is often an ideal treatment option for patients with minimal excess tissue. This procedure leaves the abdominal muscles intact, instead focusing on removing loose skin and excess fat if desired. The mini tummy tuck involves a significantly smaller incision above the pubic area that is easy to conceal, even in a swimsuit or underwear.
If you are a candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck, you can look forward to a substantially shorter recovery time, with most patients resuming their light daily activities within two days of their procedure. You can expect to return to work ten days after your mini tummy tuck and resume strenuous activities approximately four weeks after your surgery.
If you would like to discuss your candidacy for a Tummy Tuck with one of our surgeons, we invite you to schedule your confidential consultation. We look forward to providing you with the exceptional care and results you deserve.
There is no set weight for a tummy tuck necessarily. However, obesity and unstable weight may disqualify you for this procedure. To be a candidate, you should be within 10 to 15 pounds of your goal weight.
After a tummy tuck Houston patients drop two to three pants sizes on average. However, it is not unheard of for patients to experience a greater change.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.