Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove loose skin and tighten the muscles of the abdomen. After a pregnancy or significant weight loss, people often cannot eradicate excess skin and tissue around the waist through diet and exercise. Tummy tucks are intended to correct these problems and restore a smoother, flatter abdomen.
The ideal tummy tuck patient will exhibit conditions like these:
Good candidates will also have a strong desire to correct these cosmetic problems, be healthy non-smokers, have a stable body weight and be capable of understanding the risks and benefits of surgery.
During tummy tuck surgery an incision is made across the waist, with care being taken to ensure scars can be hidden under your clothing. Excess skin and a limited amount of fat may be removed with liposuction before the incisions are closed. Most Texas tummy tuck patients spend about two weeks recovering from a tummy tuck before they return to work, and the total tummy tuck recovery period lasts 6-8 weeks.
Sometimes, Dr. Setty will perform a procedure called lipo-abdominoplasty that involves contouring of the waist and abdominal fat removal via liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck. It is also not uncommon for women to seek tummy tucks in combination with breast augmentation or a breast lift, particularly if they are done having kids and want to regain their pre-baby body shape.
Abdominoplasty is an elective procedure. It isn’t covered by health insurance and like any other surgical procedure, there are risks involved. During a consultation with Dr. Setty, you can discuss the risks, benefits and cost of abdominoplasty.
To find out whether a tummy tuck will help you achieve your cosmetic goals, call (214) 842-6960 or email the Texas plastic surgery office of Dr. Naveen Setty to learn more about the procedure, or to schedule a consultation. Beauty by Setty is located in McKinney and offers Texas tummy tuck patients access to superior plastic surgery results.