Have you been struggling to drop a few extra pounds around your waist? Do you have excess loose skin on your stomach after losing a significant amount of weight? Diet and exercise alone may not resolve these issues, but some modern cosmetic procedures can help. One such procedure is an abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck.
Dr. Thomas Jeneby performs tummy tuck procedures at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio. This surgery can rid you of those last few pounds and take care of excess skin around your midsection. Read on to learn more about tummy tuck procedures.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a plastic surgical procedure that aims to flatten and tighten the abdomen by removing excess weight and loose skin. This cosmetic procedure repositions the skin and underlying muscle to make the patient’s stomach appear slimmer and more toned.
How Is An Abdominoplasty Performed?
Tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia in our plastic surgery center. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Jeneby will use a combination of liposuction, muscle repair, and excess skin removal to re-contour the stomach and slim and tone the abdominal area.
First, doctors remove excess fat cells through liposuction using a thin cannula that suctions fat from the stomach and flanks. Any loose skin in the abdominal area will be removed and repositioned to create a flatter appearance. However, before repositioning the skin, underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened and repaired.
Recovery from a tummy tuck can take about four to eight weeks in total. Patients are typically able to return to work after the first week. Patients should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for the first four to six weeks of recovery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Good candidates for a tummy tuck are individuals with good overall health who cannot lose a small amount of excess weight or excess skin in their midsection. This includes individuals who have previously lost significant weight or have loose skin in their abdomen after pregnancy. Tummy tucks are not for those with a substantial amount of excess weight but rather for those who require minimal fat removal. Patients with a large amount of weight to lose may benefit from other cosmetic procedures.
Tummy Tuck Surgery in San Antonio
When you find it impossible to drop those last few pounds through diet and exercise, you may benefit from a tummy tuck procedure. Tummy tuck surgery can help rid you of excess weight and loose skin around the abdomen, giving you a more sculpted abdomen.
Dr. Thomas Jeneby in San Antonio provides tummy tuck procedures at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas. We’ll work with you to ensure that your abdominoplasty removes any stubborn weight or excess overhanging tissue and helps you reach the figure you desire. To experience your own tummy tuck results, call us today to schedule a consultation.