Tummy Tuck Fort Worth
An individual reaching their weight loss goals is a great achievement, but sometimes they may encounter challenges in gaining that perfect shape they were after. At times like those, an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a reasonable consideration. A tummy tuck can remove the loose, stretched skin and stretch marks in the lower abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles to achieve a more toned, flatter abdomen and narrower waist. Liposuction is a good option to be performed in tandem with a tummy tuck to further contour localized fat deposits and enhance the patient’s results. When it comes to life-changing tummy tuck surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Daniels is the Fort Worth area’s specialist. The best candidates for an abdominoplasty/tummy tuck procedure are men or women with excess abdominal skin and fat concentration, but who are otherwise of a relatively average weight for their frame. Anderson Plastic Surgery is considered a leading Fort Worth cosmetic surgery practice in a variety of contouring procedures.
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|Average Cost||$8,000 - $12,000|
|Recovery Time||2 Weeks|
|Avg Procedure Time||3-4 Hours|
|Post-Op Follow-Up||1 Week|
Full Tummy Tuck
A traditional (full) tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women who have a moderate amount of excess skin in their midsection. It has now become quite common for this to be performed on female patients post-pregnancy. During this surgery, an incision is made that extends from hipbone to hipbone, granting the surgeon access to a greater portion of the internal structures of the abdomen. Liposuction is used to remove fat, while the abdominal muscles are pulled tight and secured. It is also typical to reposition the navel in order to maintain the most natural look possible.
Mini Tummy Tuck
If an individual in relatively good shape still desires a flatter stomach, they may be a strong candidate for a “Brazilian”, or mini, tummy tuck. These patients may have loose abdominal fascia, but their underlying muscle structure is not stretched to the point of requiring a full tummy tuck. A smaller incision is used in this surgery, made along the lower abdomen. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat, and finally the remaining skin is pulled tight. The navel should not be affected by this surgery.
What To Expect During And After Surgery
Tummy tucks are considered outpatient procedures, and are performed in Anderson Plastic Surgery’s accredited surgical facility. Usually the surgery can be completed in about 2 hours. After discharge, patients will be expected to wear a compression garment and will need to rest as much as possible for the first 48 hours after surgery. Patients should make a concerted effort to move around to promote blood flow, but should initially only attempt to stand at a 45-degree angle to protect the incision. Medication will be provided to help with postoperative pain and discomfort. Most patients will be permitted to resume exercise after 4-6 weeks.
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