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Tummy Tuck

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Overview

When you have reached your desired weight goal but not your desired shape, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, removes the loose, stretched skin and stretch marks in the lower abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles to achieve a more toned, flat abdomen and narrow waist. The plastic surgeons at Fort Worth Plastic Surgery are widely known as specialists in life-changing tummy tuck surgery. Men and women who have excess abdominal skin and concentrations of fat but are otherwise of relatively normal weight are the best candidates for abdominoplasty/tummy tuck. Other procedures, such as liposuction, can be performed alongside your tummy tuck to enhance your results. Fort Worth Plastic Surgery is considered a leading Fort Worth aesthetic practice in a variety of body contouring procedures.

Surgical Procedure

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 is commonly performed on women post-pregnancy. During this surgery, the incision extends from hipbone to hipbone, which grants the surgeon access to a greater portion of the internal structures. Liposuction is used to remove fat and the abdominal muscles are pulled and tightly secured. The belly button is usually repositioned for natural placement.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Individuals who are in relatively good shape but desire a flatter tummy may be good candidates for a mini tummy tuck (known as a “Brazilian tummy tuck”). These patients have loose abdominal fascia, but the muscles aren’t stretched to the point where a full tummy tuck is necessary. During surgery, a smaller incision is made along the lower abdomen, liposuction is used to remove excess fat, and the remaining skin is pulled tight. The belly button is not affected by this surgery.

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During/After Surgery

A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes around 2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients wear a compression garment and need to rest for the first 48 hours. They should make a concerted effort to move around to help promote blood circulation but should only attempt to initially stand at a 45-degree angle to protect the incision. Pain medication will be provided to help with post-operative pain. Clearance to resume exercise is usually given around 4-6 weeks.