Abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck,” is an excellent and common surgical procedure to correct excess abdominal skin and soft tissue. There are many causes for this excess skin, such as pregnancy and significant weight loss. In addition, the abdominal muscles are tightened to help correct a bothersome bulge and give a flatter, more defined contour of the abdomen. Dr. McFate is a qualified plastic surgeon in Austin, TX, and is fully trained in the latest techniques of abdominal contouring to produce optimal results.
In many cases, a patient may need liposuction in addition to or in place of an abdominoplasty. A consultation with Dr. McFate can help you decide if an abdominoplasty in Austin is the right way to help you reach your goals.
Who is a Tummy Tuck Candidate?
Patients with excess skin primarily below the umbilicus (belly button) and a bulge in the midline of the abdomen from a weakening of the abdominal muscles are candidates for an abdominoplasty. Generally, patients should be in good health, have no plans for future pregnancy, be non-smokers, and have a stable weight.
Patients should be willing to accept a low abdominal scar extending from hip to hip and a small scar around the umbilicus in most cases. After the procedure, a patient can expect to have an improved mid body appearance with removal of the excess and sometimes overhanging skin, flatter defined contour, and elimination of stretch marks or other abdominal skin defects. Contact Dr. McFate today if you think you’re a good candidate for an Austin area tummy tuck.
What to expect after surgery?
Typically, a patient will stay in a hospital setting 1-2 nights. Commonly, there may be drainage tubes that stay in place for 1-2 weeks. After being discharged home, a patient should expect limited physical activity for 2 weeks. Strenuous exercise can resume after 6 weeks usually.
Here at Precision Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX, we are dedicated to giving patients accurate, professional care, so they can have the quality of life they’ve been looking for. Contact us today for more information about Tummy Tuck Surgery.