Dr. Tang on Houston Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck at Cy Fair Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas, will improve the appearance of a loose sagging and protruding abdomen
due to stretched abdominal muscles and skin from pregnancy or from loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone with aging or after weight loss.
If you are in good physical condition but are still troubled by loose muscles, stretch marks, and extra skin in your abdominal area, you may be an excellentcandidate for a tummy tuck in Houston at Cy Fair Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Tang reccomends that women complete child-bearing before a tummy procedure to avoid any further stretching in the abdomen or separation of the
rectus muscle of the abdomen. While there are several forms of abdominoplasty, the two most common procedures are the complete tummy tuck, and the partial abdominoplasty, which is also called a “mini tummy tuck.” The complete tummy tuck is best suited for patients who have weak muscles and an excess of loose skin in the abdominal region. Patients choosing a complete tummy tuck want to achieve a dramatic change with a flat abdomen and tight skin. A “mini tummy tuck” is generally ideal
for patients who have a little extra abdominal skin just in the lower abdomen. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tang will help you choose the tummy tuck procedure that will meet your goals for a tighter, trimmer waist and belly.
Abdominoplasty, often referred to as a “tummy tuck“, flattens the stomach by excising excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. A drainage tube may be inserted to collect excess fluids. If needed, additional procedures can be performed during the surgery such as liposuction and hernia repairs.
The surgery can take two to five hours depending on the extent of improvement needed. Abdominoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia.
Side effects include swelling, soreness, and bruising of the abdominal skin lasting for several weeks. You may experience localized abdominal pain and walk with a slight bend for two to three weeks. You may have numbness to the abdominal skin for several weeks to months. It may take several weeks to months for your energy level to return to normal.
It is possible to return to work in two to four weeks. You may resume strenuous activity in four to six weeks following the instructions of your doctor. and bathing suits.
The risks involved with Houston tummy tuck surgery are post-operative bleeding, infection, and blood clots. Smokers may be more prone to post-operative difficulties and a delay in recovery.
After tummy tuck surgery patients will have a slimmer, tighter abdomen that can be maintained for years to come with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Schedule your Tummy Tuck at Cy Fair Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas. Call (281) 955-0115 to schedule a free consultation or for more information about having a Houston Tummy Tuck.