Tummy Tuck in Austin
Sculpt and Define Your Figure
Considering having a tummy tuck in Austin? Personique has performed thousands of tummy tuck procedures with consistently stunning results! This procedure, also referred to as abdominoplasty surgery, is a very popular procedure that removes loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen region to restore a flat, contoured midsection. It is especially great for tightening lax stomach muscles that have been stretched beyond the limits of natural repair as a result of pregnancy.
What is the Purpose of a Tummy Tuck Exactly?
A tummy tuck aims not only to remove excess fat deposits from the stomach, but has the additional element of repairing and tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess, hanging skin. As we get older, there are a number of things that can wreak havoc on our midsection, particularly weight fluctuation and childbearing.
These circumstances can make it incredibly difficult to regain tone and tightness in the abdomen, regardless of how many sit-ups we do or calories we cut. This is most likely because the abdominal muscles have been damaged or weakened, causing the stomach to protrude. This frequently happens during pregnancy when the stretching of the stomach causes the abdominal muscles to separate. Once this happens, no amount of diet or exercise will deliver the results you desire, not until the muscles are repaired. Often, the skin is also stretched beyond the limits of natural repair during pregnancy and weight fluctuation, leaving the individual with loose, hanging skin.
A tummy tuck procedure addresses all of these issues by streamlining and sculpting the midsection, restoring your stomach to a more youthful state.
What Happens During Abdominoplasty Surgery?
Personique performs tummy tucks in Austin on both men and women alike. There are several different variations of the procedure that range from mini tummy tuck to full abdominoplasty. The technique that is best for you will depend on your individual situation and how much excess skin and fat needs to be removed.
- Once anesthesia has been administered, a horizontal incision is made just below the bikini area. The length of this incision depends on the amount of excess fat and skin to be removed. The incision can typically be concealed under most swimsuits and undergarments.
- Your surgeon will then place sutures in the fascia of the abdominal muscles. The muscles are then pulled and stitched back together at the body’s midline to create a flatter tummy shape.
- Once the muscles have been repaired, excess fat is removed either by liposuction, manual extraction or both.
- Next, the skin is pulled down over the incision line and the excess skin is excised.
- At this point, your surgeon will cut a hole in the redraped skin and suture it around your navel to fashion a new belly button.
- Finally, once the skin is secured in place, your incisions are closed up.
- The result is a tighter, flatter mid-section.
Is Tummy Tuck an Outpatient Procedure?
Yes, most of our tummy tuck procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and patients are able to return home the same day of their surgery.
What is the Recovery Period Like for Abdominoplasty?
After your tummy tuck procedure in Austin, you will need to arrange for a family member or trusted friend to pick your up from the clinic. It is recommended to have someone stay with you for the first day or so to help out during this time. For the first week after your surgery, you will likely experience minor bruising and swelling. You will be prescribed pain medication to help control any pain or discomfort you may experience at this time. Pain and swelling will usually begin to dissipate after a few days.
You will likely be instructed to wear a surgical garment for the first few weeks to help reduce the swelling. During this portion of the tummy tuck recovery period, patients are encouraged to minimize physical activity and avoid strenuous activities such as lifting. Depending on how quickly your swelling goes down, your new figure may be visible as early as the first week after surgery. You will continue to see improvement with each week as the swelling decreases. Everyone heals at different rates, but most patients are able to return to work within 10 days.
What is the Typical Cost of Abdominoplasty Surgery?
Tummy tuck costs will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of work needed. The final price will include several different costs, including the surgeon’s fee, operating room fees, anesthesia and any follow-up visits. The actual cost of your tummy tuck procedure will be determined during your initial consultation.
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Tummy Tuck Consultations in Austin
Before undergoing a tummy tuck in Austin, you must first meet with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and what treatment plan will work best for you. To schedule a free consultation at Personique, please call (512) 459-6800 now or fill out our online form.