About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For women and men alike, hanging skin and excess fat throughout the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most popular reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that successfully transforms the stomach area, creating great results for patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden performs abdominoplasty to improve the appearance of the stomach. This popular surgery at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX allows patients the chance to have a gorgeous new figure and renewed confidence. Learn more about how a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat while also tightening the abdominal muscles before contacting us for your consultation.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr. Kasden is a very friendly, honest, funny, and detailed person. He cares for your questions and wants to ensure that you are more than informed of what is forth coming. He does not sugar coat anything procedure wise and tells you it is a major surgery and to expect just that. I am 8 weeks post op and I can tell you after 16 years of my old body I am pleased to say even with the fresh scaring, I am pleased with my new look. Dr. Kasden not only completed the tummy tuck procedure but also lipo some areas that needed it to ensure that the overall appearance was pristine. I have never felt so confident in my body . I can now shop for that two piece that I have never been able to wear. This is a life changing experience and I grateful that other patients had reviewed him as highly as they did so that I was able to make the right choice. The question is always asked was it worth it? Yes, Yes, Yes, I am a 32 year old mother who can say I do not regret this decision in my life and it was money well spent and would do it again in a heart beat. Dr. Kasden has changed my way of life. He cares for results and consistently asks for your feedback so that he can fix the issues. The staff from the receptionist to Nurse Michelle are over and beyond past friendly. They make the overall experience that much more easier. A++++++"- C.H. / Yelp / May 04, 2013
"During my first consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew that I was going to book my tummy tuck surgery with him. I immediately loved him!! His personality, how he had a calming effect on me, answering all of my questions and concerns, & expanding my knowledge on what to expect pre & post tummy tuck surgery is why I decided to pick him. He told me that he could deliver the hourglass shape that I've been wanting since having children. I had my surgery on Mach 25th and everything went just the way Dr. Kasden had told me it would. He kept my family informed every 30 mins to 45 minutes during surgery until I was out of surgery. After he completed the surgery he went out and spoke with my family. Told them what to expect. Recovery has been great for me. I actually had an appt today. I as well as others are amazed with my results. 13 days post-surgery and I get compliments on my body everywhere I go. I must admit that I look amazing!! Every time I see Dr. Kasden I give him a hug and tell him that he's the best plastic surgeon in the DFW area. My confident level is through the roof now. I wish that I could upload a pre and post pic for you all but I'm doing this from someone else computer ...One of my friends scheduled a tummy tuck with Dr. Kasden this summer & we both are ecstatic for her... I want him to do my boobs this summer as well. I hope you all have just as a great experience as I have had!!!! :)"- N.A. / Yelp / Jul 20, 2016
"I met Dr. Kasden over 15 years ago when I was searching for a plastic surgeon to perform an ear lobe repair. After reading many reviews on surgeons, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Kasden. From the moment I met him, I found him to be very thorough, professional, knowledgeable, as well as, warm, engaging, and genuine. As time went on I decided to have a few other procedures that would help combat the results of aging. Again, I was very thorough in my quest to find a plastic surgeon that would meet my desired outcome. Each time I compared the results from other doctors on my desired procedures and always found Dr. Kasden to have the most knowledge and the best results. His prices were also very competitive and the time he took with me on the consultations was far more than any other surgeon gave me. No procedure was too small or too large for him to accommodate. Over these past several years I have scheduled a handful of procedures with Dr. Kasden. With each procedure he took the time to explain exactly what I should expect and was very realistic and honest in his explanations. With each procedure, I felt that I was truly watched over and cared for in a personal and professional way. The care that he and his staff gave me each time, made me feel like I was a part of their family and Dr. Kasden's bedside manner is amazing. He understands and takes time to help you through the entire process from start to finish. Recently, I had a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck with Dr. Kasden. I can only say that my results were incredible. My breast look great and the size is perfect for me. I feel like a new person and I am so confident now in my new appearance. Several of my best friends have commented how natural and beautiful my breast look now, even stating that my outcome is the best they have ever seen. I also love how my stomach looks. The sagging skin is gone and my stomach is flat again. I don't feel my age or look my age and I owe it to Dr. Kasden. He is truly amazing at what he does and I am thrilled with the results of both procedures! Dr. Kasden is a true professional and cares very much for each of his patients. The quality of his work and the quality of Dr. Kasden as a professional and a person has given me complete trust in him for any of my future medical cosmetic needs. Each procedure Dr. Kasden performed for me has gone smoothly and each outcome has exceeded my expectations. At this point I would simply not use any other surgeon. The choice is clear for me, I will always choose Dr. Scott Kasden. Extremely Happy Patient!"- T.G. / Yelp / Mar 29, 2016
"Dr. Scott E. Kasden performed my tummy tuck with abdominal repair & liposuction. Dr. Kasden is extremely patient and spends as much time as he and I needed to become comfortable with each other (both with his understanding of my needs and my understanding of realistic expectations). Yes, Dr. Kasden was firm with me about my patient responsibilities (no smoking, good health and adherence to post-op instructions), and deservingly he should be, as the tummy tuck w/abdominal repair is an aggressive surgery with a long recovery. Dr. Kasden and his office team of Beth & Carrie helped me manage the pain and cared for me like I was a family member. Dr. Kasden completely prepared me for what to expect, even possibilities for complications - which I did have. Dr. Kasden was committed to my full recovery and gaining the outcome that we both desired. This recovery and outcome did include a scar revision that Dr. Kasden included in my total fee and even saw me on the weekend at times. Dr. Kasden's love for art & photography give him an artistic edge which I believe contributes highly to the exceptional results of my new figure. I have a personal trust and a healthy Dr/patient relationship with Dr. Kasden and I will continue to seek his care in the years to come. I highly recommend Dr. Kasden based off my results, financial value, compassion and office staff."- T.R. / Yelp / Apr 24, 2016
"After losing 90lbs I started my search for a plastic Surgeon to help me get rid of my extra skin and fat. A friend recommended Dr. Kasden so I called and set up an appointment. As someone who had never had surgery I had no idea what to expect at my consultation and was pretty nervous. Dr. Kasden spent almost 2 hours talking to me about what I needed and the process that goes with it. Before I ever left the consult I knew I would be going with Dr. Kasden. The amount of good things to say about him are endless, he's great at making sure you know what will be done and how as well as easing any fears you might have. The day of surgery when I saw him he made sure that I didn't have any other questions or concerns as well as kept everyone laughing with his jokes. He did a great job of making sure a nurse called my parents every hour while I was in surgery to keep them updated. I had my extended tummy tuck October 9th and I am so excited to see the final results as I'm already so happy with the work he did. I highly recommend Dr. Kasden because he has such great bedside manners and you can tell he really cares about his patients, plus he will keep you laughing at every appointment. Without a doubt he will be the only surgeon I ever use!"- A.C. / Yelp / Nov 02, 2017
Abdominoplasty can be performed on both women and men. If you find yourself upset over loose skin, as well as excess fat in the tummy section, this surgical treatment can help produce a tighter and slimmer appearance. Dr. Kasden recommends you to be at a healthy weight prior to surgery. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure — it treats loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to remove fat. If your stomach area has healthy skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with your appearance even on a healthy diet, another option can be liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy so that the surgical outcomes are not impacted.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed using general anesthesia. There are several methods to consider when the surgery is performed by Dr. Kasden, which is geared to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision shape is selected based on the amount of excess skin. Some patients with severe sagging and loose skin may require a full tummy tuck. This method places the incision from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. Other patients who have minimal skin laxity may be better suited for a smaller incision. These patients still benefit from tummy tuck surgery but will simply receive a smaller scar.
What to Expect
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling. Walking and standing will be slow-going at first, so you should rest for a couple days. Standing and moving becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients should be able to resume normal activities near two weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to the two-month mark or when you are cleared by Dr. Kasden. The stomach area will feel sore and tight, but you will feel normal after recovering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your consult, Dr. Kasden will create your unique surgical plan based on your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs once the type of tummy tuck has been selected, what technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To make sure you get high-quality results from a skilled plastic surgeon, our office helps to make your tummy tuck easy to afford by accepting many payment methods and helping you find low-interest medical financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main types of tummy tucks: full, mini, and extended. In your consultation, Dr. Kasden will ask about your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can better decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you want to address issues in the upper and lower abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is good if you only have problems below your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck is designed to improve the abdomen, as well as the hips and upper thighs.
What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Kasden makes the smallest, thinnest incisions possible to limit scars. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (in the pubic region or belly button) so they can be easily concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions so your incisions heal flat and blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can still get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will alter your results. Dr. Kasden recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider a tummy tuck. If you do get pregnant after a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Many patients combine another surgery with a tummy tuck to get more dramatic improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Kasden, talk to him about all of your concerns so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed that matches your goals. You may combine a tummy tuck with a thigh lift for a lower body lift or several areas for body contouring. If you are trying to improve your whole body after pregnancy or losing a significant amount of weight, you may be a candidate for a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery.
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Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out lower abdomen that creates hanging skin. We know it can be frustrating and challenging — surgery is generally the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having the loose skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, surgical body contouring by Dr. Kasden in Southlake, TX can help you get the look you want. Please contact the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. to learn more.