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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Full, Mini, or Extended Abdominoplasty) – Southlake, TX

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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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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.

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