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 Argyle, 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
"It Only Took One Consultation with Dr. Kasden, and I Was Sold! - My first surgery with my very first consultation. I booked about 7 consultations about my tummy tuck and liposuction. Dr. Kasden was the first consultation. After talking to him for 2 hrs with a video and diagram of his work, I was sold! I canceled all the other consultations. My tummy tuck came out beautifully. I plan to see Dr. Kasden again for future work."- S. / RealSelf / Jul 07, 2019
"Tummy tuck and lipo 13 days to go! - So excited! Finally back on the schedule with just under 2 weeks to go! Prescriptions already filled and ready to go. Getting things like a walker, shower chair, etc and my needed items and grocery list set up for this next week. I cannot wait!!!!"- K. / RealSelf / Aug 21, 2020
"5 yrs ago I had weight loss surgery and have maintained the loss of 135lbs. I wanted to have a tummy tuck to feel better and more confident about myself. I contacted a couple of other surgeons and then called and set up my consultation with Dr. Kasden. He spent over 2 hrs with my husband and I going over the procedure and what would take place, I scheduled my tummy tuck that day! Dr. Kasden was there every step of the way to answer any questions or concerns and was available anytime of the day. My recovery time was a little longer than normal due to some complications, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. He called many times after the procedure to check in on me and was always a phone call away. He makes you feel comfortable from the day you meet him, and keeps you laughing. I will definitely be using him again. I am so happy with the results and still in shock everyday when I look in the mirror."- D.H. / Google / Apr 28, 2021
"I’m glad I placed my confidence in Dr. Kasden - I am fortunate to be one of Dr. Kasden's patients. He expresses genuine kindness, trustworthiness and passion. His attention and dedication was the at same high level during my first consultation, as it was during my last appointment. His expertise made me feel reassured, confident and taken care of. Medical institutions aren't always so in tune with individual needs as patients are usually one of many and are treated as such. Dr. Kasden treats each patient as if they are the only one, and it is remarkable that he makes what could potentially be an impersonal institutional context more personal and thoughtful. I express my deepest, heartfelt gratitude to him for the detail-oriented and perfect job he did on my breast augmentation. They are so lovely already and this is just the beginning.Dr. Kasden, It’s wonderful to know that you truly care about your patients. Keep up the wonderful work you do. Not only are you a gifted surgeon, but you're such a meticulous and kind man. I choose you not only because of your reputation but also because of your bedside manners. My care has been nothing short of First Class. You gave me realistic expectations for my surgical outcome and are very skilled and kept up to date with new surgical techniques. I would highly recommend you to anyone I come across in my same situation. My breast augmentation had very minimal pain and down time. My results were absolutely amazing. I had no doubt that Dr. Kasden would make my breast proportionate with my body. His expertise in knowing what size to make me was very comforting. Dr. Kasden never encouraged me to go bigger, but was more concerned with having them look natural. I had a great experience with the surgery and had minimal pain and virtually no scaring. My breasts are beautiful and my confidence with myself has been restored.Because of his advice, professionalism and pure talent, my 40’s looks like a very fun place to be.He has a wonderful talent. I’m glad I placed my confidence in him; it’s been a positive experience.Updated on 18 Nov 2018:I forgot to mention in my previous review that Dr. Kasden also did a Tummy Tuck on me. Im still recovering, but the results are finally showing and of course I am very pleased. The scar is perfect, it’s basically a straight line and is healing wonderfully. Dr. Kasden did a great job.!!!"- Y. / RealSelf / Sep 25, 2019
"Tummy tuck and lipo 13 days to go! - So excited! Finally back on the schedule with just under 2 weeks to go! Prescriptions already filled and ready to go. Getting things like a walker, shower chair, etc and my needed items and grocery list set up for this next week. I cannot wait!!!! Updated on 22 Feb 2021: We are just over 5 months post-op and this whole journey has been amazing. Dr. Kasden cares greatly about his patients being informed, educated, and prepared. I went into this with full confidence in both my knowledge and his skill. I love my results and it just gets better as time goes on. Meeting with Dr. Kasden at each follow-up appointment is a true comfort as well. He always makes sure that any concerns or questions are addressed and takes his time with you. I have already recommended him to several people and will continue to do so."- K. / RealSelf / Oct 02, 2020
Ideal Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
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 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 from your Tummy Tuck
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 about Tummy Tuck Surgery
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Attain a Tighter Tummy with a Tummy Tuck
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 Argyle, 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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