Tummy Tuck in Dallas
Tummy tuck in Dallas or Abdominoplasty is typically performed to remove excess abdominal skin and tighten underlying muscles. Abdominoplasty is often performed in combination with liposuction to achieve the ideal aesthetic contour. This operation is often performed in conjunction with abdominal hernia repairs, gynecologic procedures, and C-sections. The popular “Mommy Makeover” also generally involves a tummy tuck, in addition to breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast lift. A tummy tuck addresses excess skin resistance to diet and exercise, and Dr. Azouz helps patients recover an aesthetic figure performing a tummy tuck in Dallas. Request an appointment with Dr. Azouz by calling (972) 702-8888.
Am I candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
For patients with excess skin or fatty tissue in the abdominal area either due to pregnancy, significant weight loss, or have problem areas resistant to diet and exercise, are the ideal candidates for a tummy tuck in Dallas, this plastic surgery procedure will help patients to obtain a more aesthetic and attractive figure.
Tummy tuck benefits
- Remove skin and eliminate stretch marks from the abdomen
- Tightens muscles
- Well-defined stomach
Types of Abdominoplasty
Depending on the amount of correction that the patient desires, Dr. Azouz may suggest a specific type of abdominoplasty for a more customized solution. The differentiating factors between the three types of abdominoplasty are the type of incision and sutures.
- Full Abdominoplasty
- In addition to the horizontal incision below the lower abdomen, a full tummy tuck will also involve an incision around the navel. A full tummy tuck will remove excess skin while also pulling the muscles and skin to a tighter position. This tummy tuck is essentially classic and commonly used to correct pregnancy or weight gain and loss issues.
- Mini Abdominoplasty
- A mini tummy tuck in Dallas involves only a single incision. This single incision is done at the lower abdomen in order to pull the skin and muscles to a tighter position for more minor cases of laxity that do not require any additional incision points. A good candidate for this procedure would have most of their laxity existing below the navel.
- No-Drain Abdominoplasty
- The goal of the no drain tummy tuck is to reduce the amount of fluid build-up after surgery. Fluid buildup occurs as a result of open spaces created by the procedure, which can cause discomfort to the patient as they heal. The ability to avoid a drain is accomplished through special sutures that connect the skin or soft tissue to the outer layer of muscles. By affixing these layers, effectively eliminates the potential for open pockets. With this technique, patients can even experience a quicker recovery.
What to Expect During Your Tummy Tuck in Dallas
The extent of the procedure is patient-specific and depends on your cosmetic goals and what Dr. Azouz deems appropriate. Details and different body surgery technique options will be discussed during your consultation. During this highly individualized procedure, Dr. Azouz eliminates skin and fatty tissue to improve your natural body contour. This elimination of sagging, loose skin and excess fatty tissue results in a firmer, flatter abdominal appearance, and a narrower waistline. A slimmer appearance is something many people strive for through diet and exercise, but sometimes these traditional methods aren’t enough to reach your ideal goals.
Patients return home shortly after the procedure, wearing a series of compression garments, or girdles, and will continually wear these garments for approximately 3 to 4 weeks.
Anesthesia used for Tummy Tuck
During your tummy tuck with Dr. Azouz in Dallas, TX, sedation and local anesthesia are used in most cases. Dr. Azouz’s patients report feeling less nauseated and have a quicker recovery.
Tummy Tuck recovery
Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz provides specific aftercare instructions and close postoperative follow-up appointments to ensure a healthy recovery. Swelling and bruising may occur but should subside within a few days and Dr. Azouz will provide you with pain medication for any discomfort.
Patients should expect to get plenty of rest in the first few days following surgery, but most are free to return to a normal routine and physical activity within two weeks.
Combination of a Tummy Tuck with other plastic surgeries
There are many plastic and cosmetic surgeries that can be combined with a tummy tuck. Some of the combination procedures that Dr. Azouz performs include:
- Eyelid surgery
- Liposuction of the neck
- Arm lift
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Gynecomastia (Male breast reduction)
Tummy Tuck cost
The cost of a tummy tuck is dependent on the history of the patient and the condition of the patient’s abdomen. Some patients have hernias, stretch marks, tattoos, diastasis, and scarring that add to a tummy tuck’s complexity. A tummy tuck is usually considered a cosmetic operation, but insurance can cover the medically necessary portions of the procedure if hernias are present. Dr. Azouz also has different financing options for his patients if needed.
Tummy Tuck results
After undergoing a tummy tuck in Dallas with Dr. Azouz you will have a better contour to your abdomen. The extra skin to your abdomen will be removed, giving you a more flat appearance. Many patients report that they feel like a new person and have regained their confidence after their tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Azouz.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Azouz
If you are looking to get rid of excess skin in your body due to weight loss or pregnancy, contact Dr. Azouz today to discuss the type of Abdominoplasty that could be the best option for achieving your ideal body. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Azouz online or by calling (972) 702-8888.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Azouz performs a history and physical examination. Dr. Azouz will be able to determine if you have abdominal hernias, diastasis of the rectus muscles or stretch marks during the examination. Dr. Azouz performs a drainless tummy tuck and will be able to determine if you are a candidate.
A tummy tuck is not a weight loss operation but many patients do lose weight. Patients lose weight because a tummy tuck can be the impetus for a better diet, easier exercise, and removal of heavy skin and soft tissue.
A tummy tuck is a big operation but with Dr. Azouzs techniques, it is relatively less painful. In fact, many patients have even reported little to no pain. Many factors make Dr. Azouzs tummy tuck less painful these include the use of long-acting local anesthetics, specialized liposuction techniques, advanced anesthesia, customized compression garments and that he does not use drains.
Dr. Azouz almost always performs liposuction during a tummy tuck. This provides an excellent contour, minimizes dog ears and removes stubborn fat on the flanks and iliac rolls.
In general, the patient will stand straighter and straighter with each week of recovery. Dr. Azouz guides his patients when they can stand straight after their tummy tuck in Dallas.
Like any surgical procedure, there is the risk of bleeding, infection, and scarring, but when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, a tummy tuck is generally not dangerous.
Yes, a tummy tuck will not affect your ability to get pregnant and you can still have a healthy pregnancy.
Many patients experience stomach cramps and constipation after having a tummy tuck, but this will go away as your abdomen heals.
A tummy tuck can lead to a significant amount of weight loss.
You can walk a little bit after your tummy tuck but you should do so carefully and keep walking to a minimum for the first two weeks of recovery.
Yes! An increasing number of men have been receiving tummy tucks in recent years.
Yes, a tummy tuck is effective for patients who are overweight or obese.
Tummy tucks are proven to be successful and provide patients with long-lasting results in most cases.
Unfortunately, all surgeries will leave scars but these fade over time. Additionally, the large incision made during a tummy tuck is along the bikini line so this scar is easily hidden.
Having an exercise routine and a healthy, plant-based diet with low fat and sugar intake can help you lose stomach fat.
Tummy Tuck patient review for Dr. Azouz
“I had the best experience with Drs. David and Sol Azouz. I had a tummy tuck (liposuction, muscle plication, excess skin removal, and a hernia repair) to remove excess skin and contour my midsection after losing 130 pounds. Both doctors were very knowledgeable and thorough in talking through the best options for my situation. I had rolls of fat that wouldn’t budge with diet and exercise, and excess sagging skin particularly around my waist and hips. I have poor skin elasticity so the skin wasn’t in the best condition for a procedure like this but they were able to work with that and still achieve the results I wanted. While recovery for a procedure like this is intensive given the type of procedure, their no-drain approach made recovery easier than expected. I was skeptical at first, but the results are better than I could have imagined and I love my new figure! I had surgery two months ago and have lost about 25 pounds with more to come, and am down 3 dress sizes. Their office staff are so encouraging and friendly, and make the whole process a breeze. I would recommend Dr. Azouz to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon!”