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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Generally referred to as a “tummy tuck”, abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. 
The improvement in contour can be quite dramatic, with better-fitting clothes, even getting back in a bathing suit when you never thought you would, and greatly improved self-esteem.

The procedure helps to improve the contour of the abdomen and to narrow the waist by tightening the abdominal muscles. Women, with stretched abdominal areas due to previous pregnancies, can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty. Other individuals whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and are slightly obese can experience an improvement in their abdominal area.

At Azul Plastic Surgery we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your tummy tuck surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients in Fort Bend County and throughout the greater Houston area. Request your personal consultation.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Frequently Asked Questions

If you have loose or sagging abdominal wall skin frequently associated with abnormal relaxation of the anterior abdominal wall muscles (frequently secondary to multiple pregnancies or prior surgery) If you are unable to tighten abdominal wall skin with exercise.
A smoother, flatter abdomen.
The procedure is usually performed under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care) either within the hospital or in an outpatient setting. (Mini-abdominoplasties can be performed under sedation and local anesthesia.)

  • Mini-abdominoplasty tightens the lower abdominal wall skin only (shortest scar).
  • Standard abdominoplasty tightens all of the abdominal wall skin (standard scar).
  • Extended abdominoplasty tightens the abdomen and the flanks or sides (longest scar extending around the flanks onto lower back.)
Abdominoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis. Light activity is comfortable in 10-20 days. Sports will not be comfortable for about 6 weeks.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result are Liposuction, Breast Procedures, or Thigh Lift.
Occasionally, if the abdominoplasty is being performed for medical reasons, the procedure may be partially covered by insurance. Usually, the patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.

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