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Tummy Tuck or Abdominal Contouring (Abdominoplasty)

Abdominal contouring is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures requested by patients. It is so popular because it does something that diet and exercise cannot do at all and that is to remove excess loose skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. Muscles can’t be tightened by exercising. It is possible to remove some fat by non-surgical methods, but loose extra skin will only respond to surgery. The good news is that the bigger the patient and the more abdominal tissue is removed, the greater the weight loss and the more sustained it is.

Generally, a horizontal incision is placed just above the pubic area extending toward the pelvic bones. The length of the incision depends on the amount of skin to be removed. The incision may vary according to the structure of your abdomen and the style of your bathing suit or undergarments. Plastic surgeons try to keep the incision within your bathing suit lines, but this may not always be possible. There are many variations to the technique itself. Some patients have loose skin above the navel. In such cases, the surgeon may make a second incision around the navel so that the redundant skin above it can be pulled down. The excess lower abdominal skin is then removed and the hanging navel is re-positioned at its normal place to provide a flat, good-looking abdomen. Sometimes liposuction Houston may be used in conjunction with abdominoplasty to remove excess abdominal fat (Lipo-abdominoplasty).

Are You a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck?

You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have one or more of the following:

(a) Excess or sagging abdominal skin (especially after childbirth)

(b) Abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened (especially after childbirth)

(c) An abdomen that protrudes/hangs and is out of proportion to the rest of your body

(d) Excess fat that is concentrated in your abdomen, along with excess of skin

 What can you expect?

Unless you gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant, your abdomen should remain firmer and flatter for many years. However, gravity and the effects of aging will eventually take their toll. If, after a period of years, you again become dissatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen, you may choose to undergo a second procedure to restore a more youthful body contour. Studies have repeatedly shown that initial effects of abdominoplasty are very visible and have a high patient satisfaction rating. You can learn more about the body contouring procedure by logging on to

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Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-636-5122
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