Schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Pearce in Austin, Texas, for a smoother, firmer abdomen.
Over time, the abdominal muscles can become weak and stretched out due to pregnancy or weight gain. Abdominoplasty can tighten these muscles to provide patients with a more toned and defined midsection.
Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight may be left with loose, stretched skin on their midsection. With this type of procedure, excess skin is eliminated to produce a smoother abdominal appearance.
An unflattering midsection can leave a person feeling self-conscious and embarrassed about the way they look. Abdominoplasty will not only provide patients with a firmer midsection, but it will also boost their self-esteem and confidence.
During your consultation at Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX, Dr. Pearce will examine your abdominal region and body type to determine the best treatment option for you. He will discuss your personal and aesthetic goals with you to help achieve the figure you have always desired.
Dr. Pearce performs traditional tummy tuck surgery in Austin, TX (also known as full abdominoplasty), which involves an incision along the lower abdomen that extends from hip to hip. After the incision is made, he brings the muscles together to correct diastasis recti (muscle separation) and removes excess skin. The remaining skin is then redraped over the treated area, and the incision is closed using surgical sutures.
Liposuction can also be performed alongside tummy tuck surgery depending on the amount of fat along the flanks and the patient’s goals.
Following your tummy tuck surgery, surgical dressings will be placed over the treated area to help protect your new contours and minimize swelling. All swelling and bruising are temporary and will resolve in one to two months. Make sure to refrain from all physical activities for at least six weeks unless instructed otherwise by Dr. Pearce.
You may experience some discomfort during your recovery. Dr. Pearce will prescribe oral medication to help reduce this. You will be able to able to return to work within one to three weeks after your surgery depending on the extent of your procedure.
Incisions are strategically placed along the lower abdomen so that scars can be easily hidden beneath clothing and bathing suits. All scars will continue to improve and fade over time. Avoiding tobacco use and sun exposure will help the healing of your incisions.
Tummy tuck surgery can provide long-lasting to permanent results that will leave your abdominal area looking smoother and more toned.
The cost of your tummy tuck procedure will vary based on certain factors, which include surgical fees and techniques. Dr. Pearce will provide you with a price sheet during your consultation in Austin, Texas.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed using general anesthesia.
Yes. During your tummy tuck surgery, excess skin and stretch marks that lie below the belly button can be removed to provide you with smoother skin.
Dr. Pearce uses the quilted approach, where multiple sutures are placed in layers to prevent the need for drains. However, surgical drains will be placed if necessary to collect excessive amounts of blood or fluid.
As with most surgical procedures, there are some risks involved with tummy tuck surgery. These include: