Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure that tightens your abdominal muscles, removes excess abdominal skin and fat, and leaves you feeling more confident about your slimmer, more toned abdomen. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your stomach, board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann can help. Please use our online contact form or call us at (713) 790-1771 to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.
Why Choose a Tummy Tuck?
In consultation with triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann, you can discuss whether a tummy tuck is the right procedure to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. It is generally recommended to correct embarrassing issues in the abdomen, such as:
- Loose, drooping, or sagging skin
- Loose or bulging muscles
- Fatty deposits on the waistline
- Stretch marks
The benefits offered by tummy tuck surgery make it an optimal post-bariatric surgery procedure. Tummy tuck surgery can also help restore definition and form to the area most impacted by pregnancy, making it a common part of the mommy makeover procedure.
Tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Dr. Eisemann only recommends tummy tuck for patients with a BMI of 25 percent or lower, as using any body contouring procedure for weight loss can be dangerous.
Tummy Tuck Procedure: What to Expect
We offer full and mini tummy tuck surgery at our accredited Houston surgical facility and will work closely with you to ensure your procedure produces the results you desire.
In general for a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Eisemann will make an incision across the abdomen above the pubic area. In mini tummy tucks, the incision will be made just over the pubic region. Dr. Eisemann will tighten the abdominal muscles, liposuction excess fat in the area if necessary, trim excess skin and stretch skin into place.
The entire procedure usually takes from two to five hours. The time necessary for your procedure will depend on how extensive your surgery needs to be.
During recovery, you will be limited in your activities for the first couple of weeks following surgery. By four to six weeks, you should be cleared to return to your normal daily activities. Dr. Eisemann will work closely with you during this time to make sure everything is progressing as normal and to help guard your comfort and safety throughout the healing process.
Are you ready to experience the difference that tummy tuck can make in your physique? Please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (713) 790-1771 to schedule your consultation with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeon. We welcome patients throughout Houston and the surrounding communities.