Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck Surgery at Our Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Center

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is used to tighten and smooth the abdominal region, many times in conjunction with a liposuction procedure. Many people have the goal of a flatter, more attractive-looking stomach. Unfortunately, with loose abdominal skin, toning the underlying muscles may not be enough to provide a noticeable improvement. Both men and women can often achieve the results they desire through tummy tuck surgery. An informative consultation at our Dallas / Fort Worth-area practice with Dr. Alfred Antonetti can help those considering tummy tuck surgery to determine if this body contouring procedure is right for them.

If you would like to discuss the abdominoplasty procedure with Dr. Antonetti, contact our Dallas cosmetic surgery practice to schedule your consultation.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

Abdominoplasty is designed for the person who is in good health, but has persistent loose skin around the tummy. This often occurs in women after pregnancy or in those who have undergone dramatic weight loss.

Conditions Treated by a Tummy Tuck

It is important to consult a cosmetic surgeon to determine if the abdominoplasty procedure can be expected to achieve the results you desire. During your cosmetic surgery consultation, your body type and goals for surgery will help Dr. Antonetti determine if the tummy tuck procedure at his Fort Worth-area practice is right for you. Individuals who may benefit from a tummy tuck include those with:

  • Loose skin around the abdomen
  • A protruding abdomen
  • Weak or separated abdominal muscles
  • Excess fat in the abdominal region

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

For those considering tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Antonetti and his staff serving the Dallas / Fort Worth area provide extensive information regarding every aspect of the procedure - from the initial decision making process to the final days of recovery. During the tummy tuck procedure, excess fat is removed, the muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and the overlying skin is pulled taut. This process can be performed from the pubic area up to the navel in what is called a partial abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck. With the more extensive version, called a full abdominoplasty, the area as far up as the bottom of the rib cage can be treated.

The tummy tuck procedure typically begins with a horizontal incision just above the pubic area. The incision may extend almost from one hip to the other. In a full abdominoplasty, a second incision will be placed around the navel. The skin is then separated from the muscles and tissue underneath. Fat is removed, and the abdominal muscles may be pulled in towards the center of the body with sutures. Then, the skin is pulled downward and the excess trimmed off at the bottom. In a full abdominoplasty, a new hole is created for the navel.

Before and after abdominoplasty

Before and after abdominoplasty

Before and after abdominoplasty

Before and after abdominoplasty

Recovery after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Some swelling and other minor effects typically mask the new abdominal profile for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. However, the results typically leave patients extremely happy and complication-free. Dr. Antonetti and his staff will provide you with the information you need for a successful recovery after abdominoplasty surgery. Read more information about what you can expect before and after your tummy tuck surgery.

Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation at our Fort Worth-area Practice

If you would like to learn more about abdominoplasty, Dr. Antonetti will be happy to answer any questions you have during a tummy tuck consultation at our Dallas / Fort Worth-area practice. To schedule your consultation, contact our cosmetic surgery center today.

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