Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Dallas
Pregnancy, aging, or substantial weight loss can leave you with excess fat, flab, and loose skin in your lower abdomen. Sometimes called a “mother’s apron”, this excess tissue can’t be dieted or exercised away, no matter how hard you try. A Tummy Tuck procedure will help restore your lower abdomen to create a more youthful, toned appearance.
Am I a candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
You may be a candidate for a Tummy Tuck if you are in overall good health, don’t smoke, and:
- Have excess fat or loose skin that fails to improve with a healthy diet and exercise
- Have a protuberant upper or lower abdomen
- Are not planning to become pregnant again
- Do not intend to lose a lot of weight
A Tummy Tuck takes approximately 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. It is commonly combined with liposuction of the love handles, upper abdomen and thighs.
Dr. Jejurikar makes two incisions and separates the skin from the abdominal muscles. Next, the abdominal muscles are pulled together and stitched into place. The skin is then stretched over the muscles, the excess skin is removed, and the incision is closed. In order to create a youthful belly button, an incision is made in the abdominal skin and the belly button is re-shaped and sutured into place.
Recovery from a tummy tuck takes anywhere from two weeks to two months. Most patients return to work within two to three weeks, but strenuous activity should be limited for at least six weeks.
Dr. Jejurikar will consult with you prior to your surgery so that he understands your goals and expectations, and to determine an appropriate treatment plan. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jejurikar, or for more information about our services, please contact our office directly at 214.827.2814.