Tummy Tuck in Alamo Heights, TX
Patients in the Alamo Heights area looking for a tummy tuck can count on great results from Dr. Homas. After a tummy tuck surgery, your midsection will appear slimmer with a firmer surface. After recovery, patients will feel much more comfortable showing off their midsections in swimwear in or tight clothing.
Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck in Alamo Heights?
Individuals can acquire a loose or sagging skin due to many factors; aging, pregnancy, previous surgery, and fluctuations in weight. If you are unhappy with the excess skin on your abdomen, a tummy tuck may be able to help you. It’s important to note that those who are at a stable weight and have realistic expectations are often pleased with their results. Patients should not smoke prior to, or after their procedure, as it can cause complications and issues with healing.
What to Expect from a Tummy Tuck in Alamo Heights
To perform the surgery, an incision is made between the navel and the pubic area and can be hidden by a bikini bottoms. The excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen are removed, and the muscles are tightened. The operation includes repositioning the navel to a higher position. Any weakness of the abdominal wall will be repaired at the same time with special sutures. A tummy tuck in Alamo Heights is performed under local anesthesia using an IV sedation. However, general anesthesia is used if the tummy tuck is performed in a hospital setting. Post procedure, you may notice some tightness due to limited frontal skin and the surgical tightening of the skin and muscles.
Tummy Tuck Recovery in Alamo Heights
Generally, after an abdominoplasty, with or without surgical drains, the patient should remain fairly sedentary for the first week in order for the body to heal. After the first week, most patients can resume normal light activities such as walking. Some patients are able to resume light work and also driving short distances.
Like any surgical cosmetic procedure, a tummy tuck will have visible incisions that will gradually heal and fade over time. The largest scar will be a horizontal incision, along the pubic area and possibly extend to the sides depending on what kind of tummy tuck you receive. These scars will lighten and fade over time with the proper protection from the sun. Otherwise, they will be easily hidden when wearing undergarments, pants or swimwear.
Call us today at 210-988-9819 or send us an email to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you can meet with Dr. Homas and discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals.