Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Dallas, TX
When diet and exercise fail to achieve the waistline you desire, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. performs tummy tuck surgery for Plano and Frisco area residents, including from anywhere in Dallas, TX. With perfected procedures, Dr. Wallace can help you attain a flat, well-toned abdomen.
What Is A Tummy Tuck?
The type of abdominal procedure you and Dr. Wallace select depends on the amount of excess skin present on your abdomen. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat, skin and in most cases, can re-establish weakened or separated muscles, creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A tummy tuck will require an additional incision around the umbilicus, as well as a longer transverse abdominal incision, but can help to rebuild your abdominal core, anchoring your body contour.
The Best Candidates For A Tummy Tuck
Many people who have achieved significant weight loss can be left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin around the abdomen, which can sag and lose elasticity as a result of being stretched for a long period of time. This excess skin can lead to rashes above the pubic area and along the groin and hips. The ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those who have a combination of loose or excess skin on their abdomen and/or excess abdominal fat. Almost all women who have had children will also have some degree of abdominal muscle laxity. Any of these conditions can be corrected by a tummy tuck.
Planning Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
Preparing for your tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. begins with your complimentary one-on-one consultation and will include a discussion with him about your health, desires, and lifestyle. Talk with Dr. Wallace about how you would like your stomach to look and together you can choose a treatment plan that makes sense for you and your needs.
Preparing For Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
Preparing for your tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Wallace is easy. Just contact us now to set up your complimentary consultation and we’ll get you started and answer all of your questions about the best way for you to look your very best with a toned, firm stomach.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
In a traditional tummy tuck, a horizontal incision is made just above the pubic hairline. The length of this lower abdominal incision is determined by the amount of excess skin. The skin is then dissected up toward the rib cage, the muscle is tightened, the belly button is repositioned, and excess skin is removed. Your cosmetic surgeon may also recommend combining liposuction with your tummy tuck procedure for the best results. The tummy tuck procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia and can often be performed as an outpatient procedure or with a one-night stay.
How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost?
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After Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
When you have your tummy tuck done at Charles A. Wallace, MD, the overall result will be a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. Your final results may be initially hidden by swelling and the inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. Your new slimmer profile should be visible within a week or two following surgery. It might take several weeks or even months to fully appreciate the final result.
Getting Back to Normal Following Tummy Tuck Surgery
Following your tummy tuck procedure, your incision site will be stitched and bandaged. Dr. Wallace may have you wear either an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals. It’s very important that you follow all of Dr. Wallace’s instructions on wearing this garment and caring for the bandage in the days following surgery. Dr. Wallace will also instruct you on how to best position yourself while sitting or lying down to help ease the pain. Tummy tuck procedures are often performed as an outpatient procedure or with a one-night stay. If your tummy tuck is completed as an outpatient procedure, make certain you bring someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and are considering a tummy tuck procedure, then Dr. Charles A. Wallace, M.D. could be the right facility for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!