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What is a Tummy Tuck?

For adults, hanging skin and pockets of fat surrounding the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to reduce it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are all common reasons why an individual may not be able to regain a slim and tight stomach. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that redefines the stomach area, producing attractive outcomes for patients. Dr. Paul Pearce is experienced in performing abdominoplasty tailored to each individual's cosmetic goals. This popular surgery at Pearce Plastic Surgery gives patients a toned, slimmer abdomen and renewed confidence.

How Is A Tummy Tuck Performed?

Tummy tuck surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are various techniques that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Pearce, which is geared to the individual's specific goals. To start, the incision shape is selected based on the amount of excess skin. Some individuals with extensive sagging and loose skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck makes the incision from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic area. Some individuals with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. These patients still benefit from an abdominoplasty but will receive a less expansive scar. Regardless of the type, all abdominoplasty procedures at Pearce Plastic Surgery involve the excision of sagging skin and fat removal.

A Tight, Toned Tummy

Various factors can lead to a sagging abdomen that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be a troubling problem to have, and a tummy tuck surgery is a safe and effective way to overcome this. If you are tired of having loose skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, tummy tuck surgery by Dr. Pearce in Austin, TX can help you get the body you want. Give Pearce Plastic Surgery a call to connect with a staff member to learn more.

After a major weight loss and a few uncomfortable consultations, I decided to look outside the San Antonio area to have a tummy tuck and an arm lift. Dr Pearce was my first consultant after expanding my search. When I walked in his office, I was greeted with the biggest smiles. After meeting Dr Pearce, I knew I found my surgeon!! I’m a year post op and feel amazing! Dr Pearce is a perfectionist!! I’ve recommended him to a couple people!

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What is recovery like after a tummy tuck?

Following liposuction and a tummy tuck, patients must wear a compression garment night and day for several weeks. During the first 7 – 10 days after the tummy tuck procedure, walking hunched over is advisable to minimize stress on the abdominal incisions. You will also need to sleep on your back with your head elevated and pillows under your knees for about 14 days post-op.

When can I return to work after a tummy tuck?

Most patients can return to work seven days after their tummy tuck surgery. If your job requires more strenuous labor, you may need to take more time off or return to light duty for a couple of weeks. 

Are drains required after a tummy tuck?

Dr. Pearce will assess the necessity of drains during your surgery. Closing the incision without drains is possible for some patients, but if there's concern about excessive drainage, Dr. Pearce will leave 1 – 2 drains as needed. Drains are typically left behind for 7 – 10 days. 

When will I see results after a tummy tuck?

Patients can expect to see full results after six months of recovery. During this period, all swelling subsides, revealing the desired outcome.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.