Pregnancy, aging, and weight loss can leave you with stretched muscles and loose skin around your midsection. With this abdominal skin often remaining despite dieting and exercise, people turn to plastic surgery to receive their desired results. At Pearce Plastic Surgery, Paul Pearce, MD, offers tummy tuck surgery to people in and around Austin, Texas, helping them achieve their aesthetic goals. Call Pearce Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool today.
Many people develop abdominal fat and loose skin around their midsection that’s resistant to frequent dieting and exercising. Because of this, they seek out plastic surgery to get the results they desire.
Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgery that can provide patients with a smoother, firmer abdomen. At Pearce Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pearce takes the time to discuss your personal and aesthetic goals with you to help achieve the figure you’ve always desired.
With several plastic surgery options available, it can be challenging to determine which is right for you. To help you with this decision, Dr. Pearce discusses the benefits of each procedure with you.
Benefits of a tummy tuck include:
Due to pregnancy or weight gain, your abdominal muscles stretch and become weak. A tummy tuck restores this by tightening the muscles and providing patients with a more toned and defined midsection.
Patients who’ve lost significant weight often end up with loose, stretched skin on and around their midsection. A tummy tuck eliminates excess skin to produce a smoother abdominal appearance.
When patients experience insecurity about their midsection, their overall confidence diminishes. A tummy tuck improves this by providing patients with a firmer abdomen and boosting their self-esteem.
Depending on the amount of fat along your sides, Dr. Pearce can also combine procedures, performing liposuction alongside tummy tuck surgery to fully meet your goals.
When performing traditional tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Pearce makes an incision along your lower abdomen that extends from each side of your hip. After making the incision, he pulls your abdominal muscles together to fix muscle separation and remove the excess skin. He replaces your remaining skin over the treated area and closes the incision.
Following the surgery, Dr. Pearce supplies you with a surgical dressing to place over the treated area and protect your new contours. Make sure you refrain from all physical activities for at least six weeks to make sure you heal correctly. Any bruising around your abdomen should go away on its own in 1-2 months and swelling should resolve in about 6 months.
If you experience significant discomfort during your recovery, Dr. Pearce will prescribe oral medication to reduce your pain. Depending on the extent of your procedure and your recovery process, you should be able to return to work within 1-2 weeks of your surgery.
To schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Pearce, call Pearce Plastic Surgery or use the online booking tool today.