Dr. Young Forever Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa in San Antonio, TX, understands that achieving a desirable tummy is more than rigorous exercise and a healthy diet. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, genetics, and other uncontrollable factors can make us self-conscious about our midsections. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can help to tighten and firm the abdominal area, restoring confidence and improving your overall shape.
Our highly trained staff utilizes the latest techniques to provide safe, effective, and personalized results. At our center, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience from start to finish. Trust us to help you achieve the body you desire.
What Is a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, creates a sleek, flatter stomach by eliminating excessive, loose skin and fat and tightening the abdominal wall muscles. A tummy tuck can improve areas where exercise and diet fail. Many people do dozens of crunches and abdominal exercises daily but cannot get the stomach they desire. Pregnancy and weight loss, as well as your genes, can cause the abdominal skin to stretch and sag excessively.
A tummy tuck surgically removes the excess skin and fat while the abdominal muscles are pulled together and tightened, making the entire area flat, tight, and looking fit. While it is more aggressive and invasive than liposuction, it is more effective in flattening loose, overhanging skin on the abdomen.
Dr. Young has performed Tummy Tuck procedures in San Antonio for many years. Please view some of our before and after photos for examples of recent tummy tuck surgeries.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
For those individuals who struggle with excess skin or stubborn fat around their midsection, a tummy tuck can provide a variety of benefits:
Reduces Excess Skin and Fat
A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, which may be challenging to achieve through diet and exercise alone.
Tightens Abdominal Muscles
A tummy tuck can tighten the abdominal muscles stretched or weakened due to pregnancy or weight gain, resulting in a firmer and more toned abdomen.
Helps With Urinary Incontinence
In some cases, a tummy tuck can help improve urinary incontinence, providing additional support to the bladder and surrounding muscles.
A tummy tuck can improve posture by correcting any abdominal muscle weakness or imbalances contributing to poor posture.
Can Lead to a Healthier Lifestyle
Many people find that after a tummy tuck, they are more motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, to maintain their new figure.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Knowing what to expect before, during, and after the surgery is essential if you’re considering a tummy tuck procedure. The first step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
During the procedure, an incision is made along the lower abdomen, allowing the surgeon to remove excess skin and fat. The remaining skin is then pulled taut and sutured back together, resulting in a firmer, smoother abdominal area.
Recovery time varies but typically includes a few weeks of restricted activity and wearing a compression garment. While the procedure can be transformative for many patients, it’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that it’s not a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource for information and guidance throughout the process.
Tummy Tuck Results
A tummy tuck surgery will enhance your body contour by making your abdomen firmer and flatter. You may find that you feel more comfortable in your clothing and are more confident about your appearance.
The incisions from the procedure will heal and fade over time. However, it is important to realize that the incision lines will be permanently visible. In some instances, they will eventually be only faint lines. Certain individuals may have more noticeable incision lines, but fortunately, the incisions for your abdominoplasty are usually in locations concealed by most bathing suits and undergarments.
Before and After Photos
What Qualifies You for a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that can help you achieve a flatter and more toned abdomen by removing excess skin and fat. It is best to schedule a consultation with us to determine whether you qualify for a tummy tuck. During this consultation, Dr. Young will evaluate your current physical condition, medical history, and cosmetic goals to determine your best treatment plan.
Generally, candidates for a tummy tuck are individuals who have lost significant weight, have excess abdominal fat or skin, or have had multiple pregnancies. However, each person’s unique circumstances will be considered during the consultation process to ensure the safest and most effective treatment plan is pursued.
Schedule Your Consultation for Liposuction in San Antonio, TX
At Dr. Young Forever Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa, we understand that achieving your desired body shape can be challenging. Liposuction is one method that can help you attain your desired body shape by removing excess fat deposits from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and more. We specialize in liposuction procedures and aim to create the best results for your unique needs.
We invite you to schedule a consultation to discuss your options and create a personalized treatment plan that meets your expectations. At our San Antonio location, we prioritize safety and efficacy to ensure you have a comfortable and successful experience. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a new and improved you.