Pregnancy, aging, or substantial weight loss can leave you with excess fat, flab, and loose skin in your lower abdomen. Sometimes called a “mother’s apron”, this excess tissue can’t be dieted or exercised away, no matter how hard you try. A Tummy Tuck procedure will help restore your lower abdomen to create a more youthful, toned appearance.
Am I a candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
You may be a candidate for a Tummy Tuck if you are in overall good health, don’t smoke, and:
- Have excess fat or loose skin that fails to improve with a healthy diet and exercise
- Have a protuberant upper or lower abdomen
- Are not planning to become pregnant again
- Do not intend to lose a lot of weight
A Tummy Tuck takes approximately 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. It is commonly combined with liposuction of the love handles, upper abdomen and thighs.
Dr. Jejurikar makes two incisions and separates the skin from the abdominal muscles. Next, the abdominal muscles are pulled together and stitched into place. The skin is then stretched over the muscles, the excess skin is removed, and the incision is closed. In order to create a youthful belly button, an incision is made in the abdominal skin and the belly button is re-shaped and sutured into place.
Recovery from a tummy tuck takes anywhere from two weeks to two months. Most patients return to work within two to three weeks, but strenuous activity should be limited for at least six weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Jejurikar will be happy to talk with you personally to address any of your questions or concerns. Call (214) 827-2814 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. J. to discuss Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty).
Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
9101 N Central Expy #600
Dallas, TX 75231