Tummy Tuck in Austin, TX

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

For adults, sagging skin and unwanted fat within the abdominal region can be frustrating and challenging despite efforts to reduce it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most popular reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a tighter and slimmer stomach. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic treatment that successfully transforms the abdominal region, achieving attractive results for patients. At Beleza Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez performs tummy tuck surgery at her accredited OR facility in Cedar Park, TX. This cosmetic treatment allows men and women the chance to have a new, youthful shape and restored confidence. For more about how abdominoplasty can help you get the body you desire, contact us at our Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX locations to schedule your consultation.

What Are the Benefits of A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck can be a fantastic surgical choice for individuals in the Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX areas who hope to eradicate abdominal fat, reach a more toned shape, and get in better shape. This surgery performed at Beleza Surgery comes with some of the following benefits:

  • Eradicates excess fat and folds from the stomach
  • Tightens the muscles in the abdomen
  • Provides you with a trimmer look
  • Improves posture, stability, and mobility
  • May alleviate back pain
  • Might correct hernia symptoms and incontinence
  • Strengthens the spine
  • Allows individuals to be at a healthier weight

Am I A Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty can be offered to both women and men. If you battle sagging skin and excess fat in the abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help you regain a slimming and more toned physique. We advise you to be at normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it treats loose skin. A form of liposuction is often incorporated during surgery to remove fat. If your abdominal area has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with your appearance even though you have worked to lose weight, another option can be liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to make sure the results are not affected.

What Can I Expect from My Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty is performed with you under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Hix-Hernandez, which is customized according to your specific needs. For starters, the incision shape is determined based on the quantity of excess skin. Some patients with severe loose skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck makes the incision from hip bone to hip bone, just on top of the pubic section. Other patients with minimal skin laxity may be better suited for a less invasive incision. When your tummy tuck is complete, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression device to help control swelling. Walking and standing will be a bit painful at first so you should rest for a couple of days. Standing and moving becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision begins to heal. Most patients should be able to resume a normal routine after about two weeks. Exercise can begin later, closer to the two-month mark or earlier if you are cleared by Dr. Hix-Hernandez. The abdomen will feel sore and tight, but you will look and feel normal again after recovering.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main techniques for abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. During your consultation, Dr. Hix-Hernandez will ask about your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, she can better decide the technique that will produce the best results. A full abdominoplasty is good if you want to correct issues in the upper and lower stomach, while a mini abdominoplasty is better for concerns below your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck can address issues in the abdomen, plus the hips and upper thighs.

What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your tummy tuck will vary based on which technique is being used. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Hix-Hernandez uses the smallest, thinnest incisions needed to limit scarring. She also makes incisions in less visible areas (in the pubic region or belly button), so they may be easily hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. After your tummy tuck, it's important to adhere to your scar care instructions — so your incisions heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although you may still get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will alter your results. It is also recommended that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you get a tummy tuck. If you do become pregnant after your tummy tuck, another surgery can be performed to refresh your stomach.

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Trim Away Excess Skin with a Tummy Tuck

A variety of factors can lead to a sagging abdomen that leaves behind loose skin. We understand it can be frustrating and challenging — surgery is generally the key to overcome this. If you are embarrassed by the loose skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, cosmetic surgery by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez can help you get the body you want. Please contact Beleza Surgery at one of our four locations in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX for more information.

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