If you are like a lot of Houstonians and are tired of having a sagging, drooping tummy that overhangs your waistline, and that is completely resistant to sit ups, there is a solution. It is a plastic surgery known as a tummy tuck procedure. A tummy tuck will remove excess skin, and some excess fat, however, it is not a procedure designed to eliminate a significant quantity of fat; it is designed to address the excess skin that is often a result of significant weight loss. Excess skin around your abdomen can also occur as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. Everyone’s skin has a certain amount of elasticity, and for some people, after they lose a lot of weight, or have a baby, their skin reverts to its original shape. For others, the skin doesn’t revert and stays stretched.
As we age our skin loses elasticity, and that makes it harder to maintain an attractive figure, even though we are otherwise healthy and fit. A tummy tuck in the hands of proficient plastic surgeon can help us achieve a shapely figure. Both men and women can benefit from the surgery, and that is one reason why it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Houston and the rest of the country. After the procedure, many people report that they are delighted with the results, and their clothing fits better in general, and they no longer have to be embarrassed in swimwear.
During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make an incision from hip to hip, below your belly button and above your pubic area. The incision is made at a point where a bikini will hide the scar. The scar will fade with time, and there are surgeons who practice aggressive scar therapy. Once the incision is made, excess skin and some fat is removed. If necessary, the abdominal muscles can be tightened. Once everything is in place the skin is then lifted and sutured. This is what creates a tighter, flatter tummy. The procedure is considered major surgery, and like any surgery, there are risks involved. Nonetheless, this surgery has been refined to the point where it is very safe, and most people feel that the benefits outweigh any risks.
When you find yourself in need of a Houston tummy tuck surgeon, call Memorial Plastic Surgery. Our head plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Hsu is a notably gifted surgeon. He is board certified and has numerous honors. He is well thought of among his colleagues, and he provides the finest quality plastic and reconstructive operations to the Houston metropolitan area. Allow us to schedule an appointment for a consultation with the Dr. Hsu. He will go over all aspects of the tummy tuck surgery, including the advantages, together with any possible problems connected with the surgical procedure. Let Dr. Hsu show you how you will look and feel better with a tummy tuck.
Look and Feel Better With a Tummy Tuck