Tummy Tuck in Houston
Sometimes a healthy diet and regular exercise just aren't enough to achieve a slimmer waistline. If you are in good physical condition but are still troubled by loose muscles, stretch marks, and extra skin in your abdominal area, you may be an excellent candidate for abdominoplasty, commonly called a "tummy tuck." A tummy tuck in Houston flattens and contours the tummy by tightening the abdominal muscles, and removing excess skin and fat from the lower and middle abdomen.A tummy tuck in Houston at The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center will reduce waist size of the abdomen and help patients look and feel slimmer and healthier. It is an especially beneficial procedure for people who have lost skin elasticity and muscle tone due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. Tummy tuck surgery is a popular option for women who are frustrated by the stretched skin and weak abdominal muscles that remain after pregnancies. Dr. Eisemann recommends that women complete child-bearing before a tummy tuck procedure to avoid any further stretching in the abdomen or separation of the rectus muscle of the abdomen.
While there are several forms of abdominoplasty, the two most common procedures are the complete tummy tuck, and the partial abdominoplasty, which is also called a "mini tummy tuck." The complete tummy tuck is best suited for patients who have weak muscles and an excess of loose skin in the abdominal region. Patients choosing a complete tummy tuck want to achieve a dramatic change with a flat abdomen and tight skin. A "mini tummy tuck" is generally ideal for patients who have weak muscles in the lower abdomen and a little extra abdominal skin.During initial consultations, Dr. Eisemann will help each patient choose the tummy tuck procedure that will meet their goals for a tighter, trimmer waist and belly.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia in the hospital or at The Eisemann Plasstic Surgery Center in Housotn. The first step of a tummy tuck is an incision that is made from hip to hip in the lower abdomen. Once the skin has been separated from the abdominal muscles, excess fat and skin are removed from the middle and lower abdomen up to the level of the bell button. Next, the two abdominal muscles are sutured together, creating a narrower waistline and a much firmer abdomen. Finally, the incision is sutured closed, and a bandage is applied. A tummy tuck in Houston usually takes three hours.The resulting scar will soften and flatten over the next several months. The scar is so low on the abdomen that it is very easily hidden by underwear and bathing suits. Patients can expect to experience some bruising and swelling after a tummy tuck procedure, but this typically subsides within two weeks.
After a tummy tuck surgery patients will have a slimmer, tighter abdomen that can be maintained for years to come with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
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