About Abdominoplasty Surgery
For women and men alike, hanging skin and excess fat in the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the typical reasons why someone may not be able to produce a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic enhancement that successfully transforms the stomach area, creating attractive results for patients. Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Albright, performs abdominoplasty that varies on the condition of the abdomen. This popular surgery at Albright Plastic Surgery allows patients the chance to have a toned and smaller abdomen and renewed confidence.
Tummy Tuck Ideal Candidates
Abdominoplasty can be performed on both women and men. If you cannot lose or reduce loose skin as well as excess fat in the stomach, this surgical treatment can help create a tighter and slimmer look. Prior to surgery, we recommend patients to be at a healthy weight. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure — it surgically corrects loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to reduce fat. If your abdomen has healthy skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with your appearance even on a healthy diet, you may be more suited for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be be past pregnancy so that the the surgical outcomes are not impacted.
"When I think of what I want in a plastic surgeon -- precision, attention to detail, artistic vision -- Dr. Albright has all of that and more. He answered all of my questions in plain English, and I didn't feel rushed or pressured in any way. He laid out the options, the pluses and minuses of each, in a way that made it easy for me to evaluate and make an informed decision. From beginning to end, Dr. Albright and his staff (especially Carrie) made the process a breeze. If you want great results at a fair price, I highly recommend Dr. Albright."- S.H. / Google / Jun 29, 2020
"Plastic surgery is not just medicine, it is an art form. It is difficult to know when choosing a plastic surgeon whether, in addition to the requisite medical knowledge, they have the the artistic vision and the skill to translate that vision into beautiful results. Dr. Albright is the full package -- top notch training and education, coupled with artistic vision and technical skill.And, unlike so many surgeons, Dr. Albright has an excellent way with patients. I never felt rushed or pressured by him or his staff. I felt like we were all on a team and they made sure I had all the information I needed to make informed decisions along the way. My questions were always welcomed and I felt comfortable with the care plan I chose. Dr. Albright's staff is top notch. His offices are new and sparkling clean. And, he uses state of the art technology to deliver the best results. If you want the best plastic surgeon in Houston, look no further than Dr. Albright."- E. / Healthgrades / Jun 29, 2020
"Dr. Albright is wonderful!!! I had my mastectomy and expander placed on the same day. When my bandages was removed I was in Aww! He’s work is incredible. I’ve have never been happier and I’m Just getting started. His entire team is awesome as well. Very professional, clean and sterile environment. If you are looking for someone that is meticulous, cutting edge technology, caring, and excellent at what they do, Dr. Albright is your plastic surgeon!"- A.S. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"Dr. Albright and his staff provided excellent care during my breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. My appointments never felt rushed and Dr. Albright took the time to listen, answered my questions and explained everything very well. Their office facilities are very nice and I was able to get appointments when I needed to. Thankful to Dr. Albright and his staff for all they did during my care."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jun 13, 2020
"Dr. Albright is a great plastic surgeon. He takes the time to answer all of your questions and ensure that you understand everything. My surgery was due to breast cancer and I was terrified that I would never be the same again. To be honest, I look better now at 50 than I have since my first child was born. I have always been VERY modest, but for the First time I am actually proud of my body now. I really attribute it completely to Dr. Albright for his amazing skills. My scars after Diep flap are gone on my breasts ( I scar easily too) and What is left to my scar on my panty line is really on my panty line (how does he do that)? The staff in the office have become like family. They all really care about my health and how I’m doing and feeling. I am so blessed that this experience led me to Dr. Albright and his staff. I trust him completely! I would go no where else!!"- J.H. / Healthgrades / May 05, 2020
Plan Your Procedure
what to expect with Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck surgery is performed using general anesthesia. There are several methods to think about when performing this surgery, which is applied toward the patient's needs. For starters, the incision shape and size is selected based on the excess skin that needs to be removed. Some patients with severe hanging skin may require a full tummy tuck. This method places the incision from hip to hip just above the pubic area. Other patients who have minimal skin laxity but are still frustrated by the look of their abdomen may be better suited for a smaller incision. These patients still benefit from tummy tuck surgery, but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all tummy tuck procedures involve the removal of loose skin and fat removal.
Tummy Tuck anticipated results
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to decrease swelling. Walking and standing will be hard to accomplish at first, so you should rest for a couple days. Resuming normal movement becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients should be able to resume normal activities somewhere around 2 weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to 8 weeks. The midsection will feel sore and tight, but after healing you will feel normal. You will love your slimmer, tighter silhouette!
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out tummy, creating hanging skin. We know it can be almost impossible to correct — surgery is generally the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having the loose skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, skin tightening surgery can help you get the look you want. Please contact Albright Plastic Surgery to learn more.