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.
"Over the course of six months, I had three surgeries performed by Dr. Albright. A unilateral breast reconstruction with a tissue expander, a DIEP-Flap bilateral breast reconstruction, and a nipple reconstruction and liposuction for fat grafting/transfer. Today, my breasts are the same size as the ones I lost due to cancer, except now they are full and firm. My nipples are well defined and in proportion to my areola and breast size. My abdomen looks completely flat, with no excess skin, no stretch marks, and a well re-positioned belly button. I have no visible scars on my breast, and the scar on my abdomen is thin, flat and almost unnoticeable.Dr. Albright is a gifted reconstructive surgeon with unparalleled surgical skills. He listens, counsels, and never promises what you he won’t be able to deliver. He exudes professionalism, kindness, and humbleness and so does his staff.By the grace and mercy of God I am alive and cancer free. By the hands of Dr. Albright, I am brand new."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 27, 2020
"My mother and I have been going to Dr Albright for years. He is kind, compassionate, takes all the time you need, a perfectionist-which is exactly what we want, and most importantly, does the most amazing work. I have been to several top profile in Houston and Dr Albrights “refreshers” and work are always that too, perfect!!!He has a wonderful warm team, all fun to be with while also so knowledgeable. I beyond recommend him. His assistants and PA are warm and welcoming. The front desk is warm and know you. Its an A+, 10 star experience. You can TRUST him and his work. 100 PERCENT!!!! Highest recommendation I can give!!"- L.T. / Healthgrades / Feb 29, 2020
"Katie PA and Dr. Albright are an amazing team. Always making me me feel comfortable about sensitive topics of conversation during my consultation and delivering impeccable results. Blessed to have found these two."- T.L. / Google / Feb 26, 2020
"Dr. Albright has a kind, personable bedside manner and his staff are wonderful. He listened to my wants, concerns and needs and help me to make the best decision for me. He even took an extra hour answering all my questions to eliminate any fears I had. I couldn't be happier with the results and I highly recommend him to all my friends."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 18, 2020
"Dr. Allbright is an intelligent, caring, and fantastic doctor! He genuinely listens to your concerns and he is very willing to work with you and whatever your needs are. I have heard a few people say that Dr. Allbright is young, So they are concerned with his skill level. My comment to that, Dr. Allbright was trained in the best technology possible and he is super amazing in his abilities. I would prefer Dr. Allbright to have me in surgery for 13 hours rather than someone that is twice his age. My results have been completely amazing and although my original reason to see him was because of a diagnosis of breast cancer, he has truly helped to enhance my life and has made the best of a bad situation. His entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and they are so very caring. Anytime I called with a question, One of his staff got with me very quickly. I cannot rave enough about this amazing person. He truly treats you as an individual and not at all as just another client. He actually remembers things from your last visit. He is one of a kind!!!"- J.L. / Google / Aug 02, 2019
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.