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.
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.
"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
"I would highly recommend Dr Albright. His bed side manner and integrity made my reconstructive process a smooth one. He walked me through everything paying close attention to every detail. His nurses and staff are kind and were always there to answer any questions that I had. Thank you Dr Albright and staff for everything you truly are one of a kind."- A.W. / Google / Aug 05, 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 Katie and staff were always friendly, professional, and optimistic at every visit. I'm very, very pleased with my results and every interaction I've had."- M.M. / Google / Sep 13, 2020
"Dr. Albright performed my reconstruction surgery after being diagnosed with cancer of the left breast. You would never know I have had surgery or an implant on the left side. He has followed me for three years, and he and his staff are amazing. I highly recommend this healthcare professional"- G.A. / Healthgrades / Sep 11, 2020
Plan Your Procedure
what to expect
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.
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.