Tummy Tuck San Antonio
Through abdominoplasty, popularly known as tummy tuck, our San Antonio patients can eliminate stubborn fat and excess skin folds in the abdominal region. Many people who consider tummy tuck surgery are relatively physically fit, but have trouble flattening the abdominal area, no matter how many stomach crunches they do or strict diets they follow. Dr. Constance Barone is a skilled plastic surgeon who can help you reach your goals and create a taut, fit-looking midsection.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and fat from the area around the stomach and provide a tighter, firmer appearance. Fat and excess skin folds that occur in the abdominal region can result from a variety of factors, including:
- Weight loss
- Genetic predisposition
What can be so frustrating is that this excess fat and skin are often impossible to eliminate. Although a tummy tuck is more invasive than other fat removal methods such as liposuction, the procedure allows for more comprehensive recontouring of the midsection and tightens the abdominal muscles, making the entire area taut and fit.
Candidates for abdominoplasty should have realistic expectations of results and discuss their expectations thoroughly with Dr. Barone at the initial consult. Men and women who are considering the procedure should also be in reasonably good shape, despite having trouble getting rid of fat deposits or loose skin around the midsection. Good candidates also include women who have stretched skin due to multiple pregnancies and older patients who have lost skin elasticity.
Patients who plan to be pregnant in the future should wait until after delivery to undergo abdominoplasty, and patients who are intending to lose significant amounts of weight should also postpone the procedure.
Tummy Tuck Risks
While the majority of tummy tuck operations goes smoothly and is performed without complication, any major surgery involves a certain amount of risk. Risks of abdominoplasty include:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Poor healing
- Asymmetry of scars – this may necessitate revisional surgery
Dr. Constance Barone will work with you to minimize the risk of complications. Risks can be significantly reduced by closely following Dr. Barone's instructions before and after surgery. During your initial consultation at our San Antonio plastic surgery center, all aspects of the tummy tuck procedure will be discussed with you.
“Rating our experience with a perfect score is not enough. The care and attention we received from Dr. Barone and her team was as close to perfection as one can ask for.” Jacqueline W.