Tummy Tuck Surgery
Excess fat, loose skin, and stretch marks around your midsection can lower your self-esteem.
A tummy tuck from board-certified plastic surgeon Constance Barone can give you a toned and lean midsection.
Ask our highly reviewed, award-winning doctor in San Antonio, TX, about awake tummy tucks...
Tummy Tuck Benefits
Our board-certified plastic surgeon can contour your body by tightening excess skin and repairing stretched abdominal muscles. The results will leave you with a shapelier, trimmer midsection.
Effects You Can't Achieve on Your Own
Separated abdominal muscles, a common side effect of pregnancy, can be difficult or impossible to correct on your own. Tummy tuck surgery can address the root cause for immediate, lasting results.
By adopting a healthy diet and committing to regular exercise, you can expect to enjoy the benefits of a tummy tuck for the rest of your life.
Are You Ready to Transform Your Life?
A tummy tuck from an accomplished plastic surgeon can vastly boost your quality of life. A trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barone personalizes all of her surgeries for maximum enhancement. The results leave patients just like you feeling more confident and happy with their bodies.
For patients who qualify, Dr. Braone can perform an abdominoplasty using only local anesthetic. A local or awake procedure allows patients to recover faster and more comfortably.
If you are tired of dealing with stretch marks, excess skin, and a weakened abdominal wall, Dr. Barone can reshape and rejuvenate your midsection. Email her San Antonio office today or give her a call.
Target Areas a Tummy Tuck Can Enhance
- If your abdominal wall becomes loose or separated, it can appear uncontoured and protrude. Our San Antonio plastic surgeon can tighten the abdominal wall for a more flattering appearance.
- This plastic surgery trims loose skin around the midsection, giving your tummy a leaner appearance.
- During pregnancy and weight gain and loss, the belly button can be stretched and begin to look different. Dr. Barone can move and reshape the belly button so it's aesthetically pleasing and compliments the midsection.
Types of Tummy Tucks
Mini Tummy Tuck
This technique uses the smallest incision for tummy tucks and is good for patients who have more minimal aesthetic concerns about their stomach. In a mini tummy tuck, changes are made in the abdomen below the belly button. A small portion of skin and fat is removed and the skin is tightened.
Traditional Tummy Tuck
This option is ideal for patients who have a significant amount of loose skin they want to remove. For example, patients who have lost a great deal of weight and are left with excess tissue and stretched abdominal muscles. An incision from hip bone to hip bone is typical for this type of tummy tuck, and the incision is discreetly done at the bikini line.
Extended Tummy Tuck
The incision for this style of tummy tuck is nearly identical to the one used in a traditional tummy tuck. However, the incision goes slightly beyond the hip bones, allowing Dr. Barone to remove excess tissue on the flanks. This is an ideal option for patients who want to remove signs of a "muffin top."
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The Tummy Tuck Procedure
For patients who meet the right qualifications, Dr. Barone can perform an awake tummy tuck, using only local anesthetic. This technique allows patients to recover faster and alleviates many of the symptoms that usually come with recovering from plastic surgery. When you undergo this procedure at her San Antonio office, you can expect to experience:
With decades of experience and state-of-the-art medical technology at her disposal, Dr. Barone can help craft a flatter, firmer, more beautiful abdominal area for you.
The Tummy Tuck Recovery Process
After you return home after your surgery, you should spend the next few days resting.
No Strenuous Activity
Heavy lifting and taxing exercises should be avoided for at least six weeks after your surgery. Dr. Barone will let you know when it's safe to return to exercise without restrictions.
It is important to engage in light physical activity after your surgery to minimize the chance of blood clots forming. Walking is a perfect low-intensity exercise that will help you recover.
Attend Follow-Ups at Dr. Barone's
To make sure your recovery is progressing properly, you should attend follow-up appointments at our San Antonio practice.
Combine a Tummy Tuck With Other Treatments For Maximum Enhancement
Many of our patients who are interested in a tummy tuck are mothers. After pregnancy, some women may find the changes to their bodies unflattering. If you're finished having children, Dr. Barone can combine your tummy tuck with other plastic surgeries to complete a "mommy makeover." These personalized plans can target specific areas of the body, making them more flattering and more aligned with their pre-pregnancy appearance.
Some procedures that may be included in your makeover include:
Age, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can change the shape of your breast. Depending on the breast procedure you choose, Dr. Barone can enhance or reduce their size, or make them firmer, shapelier, and perkier.
Combined with a tummy tuck, liposuction removes excess fat that can be difficult to reduce on your own, giving you an even more toned midsection.
A butt lift restores volume to the rear end using your own excess tissue, making it firmer and shapelier. This procedure can have a dramatic effect on the balance and proportions of your entire figure.
Covering the Cost of Treatment
Dr. Barone believes plastic surgery should be accessible to all of our patients so she has competitive pricing. At times, she will have special rates for deals on certain procedures.
In addition to accepting cash, checks, and most major credit cards, our San Antonio office partners with credit providers. Patients who are approved for financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon can make a series of payments over months rather than all at once.
While cost should always be considered when it comes to treatment, the benefits of a tummy tuck extend beyond a price tag. Feeling more secure in your body can boost your happiness and overall well-being. When undergoing a tummy tuck from an accomplished plastic surgeon like Dr. Barone, you can be sure that you're investing in a professional who produces life-changing results.
Minimize Your Risk By Choosing a Trusted, Experienced Surgeon
All plastic surgeries carry some degree of risk. Who you choose as a plastic surgeon plays a major role in your safety and how well you'll recover. Dr. Barone's history of performing successful surgeries has led major outlets like Good Morning America and Seventeen Magazine to seek her out for medical explanations. Her entire San Antonio team makes your health their top priority.
Another major role in the success of your tummy tuck is the state of your health. Tobacco use and chronic health conditions can inhibit your ability to heal properly. It is important that you are honest about your medical history during consultations with Dr. Barone.
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