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Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that
removes excess skin and fat from around the abdomen in
order to give the stomach a flatter and smoother appearance.

Overview

Good diet and exercise is always beneficial but for some people, they’re unable to attain the flat stomach they dream of, no matter how disciplined they are. A tummy tuck enables such people to get the body they truly desire.

Tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from around the abdomen in order to give the stomach a flatter and smoother appearance. Excess skin and fat around the abdomen is often due to genetic factors but can also be caused by pregnancy and aging.

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Dr. Fadi
Constantine

Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon

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Book a consultation for a tummy tuck with Dr Constantine by calling (214) 739 5760

Dr Constantine’s Philosophy
on Tummy Tucks

I always aim to achieve the most natural looking results with any type of cosmetic procedure and tummy tucks are no different. A minimally invasive procedure that leaves the least scarring possible is always the most desirable result and this is what I aim for. By discussing things with my patients beforehand and doing a full assessment of the skin and fat around their abdomen, I’m able to decide on the best approach.

The patient presented is a 36 year old who has had children and gained a bit of weight afterwards. She was wanting to get her pre pregnancy body back. She also suffered from having large breasts. She was a 38I cup size and suffered from significant neck, back, and should pain.

She underwent a traditional breast reduction with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction of her flanks and abdomen all in same operation. She was required to stay overnight for observation and was back at home the following morning. The post operative pictures are shown.

Written by
Dr. Fadi Constantine

Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon

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about him.

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What Results Can I Expect?

The results of a tummy tuck will vary since everyone has a different level of skin and fat around the abdomen and skin elasticity also varies. Typically, the result of a tummy tuck is a much smoother and firmer stomach. You’ll be able to appreciate the results of the procedure a week or two afterwards when the most serious swelling and bruising has subsided.

*Individual results may Vary

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Before & After

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Am I a Suitable Candidate?

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are patients who are of a healthy weight, who do not smoke and have realistic expectations of the results that can be achieved.

If you fit this criteria and feel that you have excess skin and fat around your abdomen, then you would certainly quality for a tummy tuck.

If you’d like to discuss a tummy tuck procedure with Dr Constantine then you can book a consultation by calling (214) 739-5760.

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QUICK FACTS TUMMY TUCK

What is a tummy tuck?

Medically known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen.

The procedure aims to create a flatter and more toned tummy by removing fat and restoring weakened or separated muscles.

What types of tummy tuck are available?

There are three different types of tummy tuck that can be performed. The type of procedure that is best for you is determined by how much soft tissue needs removing and the type of results you wish to achieve.

Mini Abdominoplasty
A mini tummy tuck involves making a minor incision in the lower abdomen and removing a small amount of soft tissue. Once the tissue has been removed, the skin on from each side of the incision is then pulled together and stitched.

This technique is carried out during all three types of abdominoplasty as it’s what gives the tummy its tight and toned appearance, but the size of the incision depends on the amount of flesh that needs to be removed.

Standard Abdominoplasty
A standard abdominoplasty is carried out for people with a larger amount of excess tissue. Because of the fact that a larger amount of tissue is removed, the navel will need to be repositioned in order to make it proportionate to the tummy.

Extended Abdominoplasty
This type of tummy tuck focuses on removing excess fat and skin from around the abdomen, hips and lower back. The incision is made across the lower abdomen from one side of the pelvis to the other. Just like the standard tummy tuck, the navel will need to be repositioned.

The smaller the incision made during the tummy tuck procedure, the less time you will take to recover.

HOW LONG THIS PROCEDURE TAKES?

Tummy Tuck – 2-4 hours

WHAT ANESTHESIA YOU USE?

General anesthetic

WHAT IS SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS?

Just like all forms of plastic surgery, a tummy tuck comes with side effects. These side effects include:

1. Soreness and tenderness immediately and in the days after surgery
2. Temporary numbness can happen in some cases
3. You will be left with a permanent scar although it should fade over time

These side effects should subside a few months after surgery but if you have any concerns or feel that your side effects are abnormal, you should consult your surgeon immediately.

Some temporary swelling and bruising around the abdomen

HOW MUCH RECOVER TIME?

Bruising and swelling usually subsides within 3 weeks. Subtle swelling may take up to 6 months to completely disappear

What should I consider before having one?

There are several things to consider before deciding to have a tummy tuck.

In order to recover properly, you will need to take time off work and avoid doing any heavy lifting or strenuous activity. Make sure that this is something you will be able to comply with before committing to surgery.

It’s best if you have managed to maintain a steady weight for at least 6 months prior to surgery. This is because any weight lost or gained after the procedure could negatively impact your results.

Finally, if you’re a female, you need to think about whether or not you would like children in the future as being pregnant will stretch the skin that has been tightened.

What are the benefits?

The biggest benefit of having a tummy tuck is that once the healing process is over, you will be able to see your results to their full extent and will be able to enjoy your new tight tummy.

WHEN CAN I SEE FINAL APPEARANCE?

All major swelling and bruising is usually gone within a month.

HOW MUCH TIME DURATION OF RESULTS LIES?

Permanent although lifestyle and weight gain need to be taken into account.

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