Tummy Tuck Surgery
Are you seeking tummy tuck surgery in the Houston area? The Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas specializes in this type of effective cosmetic surgery procedure. Dr. Lapuerta is an expert in his field who assesses the entire body instead of only focusing on the tummy area. This full-body approach to abdominoplasty leaves your figure proportional in all aspects.
Abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from areas of your middle and lower stomach, and tightens your abdominal wall muscles. You will see an immediate reduction in the belly area and a dramatically flatter stomach. Some patients choose to undergo liposuction in addition to their tummy tuck for exceptional results. As with most surgeries, scarring may occur. The scar’s size and length vary depending on the type of tummy tuck. However, Dr. Lapuerta is able to perform the procedure with minimal scarring that can be concealed under a swimsuit or underwear.
During this procedure, you should expect to be in the operating room for two to five hours. The incision is made between your hip bones across your body, and the skin is separated from the muscle tissue. Excess skin is removed as the muscles are tightened, which creates the desirable flat look. A partial tummy tuck is an option for patients who need a smaller amount of skin removed.
Following abdominoplasty surgery, you will most likely experience tenderness and swelling for several days. Full recovery generally takes three to seven weeks, but the results are well worth the effort.
If you are interested in a tummy tuck and are in the Houston area, please contact Dr. Lapuerta for an initial consultation.