Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) | El Paso
Aging, weight loss, and pregnancy all contribute to a decrease of muscle tone, increased fat, and loose skin around our middles. Sometimes, no amount of exercise seems to help, and we are left with a waistline that is less than optimal.
A Tummy Tuck procedure can help restore a more youthful toned appearance and a more smoothly contoured, pleasing figure to both men and women. Also called an “abdominoplasty”, a Tummy Tuck involves surgically tightening the supporting tissues of the abdomen which restores the organs to their original positions. If you also have excess fat that diet and exercise won’t get rid of, you may wish to combine a Tummy Tuck with liposuction.
Am I A Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
You might be an excellent candidate for a Tummy Tuck if you:
- Have excess loose skin in your abdominal area
- Are in overall good health
- Do not smoke
- Maintain a stable weight
- Have finished childbearing
- Have realistic expectations about your desired results
A Tummy Tuck is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Gonzalez will make an incision along the “bikini” line which will minimize the visibility of any scarring. He then removes excess skin and fat and tightens the underlying muscles to improve their tone, redrpes the skin, and repositions the belly button to a natural position. In some cases, a mini-Tummy Tuck can be performed, achieving the same results, but with smaller incisions. If you have opted for a combined lipo-abdominoplasty, Dr. Gonzalez will perform more extensive liposuction at the same time.
Recovery from a Tummy Tuck takes anywhere from two to four weeks. Immediately after surgery you will feel tired and sore, but this will begin to diminish during the first week to ten days. After four weeks, you should be able to resume your every day activities.
Dr. Gonzalez will be happy to personally consult with you to help you determine the best treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
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