A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, restores the youthful firmness and contours of the tummy. During a tummy tuck in Dallas, incisions on the abdomen are made to trim excess skin tissues, remove excess deposits of unwanted fat, and tighten underlying abdominal muscles. Some abdominoplasty techniques also involve using liposuction to eliminate excess fat deposits, following which the abdomen is trimmed and chiseled. The primary goal is to make the tummy look flat and youthful, reversing the effects of age, weight fluctuations, and childbirth.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
What are the potential risks and complications of a tummy tuck?
While tummy tucks are generally safe, there are potential risks, including infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Complications may include scarring, numbness, and asymmetry. Dr. Chiodo will thoroughly assess each patient’s health and implement advanced safety protocols to minimize these risks.
How much does a tummy tuck procedure typically cost?
Tummy tuck costs vary widely based on your specific needs, the degree of skin laxity, and the extent of the procedure. Please consult Dr. Chiodo for an estimate based on your needs.
Will there be visible scarring after a tummy tuck?
Yes, there will be some scarring, typically located low on the abdomen. The standard tummy tuck involves an incision from hip to hip — this can be concealed under your bikini. A mini tummy tuck may involve a smaller scar similar to a C-section scar. Dr. Chiodo uses advanced techniques to minimize scarring and offers guidelines to minimize their visibility over time.
How long do the results of a tummy tuck last?
The results of a tummy tuck can be long-lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise. While the aging process continues, the improvements achieved through the procedure last several years, helping you maintain a sculpted abdomen.
Can a tummy tuck address stretch marks and excess skin after pregnancy?
Yes, a tummy tuck can address stretch marks and excess skin caused by pregnancy. This procedure tightens abdominal muscles and removes loose skin, thereby tightening abdominal skin and contours. Furthermore, the tummy tuck can remove stretch marks located at the region of the excised excess skin but not stretch marks outside that region.
Is it possible to combine a tummy tuck with other cosmetic surgeries?
Yes, it is possible to combine a tummy tuck with other cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction or breast augmentation. This allows patients to address multiple concerns in a single procedure, reducing overall recovery time and costs. Dr. Chiodo can discuss personalized options.