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Tummy Tuck in Plano, TX

Tummy Tuck in Plano, TX

A tummy tuck is great for patients who would like to achieve a flatter, slimmer stomach while eliminating loose skin in the area. At the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we offer this procedure to men and women living in Dallas, Frisco, Plano, and the neighboring areas of Texas.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure that eliminates excess fat and skin in the abdomen to produce a flatter, firmer stomach. This procedure can be particularly beneficial to women who have gone through pregnancy. Additionally, those who have undergone significant weight loss may want to have a tummy tuck to eliminate excess skin that is often left behind. At the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we offer both the full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck can address the entire stomach area, while a mini tummy tuck only addresses the area below the belly button and may be more suitable for patients who are looking for more subtle results.

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Plano, TX?

The cost of a tummy tuck can range from $9,050 to $15,000, while a mini tummy tuck can range from $6,100 to $9,000, each depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. If you are considering a tummy tuck, we ask that you come in for a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. During this time, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that will include the exact cost of treatment. At the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we offer flexible financing options and accept all major credit cards to keep this treatment affordable and accessible.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

During a tummy tuck, an incision will be made just above the pubic area. This incision will stretch from one hip to the other, giving us access to the abdominal muscles. From here, we tighten the abdominal muscles and eliminate excess skin to narrow the waist line and create a firmer abdomen. Often, a second incision is made at the belly button that allows us to reposition it for optimal results. If you are considering a mini tummy tuck, the procedure is quite similar. However, since a mini tummy tuck only addresses the area below the belly button, smaller incisions are needed and the belly button does not have to be adjusted. A traditional tummy tuck can take between two and three hours, while a mini tummy tuck is usually performed in under two hours.

What is Recovery like After a Tummy Tuck?

After your tummy tuck, you may experience swelling or discomfort in the abdomen. You can expect this initial recovery period to last up to a month depending on the extent of your treatment. During this time, it may be necessary to take time off of work or other activities to ensure that the body can heal properly. At your initial consultation, we will provide you with additional instructions regarding your recovery and what you can expect after your procedure.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

Yes, a tummy tuck may result in the loss of a few pounds. However, it’s important to remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It is designed to trim and tone the stomach, and losing weight is only a by-product of the treatment process. Fortunately, the results from a tummy tuck can give patients the appearance of having lost weight, even though the number on the scale may not have changed significantly.
Yes, a tummy tuck can make your waist smaller by reducing fat in the abdomen that is contributing to a larger waist size. Most patients who receive a tummy tuck experience a loss of two to three pant sizes. However, it is important to keep in mind that a tummy tuck will not address other areas of the body that may be contributing to the size of the waist or pant size, such as the hips and buttocks.
Unfortunately, a tummy tuck cannot prevent the body from gaining belly fat. This means that even after a tummy tuck, you can gain belly fat and potentially lose some of your results. For this reason, patients are encouraged to adopt and maintain healthy diet and exercise habits after their tummy tuck procedure. By doing so, you can help prevent future weight gain and ensure that your tummy tuck results last as long as possible.
At the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we perform the tummy tuck procedure with general anesthesia, so you will be asleep and fully comfortable for the surgery. However, patients can expect some discomfort during the recovery period. Pain and related symptoms are typically most severe within the first week of recovery, during which time we’ll provide a prescription for pain medications. After this point, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers, apply ice to the treatment area, and follow the recovery guidelines to manage your pain and enjoy a more comfortable tummy tuck recovery.
The tummy tuck procedure does remove fat from the stomach, but it is not intended to be a fat reduction treatment. Instead, the tummy tuck procedure is primarily focused on removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles to enhance the appearance of the abdomen. For this reason, liposuction may be the better treatment for patients who are interested in fat removal. If you are seeking both fat reduction and the benefits of a tummy tuck, these techniques can be combined for comprehensive body sculpting in the abdomen.

If you would like to eliminate stubborn fat in the abdomen to achieve a flatter stomach, contact us today to schedule a consultation for a tummy tuck. The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas is proud to serve the residents of Dallas, Frisco, Plano, and nearby Texas neighborhoods.