Tummy Tuck in Houston
Many people want a flat, toned, firm abdomen, but are frustrated by a lack of results with diet and exercise alone. Sagging skin in the abdominal area due to weight loss or pregnancy requires a tummy tuck to help contour and sculpt the figure. Dr. Vitenas is a board-certified plastic surgeon providing tummy tucks in Houston.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, more formally called an abdominoplasty, is designed to restore a taut, youthful abdomen by surgically excising unwanted skin and fatty tissue. Weakened or stretched muscles are surgically tightened with sutures. As a part of a tummy tuck, stretch marks and a C-section scar can be removed. The groin area can be reshaped during the procedure, as well.
Abdominoplasty can provide excellent results when performed alone. The tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction of the hips, thighs, and knees. When abdominoplasty is performed with other procedures, such as breast augmentation or a mommy makeover, optimal physical rejuvenation can be achieved.
What are The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery eliminates unsightly loose skin and unwanted pockets of fat in the abdomen in order to restore a more youthful shape. There are many benefits of a tummy tuck in Houston with Dr. Vitenas, including the following:
- A more flattering, firm waistline
- A flatter, more toned abdominal contour
- Muscle strength is restored to support the abdominal area
- May remove five or more pounds of excess skin and fat
- Eliminates stretch marks and a C-section scar on the lower abdomen
- May reduce urinary incontinence.
Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Anyone struggling with a protruding abdominal area, sagging skin, or similar concerns may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is for those who want a more sculpted, firm abdominal contour. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Are in good physical and mental health
- Do not smoke
- Skin on the abdomen is loose or saggin
- Stomach muscles are separated or weakened
- Stubborn fat pockets in the abdomen remain despite exercise and diet
- Are near their ideal weight
- Feel they can maintain their ideal weight
- Have realistic expectations about what a tummy tuck can achieve
Tummy Tuck Techniques
There are several different abdominoplasty techniques, each of which can be tailored to your specific needs. Tummy tuck techniques include: mini tummy tuck, full tummy tuck, and a combination tummy tuck that includes liposuction to address fat pockets.
Dr. Vitenas will work with you during your consultation in his Houston office to create a treatment plan that utilizes a technique tailored to your cosmetic goals.
Before & Afters
Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary
Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary
Your Consultation With Dr. Vitenas
Before your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Vitenas for a consultation in his Houston office. He will review your medical history and learn about your aesthetic goals for your figure. Dr. Vitenas will then explain your tummy tuck options in full, answering any remaining questions that you might have about the procedure.
Dr. Vitenas will also go over the recovery requirements and the risks involved. If you’re a candidate for tummy tuck surgery and want to move forward, he will create a personalized surgical plan for you.
What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck in Houston?
Depending on the exact surgical technique utilized and the extent of correction desired, the average tummy tuck will cost between $11,000 and $13,000. This cost is all-inclusive, consisting of the surgeon’s fee, the board-certified anesthesiologist’s fees, and any fees associated with the surgical suite. If additional procedures are included, such as liposuction or a breast lift, the price will vary. During your consultation appointment, the total cost of your tummy tuck will be established. We invite you to contact our office for more pricing details.
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The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Abdominoplasty is an outpatient procedure. Depending on the exact abdominoplasty technique required to achieve your cosmetic goals, your procedure details will vary. Generally, an incision is made that runs from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic area, where the scar is easily covered by underwear or a swimsuit.
Excess skin and fat will be removed, and the underlying muscles may be tightened with permanent sutures. The upper skin will be pulled downward and firmly contoured. The navel is repositioned, and the incision closed, creating a shapely waistline. A dressing will then be applied and temporary drains may be placed to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.
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Recovery After a Tummy Tuck
Why Choose Dr. Vitenas For Your
For A Tummy Tuck In Houston?
Dr. Paul Vitenas is a board-certified, acclaimed Houston and body contouring specialist. He is known for his ability to create natural-looking yet dramatic results for his patients. His goal is to help patients improve their quality of life and improve their confidence in their appearance, allowing them to feel happy and comfortable in their own skin.
Dr. Vitenas treats every patient individually, with compassion and care. His team helps make patients feel at home on their journey to achieving beautiful results.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
The incision is located just above the pubic area between the hip bones. However, not all surgeries are performed in exactly the same way. Dr. Vitenas will go over incision placement during your consultation.
Although there is mild to moderate pain for a few days following a tummy tuck, Dr. Vitenas will provide the appropriate pain medications for a comfortable recovery.
Most people are comfortable enough to return to work or their regular routine (not strenuous exercise) by two weeks after their surgery.
Abdominoplasty is often paired with liposuction to sculpt a trim physique throughout the abdomen and hips. Women often combine a tummy tuck with breast augmentation and breast lift for a complete mommy makeover.
Some fat is removed with a tummy tuck. If liposuction is combined, a tummy tuck can result in a weight loss of approximately five pounds of fat and skin.