Tummy tucks are popular cosmetic procedures for people looking to improve their aesthetic. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves surgically removing the excess skin and fat around the abdomen. The results are a firmer and tighter tummy that both men and women can benefit from. Women often choose to have a tummy tuck after pregnancy, but it’s not the only reason you might have a tummy tuck. Another reason you might choose to have one is if you have lost weight and want to remove excess skin.
Abdominoplasty is the term referred to a number of tummy tuck procedures. Here at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we offer several types of tummy tuck to help you meet your needs. There are five different procedures, which are Mini Abdominoplasty, Standard Abdominoplasty, Extended Abdominoplasty, Double Extended with Vertical Incision Abdominoplasty and Circumferential Lift.
A tummy tuck tightens the abdomen with an incision between the pubic hairline and the belly button. This does leave a scar, although the size of the scar will depend on which type of abdominoplasty is used. The scar can be covered by a bikini/underwear and will fade over time, although how visible it is can vary.
Recovery from a tummy tuck looks different for different people. You might be able to return to non-strenuous activities in just a few weeks, although you will likely experience some discomfort and swelling during recovery. As with any surgery, there are risks associated with having a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks can usually be performed as outpatient surgery and are carried out under general anesthesia.
A tummy tuck can offer you some amazing benefits if you want a firmer abdomen. Firstly, you might want to consider the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction. Both can improve the look of your abdomen, so which is right for you? Liposuction is used to remove fat, whereas a tummy tuck surgically tightens and repairs the abdomen. If you’re looking for skin tightening, a tummy tuck is a right choice for you. A tummy tuck can give you the smooth and taut abdomen that you want, getting rid of a paunch, and even tightening your muscles.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?
Are you a candidate for tummy tuck surgery? If you are a generally healthy person and your weight is stable, as well as being a nonsmoker, you should be healthy enough for the procedure. If you want to change the appearance of your abdomen and you have realistic expectations of the results that the procedure can deliver, a tummy tuck can give you the look and the confidence that you’re looking for. You might have sagging or excess skin, excess fatty tissue, or weakened abdominal muscles that you want to repair.
“Dr sozer and staff are amazing! It’s only been three weeks after my tummy tuck and liposuction and I already look like a million bucks. Not only are they all well trained but they are sweet and not to mention beautiful. I would highly recommend anyone and everyone go with all their cosmetic needs to dr sozer at El Paso cosmetic surgery” *
My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
Dr. Sozer is incredible at listening to your goals and giving you great recommendations on how to best get you there. In addition, he is an expert surgeon who can follow through with the recommendations and give you beautiful, natural results. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
Yo estoy super contenta y satisfecha con los servicios recibidos en El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. El Dr. Sozer es muy profesional, me dio muchísima confianza desde el principio y contesto todas mis dudas y preguntas. Todo su personal es muy amable, las chicas en recepción y las enfermeras muy serviciales. Absolutamente creo que es el mejor lugar para obtener una cirugía cosmética. Estoy super contenta con los resultados de mi Mommy Makeover y de otros tratamientos que obtuve en mi rostro, sobrepaso mis expectativas en todos los aspectos. Gracias a Dr. Sozer y a todo su personal por hacerme sentir una mamá mas joven y bella!!