Advantages of a tummy tuck
A tummy tuck can do more than transform your appearance. It can change the way you feel about yourself and interact with the world around you.
When the procedure is performed by a highly skilled Houston plastic surgeon like Dr. Sukkar, it can:
- Permanently eliminate large folds of skin
- Sculpt a flat, toned and contoured midsection
- Tighten loose and sagging skin
- Dramatically improve your confidence
- Address cosmetic imperfections on the abdomen that have occurred due to dramatic weight loss, pregnancy and the natural aging process
Don’t let sagging skin and excess fat around your midsection cause you to feel self-conscious about your body. With a tummy tuck, Dr. Sukkar, one of the top providers of the tummy tuck Houston has to offer, will eliminate any excess volume and sculpt your belly – giving you a flat and firm abdomen you’ll be proud to show off.
An Overview of the
A highly customizable procedure, your tummy tuck will be completely tailored to meet your unique needs and cosmetic objectives. The most common type of tummy tuck Dr. Sukkar performs is called the traditional tummy tuck. Performed under general anesthesia, it involves the largest incisions, which extend from hip-to-hip and involve a cut around the belly button, but it also produces the most dramatic results. Not only does this option allow Dr. Sukkar to remove unwanted fat and excess skin from the entire abdomen, but it also gives him the opportunity to tighten and firm the underlying muscles. Because it’s a more intensive procedure, the traditional tummy tuck is ideal for patients who need to address a substantial amount of excess volume on both the upper and lower abdomen.
In some cases, Dr. Sukkar may advise you that a mini tummy tuck is in your best interest. This is an easier, shorter and less intensive procedure when compared to the traditional tummy tuck. It’s perfect for our Houston tummy tuck patients who need to remove a very small amount of excess skin and aren’t suffering from problems with the underlying abdominal muscles. Performed under IV sedation and local anesthesia, the surgery involves a small incision just above the pubic area. Once healed, the scar will be very minimal and easy to conceal with clothing, bathing suits and under garments. Through that opening, Dr. Sukkar can restore your lower abdomen, removing unwanted volume, tightening lax skin and revealing an improved body contour.
Your tummy tuck recovery
You can expect a fairly substantial recovery period to be associated with your procedure. If you underwent a traditional tummy tuck, you should plan to stay home from work for two weeks as you heal. Throughout that period, you’ll need help taking care of small children and performing your daily tasks, so make sure someone is available to provide you with support. To ensure you heal properly, you’ll need to refrain from any strenuous activities and avoid baths, hot tubs and swimming pools until you’ve healed completely.
If you had a mini tummy tuck performed, you can look forward to a slightly less extensive recovery period. Most of our Houston patients are able to resume light daily activities within two days, with a full return to work at ten days. However, you should continue to avoid strenuous exercise for at least four weeks to ensure an optimal healing process.
If you’re ready explore your tummy tuck options, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.