Tummy Tuck Procedure Questions and Answers
How will a Tummy Tuck enhance your appearance? It eliminates excess fat and skin and will help restore weakened muscles to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gary Horndeski, MD, in Houston, TX, offers Tummy Tuck procedure for patients in Houston and the surrounding areas. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Houston TX, Greater Heights TX, River Oaks TX, Midtown TX, Last Downtown TX, and Kashmere Gardens TX.
A Tummy Tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a popular procedure, and it is not one for just the rich and famous anymore. The technology and procedure have advanced in recent years, making it more affordable with downtime lasting about two to three weeks. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gary Horndeski, MD, in Houston, TX, offers this procedure, which lasts from two to three hours. He has over 30 years of experience and patients give him top reviews for his expertise and caring personality. Do you want a Tummy Tuck? If so, reach out to the popular doctor here in the city and he will provide you with a consultation to go over the steps involved in this procedure and its benefits.
What does a Tummy Tuck do?
A Tummy Tuck removes the extra skin and fat from the abdomen. The cosmetic procedure involves the skin being draped back over the newly repositioned contours to form a more toned look. The procedure simply improves the appearance of the abdomen.
Diet and exercise will tone your muscles and reduce weight, but it is unable to reduce loose skin from your abdomen area. However, a Tummy Tuck will help tighten the skin and reshape your tummy, especially if you just lost a lot of weight.
Women who are left with stretch marks or loose skin after giving birth are also ideal candidates for this procedure, which will reduce and even remove marks and sagging loose skin.
Then there are those who have scars from previous surgeries. A Tummy Tuck will simply tighten the skin in the areas of the scar (s) and will help improve the look of your tummy, which will make you feel confident, especially while at the beach.
A Tummy Tuck allows people to return to their youthful body after pregnancy, aging, or weight gain, and it will also eliminate the embarrassment from a bulging stomach.
How long do Tummy Tucks last?
Tummy Tucks are intended to be permanent, however, you will need to maintain a stable weight at the time of surgery for best results. By following a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, the aesthetic results from a Tummy Tuck are long lasting. Dr. Gary Horndeski will help advise you on the best steps in keeping your weight down and he will work with you on the best foods to eat for a proper diet.
Can you gain any belly fat after a Tummy Tuck?
While the Tummy Tuck can last indefinitely, gaining weight after surgery will compromise your results. So, yes, you can gain belly fat following a Tummy Tuck, but your doctor will advise you on how to avoid future weight fluctuations and will recommend that women have the surgery once they are done having children.
Does Tummy Tuck remove back fat?
According to leading plastic surgeons in the United States, a Tummy Tuck will not remove fat on your back. However, there are other procedures available that will remove your unwanted fat in this area, and your plastic surgeon will recommend the best procedures with you during your initial consultation.
Dr. Gary Horndeski, MD, in Houston, TX, is a well-known specialist in Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty) and he has published research on the topic of mesh reinforcement of the abdominal wall in Tummy Tucks. Click here to read his article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
His practice is located at 14887 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478, and you can call the office with questions or to book an appointment. Office hours are Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Friday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Dr. Gary Horndeski offers Tummy Tuck procedures and a number of innovative procedures, which include Bellesoma Breast Lift, Bellesoma Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation, and has scores of positive patient reviews on his website. His patients describe him as the best doctor who will make you look and feel young and confident again.