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Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck,” is performed on patients who wish to have a flatter abdomen and a better body contour through the removal of extra fat and skin and the tightening of abdominal muscles. You are unique, and so is your cosmetic surgery. Dr. Trovato has a keen eye for detail and will discover the optimal approach to tighten and strengthen your core and give you time to heal for optimal results. Dr. Trovato strives to deliver the best tummy tuck Dallas has to offer.
abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure
Tummy tucks are for patients who have loose skin and fat pockets in their abdomen that don’t respond to exercise. Women who have been pregnant often opt for tummy tuck surgery because the elasticity in their stomach skin has been compromised by the extended period of stretched skin during pregnancy. Also, older patients whose skin isn’t as elastic as it was in younger days can benefit from abdominoplasty. But abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure. Patients should be near their ideal weight because future weight loss will loosen the stomach area’s skin. Also, women anticipating becoming pregnant in the future should not have the procedure, as their pregnancy will negate the effects of the surgery. To learn more about treatments like tummy tuck Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato, is a call away. Schedule a consultation today.
trim your waistline
The purpose of a tummy tuck is to trim your waistline to create a firmer, smoother, and more contoured profile. Other benefits include:
Ideal patients are in overall good health and have reached a stable weight. Next, Dr. Trovato will discuss your weight goals. It is commonly expected to be within 10 to 15 pounds of your goal weight.
Also known as a “mini tummy tuck,” a partial abdominoplasty differs from a traditional tummy tuck in that it only requires a shorter incision in a single location, the bikini line. This is often recommended to patients who only need improvement in the lower abdomen.
Abdominoplasty takes from two to five hours to complete with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration will depend upon the extent of the tummy tuck surgery. A traditional tummy tuck begins by creating two incisions. One stretches from hip bone to hip bone near the pubic area. The second is created around the navel. The skin is separated from the abdomen muscles, which will then be pulled together and positioned to achieve a firmer abdomen. This also narrows the waist. Then, the skin flap is stretched down to adjust to the tightened muscles. Any excess skin in the area is removed while the navel is repositioned to its natural place. Contact us today for a consultation.
After the tummy tuck procedure, Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato recommends compression garments to help the skin and muscles adapt to their new contours. A drainage tube may also be placed in the wound to prevent fluid build-up in the area. Tummy tuck recovery can take from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Tummy tuck patients need to limit strenuous activities for six weeks. Most patients take approximately two weeks off from work with a standard tummy tuck.
toned, contoured abdomen that naturally fits
After their Dallas tummy tuck patients are left with a more toned, contoured abdomen that naturally fits the rest of their body. Not only does this improve their appearance, but it also restores their confidence as they look and feel fitter and more comfortable in their own skin. Outcomes will continue to improve over time as the body adapts to the changes. Scars will be present, but Dr. Trovato makes sure the incision is made low enough so that a bikini can conceal it.
Dallas tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato offers his patients reassurance they are in highly skilled and experienced hands. He is also fluent in Spanish and wants all patients to believe they deserve this opportunity to rediscover who they are and take the time to heal to see their beautiful results. Call (214) 827-2873 for our Dallas location, or call (973) 509-2000 for our New Jersey location to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Abdominoplasty is often combined with other surgical procedures to reach an overall aesthetic objective. For example, the tummy tuck can be performed with breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction as part of a complete mommy makeover.
Every abdominoplasty treatment plan is personalized, so the price will vary for each patient. Dr. Trovato’s dedicated office staff will break down your surgical costs, so you are aware of your payment and finance options.
It’s vital you take six weeks to heal completely. Most patients take the entire two weeks off before returning to work and waiting six weeks before engaging in any strenuous exercise. Your post-operative pain is expected to be significant during the first three days, but Dr. Trovato will prescribe pain medication to alleviate swelling, bruising. It’s crucial you have someone to help you sit, stand, get out of bed, use the bathroom, and for child care because you won’t be able to stand up straight or lift anything for at least a week.
Tummy tucks are considered cosmetic surgery and are typically not covered by health insurance. It is best to check with your health provider about your coverage options. Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato M.D. offers payment and financing options for your convenience.
Dr. Trovato is an experienced plastic surgeon and understands that the placement of the belly button is crucial for natural-looking results. So often, our patients discover their new belly button looks better than before. With an eye for detail, Dr. Trovato believes crafting the belly button is one of the most integral components of performing a tummy tuck.
Experience what it feels like to walk into a room knowing you look your best. Matthew J. Trovato MD has been Dallas’ best plastic surgery experience for nearly a decade. Discover why by scheduling a consultation today.