About Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck in Southlake Texas
A tummy tuck in Southlake, Texas, or abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure that eliminates excess skin and loose tissue from the stomach and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Many individuals find that even with rigorous diet and exercise, they cannot get rid of the extra skin and often the stubborn protrusion, or “pooch,” of the stomach. This is common in women with children.
Tummy Tuck Overview
What it Treats:
Unwanted stomach fat
A tummy tuck in Southlake, Texas is ideally for men or women with excess abdominal fat or loose skin around their stomach and those who are in good overall general health and nonsmokers. It also ideal for women who no longer wish to have further pregnancies.
Approximately 3 hours
Performed under general anesthesia.
7-10 days to resume daily activities
1 week, resume work with limited physical activity
2 - 6 weeks to resume physical exercise activity
6 months, for a full recovery
9-12 months, scars begin to fade
Dr. Mark E. Mason is a board-certified, Stanford-trained plastic surgeon with years of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
He is well-trained in all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery. He now focuses his plastic surgery and med spa center in Southlake, Texas on procedures of the body and face to maximize results.
Will it hurt? Will I be in pain?
Before a tummy tuck in Southlake, Texas, a trained anesthesiologist will confirm the patient is unconscious to ensure safety and comfortability throughout the procedure.
Patients are unable to feel any pain during the surgery. After the procedure, a compression bandage may be applied to the incisions to minimize swelling and discomfort. Although, during the following week, the patient’s abdomen may feel sore as the muscles are tightening.
The Recovery Process
Walking may be difficult the first few days, and the stomach will feel swollen. A compression garment is worn for six weeks, but people can usually return to a desk job after approximately a week.
We encourage light physical activity, such as walking, after a week. Patients are restricted from full physical exercise such as aerobics, running, or weightlifting for at least six weeks. During the healing process, the scars may appear to worsen for 3 to 6 months, but they usually begin fading after 9 to12 months with the help of scar cream and time.
Meet Dr. Dinah Wan
“It is so important for a plastic surgeon to be in-sync with their patients- their goals, their aesthetics, their fears and concerns. The bond I develop with my patients over the course of their pre- and post-surgical care and the trust they place in me to envision what they desire and understand what they need is something I cherish tremendously. It’s the best part of my job”
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Everyone is professional and caring, appointments were on time, information about the procedures and what to expect were explained thoroughly, and any questions or concerns I had post op were addressed immediately.
Dr. Mason took all the time necessary to discuss my concerns, address questions and provide options/suggestions. Extremely personable and attentive.
Dr Mason and his entire staff are the Best of the Best. Their patients come first, from the beginning to the end and every detail is utmost in their mind. I highly recommend Southlake Plastic Surgery
Financial limitations should not inhibit the choice to improve your appearance. To make it convenient and stress-free, Southlake Plastic Surgery offers several financing options. We are happy to work closely with you to help you understand your options and get pre-approval on the plan that best fits your circumstances. Click on any one the logos to learn more about financing options with our respective providers.
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