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 protrusion of the stomach. This is common in women with children.
A tummy tuck in Southlake Texas is ideally for men or women with abdominal fat or loose skin around their stomach and those who are in good overall general health. It also ideal for women who no longer wish to have further pregnancies.
7-10 days to resume daily activities
1 week, resume work with limited physical activity
0 – 6 weeks to resume physical exercise activity
6 months, for a full recovery
9-12 months, scars begin to fade
What it Treats
Loose muscles Excess skin Unwanted stomach fat
Approximately 3 hour
Performed under general anesthesia.
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?
No cosmetic surgery is pain-free. With prescribed medications and rest, most are comfortable and back to all daily activities within 7 to 10 days. The first week of recovery after an eyelid surgery in Southlake Texas is the hardest, but our staff assists with pain management so the initial recovery period is more comfortable.
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 3-6 months, but they usually begin fading after 9-12 months with the help of scar cream and time.
Cool Sculpting is an alternative, non-surgical treatment option.