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Full Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Houston

Full Tummy Tuck

Full Tummy Tuck 

A Full Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is usually done in patients that have two or more abdominal components discussed above that need to be addressed. A Full Tummy Tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smother and firmer.

Full Tummy Tuck Houston

Full Tummy Tuck Houston Procedure

A Full Tummy Tuck is performed in an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. You will be marked by Dr. Layton before surgery and given the opportunity to ask any questions.

A horizontal incision is made just below the top of the pubic hairline or below the cesarean section incision. The incision gently curves upward and laterally toward the pelvic bones. The length is determined by the amount and location of excess skin. Through this incision, the skin and fat are elevated and separated from the underlying muscle/fascia layer. A separate incision is made around the naval. The naval skin is left attached to its stalk, which is attached to the muscle/fascia layer. The muscle/fascia layer is tightened as needed. The excess skin and fat is pulled down tight. The excess skin and fat is removed and a new hole is made for the naval. The incisions are then closed with absorbable sutures underneath the skin. A drain is placed under the abdominal skin. A dressing and compression garment is applied.

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You will be in the recovery room between one and three hours and then you will be discharged home. Your initial follow-up appointment will primarily be to remove the drain placed during surgery. The drain stays in approximately seven to 14 days. It will be removed in the office when drainage slows, which varies with patients. Another follow-up appointment is at six weeks post-surgery. The compression garment will be worn for six weeks after surgery. You may walk bent over for comfort after surgery but should be standing tall and confident within a week or two following surgery. Your final appointment is usually three to four months post-surgery.

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Full Tummy Tuck Houston

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