For women and men alike, hanging skin and excess fat throughout the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most popular reasons why someone may not be able to create a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A tummy tuck tightens and repositions abdominal muscles, reducing the bulge and flattening the stomach. After repairing this problem, you can maintain your appearance with a balanced diet and exercise. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Schwartz performs abdominoplasty that varies on the results desired. This popular surgery at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX allows patients the chance to have a gorgeous, new figure and renewed confidence.
Tummy Tuck Ideal Candidates
Abdominoplasty can be performed on both women and men. If you find yourself upset over loose skin as well as excess fat in the tummy section, this surgical treatment can help produce a tighter and slimmer appearance. Prior to surgery, we recommend patients to be at a healthy weight. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure — it treats loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to reduce fat. If your stomach area has healthy skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with your appearance even on a clean diet, another option may be liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy so that the surgical outcomes are not impacted.
For women who have undergone a C-section, it is possible that removing excess skin during a tummy tuck can significantly reduce prominent scars caused by C-sections. Dr. Schwartz will evaluate the location of your scar and the possibility of improving its appearance or any residual stretch marks left after the birth of your child.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr. Robert Schwartz is an amazing surgeon! I was so impressed with his consultation and the way he wanted to be on the "same page" and deliver the vision I had for my body! He delivered more than I hoped for! I had a tummy tuck, augmentation and lift. He is a "well seasoned", very confident, and an intelligent surgeon with a great dry sense of humor. He has the ability to make a women that felt old and fat, feel comfortable and assured me that it was okay. I also asked a s...urgical tech who has worked with Dr Schwartz about his work, and he quickly let me know that Dr. Schwartz does all of his own stitching and is kind of a "control freak" and perfectionist which was a good sign to me. It tells me that he cares enough to make sure it's done right!! This sealed the deal for me! I highly and ALWAYS recommend Dr. Schwartz! His team is awesome too and made me feel comfortable. Love ? TEAM SCWARTZ! Thank You for everythig! Now I want Lipo!"- J.B. / Facebook / Jan 11, 2017
"I am beyond pleased with my tummy tuck and breast surgery from Dr. Robert Schwartz! I feel like he gave me a new lease on life, in a way. I was so self conscious about my body and now I feel more confident. I look forward to getting dressed and shopping now. He is a well seasoned surgeon, confident, and so intelligent, yet very "down-to-earth" with a great dry sense of humor. I felt so comfortable, even though I normally feel very conscious of my body. He really listened to my vision during my consultation, and delivered more than I expected! I communicated that I wanted a very natural look and not to look "fake" or overdone. He explained what he would do during the surgery and explained how he could correct some anatomical things that were off with my breast. The surgery center he used was also wonderful and the team took great care of me during and after my surgery."- J.M. / Yelp / Oct 20, 2017
"I was recommended to Dr. Schwartz by a good friend. She said he is very meticulous with his work and has an very good reputation. I felt comfortable with Dr. Schwartz and Kara in the office and showed them 10+ photos of exactly what I wanted my breasts to look like. He was very conscientious and honest with me. I wanted more natural looking breasts, nothing fake or too obvious or perky, since I have a small framed body. I wanted a "mommy makeover" after having three kids. However, he honestly didn't think it was worth it to have a surgery scar for a tummy tuck, since I didn't have a significant amount of belly fat. (I went to another plastic surgeon who was willing to do a full tummy tuck, without any questioning.) Everything went smoothly-the office visits, surgery, and recovery. At first I thought my breasts were large, but after a few days the the swelling went down considerably. My breasts are now perfect in my eyes, my scars are small and not noticeable at all! I went from an A to C and got high profile implants. I actually don't need to wear a supportive underwire bra anymore or worry about what I look like in a low neckline shirt or dress. I feel so fortunate that I chose Dr. Schwartz. I think he really did an amazing job on my breasts and liposuction. I just went to a wedding, and all my friends said I looked better than ever."- C.C. / Google / Jan 31, 2015
"I am so excited about my results for a breast lift and tummy tuck from Dr. Schwartz! Both procedures were performed at the same time which I was a little worried about...but immediately coming out of the surgery, my concerns were erased. I can't believe how perfect my breasts look at 55. And my stomach is back to where it was 30 years ago...and with a cute belly button! I am only 2 weeks post op and already estactic. After researching, my decision came down to 1) his hospital nickname - "the breast whisperer" 2) tummy tuck incesion is lower 3) confidence in both procedures at the same time 4) the staff. Thank you Dr. Schwartz and staff!"- M.W. / Google / Jan 31, 2014
"Dr. Schwartz is Amazing! - Dr. Schwartz is an artist and a perfectionist- exactly what one would want in a plastic surgeon where there is no room for error. He is easy to talk to, takes time to understand the patient's wishes, offers his guidance and expertise on how to achieve the desired results and alleviates any anxieties. I couldn't be happier with my choice to trust him. His staff is amazing as well. Super knowledgeable, responsive and friendly."- M.T. / RealSelf / Nov 10, 2017
Plan Your Procedure
Tummy Tuck Surgical Techniques
Tummy tuck surgery is performed using general anesthesia. There are several methods to think about when performing this surgery, which is geared to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision shape is selected based on the measure of skin that needs to be removed. Some patients with severe sagging and loose skin may require a full tummy tuck. Other patients who have minimal skin laxity but are still annoyed by the look of their abdomen may be better suited for a smaller procedure. These patients still benefit from tummy tuck surgery, but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of the nature of the surgery, all tummy tuck procedures involve the removal of loose skin and fat removal. Combining your tummy tuck procedure with liposuction can achieve a truly sculpted result.
Most tummy tucks leave a scar from hip to hip, often arching well above the bikini line on each side. To remedy this, Dr. Schwartz incorporates his own technique and a skin pattern customized to fit each individual patient. He even goes as far as to examine you in your bathing suit to be sure no scars will be visible. Still, getting great results runs more than skin deep. Dr. Schwartz knows precisely how tight the skin must be pulled and how much must be removed to achieve a natural look. Too little and the abdomen remains loose. Too much and it's even worse, leaving the belly stretched taut as a drum. And finally, there’s the matter of the belly button that is often left flat and ringed by a large scar — the telltale sign of any tummy tuck. For this, Dr. Schwartz utilizes a technique he invented himself to create a natural-looking “innie” while effectively hiding the scar inside the belly button.
What to Expect with Tummy Tuck
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling. Walking and standing will be slow going at first, so you should rest for a couple days. Standing and moving becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Dr. Schwartz equips his Dallas patients with the On-Q pain pump, a baseball-sized device that slowly bathes anesthetic over the sutured abdominal muscles, virtually eliminating any discomfort. Most patients should be able to return to normal activities after a couple weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to the two-month mark. The tummy area may feel sore and tight at first, but you will feel normal after healing. You will love your slimmer, tighter look!
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out lower abdomen, creating hanging skin. We know it can be frustrating and challenging — surgery is generally the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having loose skin on your abdomen, regardless of the severity, surgical body contouring can help you get the look you want. Please contact our Dallas office today to learn more.
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