What is a Tummy Tuck?

Many people are plagued by excess fat and sagging skin around their abdomen. To correct these conditions, they often choose a surgical procedure known as an abdominoplasty or frequently called “ Tummy Tuck”. Dr. Jason Baily can discuss your tummy tuck in Houston, Texas at his Kirby location as well as provide an individual treatment consultation to answer all your questions.

You may schedule your private consultation at 713-360-6857 or contact us online.

Abdominoplasty 3_rev_Page_2During the abdominoplasty surgery the weakened or separated muscles are restored creating a smoother, more defined abdominal profile. Most people elect to have a full abdominal “tummy tuck” however, some patient’s condition can be corrected by performing a “mini-tummy tuck”. In this surgery, the patient only needs correction below the belly button and is frequently combined with liposuction for those wanting to get rid of love handles.

Dr. Jason Bailey can answer your questions directly in a private consultation. To schedule your visit  or receive additional information on abdominoplasty surgery in Houston and the Woodlands, Texas, call 713-360-6857 or contact us online.

Why Do Stubborn Belly Fat or Love Handles Exist

Exercise and weight control may not be enough to correct stubborn belly fat or love handles. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

Does Weight Loss Affect the Tummy Tuck Outcome?

Many people consider tummy tuck surgery as a quick alternative for weight loss however, this is not altogether an answer that addresses everyone’s condition. Although a tummy tuck procedure is surgically permanent, fluctuations in your weight can cause your results to be less positive. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck. Also, a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be removed.

For your private consultation call 713-360-6857