Tummy Tuck Consultation and Planning in Houston
During your consultation your surgeon will listen to your goals, review your history and perform an exam. Your surgeon will discuss different types of abdominoplasty and together you will decide on which option will achieve your ideal result. Your surgeon will also discuss any risks associated with the procedure and instruct you on how to get ready for your surgery.
Can abdominoplasty be combined with other procedures?
A Tummy tuck is often combined with other surgical procedures, most commonly: liposuction, body lift, or mommy makeover. Liposuction of the flanks and hips can safely be performed with abdominoplasty and can improve the final contour following abdominoplasty procedure.
Patients that have excess tissue on their hips and buttock may benefit from a circumferential body lift combined with the tummy tuck. Body lift surgery is started with patient lying face down and excision of the excess tissue in the hips and back is performed first. The patient is then turned on his or her back to perform the abdominoplasty. This procedure may especially be indicated for patients who have lost significant amount of weight.
Mommy makeover is the combination of abdominoplasty procedure with some kind of breast surgery whether it is a breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation, or combination of two.