Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – Dallas, TX*

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About Tummy Tucks

At Solomon Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon is pleased to offer tummy tucks to area men and women. This procedure removes excess fat, skin, and tissue from the abdomen to produce a slimmer contour. With many years of experience and expertise in performing tummy tucks, Dr. Solomon has pioneered a modern technique called the 3-D tummy tuck. This method produces a more natural look compared to a traditional abdominoplasty. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, call our front desk staff today to schedule a one-on-one consult with Dr. Solomon. 

Ideal Candidates

A tummy tuck is ideal for men and women who desire a slimmer contour to their abdomen, or for those who are bothered by excess skin that may have accumulated from weight fluctuation. Although a healthy diet and strenuous exercise can decrease fat deposits, it cannot address excess skin or overstretched muscles. Women who are considering this procedure are typically past childbearing since pregnancy can alter the results of an abdominoplasty. 

Procedure Technique

Dr. Solomon utilizes his own pioneered technique called the three-dimensional (3-D) tummy tuck. Although a traditional tummy tuck removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and refashions the belly button, it sometimes leaves an excessively flat or one-dimensional appearance. An attractive abdomen is three dimensional with subtle highlights and grooves. The 3-D tummy tuck method combines the elements of a traditional abdominoplasty with extensive liposuction and internal sculpting of the abdominal wall to produce a more natural and three-dimensional result. This technique also leaves some tissue on the abdominal wall in order to preserve the blood supply as opposed to a traditional technique. This greatly decreases the chances of a seroma, or fluid collection and healing problems associated with a decrease in blood flow that can happen with the traditional technique. All the patients shown in the tummy tuck photo gallery were operated using this technique.

What to Expect

A tummy tuck is an invasive procedure that is performed under anesthesia and generally takes about three to four hours. After the procedure, patients should arrange for someone to drive them home and stay with them for the first few days to assist with post-operative care. A drain will be placed to aid in recovery but is typically removed after one week. Although results are evident after the procedure, it generally takes several weeks for the swelling to go down. Around the third month, results will start to stabilize but optimal results can take up to one year to appear. The outcomes are long lasting and restores the natural contours of the abdomen for a superior result.

Other Considerations

Those who decide to undergo an abdominoplasty should have realistic expectations and should bring up any questions or concerns to Dr. Solomon during the initial consultation. It's important to note that although most stretch marks and scars up to the level of the belly button can usually be removed, some may remain. Typically, scars that are outside of this area are shifted lower where they are less noticeable with clothing. The recovery process will also look different for everyone; Dr. Solomon will do his best to diminish the appearance of surgical scars, but some scarring may be noticeable. Scar therapy can usually minimize these changes.

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Slimmer Contour

If you desire greater definition in your abdomen or have an extra pooch that can't be reduced with diet or exercise alone, call Solomon Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX today. With a tummy tuck, a slimmer contour can be easily achieved with Dr. Solomon's 3-D tummy tuck method. 

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.