Our bodies change in many ways over time. These changes are not always for the better, in fact, most changes as we age are less-than-flattering because the processes that keep our tummies flat and our skin tight begin to slow down. This can be true even for those who regularly diet and exercise. Sometimes small pockets of stubborn fat and loose skin develop no matter our best efforts. That’s where a tummy tuck can help.
At Luxe Plastic Surgery, we offer an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, to those who have small deposits of fat and loose skin on their midsections. There can be many causes for your abdomen to lose its youthful appearance: aging, pregnancies, and losing significant amounts of weight all can cause dramatic effects to our bodies. If this sounds like you, and no amount of dieting and exercise seem to help, then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty has many years of experience helping people rejuvenate their bodies in ways that not only help them look better but help them feel better about themselves as well. If you have excess fat, skin, loose abdominal muscles, or any combination of those you may benefit from this procedure. However, just having the need for the treatment is not enough to be an ideal candidate. There are certain qualifications one must meet to have a successful tummy tuck procedure. These qualifications include:
- Being in good overall health
- Being at or near a healthy, stable weight for at least six months
- Is not a smoker or who can quit for a significant amount of time
- Are not on any blood-thinning or healing inhibiting medications
- Has a positive outlook and reasonable expectations for the procedure
- Can commit to a healthy lifestyle post-procedure
Because this is a surgical procedure, we want to keep your safety in mind from start to finish. During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Kutty will go over the details of the procedure with you in-depth so that you understand everything that goes into this body contouring treatment. He’ll also evaluate your medical history and current health status to ensure that you’re in a good position to undergo the treatment and revitalize your figure.
During this time, Dr. Kutty will also talk to you about your goals and determine the best course of action depending on the extent of extra fat and skin you may have and where it’s located. At our office, we offer a full and mini tummy tuck to address your abdominal concerns. A full tummy tuck addresses cosmetic concerns on both above and below the belly button while a mini tummy tuck is intended to only treat below the navel. If you have more than just small deposits of fat, Dr. Kutty may recommend liposuction as an option to help you meet your goals.
If you’re interested in learning more about the tummy tuck procedure and if you’re a candidate, please contact us today by filling out the form on this page or calling us at (281) 815-2277 to schedule your consultation. We happily provide quality plastic surgery services to those who live in and near Houston, Kat, and Sugar Land, Texas.