Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center: David D. Davila, DO, FACOS
Cosmetic Surgeon located in Vintage Park, Houston, TX
If a protruding or sagging abdominal profile troubles you, a tummy tuck might be a great option. It’s among the areas of expertise of David Davila, DO, FACOS, and the team at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas. This popular procedure has helped many people feel more confident about their physique and is a great way to reach your body contouring goals. Call or book a visit online to make today the day you move one step closer to your aesthetic ideal.
Tummy Tuck Q & A
How do I know if a tummy tuck is right for me?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is among the most popular cosmetic surgery options for both men and women, and for good reasons. This procedure allows you to create a toned and tight abdominal profile and can correct numerous issues at once.
For many people, the aging process is the primary culprit of abdominal changes. Over time, your body simply doesn’t respond as well to diet and exercise, and gravity begins to take a toll.
Women who’ve had one or more children understand the changes that pregnancy brings. No matter how fit you were before your pregnancy or how hard you work to get back to your pre-baby shape, the abdomen is often the hardest area to tone.
People who’ve gained and lost a significant amount of weight are also commonly plagued with abdominal laxity. This lack of tone can make it hard to feel good about your body, even after you’ve put in the hard work of reaching and maintaining your goal weight.
Abdominoplasty at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center is a great option for improving any of these issues.
What steps does a tummy tuck involve?
Anesthesia ensures you are resting and unaware of the steps of your tummy tuck procedure while they are happening. Once the medication takes effect, Dr. Davila makes the needed incisions to access your abdominal tissues.
A common approach is to place the incision low on the abdomen, just above your public hairline. That allows you to conceal the incision line with most clothing, including most bathing suit styles.
Dr. Davila then begins to alter your abdominal tissues. If you have experienced muscle separation, he can repair that damage, stitching the tissue back together to create a tight, flat appearance.
Dr. Davila can also remove excess tissue and fat to enhance the shape of your stomach. In many cases, he needs to reposition the belly button to align with the new abdominal profile.
Once Dr. Davila is happy with the new contouring, he drapes the skin over the altered tissues and trims away any excess. Closing the incision is the last step, and he takes great care to create the least noticeable incision line possible.
What is recovery like after a tummy tuck?
Dr. Davila explains what you need to do to support your body’s natural healing process. Adhering to these instructions is the best way to speed healing and achieve optimal results.
You need to come in for a follow-up visit. That allows your care team to assess your healing progress and make sure there are no signs of infection.
If you are taking prescribed antibiotics, be sure to take the entire course as recommended. You also learn how to take care of the surgical site. Pain medication can help relieve any discomfort in the early stages of healing.
It’s normal to go through a period of swelling and bruising after your tummy tuck. As your body heals, you begin to see the effects emerge. A flatter abdominal profile and refined contouring are apparent, and you are back to your normal daily routines swiftly.
When you’re ready to explore the tummy tuck procedure in more detail, call Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center to set up a visit. Online booking from the comfort of home, any time of day or night, is also an option.