Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Plastic Surgery located in Southlake, TX

You might benefit from a tummy tuck if your abdomen remains stubbornly flabby or droopy despite a healthy lifestyle. Experienced plastic surgeon Tarik Madni, MD, in Southlake, Texas, excels at removing excess skin and fat to give you a taut, flat stomach you can be proud of. Call Dr. Madni’s office today to see if you’re a good tummy tuck candidate, or complete the online booking form to schedule a consultation.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgeries remove excess skin and tighten your abdominal wall muscles and fascia (connective tissues).

Dr. Madni’s skilled tummy tuck surgery gives you a firmer stomach and a slimmer figure. It also resolves problems like unsightly bulges, and loose skin resulting from significant weight loss.

In addition, you have stronger tummy muscles, look and feel healthier, and enjoy increased self-confidence.

Is a tummy tuck the right procedure for me?

Tummy tucks are great for anyone struggling to refine their figure through diet and exercise. Abdominal fat is often stubborn, resisting your efforts to make it melt away despite adopting a healthy lifestyle.

It’s important to understand that a tummy tuck isn’t weight loss surgery — it refines your figure, so you should be close to your ideal weight beforehand.

Dr. Madni also recommends that women delay having a tummy tuck until they no longer plan to have more children. He often performs tummy tucks and breast lifts (mastopexy) as part of a mommy makeover at this stage.

Abdominoplasty is a significant surgery, so you must be in good mental and physical health, eat a nutritious diet, exercise regularly, and not smoke. Dr. Madni explains your likely outcomes and discusses alternatives like liposuction to ensure you make the choice that best suits your needs.

What happens during my tummy tuck?

Dr. Madni typically performs tummy tucks under general anesthesia, so you’re asleep and experience no pain during surgery.

He makes an incision between your hip bones across the pubic area, where it’s easier to conceal the scar. He inserts sutures to tighten your muscles and reattaches any muscles that have separated from their proper position.

Dr. Madni removes excess fat and skin before smoothing the remaining skin over the muscles to flatten and tighten your belly. After completing your tummy tuck, Dr. Madni stitches the incision and applies a dressing. Your belly button can also be contoured during this procedure to a more aesthetically pleasing location and shape.  You go to the recovery area until the anesthetic wears off.

Dr. Madni can also perform mini or limited tummy tucks. These operations suit people with less skin requiring removal and lax muscles resulting from lost elastin and collagen (proteins that give tissues and skin their elasticity).

Dr. Madni often combines liposuction of the flank, back, and abdominal tissue during tummy tucks to further contour your body as desired. 

Call Tarik Madni, MD, to learn more about benefiting from abdominoplasty or book a tummy tuck assessment online today.