After significant weight loss you are left with loose skin and the remaining stubborn fat that diet and exercise cannot get rid of. Dr. Newall can help remove the excess skin through a procedure called abdominoplasty commonly referred to as a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can eliminate excess fat, skin tissue, and repairs the abdominal wall. Through this procedure patients can get back a masculine contour.
To reduce swelling, a compression garment will be worn for approximately 4 weeks after surgery. To help promote blood circulation, you will be encouraged to get out of bed and take short walks. Most patients find they are able to return to work and driving in 2 weeks and exercise in 6 weeks.
The results from a tummy tuck are long lasting, in most cases, if a stable weight is maintained. If you are planning substantial weight loss you may wish to postpone abdominoplasty surgery to avoid fluctuations in weight that could impact your results.
Dr. Newall is a nationally recognized expert for his ability to combine a tummy tuck with liposuction to achieve a toned and tightened appearance that some thought could only be achieved through a more extensive body lift. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you have pockets of unwanted fat in addition to loose abdominal skin.
To schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Newall, contact his office today by calling 713.799.9999.
Similarly to any other type of surgery, there will be associated risks and complications. It is crucial for the patient to be in good overall health before undergoing cosmetic surgery. Typically, the physician or surgeon will conduct blood/urine tests on the patient to check for medical clearance.
The possible risks of abdominoplasty include scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, fluid accumulation, blood clots, numbness, pain, swelling, bruising, recurrent looseness of skin, fluid accumulation, and anesthesia risks.
We perform all of our surgeries in an AAAASF-certified surgical facility. The day of surgery, you will receive medications to keep you comfortable during the surgical procedure. A board certified anesthesiologist will be present to administer the sedatives or general anesthesia. Various monitors will be set up to check your heart, blood pressure, pulse, and the amount of oxygen circulating in your blood.
Dr. Newall will follow the surgical plan discussed in consultation. He may change the technique to ensure the best results. Surgical drains may also be placed, and surgical dressings use will depend on the procedures you undergo.
After surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will be monitored by a nurse. You may be able to go home the day of surgery or spend one or two nights in the recovery suites with a nurse. You will certainly need some help from a family member or friend during the recovery period.