Traditional Tummy Tuck in Austin

In traditional abdominoplasty, or " tummy tuck" procedures, Dr. Crawford removes excess skin on and around the abdomen that can result from significant weight loss and aging. If you are interested in an Austin tummy tuck, please fill out the form on this page for a consultation.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

A traditional tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is best for healthy women and men who are in good physical shape, but are unable to achieve their desired abdominal appearance through diet and exercise. Women whose abdominal skin and muscles have been stretched by pregnancy or further damaged by cesarean sections are good candidates for Austin tummy tucks. Tummy tuck procedures are also great for individuals who have experienced dramatic weight loss but are unhappy with the sagging belly left behind. If needed, you can also have liposuction performed in conjunction with the tummy tuck.

About the Tummy Tuck Procedure

An abdominoplasty can be performed under general or local anesthesia. First, a long incision along the bikini-line is made, often from hip to hip. Next, the navel will be cut away from the surrounding tissue so that it can be returned to the proper position after the skin has been stretched into its new place. At this point, a flap of abdominal skin will be raised and the underlying muscle wall is tightened by drawing the muscles closer together and stitching them into their new position. Once the abdominal wall has been redefined, the flap of skin will be replaced, stretched downward and any excess tissue will be cut away. A hole for the navel will then be cut, and the navel will be stitched into place. Often, temporary tummy tuck drains will be inserted to allow excess fluid to drain. The tummy tuck surgery itself usually takes two to five hours.

To learn more about what Dr. Crawford can do for you as far as a tummy tuck procedure or any other plastic surgery procedures, please fill out the form to schedule a consultation.

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