Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

Michael R. Whetstone, M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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The abdomen can be one of the most difficult areas of the body to lose unwanted fat and achieve tighter skin. Men and women alike can find themselves with loose, sagging, or stretched out skin following significant weight loss or pregnancy. Despite strict diet and exercise, many people are not able to achieve the results they are after.  While persistence and patience is important, there are times when you may look into options that will help you get the body you work so hard for.

At Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery in Dallas, we offer safe and effective tummy tuck surgery that will tighten or remove loose, sagging skin in order to create a flatter and smoother stomach. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Whetstone has over 25 years of experience helping patients achieve the results that they have not found through diet and exercise alone.

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, typically known as a tummy tuck, is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Tummy tuck surgery is performed to remove excess skin from the abdominal region and then tighten abdominal muscles. It is often sought out following rapid or significant weight loss in order to flatten and smooth the stomach area, helping patients look and feel better.

As one of Dallas’ top plastic surgeons, Dr. Whetstone has the skill, knowledge and experience needed to help you achieve the flat and well-toned abdomen that you have been working towards through healthy diet and exercise. Healthy and active patients with excess abdominal skin and fat can find dramatic results on the appearance and condition of their abdomen. Many of our patients also opt for liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck for more noticeable results.

Benefits Of A Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty offers men and women the opportunity to improve their physical appearance and feel more confident in their own skin. Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery is proud to help patients achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen.

Benefits of our Dallas tummy tuck surgery include:

  • Tightening of abdominal muscles
  • Firmer and flatter abdomen
  • Removal of excess skin in the abdomen
  • Better posture
  • Improvement of urinary incontinence
  • Support for hernia recovery
  • Increased self-image and self-confidence

Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery

You may consider a face or neck lift if:

  • You are in good physical health
  • You are a non-smoker or willing to stop
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are unhappy with the loose or sagging skin on your abdomen
  • You have excess, stretched out skin following weight loss or pregnancy
  • You have been unable to achieve a firm or flat stomach despite diet and exercise

If you are considering a Dallas tummy tuck, we recommend scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Whetstone to thoroughly discuss your goals, expectations, and the procedure. During this time, Dr. Whetstone will help you decide if a tummy tuck is right procedure for you while ensuring that you are a good candidate. He will also perform a physical examination, review your medical history, answer any questions you may have and discuss in detail your options.

Recovery From Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck is a significant surgery that requires a commitment to self-care both before surgery and during recovery. Understanding what recovery will be like and carefully following post-operative instructions will help to ensure a successful recovery.  It is important to remember that each body heals differently, so please maintain understanding of this along with patience as you recover.

After Dr. Whetstone has completed your tummy tuck procedure, you will need to spend some time in a recovery room until he is confident you are physically stable and ready to go home. Before you are discharged, you will receive detailed recovery instructions and a post-operative appointment will be scheduled.  You will be placed in a compression garment to support your abdomen during the healing process and will have pain medication prescribed to take as needed. You will need to arrange for a ride home after discharge.

Generally, recovering from a tummy tuck takes approximately one to four weeks depending on the individual. During this time you will have limitations on activity, exercise, heavy lifting, and the consumption of alcohol. You may experience inflammation, tightness in the abdomen, and bruising but will diminish with time. The body will continue to heal for the next several months with your abdomen becoming flatter and firmer as swelling subsides. You must also refrain from smoking as it can lead to serious complications during healing.

Dr. Whetstone and his caring staff at Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery will provide you with detailed information and instructions in order to best equip you for a smooth recovery and successful surgery.

Dallas Tummy Tucks

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Michael Whetstone has the skill and knowledge to perform superior Dallas tummy tuck surgeries. Contact Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation.

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