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When Will I Be Bikini Ready After A Tummy Tuck?

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Most people want a bikini body by the time summer comes around. Tummy tuck surgery can offer dramatic body contouring results you will love and want to show off.

So, how does a tummy tuck in Dallas, TX work? This advanced treatment removes excess fat around your midsection while tightening the underlying loose muscles. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe has provided excellent outcomes for numerous patients. Discover how to get your summer body from Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery with a comprehensive consultation.

About body contouring

Pregnancy and weight loss can cause our abdominal skin to stretch out. Even diet and exercise routines cannot shrink the extra tissue around our midsection. This can make people feel self-conscious about wearing bathing suits in public. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, can smooth out your belly in time for bikini season. During your tummy tuck assessment with Dr. Dauwe, we can discuss what goes into your custom surgical plan. This may include:

  • Excess skin removal

  • Tighten loose muscles

  • Liposuction fat removal

Who is a candidate for excess skin removal?

Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery have experienced pregnancy or weight loss that leaves them with a sagging or deflated midsection. You may also struggle with small fat pockets that do not respond to regular diet and exercise. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can take your health history and let you know if you qualify for surgery.

Tummy tucks are performed as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Dauwe begins by administering anesthesia and making an incision in the lower part of your abdomen, just above the pubic area. We may employ a mini tuck or full tummy tuck in Dallas depending on the severity of your condition. At the end of the treatment, our team applies special sutures and prepares patients for safe recovery at home.

What about scarring?

An abdominoplasty can reshape your body, but what about visible scars? The good news is that Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery does everything in our power to make minimally invasive incisions in less-than-visible areas. One of the best ways to feel comfortable about excess skin removal is to look at our before and after photos. This will give you a better understanding of what to expect. Rest assured that most of our patients can easily hide tummy tuck scars underneath their bathing suits.

Patients are asked to follow a set of recovery guidelines after tummy tuck body contouring surgery. These instructions are designed to minimize complications so you can return to daily activities as soon as possible. We ask that you keep the incision area clean and covered to reduce future scarring. Once your initial side effects subside, you can begin to notice a slimmer shape and summer-ready body.

Get your bikini body!

Summer is the best time to celebrate your new bikini body. When traditional weight loss methods fail to address loose skin on your abdomen, call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to learn about abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck in Dallas can make you feel refreshed and confident about your appearance again. Allow board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe to make a personalized body contouring plan when you come in for a consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.