Extended Tummy Tuck in Houston

Abdominoplasty, more popularly known as the tummy tuck, involves removing excess skin from the middle or lower abdomen. The result is an abdomen that is flatter, stronger, and more toned. There are a variety of reasons why you may be considering an abdominoplasty.

For example, tummy tucks are popular for women who have been pregnant, anyone who has experienced excess weight loss, or those who have undergone abdominal surgeries, leaving behind loose skin. However, no matter the cause, the stomach does not usually improve with regular diet and exercise, and a more targeted intervention is desired.

The extended abdominoplasty—also known as the extended tummy tuck—can be combined with liposuction and skin tightening procedures to help you achieve an even better transformation. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Layton, can help you achieve your dream body with an extended tummy tuck in Houston. Reach out to our team today to find out more.

What Does an Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure Entail?

An extended abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure involving a horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone. Dr. Layton will surgically tighten the treated area with sutures that define the waist. Following your extended tummy tuck surgery, our team in Houston will provide you with a compression garment that you must wear. Within several days of your procedure, Dr. Layton will remove your drains.

For at least six weeks, you will have to wear an abdominal binder, which will help you heal. During this time, you will be required to limit strenuous movement, including heavy exercise.

Am I the Ideal Candidate for an Extended Tummy Tuck?

You are the ideal candidate for an extended tummy tuck if:

  • You are in sound mental and physical health
  • You have a generally stable BMI, and you are approximately 10 pounds within your goal weight
  • You have loose skin around your midsection that you wish to tighten
  • You are not currently pregnant
  • You are not planning any future pregnancies

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. You will be required to visit our clinic for an initial consultation with our medical experts. In this consultation, our highly trained and qualified plastic surgeon, Dr. Layton, will thoroughly assess you to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. If you are not eligible for this procedure in Houston, our team would be delighted to help you find an alternative procedure that can meet your needs.

Your Initial Consultation

A complimentary consultation with Dr. Layton will allow our team to help you determine the best procedure for you. The extended abdominoplasty procedure is one of the best ways to target these areas simultaneously. However, our specialists may advise you to combine this procedure with others for superior results.

Before your surgery in Houston, we will advise you to avoid smoking and drinking for at least six weeks, stop taking certain medications like Motrin or Aspirin, and maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Following these instructions will help you heal optimally and reduce the risk of complications.

Call Our Team in Houston to Discuss Getting an Extended Tummy Tuck

If you dream of a tighter tummy, an extended tummy tuck may be perfect for you. While diet and exercise may help eliminate excess fat, these methods cannot remove extra skin. An abdominoplasty procedure can remove and tighten the saggy skin caused by dramatic weight loss, allowing you to feel even more confident.

We help you bring your inner self to your outer beauty with exceptional plastic surgery expertise that is unmatched in the industry. Contact us today to book your extended tummy tuck in Houston with our  board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Layton, and his highly-trained and highly-qualified team.

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Memorial Hermann Tower 929 Gessner
Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77024