Tummy Tuck in Kerrville

One of the most common complaints we hear from our clients is their frustration with redundant skin and excess fat around their midsection. Feeling this way is understandable, since the abdominal area is one in which stubborn, excess fat often refuses to budge—even with the best diet and exercise regimen.

Various factors, including genetics, diet, exercise, age, pregnancy, and certain medical conditions, can cause abdominal weight gain. However, excess abdominal weight should not be ignored—it can put you at risk for many severe and chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, liver issues, certain cancers, and sudden death. Fortunately, plastic surgery could be an option for you.

When you are concerned about your excess, abdominal weight for cosmetic or medical reasons, you may be eligible for a tummy tuck in Kerrville, performed by our expert team and board-certified surgeon, Dr. Ernest Layton.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Also known as an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is popular among men and women in Kerrville who desire a slimmer, flatter, tighter, and more contoured stomach. Often, people want this procedure after drastic weight loss, weight gain, or pregnancy when the midsection can no longer return to its original, youthful form.

Remember that, unlike liposuction, tummy tucks do not remove excess fat. Therefore, Dr. Layton typically recommends undergoing a liposuction procedure after your abdominoplasty for the best results.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

For clients in Kerrville who want to dramatically enhance the appearance of their abdominal region, a tummy tuck could be the ultimate solution. This procedure is ideal for patients who feel a lack of confidence and a general feeling of unhappiness with the appearance of their stomach or whose abdominal region has been permanently altered by pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss.

Our team recommends that prospective patients come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Layton, who will assess if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. If you are not a candidate, our experienced staff would be delighted to recommend one of our non-surgical alternative procedures.

The Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Layton will carefully and thoroughly assess your medical history. If our team believes you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, we will advise you to avoid smoking for at least six weeks before the procedure, avoid Motrin, Aspirin, and other blood-thinning medications, and maintain a healthy, balanced, and nutritious diet.

Our medical team in Kerrville will also provide you with a complete list of pre-and post-operative instructions. It is in your best interest to follow these directions carefully to reduce the risk of complications and ensure an optimal, smooth recovery.

The Tummy Tuck Surgical Procedure

Like any surgical procedure in Kerrville, Dr. Layton will administer anesthesia to you prior to your treatment. Depending on the complexity of your procedure, the abdominoplasty can take between two to five hours. However, we recommend taking the entire day off from work and other commitments.

During your tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Layton will create a horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone, lifting the abdominal skin from the muscles and inserting drainage tubes to remove excess fluid. Next, our team will surgically tighten the abdominal wall with sutures to shape and define the waist. Then, the excess abdominal skin will be removed, and Dr. Layton will close the incision before repositioning the belly button. Finally, our skilled staff will place adhesives on the closed incision to help speed up the healing process.

We will also provide you with a dressing and compression garment. After several days, Dr. Layton will remove your drains to reveal a smoother, tighter, slimmer stomach.

Book Your Tummy Tuck Appointment in Kerrville today.

If you have stubborn, unwanted stomach fat that prevents you from feeling comfortable in your skin, our talented plastic surgeons can help. An abdominoplasty will remove your excess skin and enhance your muscle definition. If you take care of your results, they can last for decades.

Book a consultation today with Dr. Layton and our team to find out how a tummy tuck in Kerrville can restore your confidence, transform your body, and change your life.

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