Many Dallas men and women experience a change in their abdomen after a significant weight gain or loss, leaving them with excess, loose abdominal skin. Women who have recently given birth to children may also be suffering from separated abdominal muscles, or diastasis recti, a common pregnancy complication that causes the belly to protrude, and is best fixed surgically. For men and women experiencing any or all of these unwanted symptoms, a tummy tuck is an excellent procedure for removing unwanted, excess skin, repairing separated abdominal muscles and obtaining a tighter, smoother abdomen.*
Dr. Hopkins of J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery is a firm believer that the best way for a tummy tuck candidate to become fully informed about his or her potential procedure is to speak with the surgeon who will be performing it directly. For this reason, Dr. Hopkins, who has 18+ years of plastic surgery experience and has performed more than 5,000 procedures, spends a considerable amount of time with his Dallas plastic surgery candidates building an instant rapport with them, listening to them discuss their problem areas and concerns, and communicating to them what he, given his professional medical opinion, expects he can accomplish via a tummy tuck procedure
Dallas tummy tuck patients have things in common:
After evaluating each potential tummy tuck patient individually during their initial consultation, Dr. Hopkins tells them whether or not they are a candidate for the surgery. He explains to tummy tuck candidates that:
Dr. Hopkins never wants surgical pricing to become a barrier between you getting, or reclaiming, the body you want. Because he knows that tummy tucks can be cost-prohibitive for some, his practice, J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery, offers financing options for Dallas patients. This allows the procedure to be available to a wider variety of area residents.
Having excess abdominal skin or fat, and/or separated abdominal muscles isn’t the only criteria you’ll need to meet to be eligible for a tummy tuck procedure. Additionally, Dr. Hopkins will need to confirm that:
For many of Dr. Hopkins tummy tuck patients, this procedure is the first surgery they have ever had. For that reason, some Dallas patients are understandably nervous about going under general anesthesia and want to fully understand what will happen to them during their surgery.
During a tummy tuck, you will:
A tummy tuck is major abdominal surgery, and as such, requires a careful recovery process.
The exact amount of time it will take for you to recover will all depend on your individualized surgical plan and the work that Dr. Hopkins performs. Typically speaking, Dallas tummy tuck patients require 2-4 weeks off work or school for rest and recovery.
All physical activity, including heavy lifting (small children included), walking and riding a bike, should be limited during your initial recovery process. At about 3-4 weeks post-op, you can usually return to non-abdominal exercises.* Most tummy tuck patients can resume abdominal exercises about 6 weeks after their surgery.*
If you’re ready for a tighter, smoother abdomen, then don’t delay. Get on your way to the body you want.
Call Dr. Hopkins’ Dallas office today to schedule an initial consultation at (972) 298-6641.
*Individual results may vary.