A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a very safe, abdomen slimming procedure when performed by our cosmetic surgeon at Austin Cosmetic Surgery.
Are you a candidate for a custom tummy tuck?
The question of if this is the right procedure for you or not is the difference between sagging skin or pockets of fat. If your skin is still very elastic and has good turgor and tone, but you have a thick area of subcutaneous or accumulated pockets of fat around your abdomen, liposuction and/or BodyTite might be a better procedure. Understand that liposuction cannot be used to remove or reduce the fat that is intra-abdominal (around organs) or below the muscle. But if you have loose, inelastic skin, with some pockets of fat, a tummy tuck is the better option (probably combined with light liposuction particularly of the hip and flank region to remove the fat depots).