“Out of all the procedures that I perform, tummy tuck for my Texas patients offers one of the most gratifying transformations! We all want a firm, flat stomach and slim waist – and that’s what tummy tuck achieves.” — Patricia Arledge, MD
Sagging abdominal skin and excess tummy fat can result from pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and age-related changes. If diet and exercise fail to banish those woes, Dr. Arledge has the solution with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in Lubbock, Texas. Using her extensive experience and finely developed skills, she can remove that excess skin and fat to provide you with the flat, toned tummy you desire.
Learn more about how, in Lubbock, tummy tuck can help you achieve a sculpted physique. Request a consultation online, or call us today at (806) 788-5598 to schedule a visit.
Are You a Good Candidate?
A tummy tuck may achieve your goals if:
You have loose, sagging skin on your midsection
You have excess fat around your lower torso
You have lax abdominal muscles and a protruding abdomen
During your consultation, Dr. Arledge will examine you carefully to create a procedure plan that’s right for your body type and concerns. If you have excess fat around your midsection, she may combine tummy tuck with liposuction. Based on her exam and discussion with you about your specific cosmetic goals, she will perform one of the following types of abdominoplasty in Lubbock, Texas:
Full Tummy Tuck
Mini Tummy Tuck
Dr. Arledge performs tummy tuck under general anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. For most patients, this is an outpatient procedure. To begin the 2 to 3 hour surgery, Dr. Arledge makes an incision below the pubic hairline, with the length and shape based on the extent of the surgery. She then loosens the skin and fat and, if needed, repairs and tightens your abdominal muscles.
At this step of the procedure, Dr. Arledge removes excess skin and fat. Based on her knowledge of how to achieve the best results for her Lubbock abdominoplasty patients, Dr. Arledge relocates the belly button to the appropriate position. Her specialized techniques result in a belly button with a natural fold and shadow and no visible scar. Dr. Arledge then closes the incisions and wraps your abdomen with a snug bandage.
Dr. Arledge typically removes the post-surgical wrap 24 hours after the procedure. Then you can remove your bandages and enjoy a shower. You will need to wear a compression garment for about a month. Although you can return to your regular routine within 10 to 14 days, you should wait about 4 to 6 weeks before you participate in any rigorous exercise.
Results and Benefits
Imagine looking in the mirror and loving your figure: that’s the typical experience of Dr. Arledge’s patients after their tummy tuck in West Texas! A flat, firm abdomen and perfectly proportioned silhouette can make you feel proud of your appearance. You’ll enjoy wearing clothes that showcase your newly contoured body.