If you’re in the market for a tummy tuck in the West Lake Hills, TX area, there is no better surgeon than Dr. Venkata Erella for your procedure. Dr. Erella makes it a point to be part of the entire surgical journey, being available for patients every step of the way. At Aspira Plastic Surgery, we offer three options for abdominoplasty in order to cater to each individual situation.

What Are My Options in West Lake Hills, TX?

Traditional Tummy tuck

The traditional tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck is the classic version that requires an incision across the hips, with another around the belly button. Between these two incisions, Dr. Erella is able to pull and affix the loose skin to a tighter and smoother position. If necessary, excess skin is trimmed for a more seamless result.

Mini Tummy Tuck

If your level of loose skin is less severe than the average case, a mini tummy tuck may be right for you. During a mini tummy tuck, the focus is to remove loose skin from the lower abdomen under the navel. Overall, this procedure takes less time to recover from because less skin is being trimmed away. Incisions for this procedure may also be smaller.

Extended Tummy Tuck

As the name implies, the extended tummy tuck is the type of tummy tuck that also extends to the sides of the body. This type of tummy tuck allows for a larger amount of correction and provides a full abdominal solution to excess fat and skin. This type of procedure can aid those in West Lake Hills who have lost a dramatic amount of weight that has left them with a lot of loose skin.

Who is a Candidate in West Lake Hills, TX?

A candidate for a tummy tuck is a patient that is in good general health and is within a reasonable range of an ideal weight. If the patient is a woman and intends on having children in the future, patients may want to wait until after pregnancy. This is because the expansion of the skin that occurs during pregnancy can reverse results. Also, it is important that the patient has the ability to take approximately two weeks off of work.

Recovery in West Lake Hills, TX

During your two-week recovery period, it is very important that you allow yourself to rest while also making sure that you take frequent light walks to avoid blood clots by promoting circulation. During this time, you may also experience some pain and discomfort which will be managed by prescribed medication and the post-care instructions that Dr. Erella will provide you with.

If you’re in the in West Lake Hills, TX area and are interested in learning more about your Tummy tuck options at Aspira Plastic Surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella.

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