Your abdomen may become less toned over time catalyzed by factors like genetic predisposition, weight changes, and pregnancy. When that happens, it may become nearly impossible to reverse the process through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Wu performs highly personalized tummy tucks to reverse the process and restore your abdomen’s youthful firmness. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options for a tummy tuck in The Woodlands today.
What happens during the tummy tuck procedure?
Your tummy tuck in The Woodlands procedure is performed under general anesthesia in a state-of-the-art surgical center. Your surgeon will make a horizontal incision on your lower abdomen between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and size of the incision depend on your specific goals and requirements and the amount of excess skin.
The surgeon will also make another incision around the navel to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen and reposition the belly button. The specific techniques involved differ from one patient to another. In some cases, the surgeon may also perform liposuction to remove excess fat from targeted areas in the tummy.
After making the incisions, the surgeon will close them using sutures, adhesives, tapes, or clips, thereby initiating the healing process. You may also receive drainage tubes under the skin to drain away excess fluids and blood.
What is the recovery process like after a tummy tuck?
Your abdomen will be wrapped in an elastic bandage or compression garment for a few weeks to reduce swelling and bruising. You can reduce post-treatment discomfort with oral medications. After your tummy tuck in The Woodlands you should take 1 to 2 weeks off work to recover comfortably, and you should avoid strenuous workouts for at least 6 weeks. Dr. Wu will provide a list of post-treatment recovery guidelines to ensure a smooth and safe recovery process.
Why choose Dr. Wu?
Dr. Chaowen Wu is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with an exceptional training background, having completed a rigorous 6-year integrated plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She specializes in natural procedures designed according to your unique goals and requirements, ensuring optimal and long-lasting results. Please schedule an appointment to receive the gift of Wu today.