Tummy Tuck Surgery in Dallas, TX, With Dr. Teotia
Do you want to tighten, lift, and rejuvenate your abdominal area? If so, tummy tuck surgery may be the option you’ve been waiting for! If you want to learn more about how this amazing procedure can boost your confidence and have you looking great in your own skin, we would like to invite you to our comfortable and friendly office in Dallas, TX. Here, you’ll be welcomed by our all-female staff, who will ensure that you have plenty of time to speak, be heard, and learn about all of your options.
Dr. Stephanie Teotia, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX, is an expert who genuinely values her patients’ time and aesthetic goals. In addition to being adept at performing tummy tuck surgeries, she is also a family woman and businesswoman. She fully comprehends how hard it can be for working women to balance their jobs, family life, and free time – let alone aesthetic procedures.
The Best Choice for Tummy Tuck Surgery
Patients choose Dr. Teotia’s for their tummy tuck procedures for a variety of unparalleled advantages, including:
Dr. Teotia strives to partner with each of her patients. She understands that undergoing a procedure can be physically, mentally, and emotionally trying, and will be there for you throughout your journey.
Knowledge & Expertise
Dr. Teotia offers much more than a cookie-cutter approach to tummy tuck surgery. By listening to your goals and harnessing her years of training and experience, Dr. Teotia will come up with the plan that is best tailored to meet your needs.
Because of her expertise and genuine patient care, Dr. Teotia continually provides her patients with results that look natural and beautiful, with the least amount of recovery time.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery is an exceptional way for you to regain a tighter, more youthful-looking midsection! Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tucks are designed to improve the appearance of the lower stomach region, which is often due to loose, excess skin, lax abdominal muscles, or even the after-effects of childbirth. A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles (commonly known as the “abs”), eliminates excess skin and, with the help of liposuction, can also remove unwanted fat.
Tummy tucks have grown significantly in popularity over the years and are now one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Dr. Teotia is up to date with the very latest tummy tuck techniques that offer better pain management, a more comfortable recovery and, of course, more dramatic results. A partnership with Dr. Teotia means that she will recommend a tummy tuck method that is right for you!
Let's Start a Partnership!
Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.
Are There Different Types of Tummy Tuck?
For full tummy tucks, the most commonly performed type of abdominoplasty, Dr. Teotia will typically make a horizontal incision on the lower abdomen. This incision goes from one hip to the other and is placed inconspicuously below the bikini line.
She will tighten the underlying muscles to create a smoother, flatter abdominal appearance. If needed, liposuction can also further contour the hip rolls or flanks. Dr. Teotia will then re-positioned your skin and belly button to achieve the most aesthetically appealing and natural-looking result possible. She will complete the procedure by trimming away excess skin and closing your incisions.
For women who have previously had a cesarean section (C-section), the existing scar can often be utilized for the tummy tuck incision.
Your Tummy Tuck Transformation Awaits!
Would you like to learn more about the incredible benefits of tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Teotia? Our staff invites you to have a helpful, informative dialogue about what you hope to gain from tummy tuck surgery. You will never feel pressured in your consultation; Dr. Teotia wants to get to know you and your hopes for the procedure, and will strive to develop the plan that aligns with the results that you want to see.
Your Consultation Awaits
FAQS: Tummy Tuck With Dr. Teotia
If your consultation is virtual, please submit the appropriate pictures of your abdomen. Also, please be ready to review your medical history including current medications.
You will check into the facility approximately two hours prior to the procedure. You will meet with the operating room staff and anesthesiologist before the procedure begins. Your surgery will take about three hours to perform. You will wake up in the post operative care unit and then be transferred to your floor bed if you elect to stay overnight.
You will most likely have one or two drains placed. On average, the drains remain in place for a week. You may shower with your drains in place.
The majority of the patients require an internal corset to move their muscles back to the proper position.
You will lose a number of pounds from excision of your excess lower abdominal skin and soft tissue. However, this surgery should not be viewed as a weight loss technique. Many patients find that exercise is easier following recovery from a tummy tuck, and they lose additional weight from working out.
The majority of sutures will dissolve in time and will not require removal.
Yes. A tummy tuck will not keep you from getting pregnant. However, it is suggested that you wait to have this procedure until you no longer desire (more) children.
Recovery during the first week is about addressing pain control and adjusting to your new body. Patients often experience fatigue during the second week. Most patients state that they feel back to normal by the third week after surgery.
Drains are used to prevent a seroma (internal fluid collection). Any surgery has a risk of bleeding, infection, damage to surrounding structures and change in sensation. The risk of developing a blood clot is higher with a tummy tuck. Patients are encouraged to ambulate soon after surgery and are given a blood thinner after surgery to prevent this complication.
Walking immediately after surgery is highly encouraged. Patients may start light cardiovascular work outs and lift light weights three to four weeks after surgery. Patients should not engage in core activity for six weeks following surgery in order to avoid disrupting the internal corset portion of the procedure.
The pain is tolerable. Exparel, which is a local anesthetic that is injected into the abdominal wall, numbs the abdomen for 72 hours after surgery. Patients are also given prescriptions for narcotic medications.