Now that you’ve worked off those extra pounds and finished spring cleaning, it’s time to do something for yourself before summer swimsuit season arrives. March is an excellent time to consider a lipoabdominoplasty, which tightens the abdominal muscles, removes stubborn fat, and eliminates excess skin. Alan Greenberg, MD, is board certified in cosmetic surgery of the body, breasts and extremities, and offers this modern tummy tuck as an outpatient procedure.
However, you should check the calendar before making plans to show off your new shape. Allow two weeks before going back to work, plan on six weeks wearing a compression garment, and refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous workouts for two months. Make plans now so our Frisco cosmetic surgeon can help you look your best before the summer sun touches your skin.
Avoid the need for general anesthesia with a lipoabdominoplasty. This tummy tuck uses tumescent or “awake” anesthesia, which is a saline solution of lidocaine, epinephrine and a blood vessel constrictor combined with local anesthetics. Tumescent anesthesia offers numerous benefits:
In addition to tumescent anesthesia, our Frisco cosmetic surgeon provides you with an oral sedative to relax during the first part of the tummy tuck. Then, you undergo total IV or “twilight” sedation/anesthesia for the second part of the procedure. Unlike general anesthesia using anesthesia gases, in which patients are effectively paralyzed until revived, twilight sedation allows patients to breathe on their own. However, we do require that you have someone drive you home, and ask you to delay making big decisions after any lipoabdominoplasty.
It you have less tummy to tuck – perhaps small fat deposits or loose skin – consider our Renuvion™ skin tightening treatment. Best paired with liposuction, Renuvion does not tighten the muscles or remove excess skin. It simply tightens skin without leaving a large scar.
Find out whether you are a candidate for a lipoabdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck. Contact our Frisco cosmetic surgeon for a free consultation, and see why clients are marking their calendars. Your summer may shape up to be something special, too.