Three Reasons Why a Tummy Tuck Revision May be Right for You
Tummy tuck surgery allows many people to have a flatter and more toned abdomen without excess skin or fat pockets. However, factors like weight fluctuations, scarring, and pregnancy can alter your results and create new problem areas in the midsection. Additional surgery may be necessary to improve your outcomes. This is commonly known as a tummy tuck revision.
Today, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales reviews three common reasons people could benefit from tummy tuck revision surgery in Houston. Contact Morales Plastic Surgery and see how we can help you achieve the natural-looking results you deserve.
What happens during revision surgery?
Dr. Morales performs revision surgery in an outpatient setting while the patient is under general anesthesia. Our team may use the original tummy tuck incision to avoid additional or unnecessary scarring. The current scar may be raised or lowered depending on your personalized surgical plan. Once the excess skin and fat are removed, we may reshape or reposition the belly button.
Patients seek tummy tuck revision for many reasons, but the three most common reasons are listed below. Our surgical team works closely with each patient to ensure their procedure is safe and successful.
1. Weight loss or gain
If you recently lost a significant amount of weight, your skin may not have the elasticity to retract back to its original position. This leads to loose skin that hangs around the belly. In addition, weight gain may create a fuller-appearing abdomen and waistline. Tummy tuck revision surgery can counteract the effects of weight fluctuations and make you appear slim again.
2. Tummy tuck scarring
Sometimes, a tummy tuck scar can make your contoured results look less than ideal. Scar placement may be incorrect, or the scar has become too thick or wide over time. Others may have a scar that did not heal properly. Dr. Morales can remove the old tummy tuck scar and create a new one that seems less visible. Our team in Houston can even improve hypertrophic and keloid scars that make patients feel self-conscious.
3. Pregnancy after a tummy tuck
If you have tummy tuck surgery and then become pregnant, the results of your original procedure will be affected. The skin and muscles become stretched out during pregnancy, leading to a bulging abdomen and loose skin. Stretch marks may also develop. Morales Plastic Surgery can restore your appearance through tummy tuck revision surgery. We can tighten the abdominal muscles and remove any excess skin to give you a flatter stomach.
Is revision surgery more complicated?
It depends on your individual situation. Revision surgery can correct minor issues with loose skin or scarring, but some revisions can be more complex. Dr. Morales can review all details about your procedure during a consultation and let you know what to expect. He is a highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeon who can minimize your risk of complications and ensure beautiful outcomes.
Learn more about tummy tuck revision
Weight fluctuations, scarring, and pregnancy may alter the results of your original tummy tuck, but revision surgery can help you achieve the slimmer contours you desire. To learn more about tummy tucks or our other body contouring procedures, contact Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. Call for a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales. We can ensure you love your new outcomes.