What is Tummy Tuck Revision?
Thousands of men and women in Houston, TX have undergone a powerful, transformative procedure known as the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). While the majority of patients are pleased with their outcomes, some people may have reasons to pursue revision procedures to improve their results, address surgical complications, or make some adjustments due to post-procedure weight changes. Dr. Rolando Morales is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs tummy tuck revision surgery to restore a natural-appearing abdomen and body. Call one of our offices in Houston, TX, or fill out our online form to request a consultation at Dr. Morales Plastic Surgery.
Tummy Tuck Revision Reviews
"Dr. Morales and his dream team have exceeded my expectations as a patient. From my first consultation, my pre-op appointment, to the actual surgery and every post op appointment after I felt so well taken care of. Dr. Morales and his staff are all so caring, involved and amazing at what they do! I have been recommending him to everyone I know who is considering any type of elective surgery. When I did have any questions Claudia was very quick to get back to me and for that I am so appreciative. Never once did I feel uncomfortable with any part of my journey. I am beyond satisfied & in love with my results even though I am only 8 weeks post op from my tummy tuck, lipo and fat transfer! I truly believe Dr. Morales has magic hands because as far as pain, I hardly had any! It was definitely not as excruciating as some people describe. The whole recovery for me has been so smooth and I would do it all over again with Dr. Morales in a heartbeat. He truly is the best!"- C.H. / Google / Sep 10, 2021
"Everything was excellent! The staff is very responsive after sending pictures for procedure quotes I received same day response from claudia ! Preop appt. Was great very welcoming front desk staff, Dr. Morales very nice came in explained everything perfectly! Surgery day, the surgery center staff was awesome and welcoming as well Anesthesiologist she was awesome and reassuring. Loved the amenities of the surgery center and cleanliness I had a tummy tuck and breast lift, and I can say what you see on YouTube or other video I didn’t experience anything like it once I woke up from surgery I had flowers from dr. Morales and staff it was very thoughtful. Recovery was pretty easy besides the occasional pain from coughing and sneezing, I was standing straight up the next day, a nurse was sent to my hotel room to help show me how to change my dressings. I couldn’t be more thankful for dr. Morales I love my results my scares are minimal they healed so good!! I’m 2mths postop and I feel amazing"- E.T. / Google / Jan 31, 2022
"Everything was excellent! The staff is very responsive after sending pictures for procedure quotes I received same day response from claudia ! Preop appt. Was great very welcoming front desk staff, Dr. Morales very nice came in explained everything perfectly! Surgery day, the surgery center staff was awesome and welcoming as well Anesthesiologist she was awesome and reassuring. Loved the amenities of the surgery center and cleanliness I had a tummy tuck and breast lift, and I can say what you see on YouTube or other video I didn’t experience anything like it once I woke up from surgery I had flowers from dr. Morales and staff it was very thoughtful. Recovery was pretty easy besides the occasional pain from coughing and sneezing, I was standing straight up the next day, a nurse was sent to my hotel room to help show me how to change my dressings. I couldn’t be more thankful for dr. Morales I love my results my scares are minimal they healed so good!! I’m 2mths postop and I feel amazing"- E.T. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
"I had surgery with Dr Morales on 4/14/22 after losing 80lbs. My procedures include: extended tummy tuck with muscle repair, lipo to back, braline, flanks and my neck. I had a Bbl, and a breast augmentation; silicone implants. I knew right away during my consultation I didn’t want any other physician doing my procedure! He was thorough when examining me, and after I expressed concerns, he was very honest with me about procedures I did not need, and that’s what I love about him. Instead of just taking my money, he explained the why’s, and ultimately that’s something rare to find. His knowledge in all procedures, his bedside manner and great staff made me feel super comfortable from A-Z. Scheduling my procedure was a breeze. Linda, his patient coordinator, was very patient with me when scheduling my procedure, and was very prompt in responding to my emails. I went in for my pre-op appt about 2 weeks prior to my surgery. I saw his staff member Yaritza, who explained what I could expect post surgery, and was even given a bag of post surgery goodies! She was very patient with me when taking my pictures, as this was something that made me very shy. I was sized again for my breast implants to help me decide on my size. He came in with his assistant Claudia to reassure me about my size, discuss my procedure again in more detail and to let me know I was not alone. Going into the surgery center was a breeze! Instead of feeling anxious, I felt so comfortable. I was greeted by young lady named Christine who took my vitals and walked me Into one of the recovery rooms. She was very very sweet. I then saw the nurse Becky who started my iv. She was very knowledgeable and quick. I was seen by dr morales prior to my surgery to confirm all procedures, and have him mark me all up. :) I walked into the OR, and everyone greeted me in. The anesthesiologist was amazing, and heard my concerns about previous anesthesia. Post op days were not as bad as I thought! This was huge for me, as I am a mother of 4 and always on the go! Soreness here and there, but nothing I could not handle. Anytime I had questions, his assistant Claudia was quick to put me at ease!! She answered every message! Definitely exceeded my expectations. I went in for a one week post op, and was seen very quickly after checking in! I was greeted by an assistant named JJ who removed my drain. Very painless and she talked me through the entire thing. She stepped out, and during this time I was seen by His assistant Yaritza, same young lady who did my pre op consent appt. She wanted to say hello, ask how I was feeling, and instructed me on implant massages. Shortly after, the Dr came in with his assistant Avilene and Claudia. He explained what I was cleared to do and explained what he saw during the procedure. I was again, given a bag a post op supplies that I begin to use after week 1. Linda also stopped by to say hello! :) I return in 2 weeks and all I can say is HE IS AMAZING! Definitely, definitely recommend Dr Morales and his entire staff! They make you feel comfortable, at ease, and treat you like friends. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my surgery needs! I hope they get a chance to read this, because they have all been superb."- L.P. / Google / Apr 21, 2022
"Works according to your body & needs, very natural tummy tuck results - Excellent service and results. Dr Morales works according to your body and needs, the results are very natural. He takes the time to explain you the process and listen to your needs. His staff is amazing! Claudia is very helpful with any questions that you have."- R. / RealSelf / Jun 18, 2022
Is Tummy Tuck Revision Right for Me?
To be considered for tummy tuck revision, patients usually have one or more of the following reasons:
Weight gain or loss after the procedure
Weight gain or loss can affect the results of the procedure in various ways. Weight gain can result in a fuller-appearing abdomen and waistline. Alternatively, weight loss can result in excess skin. Both can effectively reverse the initial results of the tummy tuck.
In some cases, the placement of the scar may be incorrect. In others, the scar may be too thick or wide. Finally, some patients choose to undergo tummy tuck revision due to a scar that did not heal properly.
Pregnancy after a tummy tuck
Having more children after a tummy tuck can stretch out the muscles and soft tissue of the abdomen. Depending on the amount of weight gained during the pregnancy, some of these changes may need to be addressed with a revision tummy tuck.
How is Tummy Tuck Revision Performed?
A tummy tuck revision will be performed by Dr. Morales in an outpatient setting while you are under general anesthesia. The procedure time will depend on the issues that need to be addressed. In many ways, it is a reconstructive procedure. We will usually attempt to follow the original incision in order to avoid further scarring. However, we can use advanced techniques to lower, raise, or extend the scar in order to enhance its appearance and placement. During this time, we may use liposuction to remove excess fat that was not removed during the initial procedure, or we may reshape or reposition the belly button if necessary. The surgical plan and recovery for the procedure will be explained in detail with Dr. Morales before and after the procedure. Depending on what all is involved in your surgical plan, your treatment could last anywhere from 2 – 6 hours. Depending on the complexity of the revision surgery and any additional procedures performed, Dr. Morales may discharge you the same day or recommend a night in the surgicenter overnight recovery suites.
What Results Can I Expect from Tummy Tuck Revision?
Once you are home, you will likely experience the same or more discomfort than your previous tummy tuck. Swelling and bruising are expected, and a detailed recovery plan is given prior to your discharge. Dr. Morales will want you to ambulate frequently to reduce the risk of blood clots. Our team will discuss your resumption of normal activities, work, and exercise during your post-operative appointments. Most patients return to work within 2 – 3 weeks of the procedure.
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TUMMY TUCK REVISION FAQ
Can tummy tuck revision improve the appearance of scars?
Generally, we can make every effort to enhance the way the existing scar looks. However, this can depend on a number of factors, including the amount of skin around the scar and the presence of internal scarring in the area.
Do I have to have diastasis repair again during tummy tuck revision?
In most cases, the muscles themselves will not be revised unless there is a history of pregnancy, weight gain/loss, or a concern that there has been laxity of the abdominal wall.
Can I combine other procedures with tummy tuck revision?
Revision tummy tucks often include additional procedures to improve the overall aesthetic of the body. Liposuction is the most common additional procedure performed to reduce the waistline and overall figure. Breast surgery is also frequently performed in conjunction with the revision.
Will I have more pain during tummy tuck revision than my initial procedure?
Discomfort after a revision is dependent on the amount of scar tissue encountered and the degree of the reconstruction required. Dr. Morales frequently uses a long-term local anesthetic called Exparel to reduce the discomfort after the procedure and decrease the number of pain medications required during the recovery process.