Tummy Tuck Experience – What Our Patients Say
I had lipo along with a tummy tuck. I couldn’t be more excited about my results!
Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation Success Story
Dr. Viera has many years and very extensive experience in providing excellent Tummy Tuck results to his patients. He is Triple Board-Certified in Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery and Ear Nose and Throat surgery. His excellent results can be evidenced in this website’s Photo Gallery. Tummy tuck surgery is basically a sculpturing of the human body. Dr. Viera received training in sculpturing in the Glassel School of Art in Houston. He has a very fine aesthetic sense.
The ideal abdomen is the abdomen of healthy youth, firm with soft curves. From our many years of extensive experience in providing excellent results for our patients, our aim is to provide the following:
- A flat smooth front
- A curvaceous waistline
- A small natural-looking belly button
- A very faint well-hidden scar
What to Expect at a Tummy Tuck Consultation?
Dr. Viera will meet with you during an extensive consultation at which time he will examine you carefully. He will subsequently meet with you in his office and discuss the procedure and techniques he recommends in your particular situation. He will also show you a slideshow of the excellent results he has obtained in patients similar to you.
A flaccid abdomen is brought about by aging with accompanying weight gain and pregnancy. Of the three, pregnancy causes the most alteration. The growth of the uterus stretches the abdomen the most. Excessive weight gain will also contribute to stretching of the skin. Once the pregnancy ends all the ligaments muscles and skin remain stretched and will worsen with each following pregnancy.
Tummy Tuck Procedure Steps
Dr. Viera approaches each of these conditions individually so as to obtain the maximum improvement for his patients. He first liposuctions all the excess fat, this begins the sculpture of the abdomen. The skin is lifted, the muscles and attached ligaments are tightened in the midline which narrows the waistline and flattens the abdomen. The skin is then pulled down tightening, smoothing it and removing the stretchmarks, a new bellybutton is created. All this is accomplished via a very fine incision which hides well below the bikini line.
Tummy tucks are performed in our AAAHC Accredited Surgery Center this is the largest Accreditation Agency in the country. We have had the highest degree of accreditation given for over fifteen years. There is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a Certified Nurse Anesthesist with a Master Degree in anesthesia in our staff. Dr. Viera and the entire staff are present throughout your recovery.
Tummy Tuck Success Story
Who are the candidates for Tummy Tuck?
- Healthy individuals with minor medical conditions
- People with prominent abdominal fat and stretched sagging skin
- People with a BMI between 25–30 (calculated by dividing your weight in pounds by your height in inches)
How long is the recovery?
This again depends on the amount of correction needed, for a full tummy tuck approximately two weeks.
Do you leave drains?
Yes, we generally remove them within a week but this may vary.
How long will the results last?
Our patients become very excited with their improvement and are very careful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to preserve their results.
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