Tummy Tuck Dallas Texas
Want to get the best tummy tuck in Dallas? Many patients consider tummy tucks from Dr. Toledo to be the best they’ve ever seen. Dr. George A. Toledo of Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center is a premier body contouring surgeon who is widely recognized for his superior skill in helping men and women achieve their ideal physique. At his state-of-the-art practice, Dr. Toledo offers patients a range of surgical options, including tummy tuck surgery, to help them transform their figures and enhance their self-confidence. Through tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, men and women can trim away excess fat and finally achieve the attractive, slender appearance they desire. Learn more about tummy tuck surgery below or contact Dr. Toledo directly at 214-363-4444.
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How Much Does Surgery Cost in DFW area?
Tummy Tuck Procedures- Fee Range
Tummy Tuck (Mini) $6,500 – $7,000
Tummy Tuck (Standard)
$9,000 – $11,000
Tummy Tuck (Extended)
$11,000 – $14,000
How much does this surgical procedure cost in Dallas, Texas? The above prices are an estimate, as your exact quote will require a personal consultation. These are fee range estimates only and are subject to change. Factors that impact your final plastic surgery cost include anesthetics, total operating time, surgical techniques employed, and your unique needs.
Doctor Toledo's Expertise
Dr. Toledo is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon who has trained extensively at some of the nation’s most respected medical institutions Dr. Toledo has remained committed to providing his patients with the very latest, safest and most effective surgical procedures. and is respected among his patients and his peers for his ability to create beautiful, natural-looking results.
Candidates for Abdomen Procedure
The best candidates for tummy tuck are men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of stubborn belly fat or excess, sagging skin around the abdomen. Many patients who pursue surgery have tried to accomplish their aesthetic goals with diet and exercise, but have been unsuccessful. This plastic surgery procedure is meant to help patients achieve those goals, but it is not meant to substitute for healthy lifestyle habits. Frequently patients desiring abdominoplasties also have hernias which should be repaired during the procedure. These hernias are usually caused by pregnancies or previous procedures. The most frequent hernias encountered are the umbilical (belly button), incisional, and ventral hernias. Patients interested in pursuing plastic surgery should be in good health and should not smoke. It is also important to disclose any medical conditions or medications to Dr. Toledo so that he can ensure patient safety throughout the procedure and recovery.
The Procedure Overview
A Tummy tuck procedures is performed at Dr. Toledo’s state-of-the-art medical facility in DFW, the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, under general anesthesia. The entire procedure can take anywhere from two to four hours, depending on the extent of changes being made. Dr. Toledo will make an incision just above the pelvic bone, extending from hip to hip. For patients who are undergoing a mini tummy tuck, which focuses primarily on the lower abdomen, the incision may be smaller. Through this incision plastic surgeon Dr. George Toledo will remove sagging skin and excess fat before tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. The remaining skin is then gently pulled down and sutures are placed.
What to Expect from Surgery
With our outdoor lifestyle, there has been increasing interest in procedures that can improve the figure. These procedures are not for weight reduction, which is a dietary problem. Sagging abdominal skin, fat, and muscle can be the result of pregnancy, substantial weight loss, or an inherited tendency. Regardless of the cause, it is a source of unhappiness for many men and women. For some, the weight of the excess skin and fat can cause back or posture problems.
The surgical procedure to reshape the abdomen leaves a scar at the bikini line, which fades with time. The scar is usually preferable to the appearance of a sagging abdomen. Often, the cosmetic surgical procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure in the operating room at our medical center, or you may be transferred to a medical facility for a planned overnight stay. This elective surgical procedure is frequently performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries.
The Preoperative Visit
This visit will be scheduled approximately two weeks before the procedure. It will give you an opportunity to ask questions you might not have asked previously. We will review your medical history, give you a pre-operative examination, and discuss what to expect during surgery. If you are over forty years of age or have a history of heart problems, we will arrange for an electrocardiogram and lab tests. We will also take preoperative photographs, which become a permanent part of your medical record and remain strictly confidential. Your operative consent will be read and signed, preoperative instructions reviewed, and prescriptions for the medications you will need will be given to you at this visit. Your fees will be due at this time. Arrangements to facilitate overnight or postoperative care will be made to suit your individual needs. Facility and anesthesia charges are separate from the plastic surgeon’s fee.
What to Expect During Surgery
Before the procedure begins, you will be asked to change into a surgical gown and will be taken into a private operating room. An intravenous line will be inserted into a vein in your arm. This will make it possible for the anesthesia provider to administer fluids and to deliver the necessary medications to make you comfortable. Monitoring devices will be connected to you to assure your safety.
Dr. George Toledo will talk with you. Your abdomen will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution, and then covered with surgical drapes. A horizontal incision will be made on the lower abdomen, just above the pubic hair, which will be partially shaved. Excess fat will be removed, supportive muscles tightened and repaired, and excess skin trimmed and redraped. In most instances, it will be necessary to reposition the navel.
After the procedure is completed, the incision will be closed with sutures, and the abdomen supported with bandages and a compression garment. A small drain, attached to a drain tube, will be left in for three to seven days, depending on the drainage.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SURGERY
You will be transferred to a recovery room adjacent to the surgical suite, where you will be continuously monitored as you recuperate from the effects of the procedure and anesthesia. You will be allowed to go home after a recovery period of one to two hours, or transferred by our nurses to a facility for a planned overnight stay. You should feel fine, although it is not unusual to expect some minor discomfort. You must arrange for a responsible person to be with you 24/7 for at least 2 days. We will give them instructions for care before you leave. Have them read this paper prior to body contouring. This is absolutely necessary, as you will not be able to care for yourself immediately following the procedure. They will be required to wake you periodically throughout the first night to ambulate. NOTE: If you live out of town, you must make arrangements to stay within a thirty- minute drive of the center for the first twenty-four hours after surgery. Because everyone is different, it is impossible to write postoperative instructions that apply equally to everyone. For example, some patients can have sedation vs. general anesthesia or outpatient vs. inpatient. Some patients have only a single procedure and others may have multiple surgeries in a single setting. Use these instructions as a general guideline, but don’t panic if we vary on some issues.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN THE MIRROR
You should be pleased as soon as the bandages are removed. Your stomach will be tighter and firmer. As with any procedure, you will have swelling and bruising. Most of that will be gone by the third week; however, some residual swelling may remain for several months. Abdominoplasty leaves a scar along the bikini line and usually around the navel. It will not disappear, but in time (twelve to twenty-four months), it should begin to fade. It will be far less obtrusive than the abdominal bulging and folds which were removed. For most of our patients, the results are so favorable that the scars become a minimal consideration.The instructions above are general and some portions may not apply to all patients. Changes in the instructions depend on your medical history, number and type of procedures and type of anesthesia.
Schedule a Consultation Today in DFW area
Dr. Toledo has been performing abdominoplasties for more than 30 years in the DFW area and has helped countless men and women finally realize their aesthetic goals and live life comfortable in their own skin. Dr. George Toledo and his medical staff are committed to providing results that are tailored to your needs. Schedule your consultation today by calling 214-363-4444. During your appointment you can learn about the other body contouring and facial plastic surgery procedures available, including Dallas nose surgery, facelift, breast augmentation and more.