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What is a tummy tuck?

· Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck plastic surgery, also called abdominoplasty, is a procedure wherein a plastic surgeon removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles to create a smooth, firm stomach. It is a permanent solution with long-lasting results.

Even with the most structured diet and exercise program, we cannot always control fat deposits in certain areas. The abdomen tends to be one of the most challenging areas for people to maintain, and to no fault of our own. Pregnancy, natural aging, and even our genetics can pre-dispose us to a weak or soft stomach. Further, fluctuations in weight, especially weight loss, can cause skin to lose its elasticity and weaken, making body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck plastic surgery one of the only ways to resolve it.

If you have skin that protrudes or is loose and sagging on your around your stomach, tummy tuck surgery may be an option. Although it is not a substitute for a weight-loss program, it is a strong adjunct to highlight results you have already accomplished and to streamline problem areas that diet and exercise cannot resolve.

Dr. Bindewald specializes in performing both mini tummy tuck surgeries as well as extensive abdominoplasties, depending on your unique needs. His expertise is in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the body. Many plastic surgeons focus on the face, nose, and body - offering "general" plastic surgery options to patients with any plastic surgery need. Dr. Bindewald's focus is solely on the body - he has extensive experience in the latest body contouring solutions and will let you know the most effective procedure to meet your specific needs. Procedures include post-bariatric body contouring, body lifts (targeted areas or whole body), and breast surgeries.

Many patients travel to San Antonio for Dr. Bindewald's surgical expertise in tummy tuck and body contouring. Feel free to call or email us to schedule a consultation or ask us any questions you may have.

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