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Tummy Tuck

Deigni Plastic Surgery produces flat bellies every day with a safe, no-nonsense tummy tuck. Houston area residents depend on Dr. Deigni to give them stunning new abs.

Many of us strive for a flat tummy, but sometimes it can be a challenge to achieve that look for several possible reasons. The most often cited causes include:

When all other efforts to trim a belly fail, a tummy tuck can be the answer. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abs and removes excess skin to give you a smoother contour.

Who Are Good Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?

Candidates for a tummy tuck need to be in overall good health. Small medical issues may not present a problem, but significant conditions will. Among other things, a person must have a sound heart, good blood pressure, and no preexisting conditions or habits that would adversely affect the healing process.

For example, smoking constricts blood vessels, slowing down blood flow needed to heal the surgical area. Tummy tuck candidates also need to have a stable weight and an accurate understanding of what the procedure will do and won’t do for their weight, appearance, and self-esteem.

Conditions That a Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Correct

A tummy tuck streamlines the midsection, but there are other abdominal issues that the procedure is not designed to address.

Doctors don’t use tummy tucks to remove stretch marks. However, sometimes a tummy tuck can inadvertently improve the situation. How?

If the excess skin the surgeon removes has stretch marks, the overall appearance of the area can improve. But, once again, this is sometimes a byproduct of a tummy tuck, not the primary objective.

Sometimes people confuse a tummy tuck with liposuction. Liposuction removes fat cells while a tummy tuck chiefly tightens skin and muscle.

If your goal is to lose weight and have a tummy tuck, you’ll have to lose the weight first. You should focus on healthy eating habits and adequate exercise to lose weight. Liposuction may be used later to remove stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Only then would you want to have a tummy tuck.

Consultation

 

You’ll meet with Dr. Deigni to give him a comprehensive record of your medical history, including any prior surgeries. Your history combined with a medical evaluation will help the doctor determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. If he has any questions about your suitability, the doctor may outline some steps that you can take to improve matters and later qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

The doctor asks that you avoid certain popular over-the-counter medications such as anti-inflammatories that interfere with your blood’s ability to clot. For smokers—we recommend you kick the habit as you prepare for the tummy tuck.

Procedure

 

Dr. Deigni will make an incision across your lower abdomen beneath your bikini line. He’ll then lift the skin and tighten the abdominal muscles beneath by suturing them together. This results in a flatter tummy.

Next, he’ll pull the upper layer of skin down and trim the excess. The doctor may also have to make a new opening for your belly button depending upon the extent of the tummy tuck. He may have to make a new opening because the portion of your skin containing your former belly button hole is likely to be part of the skin that he trims away. Finally, the doctor sutures all incisions and applies bandages.

close up of woman's torso

Standard pain medication will help with your recovery in the first few days after the procedure. You can reasonably expect discomfort when moving about, especially when you force the abdominal muscles into action as you sit or stand.

Like all surgeries, a tummy tuck requires a reasonable amount of recovery time. If you have planned a beach trip where you intend to show off your new midsection, you should schedule your procedure several months in advance.

As your body heals, you can expect redness and swelling. The incision area will also be tender to the touch. There’s no cause for concern. Those symptoms are all normal.

A typical concern that patients have is scarring. The incision will produce a scar that will steadily grow less and less noticeable as it heals. Fortunately, the incision for a tummy tuck is below the bikini line.

Any surgery to the midsection usually limits your physical activity during the recovery. That’s also true with a tummy tuck. When you think about a routine day around the house, many of your physical movements require bending and stretching your midsection—just the sort of activities that Dr. Deigni will advise you to avoid. For example, vacuuming, making beds, and scrubbing bathtubs are just some of the household duties that you should avoid.

close up of woman's torso
woman in little black dress

If you also maintain another job outside of the home that doesn’t require demanding physical activity, it’s possible to return to work in a relatively short time. However, it would be best if you talked to Dr. Deigni about the nature of your employment so that he can advise you on how to make a smooth and safe transition back into the workforce.

Dr. Deigni’s procedure uses a unique technique to create a more pleasing contour to your midsection. This technique also eliminates the need for surgical drains. Other surgeons often install an apparatus to collect excess fluid that accumulates in the surgical area. Patients or their caregivers must regularly empty these drains. If emptying drains doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not alone. That’s why his patients are thankful for Dr. Deigni’s no-drain tummy tucks.

Tummy Tuck

Deigni Plastic Surgery produces flat bellies every day with a safe, no-nonsense tummy tuck. Houston area residents depend on Dr. Deigni to give them stunning new abs.

Many of us strive for a flat tummy, but sometimes it can be a challenge to achieve that look for several possible reasons. The most often cited causes include:

When all other efforts to trim a belly fail, a tummy tuck can be the answer. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abs and removes excess skin to give you a smoother contour.

Who Are Good Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?

Candidates for a tummy tuck need to be in overall good health. Small medical issues may not present a problem, but significant conditions will. Among other things, a person must have a sound heart, good blood pressure, and no preexisting conditions or habits that would adversely affect the healing process.

For example, smoking constricts blood vessels, slowing down blood flow needed to heal the surgical area. Tummy tuck candidates also need to have a stable weight and an accurate understanding of what the procedure will do and won’t do for their weight, appearance, and self-esteem.

Conditions That a Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Correct

A tummy tuck streamlines the midsection, but there are other abdominal issues that the procedure is not designed to address.

Doctors don’t use tummy tucks to remove stretch marks. However, sometimes a tummy tuck can inadvertently improve the situation. How?

If the excess skin the surgeon removes has stretch marks, the overall appearance of the area can improve. But, once again, this is sometimes a byproduct of a tummy tuck, not the primary objective.

Sometimes people confuse a tummy tuck with liposuction. Liposuction removes fat cells while a tummy tuck chiefly tightens skin and muscle.

If your goal is to lose weight and have a tummy tuck, you’ll have to lose the weight first. You should focus on healthy eating habits and adequate exercise to lose weight. Liposuction may be used later to remove stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Only then would you want to have a tummy tuck.

Consultation

 

You’ll meet with Dr. Deigni to give him a comprehensive record of your medical history, including any prior surgeries. Your history combined with a medical evaluation will help the doctor determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. If he has any questions about your suitability, the doctor may outline some steps that you can take to improve matters and later qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

The doctor asks that you avoid certain popular over-the-counter medications such as anti-inflammatories that interfere with your blood’s ability to clot. For smokers—we recommend you kick the habit as you prepare for the tummy tuck.

Procedure

 

Dr. Deigni will make an incision across your lower abdomen beneath your bikini line. He’ll then lift the skin and tighten the abdominal muscles beneath by suturing them together. This results in a flatter tummy.

Next, he’ll pull the upper layer of skin down and trim the excess. The doctor may also have to make a new opening for your belly button depending upon the extent of the tummy tuck. He may have to make a new opening because the portion of your skin containing your former belly button hole is likely to be part of the skin that he trims away. Finally, the doctor sutures all incisions and applies bandages.

close up of woman's torso

Standard pain medication will help with your recovery in the first few days after the procedure. You can reasonably expect discomfort when moving about, especially when you force the abdominal muscles into action as you sit or stand.

Like all surgeries, a tummy tuck requires a reasonable amount of recovery time. If you have planned a beach trip where you intend to show off your new midsection, you should schedule your procedure several months in advance.

As your body heals, you can expect redness and swelling. The incision area will also be tender to the touch. There’s no cause for concern. Those symptoms are all normal.

A typical concern that patients have is scarring. The incision will produce a scar that will steadily grow less and less noticeable as it heals. Fortunately, the incision for a tummy tuck is below the bikini line.

Any surgery to the midsection usually limits your physical activity during the recovery. That’s also true with a tummy tuck. When you think about a routine day around the house, many of your physical movements require bending and stretching your midsection—just the sort of activities that Dr. Deigni will advise you to avoid. For example, vacuuming, making beds, and scrubbing bathtubs are just some of the household duties that you should avoid.

close up of woman's torso
woman in little black dress

If you also maintain another job outside of the home that doesn’t require demanding physical activity, it’s possible to return to work in a relatively short time. However, it would be best if you talked to Dr. Deigni about the nature of your employment so that he can advise you on how to make a smooth and safe transition back into the workforce.

Dr. Deigni’s procedure uses a unique technique to create a more pleasing contour to your midsection. This technique also eliminates the need for surgical drains. Other surgeons often install an apparatus to collect excess fluid that accumulates in the surgical area. Patients or their caregivers must regularly empty these drains. If emptying drains doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not alone. That’s why his patients are thankful for Dr. Deigni’s no-drain tummy tucks.

Tummy Tuck

Deigni Plastic Surgery produces flat bellies every day with a safe, no-nonsense tummy tuck. Houston area residents depend on Dr. Deigni to give them stunning new abs.

Many of us strive for a flat tummy, but sometimes it can be a challenge to achieve that look for several possible reasons. The most often cited causes include:

When all other efforts to trim a belly fail, a tummy tuck can be the answer. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abs and removes excess skin to give you a smoother contour.

Who Are Good Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?

Candidates for a tummy tuck need to be in overall good health. Small medical issues may not present a problem, but significant conditions will. Among other things, a person must have a sound heart, good blood pressure, and no preexisting conditions or habits that would adversely affect the healing process.

For example, smoking constricts blood vessels, slowing down blood flow needed to heal the surgical area. Tummy tuck candidates also need to have a stable weight and an accurate understanding of what the procedure will do and won’t do for their weight, appearance, and self-esteem.

Conditions That a Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Correct

A tummy tuck streamlines the midsection, but there are other abdominal issues that the procedure is not designed to address.

Doctors don’t use tummy tucks to remove stretch marks. However, sometimes a tummy tuck can inadvertently improve the situation. How?

If the excess skin the surgeon removes has stretch marks, the overall appearance of the area can improve. But, once again, this is sometimes a byproduct of a tummy tuck, not the primary objective.

Sometimes people confuse a tummy tuck with liposuction. Liposuction removes fat cells while a tummy tuck chiefly tightens skin and muscle.

If your goal is to lose weight and have a tummy tuck, you’ll have to lose the weight first. You should focus on healthy eating habits and adequate exercise to lose weight. Liposuction may be used later to remove stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Only then would you want to have a tummy tuck.

Consultation

 

You’ll meet with Dr. Deigni to give him a comprehensive record of your medical history, including any prior surgeries. Your history combined with a medical evaluation will help the doctor determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. If he has any questions about your suitability, the doctor may outline some steps that you can take to improve matters and later qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

The doctor asks that you avoid certain popular over-the-counter medications such as anti-inflammatories that interfere with your blood’s ability to clot. For smokers—we recommend you kick the habit as you prepare for the tummy tuck.

Procedure

 

Dr. Deigni will make an incision across your lower abdomen beneath your bikini line. He’ll then lift the skin and tighten the abdominal muscles beneath by suturing them together. This results in a flatter tummy.

Next, he’ll pull the upper layer of skin down and trim the excess. The doctor may also have to make a new opening for your belly button depending upon the extent of the tummy tuck. He may have to make a new opening because the portion of your skin containing your former belly button hole is likely to be part of the skin that he trims away. Finally, the doctor sutures all incisions and applies bandages.

close up of woman's torso

Standard pain medication will help with your recovery in the first few days after the procedure. You can reasonably expect discomfort when moving about, especially when you force the abdominal muscles into action as you sit or stand.

Like all surgeries, a tummy tuck requires a reasonable amount of recovery time. If you have planned a beach trip where you intend to show off your new midsection, you should schedule your procedure several months in advance.

As your body heals, you can expect redness and swelling. The incision area will also be tender to the touch. There’s no cause for concern. Those symptoms are all normal.

A typical concern that patients have is scarring. The incision will produce a scar that will steadily grow less and less noticeable as it heals. Fortunately, the incision for a tummy tuck is below the bikini line.

Any surgery to the midsection usually limits your physical activity during the recovery. That’s also true with a tummy tuck. When you think about a routine day around the house, many of your physical movements require bending and stretching your midsection—just the sort of activities that Dr. Deigni will advise you to avoid. For example, vacuuming, making beds, and scrubbing bathtubs are just some of the household duties that you should avoid.

close up of woman's torso
woman in little black dress

If you also maintain another job outside of the home that doesn’t require demanding physical activity, it’s possible to return to work in a relatively short time. However, it would be best if you talked to Dr. Deigni about the nature of your employment so that he can advise you on how to make a smooth and safe transition back into the workforce.

Dr. Deigni’s procedure uses a unique technique to create a more pleasing contour to your midsection. This technique also eliminates the need for surgical drains. Other surgeons often install an apparatus to collect excess fluid that accumulates in the surgical area. Patients or their caregivers must regularly empty these drains. If emptying drains doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not alone. That’s why his patients are thankful for Dr. Deigni’s no-drain tummy tucks.

Tummy Tuck

Deigni Plastic Surgery produces flat bellies every day with a safe, no-nonsense tummy tuck. Houston area residents depend on Dr. Deigni to give them stunning new abs.

Many of us strive for a flat tummy, but sometimes it can be a challenge to achieve that look for several possible reasons. The most often cited causes include:

When all other efforts to trim a belly fail, a tummy tuck can be the answer. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abs and removes excess skin to give you a smoother contour.

Who Are Good Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?

Candidates for a tummy tuck need to be in overall good health. Small medical issues may not present a problem, but significant conditions will. Among other things, a person must have a sound heart, good blood pressure, and no preexisting conditions or habits that would adversely affect the healing process.

For example, smoking constricts blood vessels, slowing down blood flow needed to heal the surgical area. Tummy tuck candidates also need to have a stable weight and an accurate understanding of what the procedure will do and won’t do for their weight, appearance, and self-esteem.

Conditions That a Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Correct

A tummy tuck streamlines the midsection, but there are other abdominal issues that the procedure is not designed to address.

Doctors don’t use tummy tucks to remove stretch marks. However, sometimes a tummy tuck can inadvertently improve the situation. How?

If the excess skin the surgeon removes has stretch marks, the overall appearance of the area can improve. But, once again, this is sometimes a byproduct of a tummy tuck, not the primary objective.

Sometimes people confuse a tummy tuck with liposuction. Liposuction removes fat cells while a tummy tuck chiefly tightens skin and muscle.

If your goal is to lose weight and have a tummy tuck, you’ll have to lose the weight first. You should focus on healthy eating habits and adequate exercise to lose weight. Liposuction may be used later to remove stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Only then would you want to have a tummy tuck.

Consultation

 

You’ll meet with Dr. Deigni to give him a comprehensive record of your medical history, including any prior surgeries. Your history combined with a medical evaluation will help the doctor determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. If he has any questions about your suitability, the doctor may outline some steps that you can take to improve matters and later qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

The doctor asks that you avoid certain popular over-the-counter medications such as anti-inflammatories that interfere with your blood’s ability to clot. For smokers—we recommend you kick the habit as you prepare for the tummy tuck.

Procedure

 

Dr. Deigni will make an incision across your lower abdomen beneath your bikini line. He’ll then lift the skin and tighten the abdominal muscles beneath by suturing them together. This results in a flatter tummy.

Next, he’ll pull the upper layer of skin down and trim the excess. The doctor may also have to make a new opening for your belly button depending upon the extent of the tummy tuck. He may have to make a new opening because the portion of your skin containing your former belly button hole is likely to be part of the skin that he trims away. Finally, the doctor sutures all incisions and applies bandages.

close up of woman's torso

Standard pain medication will help with your recovery in the first few days after the procedure. You can reasonably expect discomfort when moving about, especially when you force the abdominal muscles into action as you sit or stand.

Like all surgeries, a tummy tuck requires a reasonable amount of recovery time. If you have planned a beach trip where you intend to show off your new midsection, you should schedule your procedure several months in advance.

As your body heals, you can expect redness and swelling. The incision area will also be tender to the touch. There’s no cause for concern. Those symptoms are all normal.

A typical concern that patients have is scarring. The incision will produce a scar that will steadily grow less and less noticeable as it heals. Fortunately, the incision for a tummy tuck is below the bikini line.

Any surgery to the midsection usually limits your physical activity during the recovery. That’s also true with a tummy tuck. When you think about a routine day around the house, many of your physical movements require bending and stretching your midsection—just the sort of activities that Dr. Deigni will advise you to avoid. For example, vacuuming, making beds, and scrubbing bathtubs are just some of the household duties that you should avoid.

close up of woman's torso
woman in little black dress

If you also maintain another job outside of the home that doesn’t require demanding physical activity, it’s possible to return to work in a relatively short time. However, it would be best if you talked to Dr. Deigni about the nature of your employment so that he can advise you on how to make a smooth and safe transition back into the workforce.

Dr. Deigni’s procedure uses a unique technique to create a more pleasing contour to your midsection. This technique also eliminates the need for surgical drains. Other surgeons often install an apparatus to collect excess fluid that accumulates in the surgical area. Patients or their caregivers must regularly empty these drains. If emptying drains doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not alone. That’s why his patients are thankful for Dr. Deigni’s no-drain tummy tucks.

Tummy Tuck

Deigni Plastic Surgery produces flat bellies every day with a safe, no-nonsense tummy tuck. Houston area residents depend on Dr. Deigni to give them stunning new abs.

Many of us strive for a flat tummy, but sometimes it can be a challenge to achieve that look for several possible reasons. The most often cited causes include:

When all other efforts to trim a belly fail, a tummy tuck can be the answer. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abs and removes excess skin to give you a smoother contour.

Who Are Good Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?

Candidates for a tummy tuck need to be in overall good health. Small medical issues may not present a problem, but significant conditions will. Among other things, a person must have a sound heart, good blood pressure, and no preexisting conditions or habits that would adversely affect the healing process.

For example, smoking constricts blood vessels, slowing down blood flow needed to heal the surgical area. Tummy tuck candidates also need to have a stable weight and an accurate understanding of what the procedure will do and won’t do for their weight, appearance, and self-esteem.

Conditions That a Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Correct

A tummy tuck streamlines the midsection, but there are other abdominal issues that the procedure is not designed to address.

Doctors don’t use tummy tucks to remove stretch marks. However, sometimes a tummy tuck can inadvertently improve the situation. How?

If the excess skin the surgeon removes has stretch marks, the overall appearance of the area can improve. But, once again, this is sometimes a byproduct of a tummy tuck, not the primary objective.

Sometimes people confuse a tummy tuck with liposuction. Liposuction removes fat cells while a tummy tuck chiefly tightens skin and muscle.

If your goal is to lose weight and have a tummy tuck, you’ll have to lose the weight first. You should focus on healthy eating habits and adequate exercise to lose weight. Liposuction may be used later to remove stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Only then would you want to have a tummy tuck.

Consultation

 

You’ll meet with Dr. Deigni to give him a comprehensive record of your medical history, including any prior surgeries. Your history combined with a medical evaluation will help the doctor determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. If he has any questions about your suitability, the doctor may outline some steps that you can take to improve matters and later qualify for the procedure.

Preparation

 

The doctor asks that you avoid certain popular over-the-counter medications such as anti-inflammatories that interfere with your blood’s ability to clot. For smokers—we recommend you kick the habit as you prepare for the tummy tuck.

Procedure

 

Dr. Deigni will make an incision across your lower abdomen beneath your bikini line. He’ll then lift the skin and tighten the abdominal muscles beneath by suturing them together. This results in a flatter tummy.

Next, he’ll pull the upper layer of skin down and trim the excess. The doctor may also have to make a new opening for your belly button depending upon the extent of the tummy tuck. He may have to make a new opening because the portion of your skin containing your former belly button hole is likely to be part of the skin that he trims away. Finally, the doctor sutures all incisions and applies bandages.

close up of woman's torso

Standard pain medication will help with your recovery in the first few days after the procedure. You can reasonably expect discomfort when moving about, especially when you force the abdominal muscles into action as you sit or stand.

Like all surgeries, a tummy tuck requires a reasonable amount of recovery time. If you have planned a beach trip where you intend to show off your new midsection, you should schedule your procedure several months in advance.

As your body heals, you can expect redness and swelling. The incision area will also be tender to the touch. There’s no cause for concern. Those symptoms are all normal.

A typical concern that patients have is scarring. The incision will produce a scar that will steadily grow less and less noticeable as it heals. Fortunately, the incision for a tummy tuck is below the bikini line.

Any surgery to the midsection usually limits your physical activity during the recovery. That’s also true with a tummy tuck. When you think about a routine day around the house, many of your physical movements require bending and stretching your midsection—just the sort of activities that Dr. Deigni will advise you to avoid. For example, vacuuming, making beds, and scrubbing bathtubs are just some of the household duties that you should avoid.

close up of woman's torso
woman in little black dress

If you also maintain another job outside of the home that doesn’t require demanding physical activity, it’s possible to return to work in a relatively short time. However, it would be best if you talked to Dr. Deigni about the nature of your employment so that he can advise you on how to make a smooth and safe transition back into the workforce.

Dr. Deigni’s procedure uses a unique technique to create a more pleasing contour to your midsection. This technique also eliminates the need for surgical drains. Other surgeons often install an apparatus to collect excess fluid that accumulates in the surgical area. Patients or their caregivers must regularly empty these drains. If emptying drains doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not alone. That’s why his patients are thankful for Dr. Deigni’s no-drain tummy tucks.