Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery in Dallas | Dr. Robert Schwartz
You know, there are situations in life, primarily for women, but both for men and women where your abdomen gets stretched out beyond the point that it can return. Most commonly, that's pregnancy. But more and more we see this in patients who have had significant amounts of weight loss, 50 pounds, 100 pounds, 200 pounds. With all the bariatric surgery that's done now, that's a common thing. When that happens, no amount of crunches, no amount of diet is going to get your abdomen back to where it was. The only way to do that is with a tummy tuck. Fortunately, that works really well.
You could think of a tummy tuck as having two components to it. One is tightening up the muscles. The muscles in pregnancy or people who have gotten significantly obese have been stretched out. When the muscles are stretched out they don't do their job properly. When they don't do their job properly your internal organs kind of pooch forward and you get sort of a potbelly look. We tighten the muscles by putting sutures in them to cinch them in, basically like a corset, pulling the tummy back flat. We want to get the muscle wall completely flat.
I had it done and it's the best thing I could've done for myself. I feel great about my body. I look fantastic. I feel comfortable in my clothes.
I didn't really think or know how quick I could see the difference. You wear a compression garment and in the garment you look pretty good. But it was incredible. I would say about five days after, even though I was swollen, you could tell. I had a waist. I didn't have a thing hanging over me. It was incredible. My husband was not so sure that he wanted me to do this. After I had it done, he was like, "Oh, my God. You should've had this done 10 years ago." It looks fantastic. I'm 56, so I don't think I would wear a bikini. But I could wear a bikini if I wanted to.
My husband was on board with me having a tummy tuck after my third child. He's very happy and pleased with the results. So Dr. Schwartz did a fantastic job.