If you’re interested in undergoing a tummy tuck in Houston, you can start the process by having a consultation with Dr. Chamata. During this meeting, Dr. Chamata will listen to your goals for the procedure and answer all of your questions. He will help you determine whether or not a tummy tuck is the best option for your situation. If you decide to proceed, he’ll work with you to create a custom-tailored treatment plan.
Typically, a tummy tuck will be performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Chamata will begin by making one or more incisions, the placement and size of which will depend on the specifics of your treatment plan. Usually, the primary incision will be a horizontal cut located between the belly button and pubic hairline. The doctor will then begin adjusting and excising skin and tissue as needed.
He may also tighten your abdominal muscles using sutures. Finally, he will secure your abdominal skin and close your incision(s) before applying bandages and drainage tubes. Overall, your tummy tuck will likely take between one and five hours. After the procedure, you’ll need to be monitored for a couple of hours. Then, you’ll be able to return home, but someone else will need to drive you.