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Spring Into Action

Start planning your summer body goals now

By: Corpus Christi Institute of Plastic Surgery

Withbrsummer right around the corner it is never too early to start thinking aboutbryour summer body goals! One of the most popular cosmetic procedures for sculptingbryour ideal physique is an abdominoplasty!  


An abdominoplastybr(tummy tuck) is a procedure designed to tighten and flatten the abdomen bybrremoving excess fat and abdominal skin, putting together and tightening the musclesbrof the abdominal wall, and reshaping and repositioning the umbilicus (bellybrbutton). This procedure is best suited for men and women who are in relativelybrgood shape but are struggling with loose abdominal skin and/or a significantbramount of abdominal fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. Thisbrprocedure is particularly useful for women with stretched skin and abdominalbrmuscles from pregnancy.  

The tummy tuck incision isbrstrategically placed along the lower abdomen so that the resulting scar canbreasily be hidden beneath undergarments and bathing suits. Your scar willbrcontinue to improve and fade over time, and protecting it from the sun willbrhelp prevent it from darkening. Major recovery after abdominoplasty is 2-4 weeks withbrrestrictions for up to 6 weeks. Results from this procedure are generallybrpermanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight and do not have any futurebrpregnancies.


Allbrcosmetic procedures are performed in our AAAASF (American Association forbrAccreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) accredited facility as webrstrive to maintain a safe and private environment for our patients. Abrcertificate of accreditation provides evidence that our facility meets the highbrstandards for patients’ safety in the outpatient surgical environment. Qualified surgeons who are eligible to performbrsurgical procedures in an accredited hospital can only perform surgery in anbrAAAASF accredited facility. Such surgeons must also be certified or eligible bybra surgical board that is recognized by the American Board of MedicalbrSpecialties and must be in compliance with their respective professionalbrsociety or association. The assisting personnel are also highly trained andbrskilled. A Board Certified Anesthesiologist provides general anesthesia and otherbrpersonnel assisting in the surgery or caring for the patient in the recoverybrroom includes a specially trained surgical technician, and a registered nurse.brTogether, these members comprise a team that operates our surgical facilitybrsmoothly and efficiently – before, during and after your surgery.

Look your best this summer and make your appointmentbrtoday!