We are of the humble opinion that Lipotuck™ (tummy tuck + liposuction) is the gold standard in body contouring in Houston, TX. and around the world; anything else is just an approximation. Lipotuck™ (tummy tuck + liposuction) differs from the traditional tummy tuck by addition of significant liposuction to the abdomen, hips, love handles and commonly the thighs.
In one procedure we can remove excess skin, tighten abdominal muscles, contour your upper abdomen, and reduce those waist and bra rolls.
Lipotuck™ (tummy tuck + liposuction) is a one stage procedure that creates extremely pleasing & abdominal contour and waist line. The results are simply remarkable and unmatched. We encourage you to compare our before and after photos with those of other surgeons. You simply cannot afford not to.
Lipotuck™ Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common term for the surgical procedure to correct a protruding or loose, sagging abdomen. Tummy tuck involves removing excess skin from the lower abdomen. Additionally, muscles that have weakened or separated, a condition called diastasis, is also corrected at the same time during Tummy tuck. The loosening of muscle most commonly occurs from child birth. Lipotuck™ includes and all Tummy Tuck benefits plus much more
Why Houstonians should choose Lipotuck™ over tummy tuck or liposuction?
Traditional tummy tuck fails to address the upper abdomen, hips and love handles. Frequently, patients undergoing just the tummy tuck have residual upper abdomen, pubic and bra bulges. These patients lack waist line curves and often seek liposuction at a later time to correct what should have been addressed the first time around. By perfectly combining tummy tuck and liposuction, Lipotuck™ offers a one-stage solution in body contouring.
Can I just get liposuction?
That depends whether your abdominal skin is hanging or not. If there is any loose skin, liposuction makes the condition worse. Skin laxity usually results from rapid or severe weight loss (commonly seen after weight loss procedures such Lap Band or gastric bypass), or stretch marks (frequently seen after pregnancy). During your consultation, Dr. Ahmadi will be able to tell you if liposuction is all you need.
Is the recovery from Lipotuck™ longer than tummy tuck?
No, the recovery is no longer than a regular tummy tuck. However, most patients report that they get back to their lives faster than their friends who have had tummy tuck elsewhere. This is because of our carefully planned and aggressive recovery protocol. Usually, patients are able to drive a week or two after their surgery and go back to desk job a few days afterwards with lifting precautions. Of course, everyone heals differently.
Is the pain worse than c-section?
No, in general the pain is less than c-section. Most patients take a few days of pain medication and stop. They commonly report being "tight" which resolves after a few days. Bear in mind that everyone has different threshold for pain.
How much does Lipotuck™ cost? What is included in the price?
You may email us to receive an approximate cost. The price is all-inclusive and covers anesthesia, facility, surgery fee, surgical garment, and routine follow-ups. Since every person is different we can only provide the exact cost at consultation. Lipotuck is much more cost effective than separate Tummy Tuck cost and Liposuction Cost in most cases.
Do I need to have a long incision? How will I scar?
The length of the incision depends on how far back the skin laxity extends. If the skin only hangs in the front then the incision will also be limited to the front. The good news is that the incision is placed low so it can be covered by underwear. During your recovery, ointments, injections and silicone sheets will be used to keep the scar flat and thin. However, the quality of scar varies from patient to patient.
Can I talk to previous Lipotuck™ patients?
We encourage you to talk to previous patients and ask questions, obtain information about their experience, and address your concerns. After your consultation, a list of patients can be given to you upon request.
Does insurance cover Lipotuck , Tummy Tuck, or Liposuction Cost??
Lipotuck™, tummy tuck and liposuction are considered cosmetic procedures and are not covered by insurance.
What happens during the consultation?
You will meet with Dr. Ahmadi and his staff. Dr. Ahmadi will listen to you and ask questions to guide you through the decision making process. He will discuss the procedure and recovery with you. The staff will give you an all inclusive quote for your procedure. We hear from our patients that the consultation process is very informative, relaxing and also fun. Our patients also tell us they wish they had come for consultation sooner and avoided all the hassle of searching and sifting through the ton information available online which is often confusing.
What is included in the price quote?
The quote is all inclusive and includes the surgeon's, anesthesia and facility fee. Just remember, no hidden fees.
Is there a consultation fee?
The consultation fee is $100 nonrefundable. Please contact us for details. We assure that the money spent will be well worth it. You will have your questions answered honestly by Dr. Ahmadi. There will be no pressure for you to sign up for surgery and you will get a lot of your questions answered.
What areas of the body can liposuction treat?
Abdomen, hips, back, flanks, axilla, pubis, inner/ outer thighs, inner/outer knees, arms, neck, and shins.
I have excess skin and fat in the pubis area, what happens after surgery. Will it bulge out?
The pubic area can get liposuctioned and lifted if needed.
How far out the pictures on the website taken after Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
Six weeks post-surgery.
Where does Dr. Ahmadi perform his Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgeries?
Dr. Ahmadi performs all surgeries at Sweetwater Surgery Center, which is an outpatient surgical center.
Do I go home the same day of my surgery?
Yes, you will have a follow up appointment the next day.
I am from out of state or another city. What do you recommend?
We want all patients to come in for a consultation first. If they decide to proceed with the surgery, then we want them close by or stay local for 5-7 days. We have special pricing set up with local hotels.
Is the surgery painful?
Pulling of the skin and tightening of the abdominal muscles from the tummy tuck can be uncomfortable. However, all patients receive adequate pain medication to make sure they are comfortable post- surgery.
Are there any drains Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
There are no drains.
When can I drive Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
Patients can usually drive 7-10 days post -surgery.
Do I need help after Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
Yes, you will need someone to take care of you for a minimum of 5 days post-surgery.
When can I go back to work Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
Most of our patients return to a desk job 10- 14 days post-surgery.
I have an active job; how long should I take off work Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
About 3-4 weeks post- surgery.
What is the full recovery for Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
Will I have any restrictions after Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
You cannot lift, pull or push anything more than 5lbs for 6 weeks post-surgery.
Where will my incision be?
The incision is low enough that it can be covered by your underwear.
I have a c-section scar, will Dr. Ahmadi get rid of that?
In most cases the c- section scar will be removed, and you will have a new scar along your abdomen from the tummy tuck.
Will my Lipotuck / Tummy Tuck scar be thick?
After recovery, your scar will end up as a thin line along the bottom of your abdomen. It is important to follow all of Dr. Ahmadis instructions, for best results.
I get keloids. Will my scar keloid?
There are ways to prevent keloids during surgery and/or at follow up visits. Dr. Ahmadi will monitor and watch closely so the scars don’t form keloids.
During the tummy tuck, what happens to my belly button?
The skin from top of belly button gets pulled down to the pubis area. There will be a new hole made in the skin that the umbilicus gets pulled through.
How will my belly button look after surgery?
It will be small and attractive. After recovery it will look very natural.
Are you available after hours if I have any questions?
Yes, the office manager and the nurse will give you their phone numbers. Both are always in contact with the doctor.
How long is the procedure?
LipoTuck typically lasts between 4-5 hours depending on each patient and total number of liposuction areas.
Do you have financing?
We do. We have partnered with Care Credit, United Medical Credit, and Advance Care Card.
I’m planning on becoming pregnant. Should I have the procedure now or wait?
If you are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, we recommend that you to wait until after pregnancy since the abdominal muscles can expand and skin will be stretched.
So what's next?
The next step is for you to call or email our office to request more information or even better schedule a consultation. You won't be disappointed.
The information in this page is provided for reference only for individuals interested Tummy Tuck or Liposuction Surgery in Houston, Texas.