LipoTuck Houston | Sugar Land
Going Beyond Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
LipoTuck (Tummy Tuck plus Liposuction) Available only at Avante Plastic Surgery in Houston | Sugar Land
We are of the humble opinion that LipoTuck (tummy tuck + liposuction) is the gold standard in body contouring not only in Houston | Sugar Land but around the world; anything else is just an approximation. LipoTuck differs from the traditional tummy tuck in that it also incorporates significant liposuction to the abdomen, hips, love handles, back, pubis and axilla.
In one procedure we can remove excess skin, tighten abdominal muscles, contour your upper abdomen, and reduce waist and bra rolls.
LipoTuck (tummy tuck + liposuction) is a one-stage procedure that creates an extremely pleasing abdominal contour and waistline. 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.
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, are also corrected at the same time during a tummy tuck. The loosening of muscle most commonly occurs from childbirth. LipoTuck includes all tummy tuck benefits plus much more!
Why do Houstonians choose LipoTuck™ over tummy tuck or liposuction?
A 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 later 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 on whether your abdominal skin is hanging. 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 as 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 a tummy tuck?
No, the recovery is not longer than a regular tummy tuck. However, most patients report that they get back to their lives faster than their friends who have had a tummy tuck elsewhere. This is because of our carefully planned and aggressive recovery protocol. Usually, patients can drive a week or two after their surgery and go back to a desk job a week later with lifting precautions. Of course, everyone heals differently.
Is the pain worse than a C-section?
No, in general, the pain is less than a C-section. Most patients take a few days of pain medication and stop. They commonly report being “tight” which resolves after a few days. Keep in mind that everyone has a different threshold for pain.
How much does LipoTuck cost? What is included in the price?
You may contact us to receive an approximate cost. The price covers anesthesia, facility, surgery fees in addition to routine follow-ups. Since every person is different we can only provide the exact cost at the consultation. LipoTuck is much more cost-effective than getting tummy tuck and liposuction separately.
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, to address any 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. We do have financing options available.
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 a quote for your procedure. We hear from our patients that the consultation process is very informative, relaxing, and 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 plethora of information available online which is often confusing.
What is included in the price quote?
The quote includes the surgeon, anesthesia, and the facility fee. Just remember, no hidden fees.
Is there a consultation fee?
The consultation fee is nonrefundable. Please contact us for details. We assure you 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.
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 will not be disappointed.
I have excess skin and fat in the pubic 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 can start with a virtual consultation and do an in-office visit later. If you decide to proceed with the surgery, then we ask that stay in town for a few 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 after surgery.
Are there any drains LipoTuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
There are no drains.
When can I drive after LipoTuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
Patients can usually drive 10 days after 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 after surgery.
When can I go back to work after LipoTuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
Most of our patients return to a desk job 10-14 days after surgery.
Will I have any restrictions after LipoTuck / Tummy Tuck surgery?
You cannot lift, pull, or push anything more than 5 lbs 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. Ahmadi’s instructions, for the best results.
I get keloids. Will my scar keloid?
There are ways to prevent keloids during and after surgery. 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 the top of the belly button gets pulled down to the pubic 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?
Our nurse is available for emergency questions and concerns after hour.
How long is the procedure?
LipoTuck typically lasts between 4-5 hours depending on each patient and the total number of liposuction areas.
Do you have financing?
We have partnered with Alphaeon Credit, 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 postpone your surgery until after pregnancy since the abdominal muscles can expand and the skin will be stretched during pregnancy.
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