A loose or sagging waistline is an especially common concern for women who have given birth or patients who have lost significant weight.
If you wish to tighten your midsection and lose excess fat, Arlington native Dr. Vishnu Rumalla can develop a custom tummy tuck procedure.
Dr. Rumalla recommends this procedure for several types of patients at our Fort Worth, TX, plastic surgery center...
How does the procedure work?
Tummy tucks (also known as abdominoplasty) rank among the Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical and Minimally Invasive Procedures performed in the United States, according to the American Society of American Plastic Surgeons. One reason this cosmetic procedure is so popular is because it addresses a common aesthetic concern in a highly visible area of the body. Many men and women who are otherwise in great physical shape may suffer from loose skin and excess fat around their midsection. This undesirable physical feature can leave our patients insecure when wearing certain garments or bathing suits.
A tummy tuck directly addresses excess skin and fat around the midsection and delivers a more youthful figure. A typical tummy tuck also surgically tightens the abdominal muscles and the abdominal wall to achieve a slimmer and more athletic-looking midsection. This body contouring procedure is not considered a weight loss procedure, but patients can couple a tummy tuck with diet and exercise to drastically reshape their body to appear more athletic and toned.
Dr Rumalla is one of the best doctor I have ever meet I had tummy tuck done I would recommend him to everyone who wants to have best results because I am beyond than happy and satisfied with my results. And also he really cares about his patients, about their feelings and listens to any questions you have. His staff was amazing to. Another word for all of this that I wrote is I really enjoy appreciate and love them all. They don’t deserve only 5 stars they deserve 10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dr. Rumalla has done two skin removal surgeries for me. Upper and Lowe body. I am truly pleased with the results and appreciate the passion to create the shape I want while being realistic about what will work best for my body. Additionally the ongoing follow up during the weeks after surgery makes me feel confident that I can have the best recovery possible.
Is a tummy tuck right for me?
One question we are often asked is, “Is a tummy tuck right for me?” During your consultation at our Fort Worth cosmetic surgery center, your plastic surgeon will discuss your candidacy for abdominoplasty. This consultation will also include an overview of potential alternative treatments.
Many of the patients who seek a tummy tuck at our Fort Worth plastic surgery center:
Are seeking to reclaim their pre-pregnancy figure and to remove stretch marks
Recently underwent significant weight loss that has left sagging folds of skin
Wish to reverse the effects of aging along their waistline
Candidates for an abdominoplasty typically want cosmetic results that cannot be achieved through exercise, diet, and other cosmetic procedures. Pregnancy can lead to an enlarged abdominal wall, for example. A tummy tuck can deliver dramatic results because the procedure combines multiple surgical techniques into one treatment. Some patients may benefit from adding liposuction to their treatment plan, for example. We use the advanced, minimally invasive BodyTite system which uses radio-frequency energy to improve skin tightening.
Candidates for tummy tuck typically:
- Are in good overall health
- Are free of conditions that could complicate surgery and recovery
- Have excess skin around the abdomen that does not respond to diet and exercise
- Have realistic expectations about what a tummy tuck can deliver
- Are willing to maintain their cosmetic results through diet and exercise
- Have cosmetic concerns (like stretch marks) that cannot be addressed through alternative treatments
Good candidates do not:
- Plan on having more children
- Smoke or chew tobacco
- Feel pressured into getting a tummy tuck
- Plan to lose a significant amount of weight in the future
Schedule a Consultation to Find out If You Are a Candidate
If you are self-conscious about excess tissue or fat around your abdominal area, you may be a great candidate for abdominoplasty. When you choose our practice, you can benefit from receiving safe and discreet treatment at our fully accredited surgical center. Flexible financing is available.
Dr. Rumalla and his staff are the best. They are attentive, thorough and caring. Dr. Rumalla was recommended to me, by my hernia surgeon, for an abdominoplasty. The surgery was necessary for my post operative health. Dr. Rumallas staff coordinated all aspects of coordinating my surgery with the hospital and my hernia surgeon. I didn't have to think about anything but my health. Dr. Rumalla has continued to schedule appointments with me to ensure that I continue to heal well. I highly recommend Dr. Rumalla.
After having 4 kids and seeing how my pregnancy affected my body, I was on the look out for a plastic surgeon to do a Mommy Makeover. I was referred to Dr Rumalla, and that was the BEST decision I have ever made. Dr Rumalla was very thorough in explaining the procedures I was interested in. The after care from him and his wonderful staff was more than I could ask for. I recommend him to everyone who will listen!!!!!
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Current medications you may be taking
Drug allergies you may have
Alcohol, herbal supplement, and tobacco use
Risk factors you have for surgery
The exam portion of your meeting may include taking photographs. Before you leave, Dr. Rumalla will thoroughly discuss potential risks and complications related to the plastic surgery as well as cosmetic results that you can expect following your procedure. A successful consultation requires that both patient and doctor are candid about topics related to the surgery. We recommend that patients arrive with a list of questions that they may have.
Examples of good questions include:
- What options will be available for managing pain after surgery?
- How long will my recovery take?
- What can I do to prepare for surgery?
- What can I do to lower my risk of complications?
- How many tummy tucks has Dr. Rumalla performed?
- Can the doctor provide before and after images of past patients?
- Where will my tummy tuck be performed?
- Which surgical techniques (like liposuction) will my plastic surgeon perform on me?
Take the First Step towards a Slimmer Figure
By working with a double board-certified surgeon, you can expect to enjoy predictable and safe results from your cosmetic procedure. If you live in or near Fort Worth and are seeking a slimmer midsection, we are always welcoming new patients. To schedule your consultation, please contact our office online or call:
Even when working with an esteemed surgeon, patients should take time to think carefully about potential risks and complications that can result from elective surgeries before making the important decision to proceed with any cosmetic operation.
I just had a Tummy Tuck, Muscle Repair and Lipo done a few days ago. I’m more than pleased with the outcome so far! I picked Dr. Rumalla because he was extremely caring, knowledgeable and genuine. He took time to care for me at the hospital after my surgery and I was grateful for that. There is no need to look any further for a plastic surgeon, this is your place!
My name is Lisa and I am a registered nurse. I had a tummy tuck done in December. The results are amazing!!! I have a completely flat abdomen and the area looks fantastic. I can not be more pleased. The staff were so helpful and Dr. Rumalla is easy to talk with and his surgical skills are superior. The whole experience was so worth it. I have my last visit next week. I cannot wait for summer outfits for the first time in a long time. Thank you all at Tarrant Plastic Surgery.
Recovery & Aftercare
Following your surgery, you will have bandages and a compression garment placed over your lower abdomen. Some patients may have one or more small drainage tubes placed. We also utilize pain pumps to manage post-operative discomfort. Your recovery guidelines will include details about how to care for your surgical site, when to take medications, and other details related to your general health and healing.
We ask all of our patients to be patient with the healing process. We understand the desire to restart normal activities, but the best cosmetic results can be obtained when patients rest and refrain from exerting themselves until Dr. Rumalla gives his approval. Individual patients will experience different recovery lengths. In general, patients should rest for a few days following surgery. A special abdominal binder may need to be worn for around six weeks. Dr. Rumalla will follow your recovery closely and always be available to answer any questions you have.
Maintaining Your Results
Patients often ask about the prominence of scarring. Your scar will naturally fade, but it will not fully disappear. It may take several months for the scar to heal to its furthest extent. Our team offers supervised scar management to ensure you achieve the most discreet scarring possible.
Initially, your results may be obscured by normal swelling associated with surgery. After around one to two weeks, you will be able to see the initial effects of your procedure, however, the full results may not be apparent for several weeks or even months following surgery. As your body heals, you will begin noticing that your profile appears slimmer and more youthful. This can be a very exciting period for our patients.
Patients have an important role to play in maintaining their slimmer profile. Proper diet and exercise are two obvious ways that patients can ensure that they retain the drastic cosmetic results of their tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Rumalla will provide further advice and tips on how to maintain your new physique.