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What to expect from the Tummy Tuck Procedure

When you are considering a tummy tuck procedure, it is important to understand what to expect. This surgical procedure can help improve the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat. However, it is a major operation that should not be taken lightly. Dr. Patrick Obasi is a cosmetic surgeon at Noble Cosmetic Surgery serving patients in the Plano, Frisco and McKinney, Texas areas who works with potential patients to discuss the tummy tuck procedure in detail and help individuals understand what to expect from it.

Tummy Tuck in Frisco TX Area

What is tummy tuck surgery?

The tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. This can help improve the appearance of your stomach area and create a more defined waistline. The surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will not have to stay in the hospital overnight. However, it is still a major operation and should not be taken lightly.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Most people considering a tummy tuck are unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen. The surgery can be helpful for both men and women who have excess skin and fat around their midsection, as well as those who have lost significant weight but are left with loose skin. It is important to note that the tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery, and you should be at or near your ideal body weight to see optimal results.

What happens during a tummy tuck?

Several different types of tummy tucks can be performed based on your particular needs, but they all involve making an incision along the lower abdomen area. As the performing surgeon, Dr. Patrick Obasi would separate the skin from the abdominal wall before removing excess fat and skin using liposuction. Once this has been completed, Dr. Obasi then tightens up the loose muscles to enhance your waistline.

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What happens after a tummy tuck?

Dr. Patrick Obasi will provide you with specific instructions to follow after the surgery, which may include wearing a certain type of compression garment around your abdomen and/ or avoiding exercise for several weeks. Post-operative instructions are given on the day of surgery and should be followed closely to reduce the risk of complications.

How do I learn more?

To request an initial consultation at Noble Cosmetic Surgery’s office in Plano or Desoto, TX call 214-227-0668.

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Noble Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgeons located in Plano,
TX & Desoto, TX
Patrick Obasi, MD, FACS, FAACS
Patrick Obasi, MD, FACS, FAACS

Dr. Obasi is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, where he received the American Medical Student Association’s "Exemplary Leadership Award" as chapter president. While completing his residency at Philadelphia's Graduate Hospital, he was presented with the "Surgical Excellence Award" for demonstrating excellent clinical skills and scoring the highest of his class on the in-service examination. This leadership mentality, along with his love of aesthetics, are prevalent today in the results of his work as a cosmetic surgeon. He is now recognized as one of the top 10 best plastic surgeons in Texas by the National Academy of Plastic Surgeons, among other accolades. Dr. Obasi takes much joy in expanding his knowledge and is continuously learning the most up-to-date techniques to enrich the lives of his patients.

Ruth Arumala, DO, MPH, FACOG, NCMP
Ruth Arumala, DO, MPH, FACOG, NCMP

Dr. Arumala is a board-certified Gynecologist, fellowship-trained Reproductive Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Cosmetic Surgeon. A surgeon with specialized training in both Gyn & Cosmetic Surgery, she received her medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey, Master of Public Health from Mercer University School of Medicine, and Ob-Gyn specialty training at Georgetown University. She attended a dual-accredited American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery facial and general cosmetic surgery fellowship.
With over 12 awards, Dr. Arumala has been featured in several media publications and is renowned for her holistic approach to women’s health, wellness, and beauty.

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