Tummy Tuck

If the badge of honor you receive from childbirth is your offspring, a loose stomach can be equated to the war wound earned from the accomplishment. Fortunately, many women need not endure the excess skin, fat and looser stomach muscles incurred from having a family. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck in Louisiana, is an excellent way to make the stomach flat and the muscles tight once again and to hide the scars left behind by a C-section. Women who suffer from obesity also can benefit from the procedure as a way to trim off extra fat.

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It's time to say goodbye to your belly "pooch" and tone up your midsection. To get started with your tummy tuck procedure, request a consultation at The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery or call our office at (318) 562-1433. Conveniently located in Shreveport, we serve patients from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, and offer a complete array of cosmetic surgery and skin care treatments through Jade MediSpa.

Who Needs It

Most women who have a tummy tuck in Louisiana are through having children whether they have young children at home or children who have long since left the nest. The best candidate for the surgery still has good skin elasticity and is generally between the ages of 30 and 55.

More Than Just a Tummy Tuck

Dr. Simeon Wall Jr. and Dr. Holly Wall talk in this Plastic Surgery Channel video about how they combine liposuction with a tummy tuck for a better result overall. Plus, learn how they target separated abdominal muscles for moms.

Preparing for Your Tummy Tuck in Louisiana

In your initial consultation with your surgeon, you will need to decide what you want to accomplish from the procedure and if the most effective procedure will be the full abdominoplasty or the mini-abdominoplasty. You and your physician will have to discuss your goals and what is a reasonable outcome. Click here to read abdominoplasty FAQs so you can learn even more about this popular procedure before coming in for your consultation.

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The Surgery

Depending on your needs, you will either have a full or mini-abdominoplasty. The mini-abdominoplasty procedure removes less than three inches of fat and skin from the stomach, while a full abdominoplasty removes a larger amount of skin and fat tissue below the belly button and a new belly button is formed. A mini-abdominoplasty requires a much smaller incision than a full abdominoplasty, where the incision spans across the stomach. In the full abdominoplasty, the muscle wall is tightened, the layer of fat beneath the surface is thinned out and the skin is tightened and sutured into place.

Fat Grafting — Natural fullness right where you want it

Using fat transferred from another part of your body, fat grafting can add lasting, natural-looking shape and volume.

To help remove excess fat, your tummy tuck may also include liposuction in Louisiana using our proprietary SAFELipo® procedure. During the consultation, your surgeon will help you decide whether liposuction is right for you.

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Case 144: Tummy Tuck

This 57 year old woman underwent liposuction of her thighs along with a tummy tuck and liposuction of her trunk.

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Mini Tummy Tuck with SAFELiposuction

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Case 206: Tummy Tuck

This motivated woman had lost 60 lbs with diet and exercise.  This left her with loose skin and rolls on her abdomen.  She underwent an extended abdominoplasty with SAFE liposuction of her waist and thighs.  She is shown 3 months postoperatively with dramatic results and down multiple pant sizes.

Case 258: Tummy Tuck

This 52 year old woman lost 65 lbs with diet and exercise.  She was left with the residual skin and resistant fat of her flanks.  I liposuctioned 7 lbs of fat and the skin apron removal weighed 10.5 lbs.  At 3 months, her scars are still immature and pink, but her shape will be a permanent change as long as she maintains her new healthy lifestyle.  She went from an apple shaped body to an hourglass.

Case 455: Tummy Tuck

This 37 year-old patient came in to see Dr. Wall Jr for a mommy makeover wanting improvement in her overall shape.  She has the typical problems seen in most moms, with a focus on her breasts and circumferential trunk.  She underwent Dr. Wall Jr’s well-known “360 shrink wrap” procedure, his version of an advanced tummy tuck with SAFELipo of her circumferential trunk, not just the typical ‘spots’ of liposuction performed elsewhere with tummy tucks. With this approach, the tummy tuck includes a dramatic tightening of all loose skin and musculature, as well as a comprehensive, smooth, and natural removal of all the excess fat all the way around her mid-section- front, sides, back, and everywhere in-between. She also underwent a short scar breast lift along with a breast augmentation to achieve the look she wanted of fuller, perkier breast with nipples centered over the breast mound.  Here she is 1 year after surgery.  Notice the overall improvements to her body, including improved contour of her figure, better proportions, and a three dimensional, athletic appearance of her abdomen and belly button.  The patient reports, "I feel more confident in clothes and I love my results!" The patient is down 4 dress sizes, almost 8 inches lost in her waist and 7 inches lost to her flanks! Her contoured shape will be a permanent change as long as she maintains a healthy lifestyle and weight. IMPLANTS: MENTOR SMOOTH ROUND GEL MODERATE CLASSIC PROFILE 445 ccBRA SIZE BEFORE:   38C              BRA SIZE AFTER:   36DDRESS SIZE BEFORE:   12            DRESS SIZE AFTER:   4WAIST SIZE BEFORE:   42.91"       WAIST SIZE AFTER:   35.23" FLANKS:   46.85"                            FLANKS AFTER:   39.37"

Case 477: Tummy Tuck

This mother states her reason for choosing to have plastic surgery was to "Feel better about myself and the changes a C-section had on my body." She also stated that the reason she chose The Wall Center and Dr. Simeon Wall Jr was because after "Reading reviews, looking at before and after pics, and talking with patients, I decided The Wall Center was the best." During her consultation she discussed with Dr. Wall Jr.  that she was focused on an improvement of her tummy area and excess fat around her waist, but realized that what she really wanted was a dramatic change to her entire trunk, circumferentially.  During Dr. Simeon Wall Jr.’s examination of the patient, it was recommended that she undergo SAFELipo of the circumferential trunk incorporated with his comprehensive tummy tuck using a very low scar and beautifully recreated umbilicus.  In cases where the patient doesn’t have quite enough excess skin for a full tummy tuck, a very short vertical scar is used to close the skin from the old umbilical opening.  This allows for the tummy tuck scar to be kept very low, thin, and hidden - one of the big reasons patients from around the world choose Dr. Wall Jr for their abdominoplasty surgery.  You can see in the close up of the picture of the patient’s abdomen how much skin was removed by seeing the new location of an existing mole right above the navel in the before image and its new location below the navel in the after image.  When asked how the patient feels about her results, she reported "Amazing!!! I’m more confident now and can wear what I want! I love everything! I didn’t have any pain and I felt like Dr. Wall Jr. was truly concerned about my health and getting the best results." The Post Op pictures were taken 2 years after surgery and her scars are expected to continue to fade over time. Notice the overall improvements to her body shape and proportions including improved definition and muscularity of her entire trunk. Her proportional feminine shape will be a permanent change as long as she maintains a healthy lifestyle. DRESS SIZE BEFORE:  12-14    DRESS SIZE AFTER: 6-8DROPPED 11.5 INCHES IN THE WAISTBEFORE WEIGHT: 161   CURRENT WEIGHT: 136

Case 534: Tummy Tuck

This mother of 3 states her reason for choosing to have plastic surgery was "removal of excess skin after losing over 100 pounds, increase my confidence, healthier lifestyle, and to look like I used to." She also stated that the reason she chose The Wall Center and her plastic surgeon was because "I read the reviews and talked to people and only heard and read wonderful things about Dr. Holly." During her consultation she discussed with Dr. Holly that she was focused on an improvement of her tummy area and excess fat around her waist, but realized that what she really wanted was a dramatic change to her entire trunk, circumferentially. She also wanted slimmer thighs. During Dr. Holly Wall’s examination of the patient, it was recommended that she undergo SAFELipo of the circumferential trunk incorporated with her comprehensive tummy tuck using a very low incision and beautifully recreated umbilicus, as well as SAFELipo to the thighs. When asked how the patient feels about her results, she reported "I LOVE IT!!! I am so much more confident. I can look in the mirror without crying. After you lose so much weight, the excess skin is so depressing. Dr. Holly gave me back my life! From day 1 the staff and Dr. Holly treated me with so much respect and love. They have seen me from start to finish and kept up with my progress. They make you feel like family, very special and individual, not like a client or patient or way to make money. Just genuine and celebrate with you in your new journey. I love them and tell everyone I meet what they did for me!" The Post Op pictures were taken 1 year after her surgery. Notice the overall improvements to her body including improved contour of her figure from pear shape to hourglass. Her proportional feminine shape will be a permanent change as long as she maintains a healthy lifestyle. DRESS SIZE BEFORE:  14    DRESS SIZE AFTER:  6 

Case 566: Tummy Tuck

This patient wanted to have a flat and toned chest and abdomen. He stated that the reason he chose Dr. Simeon Wall Jr. as his plastic surgeon was because of his reputation. During Dr. Simeon Wall Jr.'s examination of the patient, it was recommended that the patient undergo a “no-scar” gynecomastia surgery and an abdominoplasty surgery with SAFELipo to achieve the natural look he wanted. Men consider breast reduction to correct enlarged breasts by removing fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin to create a more sculpted chest contour. This procedure permanently improves chest appearance, as long as a patient continues to live a healthy lifestyle and does not gain a large amount of weight. Patients report after receiving gynecomastia surgery, that they are more confident, more masculine, and more assured about their appearance. The Post Op pictures were taken 1 year after his surgery.

Results

Our patients are generally very pleased to have overcome the battle of the stomach bulge after abdominoplasty, and feel that some degree of scarring is a welcome tradeoff for a tighter, flatter stomach. They feel more confident in their clothes and can be much less self-conscious following the procedure.

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Our plastic surgeons and staff look forward to helping you understand all your cosmetic options. Request a consultation at The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery or call our office at (318) 562-1433. Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas residents trust our practice to help achieve their cosmetic surgery goals.

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