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Tummy Tuck San Antonio

Get a Flatter Belly with a Tummy Tuck

Diet and exercise can go a long way toward improving a flabby belly, but for those who have excess skin or damaged or weak underlying muscles, even the most rigorous regimens won’t be able to provide a slim waist and flat, trim tummy. If you would like an excess skin procedure, tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty can help.

Tummy Tuck San Antonio

Mommy Make-Over. Tummy Tuck/Breast LiftBest Plastic Surgeon! Dr. Baumholtz is highly regarded as an excellent surgeon among his peers in the medical community. Every expectation of my procedure was met and exceeded. After meeting different surgeons , I chose Dr. Baumholtz because he was the MOST... honest about managing my expectations, and of course because of the fact that he is a highly skilled board certified surgeon!Trust your surgeon - Thank you Dr. Baumholtz and staff !read more
Emma Cantu
Emma C.
17:14 08 Nov 21
Dr.B is amazing. He will answer any questions you have, he will not pressure you to make a decision your not ready to make. Going to Dr B was the best decision I made! My results are beyond what I ever imagined! Dr B has the best bedside manner! I was nervous about my breast augmentation but he put... me at ease and made me feel comfortable! I would recommend him to anyone! (Which I already have) Staff is also very professional and friendly! I love Dr B and his staff!read more
Lisa Rivera
Lisa R.
16:54 01 Oct 21
Such a caring and responsive staff! My procedure (breast aug.) was such a breeze with not a single hiccup. Appointments were able to be made in a timely manner. I love my results! I highly recommend them and Dr. B for any cosmetic procedures!
Katie Schrader
Katie S.
17:01 29 Sep 21
I had a phenomenal experience from start to finish with dr B and his staff. I was able to be seen relatively quickly and have my augmentation when it was convenient for me as far as saving PTO and money. They were understanding and flexible with appointment times both Pre op and post op. And not... to mention my end results are stunning. I am extremely pleased with the shape and feel of my chest now and highly recommend him to anyone seeking an augmentation.read more
Megan Cooperstein
Megan C.
19:39 22 Sep 21
Dr. B and his entire staff were amazing!I felt so comfortable from the day I met him and instantly knew that he was who I wanted to do my surgery. All my questions, before and after my surgery were always answered by him or a staff member even if it was at 11pm at night. He was very realistic and... informative about what would work for me and my body. I am beyond happy with my results, my breast augmentation is everything I could have ever asked for and more. I 100% recommend him to anyone thinking about getting plastic surgery!read more
Tyler Roby
Tyler R.
06:59 18 Sep 21
Since my initial consultation I have been impressed with Dr. Baumholtz and his staff. He is very honest with you about what to expect and is sure to answer all of your questions. Renee has been amazing with keeping in touch and ensuring my recovery was going smoothly. At 3 months post op I’m beyond... satisfied with my breast augmentation results. His work is truly amazing! (Breast augmentation with silicone implants)read more
Isabel P
Isabel P
23:09 17 Sep 21
If you’re thinking of getting plastic surgery, I promise you this is the right place to go to. The staff is very attentive and sweet, and Dr. Baumholtz is amazing! He is so nice and does beautiful work. I am so satisfied with my surgery (breast augmentation) they look so natural and the staff has... made sure to give me check ups post surgery every few months to make sure everything is good. All I can say is thank you.read more
Maria Remy
Maria R.
21:46 15 Sep 21
I love Dr B! He takes the time to walk you through each procedure and patiently answers any questions you may have. His attention to detail is second to none. Dr Baumholtz is also honest and doesn't try to over sell you on extra procedures.
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Gurinsky's Fine J.
18:35 31 Aug 21
I am officially 3 months post op and I am extremely pleased with my results!! I’m 29 and a mom of 3 and have been wanting to get a breast augmentation for a while so when I found Dr. B online I read lots of amazing reviews and booked a consultation! I’m so glad I did and wish I would’ve started... with him since I had several consultations before him. His staff was immediately caring and kind and made me feel so comfortable! Dr B is super knowledgeable and answered all of my questions I was really impressed with his approach on sizing, helping you find the right size and making sure you know exactly what you want! This meant so much to me because I was extremely nervous at first and didn’t really know what to expect or what I was wanting until after that consultation! Dr. B made me feel super comfortable and I absolutely love my results! My body is more proportionate and my breasts look natural! He exceeded my expectations! I’m so grateful for his staff, Amanda and Renee are absolutely AMAZING! Even after post op they have been extremely helpful with any questions and their follow up is awesome! I had such an amazing experience and highly recommend Dr. B and his staff!! (Breast Augmentation/Silicone implants)read more
Leslie
Leslie
22:23 26 Aug 21
Great results and easy process. Happy with my procedure and constant reassurance they are there for any questions and concerns. I met with multiple surgeons before selecting Baumholtz and do not regret it!
Isabelle
Isabelle
19:53 26 Aug 21
I have had an amazing experience, the staff is super friendly and they make you feel at home and confident in trusting them. The Doctor is amazing, he will tell you the honest truth and you can trust his opinion, I don’t regret going through this process. They keep up with you and they are... available to answer any questions or concerns you might have!!! Amazing 🥰read more
Adriana Figueroa Roldan
Adriana Figueroa R.
19:58 06 Aug 21
Absolutely amazing!!!! The staff is so sweet and they really take care of their patients. I received a breast augmentation and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. The procedure gave me a boost of confidence that I didn’t even know I needed! I would 100% recommended Dr. B to anybody... who is thinking about any kind of plastic surgery!! I could not have had a better experience!read more
Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha A.
17:29 03 Aug 21
Highly recommend this doctor everything was smooth and easy. Dr.Baumholtz explains everything from before and after surgery wasn’t painful at all & the staff is so nice an welcoming. Renee is so sweet and very nice lady thank you for everything you do.
Claudia Rdz
Claudia R.
20:32 20 Jul 21
If only I could add more stars to this rating! I feel Dr. Baumholtz and his staff cared about me, my health & everything in between since our initial consultation all the way through post-op . He helped my husband and I set our expectations and you better believe Dr.B over-exceeded our... expectations! It was such an amazing, stress-free environment and we couldn't have ask for anything better! A special thanks to Dr. Baumholtz and Renee for the most professionalism in the business!! What a phenomenal experience and I strongly recommend to all.....A+ x 100!!read more
Debbie Day
Debbie D.
21:56 18 Mar 21
I’m very happy with how my breast came out ! Dr . B does wonderful work ! I’m in love with my breast ! Staffing is wonderful. The Lady’s there are the sweetest! I certainly do recommend 🤗 Do not hesitate to make an consultation. If I plan to get anything else done I do not plan changing... Dr’s. Dr. Baumholtz is where it’s at !read more
Casandra Bermea
Casandra B.
16:16 10 Feb 21
What an INVITING and WELCOMING experience! I was totally nervous but after meeting DEBRA, who by the way is the ONE WHO CORRESPONDS TO SOCIAL MEDIA QUESTIONS, I was COMPLETELY AT EASE!! What a DOWN to EARTH PERSONALITY! She displayed NOTHING BUT SMILES AND LAUGHTER THE ENTIRE VISIT making me feel... so CALM ANSWERING ALL MY QUESTIONS! MOST EXCITING is the fact that it's a Saturday and Dr. BAUMHOLTZ'S office was opened and I got to meet HIM!! HE WASN'T pushy in trying to make a buck; instead, was HONEST AND GAVE ME THE BEST ADVICE for my body type! WOW!! I If you're wanting TRUE CARE PROFESSIONALS? THIS IS THE PLACE TO HAVE YOUR PROCEDURES DONE!!!read more
Dela Jane Martinez
Dela Jane M.
03:57 07 Feb 21
I had a breast augmentation back in October of 2020. And let me tell you from my consult all the way to my post-op the staff here at Baumholtz Plastic Surgery was phenomenal. I am beyond happy with my results.
Gabby Gutierrez
Gabby G.
06:21 04 Feb 21
Dr. Baumholtz is awesome! I had consultations prior to my surgery but he definitely made me feel the most comfortable and gave me different options of what I could do in my case. He even has a 3d machine to show you what you could look like. He follows up and makes sure that you are happy with your... results- which I definitely am. 10000% recommend.read more
Angelica De Leon
Angelica De L.
18:16 03 Feb 21
I was very happy with my entire experience for my breast augmentation. From the consultation to the procedure and follow ups. Dr. Baumholtz and his staff are professional and very caring. I will be definitely returning for any future procedures.
Teresa DelCid
Teresa D.
19:29 20 Jan 21
The place is warm welcoming, everyone was extremely nice, greeted me every time with a smile and made me feel like family. Dr. B did an amazing job on my surgery and I can’t thank him enough ! I highly recommend this place .
Tameka Shepard
Tameka S.
21:20 15 Dec 20
If you are thinking about having a breast augmentation, this is the best Dr to see. After all my research I found Dr Baumholtz and I am so glad I did. His staff is extremely informative and very nice. The entire process has been pleasant because of their ability to personalize my experience.
Annette Ramirez
Annette R.
19:18 02 Dec 20
Dr. Baumholtz and staff have been amazing! They are very attentive and go out of their way to make sure that I am happy with my results. Additionally, their spa services have always been top notch. I’ve been to many other facilities that provide similar services and by far, this facility always... produces the best results. They take their time and I’ve never felt rushed. I have also never experienced a long wait period, while at the office; my appointments are always fulfilled at that time that they were scheduled for.read more
Angela Stubbs
Angela S.
21:12 10 Oct 20
My experience with Dr. B was amazing!!! The day of my surgery I got cold feet and decided to change the size of my breast!yes, while getting ready for surgery,I decided to change my mind!!! He was ready and the moment I told him I want a smaller size he did everything he could to get the right size... in and still have my surgery that day, he was very understanding and said, “I think I have that size in the office, I’ll call them and see if Ican get them in, don’t worry we will get you what you want! I was so happy and relieved he understood. 4 months later I’m so happy with my results! Going back for a noninvasive treatment, and I can’t wait to see the results!! Renee is also the best, she is so sweet and funny and made the experience even better!!read more
Javisela Rodriguez
Javisela R.
15:13 08 Oct 20
I had an amazing experience getting my breast augmentation done in May from Dr. Baumholtz. I never saw myself getting this procedure before, but after several children it was greatly needed. I was really impressed with the 3D imaging to help understand the different sizes of implants and how they... should look with your body type. I had an amazing recovery and get several other treatments done here now, including botox and laser hair removal through him and his other staff. Everybody is so great and caring. I have already recommended him to several other friends who are hoping to get procedures done in the near future. Thank you Dr. B, Renee and all of the staff!read more
Elizabeth Hilleren
Elizabeth H.
19:53 30 Sep 20
I did a procedure with Dr. Baumholtz, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I am so happy to have found him. I had several consultations with different doctors around SA and Dr Baumholtz was the Only doctor that did a 3D image of the desired procedure I was wanting. During the consultation he... provided me virtual images and spent plenty of time with me answering all my questions! In addition all his staff is super friendly and welcoming.read more
Victoria Rdz Zambrano
Victoria Rdz Z.
19:37 03 Aug 20
Very honest and doesn't try to upsell, if he thinks something won't look good...he will tell you. Concentrates on quality care rather than quantity procedures.
Bill Burris
Bill B.
21:47 15 Jul 20
Dr. Baumholtz and his entire staff are incredible! They are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I felt my desires were heard and my expectations were exceeded. So grateful I chose Dr. B. for my breast augmentation.
Mallory Shaw
Mallory S.
21:00 01 Jul 20
Dr. Baumholtz and his team are incredible. I recently had a breast augmentation with them and could not be happier with my results. He listened intently to my wants and needs and provided me with tons of information and absolutely gorgeous results!Renee was also wonderful every step of the way... helping me to schedule appointments, answer questions, and guide me through the process. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. B and his staff.read more
Corbyn Sprayberry
Corbyn S.
01:13 19 Jun 20
I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff and quality of work I've had done here at this office. Celeste has become my FAVORITE person ever! She is so professional and truly knows what she is doing. She does my Botox and makes sure that everything is done to perfection! Priscilla was... the esthetician and was so knowledgable and very friendly. I loved the treatment she performed. I know I will never go any where else!read more
Erica Christman
Erica C.
19:59 29 Jan 20
I called on a Friday evening after noticing that one of my implants had possibly ruptured. I was scared and didn't know what to do. After leaving a message that night, I received a phone call the very next morning from the office manager who listened to all my concerns which made me feel better... immediately. They were able to fit me in first thing Monday morning. When I saw Dr. Baumholtz, he told me that I had a capsular contracture (nothing threatening), but given my medical history and older age he required me to have clearance from my primary care physician along with a few other tests. I was able to obtain clearance that afternoon, and my surgery was scheduled and performed on Wednesday morning (the day before Thanksgiving).Dr. Baumholtz and his staff were extremely caring and professional! Talk about turning a scary situation into a worthwhile outcome! I would highly recommend him for any cosmetic needs!read more
Raquel White
Raquel W.
04:06 21 Jan 20
I have been very pleased with the work Dr. Baumholtz did for me, he is very professional & makes you feel very comfortable. If you have any questions or problems during none office hours he readily answers your emails. His staff is also very friendly & profession as well. I would recommend Dr... Baumholtz to friends & family who might be wanting or needing any of his services.read more
Olivia Hayden
Olivia H.
01:01 12 Dec 19
Celeste has my thumbs up in helping me get rid of my old wrinkles around my eyes and forehead with her Botox expertise! She listens, is caring, knowledgeable and is very attentive to my concerns. The results have been wonderful! Thank you Celeste!
Nina Hoyle
Nina H.
05:06 03 Dec 19
Love the staff!!! Got my breast done the other day and I love them already! Definitely the best in San Antonio!!! Highly recommend Dr. B!
Ray Riojas
Ray R.
20:24 14 Nov 19
I underwent breast augmentation and the experience and results were outstanding. I felt that I was taking care of in regards of my procedure from start to finish with both the operation and care I received afterwords. I was also not sure on what size I should get but the doctor recommended me 3... different options that were proportionate to my body after going from not knowing which size to choose at all from having a good selection I made my choice and am very happy with the result. I highly recommend Dr B.read more
Victoria Davila
Victoria D.
03:28 14 Nov 19
Fantastic surgeon and staff. Very honest and provides excellent feedback to any questions or concerns you may have. Loved my experience here.
Lucy Cole
Lucy C.
21:02 04 Nov 19
Dr. Baumholtz and his team are the best! Although I am still recovering from my breast augmentation, I am already very pleased with my results. From the moment I talked to Dr. Baumholtz in my consultation I knew I was in good hands. He does everything to make sure that you are comfortable and... knowledgeable during every step of the way. I appreciate the communication and attentiveness that the entire staff delivers each visit and beyond. Dr. B has made me feel secure, comfortable and happy throughout my journey so far. Thank you so much!read more
Mikaila Lynne
Mikaila L.
15:24 29 Oct 19
Dr.B and his staff have been amazing to work with! Dr. B has great bedside manner and really takes care of his patients. I recently had surgery for breast augmentation and I love my results. Dr. B was able to provide me with a preview of what my results would be using the 3D vectra machine and it... totally made it easier for me to decide to move forward with the surgery. I highly recommend Dr.B for your surgical needs!read more
Anissa Olivares
Anissa O.
19:01 21 Oct 19
I met with three other plastic surgeons before discovering Dr. Baumholtz. During my initial consultation, Dr. B thoroughly educated me about the breast augmentation process and answered all my questions. The whole Baumholtz Plastic Surgery staff has been so kind and helpful in walking me through... the process of my breast augmentation. I love my results and I highly recommend Baumholtz Plastic Surgery.read more
Rebekah Meeks
Rebekah M.
08:39 18 Oct 19
Dr. Baumhotlz did my breast augmentation surgery a few months ago and my experience was the best! He made me feel so comfortable and really helped explain what to expect from the surgery and following months recovery. He is so knowledgeable and honest and will make sure you’re taken care of. He is... easily accessible with any questions or concerns that might come up. His office and staff were also amazing, they’re all very professional and friendly! I highly recommend Dr. Baumholtz! (I loved my experience so much that I’ve referred several friends!)read more
Valerie Reagan
Valerie R.
14:54 15 Oct 19

How to get rid of loose stomach skin – Get a Tummy Tuck Procedure.


Will working out get rid of loose skin on stomach after baby? Sometimes no. Luckily if you feel the need to get rid of that extra skin, there is a procedure for that.

Tummy tuck surgery is actually “three surgeries in one” using special surgical techniques to excise or remove excess skin, liposuction and excision to get rid of flabby fat, and “muscle plication” to tighten and tone the underlying muscles in the belly area, creating firmer contours and eliminating stretch marks so you feel more confident about the way you look. Here’s what you should know about having a tummy tuck in San Antonio.


Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck surgery?


A tummy tuck for men and a tummy tuck for women can be a good choice for those who are in good general health and have excess skin or flabby muscles in the belly area, especially those who have lost a considerable amount of weight or who have had multiple pregnancies. Ideally, optimal tummy tuck candidates will have a stable weight and will be relatively slim or in good shape overall, and women will be finished having children. If you plan on having children in the future, the muscles that are repaired during tummy tuck surgery may separate again, so it’s generally better to wait to have your surgery until after you’re done having kids.

When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, a tummy tuck can significantly improve your self-confidence, especially when wearing clothing that emphasizes your torso, belly and waist. In some cases, you may want to add additional procedures like liposuction, a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation, or body contouring to further enhance your results. Dr. Baumholtz Can discuss these options with you during your consultation.

What’s the difference between lipo and tummy tuck?


The primary difference between having a tummy tuck procedure and having only liposuction is that liposuction is focused solely on getting rid of excess fat in the belly area, and it does nothing to address loose skin or the weak muscles that cause the belly to become flabby and saggy over time, nor does it eliminate stretch marks. In many patients, having liposuction alone can actually make a flabby belly worse by removing some of the volume below the skin, making skin even looser.  Tummy tuck surgery firms up weak muscles and gets rid of excess skin and stretch marks so you look and feel firmer and trimmer. Often, tummy tuck procedures incorporate liposuction to remove a limited amount of fat, usually around the lower belly area. It’s important to understand that tummy tuck surgery is not weight loss surgery – it’s one of several surgeries (known collectively as body contouring procedures) designed to improve the shape and contours of the body.

What should I do to prepare for a San Antonio tummy tuck?


Prior to your surgery, Dr. Baumholtz will perform a physical exam to evaluate your abdomen and to discuss your concerns and your expectations for the surgery. If you’re overweight, Dr. Baumholtz may recommend diet and exercise first to get rid of excess fatty tissue or he may advise liposuction in combination with tummy tuck in order for you to achieve optimal results. 

When surgery is recommended, you may need to stop taking certain supplements like fish oil or medications like aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for a week or two before your procedure. If you are a smoker, you’ll need to stop smoking for about four weeks before surgery and four weeks after your procedure to promote optimal healing. During your tummy tuck consultation appointment, be ready to provide a complete medical history and tell Dr. Baumholtz about any medications or supplements you take.

What is a tummy tuck – Dr. Baumholtz Step By Step?


Tummy tuck surgery in San Antonio typically is performed at a hospital or surgical center under general anesthesia. When you arrive at the facility, your vital signs will be taken and you’ll meet with Dr. Baumholtz to review the surgical procedure once more and to discuss what you should expect immediately following your surgery and during recovery. Then, he’ll mark your belly with a surgical marker while you’re standing up to denote the incision sites and the areas to be treated with liposuction.  You will then receive medications through an IV to help you relax and stay comfortable.

Once you’re in the operating room, Dr. Baumholtz will begin the procedure with liposuction. This helps lift the tissues and removes excess fat. During liposuction, a special solution will be injected into the belly area to reduce bleeding. Once that part is completed, the incisions are made low across your belly – much lower than most C-sections. This location will make it easier to hide any resulting scar beneath your underwear or bathing suit. The size of the incision will depend on whether you’re having a full abdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck. Depending on your anatomy and the goals of your procedure, a second incision may be made around the navel.

Next, he’ll repair the underlying muscles, suturing areas that have become separated and lax. Liposuction can also be performed at this point to suction away underlying fatty tissue that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise. Finally, excess skin will be trimmed away and the remaining skin will be repositioned over the abdomen. Depending on the amount of skin that’s removed, Dr. Baumholtz also may need to create a new “opening” for your navel. Then the incisions will be closed with sutures and internal staples. Once the surgery is complete – one or more drains (clear plastic tubes) will be inserted to help decrease fluid buildup that can cause increased pressure against the incision.

Most patients can return home the same day as their surgery, but in some cases, an overnight stay may be recommended. No matter when you’re discharged, you will need to have someone drive you home. If you have same-day surgery, you’ll also need to have someone stay with you for the first night following your surgery.

I have bad tummy tuck results; can I have a tummy tuck revision?


Yes, Dr. Baumholtz frequently helps patients who are dissatisfied with the results of a prior tummy tuck surgery, performing a revision of abdominoplasty to correct large or unsightly scars, unevenness or other issues. Patients interested in revision surgery should bring all their paperwork and reports from their prior surgery to their consultation appointment for Dr. Baumholtz to review. It’s also important to be close to your ideal weight prior to a revision tummy tuck procedure. Depending on your medical history, you may need to have a medical clearance before the surgery as well.

In some cases minor revisions can be performed safely and comfortably in an office setting but many require a return to the operating room.  During the consultation, the best setting for your revision will be discussed.

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck San Antonio


During your consultation and evaluation, Dr. Baumholtz will determine if a full abdominoplasty or “mini” abdominoplasty is a better option for your needs and goals. In a full abdominoplasty, a longer incision is made in the lower belly from one hip to the other, and a second incision is made around the navel. A mini tummy tuck uses a smaller incision in the lower abdomen, and it is reserved for people in good shape who have just a very little “puffiness” below the navel. Most people will have a full abdominoplasty that addresses issues throughout the belly region.

Is a tummy tuck plastic surgery? – Dr. Baumholtz Step By Step


In short, yes. A tummy tuck typically is performed at a hospital or surgical center under general anesthesia. When you arrive at the facility, your vital signs will be taken and you’ll meet with Dr. Baumholtz to review the surgical procedure once more and to discuss what you should expect immediately following your surgery and during recovery. Then, he’ll mark your belly with a surgical marker while you’re standing up to denote the incision sites and the areas to be treated with liposuction.  You will then receive medications through an IV to help you relax and stay comfortable.

Once you’re in the operating room, Dr. Baumholtz will begin the procedure with liposuction. This helps lift the tissues and removes excess fat. During liposuction, a special solution will be injected into the belly area to reduce bleeding. Once that part is completed, the incisions are made low across your belly – much lower than most C-sections. This location will make it easier to hide any resulting scar beneath your underwear or bathing suit. The size of the incision will depend on whether you’re having a full abdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck. Depending on your anatomy and the goals of your procedure, a second incision may be made around the navel. Next, he’ll repair the underlying muscles, suturing areas that have become separated and lax. Liposuction can also be performed at this point to suction away underlying fatty tissue that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise. Finally, excess skin will be trimmed away and the remaining skin will be repositioned over the abdomen. Depending on the amount of skin that’s removed, Dr. Baumholtz also may need to create a new “opening” for your navel. Then the incisions will be closed with sutures and internal staples. Once the surgery is complete – one or more drains (clear plastic tubes) will be inserted to help decrease fluid buildup that can cause increased pressure against the incision.

Most patients can return home the same day as their surgery, but in some cases, an overnight stay may be recommended. No matter when you’re discharged, you will need to have someone drive you home. If you have same-day surgery, you’ll also need to have someone stay with you for the first night following your surgery.

What is the recovery time for a tummy tuck?


Immediately after surgery, you’ll be moved to a recovery area for observation and monitoring. Your belly will be covered by a surgical dressing and a special compression bandage or garment to promote healing and reduce swelling and discomfort in the area. Your belly will be sore, and you’ll be given pain medications to help keep you comfortable.

Following surgery, you should expect to rest for several days, and for about two to three weeks, you should plan to have someone help you around the house to avoid placing strain on your muscles. Most people return to work at about two weeks after their surgery, and although you’ll be encouraged to walk every day to reduce the risk of clots, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several months. You may also be bent over at this point as the tissues in your belly heal and recover. Stitches and drains will be removed within the first one to three weeks, and most of your discomfort will resolve within a couple of weeks. Swelling can persist for a month or more, and it’s very important to wear your compression garment as directed to help swelling subside more quickly. From three to six weeks after your surgery, you’ll increase your aerobic activity and you’ll begin to stand straighter. You can expect to return to full activity within about three months in most cases; until then, you won’t be allowed to lift more than 10 to 15 pounds.

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?


Having a tummy tuck in San Antonio can be a good choice for men and women who are in good general health and have excess skin or flabby muscles in the belly area, especially those who have lost a considerable amount of weight or who have had multiple pregnancies. Ideally, optimal tummy tuck candidates will have a stable weight and will be relatively slim or in good shape overall, and women will be finished having children. If you plan on having children in the future, the muscles that are repaired during tummy tuck surgery may separate again, so it’s generally better to wait to have your surgery until after you’re done having kids.

When will I see my tummy tuck results?


Most men and women begin to see the results of their tummy tuck procedure once swelling begins to subside, with final results visible once all swelling has resolved. The results of a tummy tuck surgery are long-lasting, and while the skin in the belly area may sag a bit as you get older, the impact will be very small. Significant weight gain or future pregnancy can cause the belly skin to stretch again, so it’s important to maintain a healthy weight and to plan your surgery for after you’re done having children.

How much does a tummy tuck cost in San Antonio?


Prices associated with tummy tuck procedures can vary based on whether you’re having a full abdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck, if liposuction is being used, and other factors. The costs of your procedure can be determined following your evaluation. If you’re considering a tummy tuck in San Antonio, it’s important to know that the procedure is considered cosmetic, and that means it’s not covered by medical insurance plans. Our office staff will work with you to help you identify financing and payment plans that can make the cost of your procedure affordable for your budget.

Learn more about having a tummy tuck in San Antonio.


If you’re tired of dealing with a loose, flabby belly and diet and exercise just aren’t working, a tummy tuck with or without liposuction could be a good solution. As a leading board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio, Dr. Baumholtz has extensive experience helping men and women decide if abdominoplasty can help them achieve their aesthetic goals. To learn more about tummy tuck surgery and whether it’s the best option for your needs, call Baumholtz Plastic Surgery at 210-972-1260 and schedule a consultation and evaluation today.

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