New Day offers a completely outpatient tummy tuck with short recovery as well as mini tummy tuck in San Antonio! You may have been thinking about a tummy tuck for years and now is the time! You can have a flat and firm tummy without a hospital stay, and with only a short time off work! Our completely outpatient short recovery Tummy Tuck procedure can give you results that are not possible with liposuction alone and may be permanent by simply maintaining your regular diet and exercise program.
Home the same day with the Out Patient Tummy Tuck!
Our completely outpatient short recovery tummy tuck available in San Antonio allows you to return home the same day to recover in comfort and safety, without the expense of additional overnight accommodations. Standard tummy tuck procedures often require one or more days of bed rest in the hospital or recovery center.
If you live out of town and prefer to travel for your tummy tuck in San Antonio, we also offer exceptional accommodations in dedicated luxury surgery recovery suites for our out of town patients ; just ask your Patient Care Coordinator, and she will be happy to assist you with those arrangements. These accommodations are also available for our patients who live in San Antonio but prefer to recover from their tummy tuck San Antonio outside their home.
Remove Stretch Marks with the Out Patient Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck procedure is indicated for:
- Sagging skin or skin folds caused by pregnancy or weight loss.
- Stretch marks or marks of previous incisions that you would want to be removed.
- A protruding lower abdomen due to fat deposits or weak muscles.
Some changes to the lower tummy cannot be corrected by Smart Lipo or other procedures. For those patients who wish for a smooth and taught skin, a tummy tuck is performed for permanent skin reduction. Most stretch marks found below the line of the belly button will be permanently removed, and the tummy skin is tightened for a smaller and smoother look.
More than a tummy tuck
Often our short recovery tummy tuck procedure is combined with other procedures like breast lift or liposuction, in what is called a “mommy makeover“. We will individually craft your unique plan to ensure your safety and comfort, both in our surgery center and during your recovery at home or at one of our suggested recovery centers. Your safety and comfort are our priority!
If you are visiting us from out of town, if you prefer to spend more time in recovery outside your home, or if you have specific recovery requirements our Patient Care Coordinators will address them individually and arrange for a comfortable and successful recovery from your tummy tuck in San Antonio.
How It Is Done:
- A short recovery tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck lasts one to two hours
- Comfort assured by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. The short recovery tummy tuck San Antonio can also be performed under local anesthesia with a light sedative.
- The incision is placed between the hips and is low enough for even a bikini to conceal it.
A mini tummy tuck consists of removing excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen and repairing the muscle separation (the “bulge”) if present.
The amount of skin and fat removed with a short recovery tummy tuck may be a lot or just a little, and the size of the incision will vary depending on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, not the amount of fat tissue present.
The “mini tummy tuck” is a more limited procedure which addresses only the lower abdomen. Some additional fat tissue may be removed from flanks and upper abdomen by liposuction at the same time as the tummy tuck San Antonio.
Tummy Tuck without General Anesthesia?
A tummy tuck can be performed safely without general anesthesia as long as certain requirements are met. If you are considering having a tummy tuck but are concerned about the risks of general anesthesia, please contact us to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure at our center.
New Day Plastic Surgery offers mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck without general anesthesia in selected patients, avoiding the possible risks and the recovery related to general anesthesia. In most cases patients who receive a tummy tuck without general anesthesia recover quickly and do not experience the drowsiness and sleepiness associated with the general anesthesia option. We highly recommend the option of performing a tummy tuck without general anesthesia for those patients who prefer to avoid going to sleep and are comfortable with the procedure being performed while awake.
A mild sedative is given before the procedure starts, and the area is completely numbed with the same medications used for liposuction. After the tummy is completely numb, the procedure is completed in the same way as the tummy tuck performed under general anesthesia.
If you are considering a tummy tuck without general anesthesia please discuss this option with our Doctors at the time of your consultation and they will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure!
Tummy Tuck and pregnancy
Many women are concerned about the effect of a tummy tuck on pregnancy. Although it is not recommended to have a tummy tuck if you are planning to become pregnant again in the near future, many women who have had a tummy tuck have experienced pregnancy without risk to the baby or the mother and retained a pleasing shape.
In general, if a woman experiences pregnancy after a tummy tuck, the tummy muscles and tissues will stretch to adjust to the pregnancy the same way as they would have without the tummy tuck. In most cases, the tummy tissues will adjust without any problems to the gradual increase of tummy size during pregnancy. After the baby is born, the tummy shrinks back to the pre-pregnancy condition. Although there is no way to predict how well the tummy tuck outcome will do with the stress induced by pregnancy, you can expect that some of the size change may not completely shrink back to the pre-pregnancy size.