Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Tummy Tuck FAQ

RealSelf Top Doctor Tummy TuckBody contouring procedures can help men and women get a slimmer physique. In many cases, patients aren't sure exactly what procedure is the best way to achieve their goals. Your doctor may recommend an abdominoplasty, which is often called a tummy tuck. In Austin, TX at Synergy Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are asked many questions during consultations. They have answered some of the most common questions here.

Are you ready to find out how a tummy tuck can improve your appearance? Request a consultation online with Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg, or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at (512) 244-1439. We serve patients from Austin and neighboring Texas communities such as Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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Case 33, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

This 33-year-old female wanted to transform her abdomen and breasts following pregnancy as part of a mommy makeover package. After having her four children she was left with a stomach that looked deflated and breasts that had lost their fullness. Like many Austin, Texas area women she decided to...

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Case 112, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

During her consultation, our doctors pointed out that a full tummy tuck combined with breast reductionHer post-op results speak for themselves. These photos are about 3 months out from surgery.liposuction and body contouring surgery like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mommy makeovers, post weight...

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Case 292, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

This 33-year-old patient came to see Dr. Kerr at his cosmetic practice with concerns about her excess abdominal fat and skin. She had heard that a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) could provide a more youthful and fit appearance to her body.She chose Dr. Kerr as he had come highly recommended by other...

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Case 205, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

This 33-year-old female wanted to rejuvenate her abdomen following multiple pregnancies which left her with loose skin and poor muscle tone. Like many Austin, Texas area women she decided to schedule a complimentary consultation with our doctors to see what options were available.During her consu...

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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How can I tell if I need a tummy tuck or liposuction?

Determining whether you need a tummy tuck or liposuction depends on whether your concern centers around excess skin or excess fat. Liposuction is an excellent procedure to remove pockets of fat if you have good skin elasticity, meaning your skin will contract once the fat is removed. A tummy tuck, on the other hand, removes excess skin, often when it has been stretched by weight gain or pregnancy and has lost elasticity. Combining the 2 procedures is common if you have both excess skin and fat. These options are also often combined with breast enhancement surgery in an operation known as a mommy makeover.

Can I have a tummy tuck if I'm 25 pounds overweight?

A tummy tuck is not weight-loss surgery. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg advise patients to be within 10 pounds of their optimal body weight before undergoing tummy tuck surgery. To reduce the chances of complications, he also wants patients to reach a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or less before the surgery.


How much does a tummy tuck cost?

The final cost of a tummy tuck depends on multiple factors, including the extent of your surgery (e.g., mini tummy tuck or full), whether you decide to combine it with other procedures, and fees for anesthesia and the use of the surgical facility. During your consultation, we will provide you with a written quote that outlines the cost of your tummy tuck after you and your surgeon have discussed all the particulars of your procedure.

How soon after a tummy tuck can I begin exercising?

It's important to begin light activity within a day of your operation to aid the healing process. You shouldn't return to the gym, however, until 6 weeks after the surgery. Even then, it's important to gradually return to your normal workout routine. That will probably take another 2 weeks. You shouldn't do abdominal exercises or core training for at least 2 months. Some patients who feel fine begin vigorous exercise earlier, only to find out a couple of days later that they overdid it.

How visible will my scar be?

Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg are body contouring specialists who makes incisions that will leave the most inconspicuous scar possible. Most tummy tuck scars are very low on the abdomen so they are hidden by a bikini or underwear. You should also remember that scars fade, and it can take 6 to 12 months for scars to soften, lose color, and flatten out. Our medical team can also give you advice on products and ways to care for your scars so they heal quickly and beautifully.

Can a tummy tuck erase pregnancy stretch marks?

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and can get rid of stretch marks below your belly button. Stretch marks above the belly button can't be removed, but they may be less noticeable through repositioning.

Should I have a mini or full tummy tuck?

This can only be assessed through a physical examination. Keep in mind that a mini tummy tuck removes a relatively small amount of loose abdominal skin, and it doesn't tighten the stomach muscles. If you've had children, a complete tummy tuck is probably the better choice.

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Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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