Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
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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

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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

Tummy Tuck

RealSelf Top Doctor Tummy TuckA firm, flat abdomen can be a testament to a person's health and fitness. But if you have loose skin, excess fat, or even stretch marks, what can you do? A tummy tuck in the Austin, TX area can give you the look you can't attain with diet and exercise alone. Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg, rigorously trained and highly skilled plastic surgeons, offer this and other cosmetic procedures designed to help your fitness and vitality shine through.

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 like Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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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 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...

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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 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...

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

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Benefits

Many of the patients Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg see for a tummy tuck are women because pregnancy impacts the appearance of the abdomen for most women. Technically called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is one of the most popular procedures included in a Mommy Makeover, which typically incorporates a breast enhancement procedure such as breast augmentation. However, men benefit from abdominoplasty as well. It provides a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Flattening a bulging tummy
  • Eliminating excess stretched out skin
  • Repairing abdominal muscles that were separated during pregnancy
  • Sculpting the waistline

When you meet with Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg for your consultation, he will ask you to describe the improvements you desire. Your doctor will explain your options and give you plenty of time to ask questions. Our doctors' answers to some of the most common questions, please visit our Tummy Tuck FAQ page.

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Your Options

Every patient has their own unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, so Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg offer the following variations of the tummy tuck, which can be customized to the individual:

  • Complete tummy tuck restores the appearance of the entire abdomen from the lower ribcage down to the pubic bone. This procedure provides comprehensive improvements with an incision that typically spans from hip to hip, but can usually be concealed by underwear or swimsuits. Excess fat and skin is removed, abdominal muscles are rejoined, and the belly button is repositioned.
  • Mini tummy tuck improves the abdomen below the belly button. This minimally invasive procedure is appropriate for patients who have just a little excess fat and skin, and do not need their abdominal muscles repaired. For this variation, the belly button remains in place.

What to Expect

Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg perform tummy tuck surgery in the safety of a hospital setting either as an outpatient procedure or with an optional overnight stay. Your doctor will use general anesthesia so you will sleep through the surgery. In addition to surgically removing areas of fat and excess skin, your doctor can use liposuction to sculpt the abdomen, hips, and thighs, if desired.

Tummy Tuck Results

Tummy tuck surgery picks up where diet and exercise leave off, providing lasting improvements to the midsection and removing excess skin and the belly bulge caused by weakened abdominal muscles.

After abdominoplasty, you will likely be thrilled to have a flat abdomen right away. Keep in mind, however, that you will need to avoid positions that place strain on the treated area during the recovery period. You will also have a scar that needs your attention and care as it heals.

The scar will initially be raised and pink; over the course of several months, it will gradually recede and the color will fade to more closely match your surrounding skin tone.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

Our surgeons provide detailed postoperative instructions that will help you recover as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of post-surgical complications. We encourage you to carefully move around as soon as the evening of your surgery or the day after. Light walking around the house helps promote good circulation and enhances the healing process.

Most patients are ready to resume light activity within 10 to 15 days (the timeline may be slightly faster following a mini tummy tuck); however, strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 6 weeks following any tummy tuck surgery. We suggest that patients take 2 weeks off from work following a tummy tuck. If you have any questions about your recovery, please contact our office.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

Is it possible to combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?

Yes, and it's quite a common path for our patients. After having children, many women combine tummy tuck surgery with breast enhancement in what's called a Mommy Makeover.

As you can see in the photos below, Mommy Makeover surgery can provide a comprehensive transformation for women who have concerns about both their breasts and their abdomens.

View more of our mommy makeover patients in our photo gallery.

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

How can I plan for the cost of tummy tuck surgery?

Because there are so many variables that go into your final procedure, it's not easy for us to predict what your cost will be until we've met you during a consultation. That's when you and your surgeon will sit down, talk about your goals, and arrive at a surgical plan (which we can then price out for you in the form of a quote).

As you are planning for surgery financially, do keep in mind that we offer patient financing options.

What happens if I become pregnant after a tummy tuck?

While safe, pregnancy after a tummy tuck will likely compromise the results of your surgery. Pregnancy stretches the abdominal wall and the surrounding muscles, which can bring back the very things your tummy tuck procedure corrects.

For this reason, we strongly recommend that patients delay tummy tuck surgery until after having children.

More questions? Please visit our Tummy Tuck FAQ page.

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Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
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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