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Tummy Tuck

Losing weight and pregnancy can cause the skin around the stomach to droop and sag, which can negatively affect your self-esteem. 

An abdominoplasty by Dr. Bernard Kopchinski removes excess skin and other tissue in the midsection, giving you a slimmer and more toned frame.  

Why should you consider a tummy tuck at our San Antonio, TX, plastic surgery center?

Tighten Your Midsection With a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and repair abdominal walls that weaken during pregnancy. The procedure is often combined with liposuction for more transformative results. The team at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, can customize your tummy tuck to best flatter your unique figure.

How the Procedure Works The Basics of Abdominoplasty

There are many misconceptions surrounding tummy tuck surgery and why it is performed. Here are the facts about this body contouring procedure:
 

Performed After Weight Loss

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery. It is a body contouring procedure performed after losing a significant amount of weight. It is often done after bariatric surgery, healthy lifestyle changes, or childbirth.

Tightens Tissues

Gaining weight stretches skin out, and the skin doesn't always conform following weight loss. In some cases, surgery is the only solution. It can also repair separated muscles and remove unresponsive fat deposits.

Discreet Scarring

Dr. Kopchinski takes care to place the incisions in areas that can be easily concealed by underwear and swimwear. By following his post-op instructions, you can expect scars to fade significantly after surgery.

Our Acclaimed Surgeon Operates at an Elite Hospital

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Dr. Kopchinski has earned widespread renown for his surgical ability. This includes a listing in the prestigious Guide to America's Top Surgeons maintained by The Consumer's Research Council. He has been in practice since 1998, meaning he has a quarter-century of surgical experience. 

Dr. Kopchinski performs his surgical procedures at San Antonio's CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital. This elite facility has earned accreditation from the Joint Commission — America's oldest and largest organization that sets health care standards. 

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If you are interested in reshaping your body, we invite you to request a consultation with us so we can create your custom treatment plan. Body contouring procedures like tummy tuck and liposuction can work wonders for your appearance and self-esteem and help you love the reflection in the mirror.

We ensure the highest quality of care and expertise throughout each stage of your abdominoplasty journey to turn your cosmetic goals into reality. To begin exploring your body contouring options, contact our plastic surgery office in San Antonio, TX, online or by calling:

(210) 255-1764

"I made a great choice coming to him!"

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Lisa Romo

San Antonio, TX

2021

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I just had my procedure 4 weeks ago, which means I'm not yet fully healed but I love love love what I'm seeing in the mirror

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Anissa Medrano

San Antonio, TX

2021

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Dr.K fit me into his busy schedule and is so positive and knowledgeable! Dr. K made me feel welcomed as well as his staff. Everytime I call they make me feel like a priority and I feel I made a great choice coming to him!

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Tummy Tuck Surgery Is Highly Sought After

In 2022, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its inaugural ASPS Insights and Trends Report. They noted that tummy tuck was the 4th most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the nation. 

Concerned about the Cost? We Offer Financing Options

Are you interested in a tummy tuck to remove excess fat and slim your silhouette? Are you worried about the cost? We offer a range of financing options to help make treatment more affordable. We work with third-party companies such as CareCredit®, Prosper Healthcare Lending, and ALPHAEON® to give patients more flexibility and peace of mind.

Our team is happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. To get started, we encourage you to request a consultation online or call our San Antonio office at:

(210) 255-1764

5-Star Ratings from Real Patients

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Sarah Chadwell

2021

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Dr. Kopchinski and his staff are the most professional people in the business. Dr. K takes his time with each potential client to fully explain any questions you have and make you feel comfortable about any procedure. Many other doctors tend to rush you or tell you your questions can be answered from their website. He is detail oriented in his work, and his results are, therefore, phenomenal! I trust Prestige Cosmetics to take care of me.

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Mindy Davis

San Antonio, TX

2021

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Dr.K was amazing and very knowledgeable! I have had a couple of procedures done. There was never any pressure to do anything. I was able to ask all of the questions and always received very honest answers so I could make the best decision for me. His staff is amazing as well always returning calls or emails right away and they have always been very welcoming. I would definitely recommend Dr. K and his staff to anyone considering any type of cosmetic surgeries!!

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Take a Look at a Tummy Tuck Procedure

The Abdominoplasty Treatment Process: A Timeline for the Procedure

To provide realistic expectations about the procedure and what it involves, we have provided a general treatment timeline. We can go over a more detailed breakdown of the procedure with you during a consultation at our San Antonio plastic surgery office. The surgery usually takes one to five hours and is performed at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital, which is just 15 minutes away from our office.

Initial Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Kopchinski will examine your midsection and determine if an abdominoplasty or other body contouring surgery is right for you and your cosmetic goals. He can show you where the incisions will be, where the belly button will be located, and what to expect on the day of the procedure.
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Anesthesia

To begin the abdominoplasty procedure, anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort at all times. We offer both general anesthesia and IV sedation, and patients typically have no memory of the surgery. We use nerve blocks to help reduce postoperative pain, as well.
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Incisions

A horizontal incision is created across the lower abdomen to access the tissue underneath. If muscles along the abdominal wall need to be tightened, a second incision may be needed.
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Removal and Tightening

Excess fat is carefully removed from the area. Liposuction may also be performed to get rid of unwanted pockets of fat. The skin is pulled down and any excess skin is trimmed. Our plastic surgeon will also create a new opening for the belly button. The area is then sutured into place.
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Recovery

Patients will rest in a recovery room and can typically go home the same day. Once patients have fully recovered, they can expect to notice dramatic improvements in their body contours and self-esteem. With proper care, scars fade and can be easily covered by undergarments and bathing suits.
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An Actual Patient's Results

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Dr. Kopchinski eliminated stubborn, excess fat and skin that this patient was struggling with. This provided the slim, attractive abdomen this San Antonio woman desired. 

Author Your Own Tummy Tuck Transformation

Choosing to defeat stubborn imperfections can truly change your life. Reaching out to our board-certified surgeon has been page one for many patients' new, empowered stories. Call (210) 255-1764 or email us to begin writing yours. 

What to Expect During Recovery

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Managing Discomfort

Because we use a nerve block during surgery, patients should experience minimized pain and an easier recovery period. We can prescribe medication to aid in any discomfort. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are to be expected during the first week, but this is normal and manageable.

Compression Garment

We will provide a compression garment to be worn for several weeks after your abdominoplasty. This helps your body adjust to the new contours of your midsection, keeps the blood flowing, and facilitates the healing process.

Activity

Patients will need a few weeks off from work and strenuous physical activity to heal. Side effects will improve steadily throughout the healing process. We typically encourage patients to take light, regular walks to improve blood circulation in the body.

Follow-Ups

Patients will periodically return to our San Antonio plastic surgery office for follow-up visits. These are essential because they allow us to monitor recovery and discuss any issues or concerns following the procedure. Dr. Kopchinski can also clear you for certain activities when the time is right.

Is a Tummy Tuck the Right Procedure for You? Contact Our San Antonio, TX, Plastic Surgeon to Find Out 

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Dr. Kopchinski bases his practice on the motto "right patient, right time, right operation." If you've lost significant weight or given birth, there's a good chance your abdominal muscles and belly button are stretched and out of place. An abdominoplasty can reshape your belly button and give you a firmer midsection. After achieving life milestones like completing your family or reaching your ideal weight, a procedure from Dr. Kopchinski can be the perfect way to celebrate.

Request a consultation with our San Antonio, TX, plastic surgeon to discover if a tummy tuck is right for you or call:

(210) 255-1764

"I made a great choice coming to him!" Patients Rave About Our San Antonio Plastic Surgeon

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S Cruz

San Antonio, TX

2022

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Awesome doctor & staff !

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Judy Rountree

2020

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Dr. K is the absolute best for all your cosmetic procedures. He has a great bedside manner and really takes the time to listen to YOU! I LOVE my tummy and my breast reduction...you ROCK Dr. K!

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Maintaining Your Results

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Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet of lean protein, leafy green vegetables, and other foods rich in nutrition will prevent you from gaining excess weight. Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Minimizing your consumption of sugary beverages will extend the benefits of your tummy tuck.

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Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise will keep you from gaining significant weight and developing excess skin. Combined with a healthy diet, low-impact exercises like walking will help you maintain an ideal weight and make the most of your results.

"Look No Further!" Changing Lives in San Antonio, TX

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Sarah Hobson

2019

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What a fantastic experience! Dr. K and his staff are sweet, professional, walked me through every step of my procedure, and were so patient in answering all of my questions. For all of your plastic surgery needs, look no further! Dr. K is the best! My recovery time was minimal and I would not go anywhere else but to him.

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Valerie Sanchez

San Antonio, TX

2019

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Absolutely Amazing! Excellent-Excellent-Excellent I highly recommend Dr. K and his amazing office team... I'm absolutely pleased with all results within his care. Dr. K is super friendly and very professional. He's gained my trust with his cosmetic expertise-for many years to come. 

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Prestige Cosmetic Surgery

At Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Bernard Kopchinski helps patients enhance their appearance through a variety of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kopchinski is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Initial consultations with Dr. Kopchinski are free of charge. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (210) 255-1764.

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