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?
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.
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.
Our Acclaimed Surgeon Operates at an Elite Hospital
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.
Speak with a Skilled
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:
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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:
5-Star Ratings from Real Patients
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.View on Google
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Take a Look at a Tummy Tuck Procedure
The Abdominoplasty Treatment Process: A Timeline for the Procedure
An Actual Patient's Results
What to Expect During Recovery
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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Maintaining Your Results
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.
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.
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