Tummy Tuck

Dr. Paul Gill specializes in tummy tuck surgery in The Woodlands, TX, between Conroe and Spring, using advanced techniques that set his results apart from other plastic surgeons. Dr. Gill often performs extended tummy tucks combined with liposuction to create a narrower waist than what can be accomplished with a traditional tummy tuck. Additionally, he uses a special technique to create a natural-looking bellybutton that enhances your results.

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

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Tummy Tuck Case 467 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
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Case #467

Procedure: Extended Tummy Tuck with Liposuction of the Flanks, Upper & Lower BackBMI: 26.5**Patient is in her early stages of recovery. Redness is temporary & will continue to subside as she heals. Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 424 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
Extended Tummy Tuck
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Case #424

Procedure: Tummy tuck with Liposuction of the flanks and backAge: Early 50's
Tummy Tuck Case 492 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
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Case #492

Extended Tummy Tuck with Liposuction of flanks, upper & lower back.
Tummy Tuck Case 466 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
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Case #466

Procedure: Tummy Tuck with Liposuctions of the Flanks**Patient is 9 months post-op
Tummy Tuck Case 454 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
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Case #454

***Each case is unique and may require different treatment. Always discuss your case with your surgeon.
Tummy Tuck Case 458 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
Extended Tummy Tuck
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Case #458

Procedure: Extended Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck Case 488 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
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Case #488

Tummy tuck with liposuction of the flanks. 
Tummy Tuck Case 468 Before & After Front | The Woodlands, TX | The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
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Case #468

Procedure: Extended Tummy Tuck with Liposuction of the flank, upper & lower back.BMI: 34.0**Patient is 6 weeks post-op redness and swelling will continue to subside.

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

How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Dr. Gill tailors the techniques he uses for tummy tuck surgery based on the needs of each patient. There are some elements common to all tummy tuck procedures and Dr. Gill explains to each patient what will be involved in their surgery. In general, there are 3 types of tummy tuck procedures:

Traditional Tummy Tuck

A standard tummy tuck surgery begins with Dr. Gill making a horizontal incision stretching from hip to hip just above the pubic area so it can be easily concealed by underwear or swimsuit bottoms. There is also an incision around the bellybutton to release the overlying skin. After making the incisions, he carefully lifts the skin and tightens and repairs abdominal muscles if they’ve been separated during pregnancy. After completing that, he removes excess skin. Because a full tummy tuck includes re-positioning the bellybutton, Dr. Gill takes great care in creating one that looks much more natural than the circle or vertical lines that some patients see after a tummy tuck with other plastic surgeons.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients whose concerns are limited to the area of the abdomen below the bellybutton may be better candidates for a mini tummy tuck. Men and women who get this surgery still benefit from an abdominoplasty, but the incision is much shorter and is made lower on the abdomen than what’s used for a traditional tummy tuck.

Extended Tummy Tuck

Dr. Gill actually performs this procedure more often than the traditional tummy tuck. The extended tummy tuck includes making an incision similar to the one used for a traditional tummy tuck, but it also includes the flanks. Dr. Gill also combines liposuction of the upper and lower back with removing excess skin on the flanks to narrow the waist around the body. This results in comprehensive body contouring that a traditional tummy tuck can’t provide.

Both the traditional and extended tummy tuck procedures involve re-positioning the bellybutton. Most of the top plastic surgeons who perform tummy tucks develop a unique method for this element of the procedure. Dr. Gill uses a special flap technique that pulls the bellybutton down and gives it a much more natural look.

Can My Tummy Tuck Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Women who get tummy tucks after having children often combine their procedures with cosmetic breast surgery, such as a breast lift or breast augmentation, as part of a mommy makeover.

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Combining the science of plastic surgery and dermatology with the art of aesthetic procedures, Dr. Paul Gill and Dr. Anita Gill use their experience and expertise to create attractive results in a comfortable, patient-centered environment.

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How to Prepare for Tummy Tuck Surgery

We provide tummy tuck patients with specific pre-operative instructions that include information such as when to stop taking certain medications and what to wear on the day of surgery. It’s also important that smokers quit several weeks before the surgery because smoking increases the risk of complications and can lengthen the recovery process.

There are also steps you can take to prepare at home:

  • Arrange for child care, especially if you have small children at home. You won’t be able to lift toddlers during the initial stage of your recovery.
  • Prepare a “nest’ where you will rest most of the time. Make sure you have access to any devices, books, or other materials that you enjoy.
  • Stock the refrigerator with prepared meals that can be heated up so your caregiver doesn’t feel overwhelmed with chores.

We also recommend filling prescriptions prior to the surgery so they’re on hand immediately.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in The Woodlands?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in The Woodlands, Conroe, and Spring, TX, is between $7,500 and $9,000. The cost of a tummy tuck depends on several factors, including the extent of the surgery performed. The total price includes fees for Dr. Gill and a board-certified anesthesiologist, the cost of prescription medications, and other fees. We can help patients get financing for the procedure to spread out payments. Keep in mind that a surgeon’s training and experience performing tummy tuck surgery, rather than cost, should be the most important factor when choosing a plastic surgeon.

What Is Recovery Like After a Tummy Tuck?

Even though each patient’s recovery is unique, it takes most patients at least 2 weeks before resuming their normal daily routines (not including exercise). Patients wear specialized compression garments for several weeks following surgery. This helps minimize swelling and discomfort and shortens the recovery. It’s very important to get plenty of rest during the initial recovery period, although we recommend taking brief walks around the house to ensure good circulation and reduce the risk of complications. You won’t be able to stand upright for a few days and it may be uncomfortable at first.

You should avoid any strenuous exercise or activities for 6 weeks unless Dr. Gill gives you permission. We encourage patients to contact the practice with any questions or concerns about the healing process.

Reviews

“Hands down the best experience! I went to multiple consultations before deciding which doctor I wanted to go with for a breast augmentation, and after I visited Dr. Paul Gill, I knew he was the doctor I would choose! He is very knowledgeable and professional, and his staff is so friendly and so sweet.”

- S.K. | Google | Jul 24, 2019

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Women and men looking for the best tummy tuck surgeon in The Woodlands often choose Dr. Gill. He’s a double board-certified plastic surgeon with experience, training, and bedside manner that sets him apart from most other surgeons. Request a consultation using the online form to meet privately with Dr. Gill or call our office at (281) 853-5308 to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Can I still get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

You can get pregnant after undergoing tummy tuck surgery, but you might need additional cosmetic surgery after having another baby. Dr. Gill recommends that patients wait until they’re no longer planning to get pregnant before scheduling abdominoplasty.

Is tummy tuck surgery safe?

Tummy tuck surgery has an excellent safety record but involves the risks associated with any elective surgical procedure. It is major surgery and should be performed only by board-certified plastic surgeons.

Will abdominoplasty get rid of my stretch marks?

A tummy tuck may remove some stretch marks, depending on where they’re located. Most of the skin that’s removed is below the bellybutton, so stretch marks there will be erased. Stretch marks above the bellybutton likely will remain.

How many dress sizes will I lose after my procedure?

Even though tummy tuck surgery isn’t a weight loss procedure, most women see their dress size shrink a bit after recovering from the procedure. Patients often experience a reduction of 2 to 3 dress sizes.

*Fees include package pricing (surgeon fee, operating room, general anesthesia, follow ups, garments). We offer multiple financing options available. Refer to our website. Some 0% interest rates. $500 non-refundbale deposit secures your surgery date. Remaining balance due 2 weeks before surgery. 5% cash discount on surgeon fees (cash/check/money order)

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