Tummy Tuck Specialist

Thomas McHugh, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

McHugh Plastic Surgery

Thomas McHugh, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in The Woodlands, TX

If excess fat and loose skin in your abdominal area make you self-conscious about your appearance, you don’t have to hide behind baggy clothing and one-piece bathing suits anymore. Thomas P. McHugh, MD, PLLC, is an internationally-renowned plastic surgeon who specializes in tummy tucks. At McHugh Plastic Surgery in the Woodlands, Texas, this board-certified surgeon can give you the smooth stomach of your dreams. Contact his office to see what abdominoplasty can do for you. Call to schedule your appointment or book online today.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

by Thomas McHugh, MD

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from around the abdominal area. It can also strengthen weak or separated abdominal muscles, for a smoother and firmer appearance.

This procedure can be used in the:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Some areas of the back

In some cases, Dr. McHugh may recommend pairing a tummy tuck with liposuction to get maximum benefits.

Who Should Get A Tummy Tuck?

Whether it’s because of pregnancy or gaining and losing significant amounts of weight, excess skin and fat in the abdominal area can be discouraging. Not only is this some of the hardest fat to lose, but once you do, you may have long-lasting visual reminders of its presence, including stretch marks and sagging skin.

If you have loose skin or excess fat in your stomach area and it’s impacting your self-confidence, consider seeing Dr. McHugh for a tummy tuck. With this procedure, he can eliminate sagging skin and stubborn fat.

Ideal candidates are close to their ideal weight and have maintained it for some time. Abdominoplasty isn’t an alternative to living a healthy lifestyle, so to get lasting results, it’s important that you eat a healthy diet and follow an exercise regimen.

If you’re considering getting pregnant in the future, a tummy tuck may not be an appropriate procedure at this time.

What Happens During A Tummy Tuck?

When Dr. McHugh performs an abdominoplasty, he starts by administering anesthesia. He then places an incision between your pubic hairline and navel. He lifts the skin, and if necessary, repairs the underlying abdominal muscles.

Depending on the amount of excess skin you have, he may need to make a second incision near your belly button. He tightens the dermis, trimming away any excess skin before suturing it in place.

If you opted to have liposuction along with your tummy tuck, he removes excess fat before closing your incisions.

If you think a tummy tuck can help you get the body you desire, contact McHugh Plastic Surgery. Call to schedule your initial consultation or book it online today.

What we offer

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Services