Tummy Tuck in Houston

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Restoring Your Natural Silhouette.

After a major accomplishment like having children or losing weight, excess skin around the midsection can remain—and severely hinder—your self-image.

The decision to seek a tummy tuck surgeon, or any plastic surgeon in Houston, to correct sagging or loose skin can cause a lot of anxiety if you aren’t sure what to look for.

Heights Plastic Surgery offers a highly educational process that puts our patients in the driver’s seat of their own care.


also known as: tummy tuck \ ab-DOM-uh-no-pla-stee \

Plastic surgery procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen, predominantly after significant weight loss or childbirth

Procedure options: traditional tummy tuck, circumferential tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, lower body lift, extended tummy tuck, lipoabdominoplasty

Procedure Overview


Sagging abdominal skin

Overstretched abdominal muscles

Skin elasticity

Procedure Time

2-3 hours


Female & Male



Possible Side Effects




Frequently Asked Questions

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What to Expect

Before, During, and After Your Tummy Tuck in Houston

1. Attend a One-on-One Consultation.

If you're interested in a tummy tuck in Houston, you'll first meet with a physician for a one-on-one consultation. We take the time to get to know you—your goals, medical history, body type, skin elasticity, and more.

2. Review Your Treatment Plan.

Houston tummy tuck experts, Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, collaborate on every patient case to best advise you on the best tummy tuck option: traditional tummy tuck, circumferential tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, lower body lift, extended tummy tuck, or lipoabdominoplasty. We build a highly personalized treatment plan that may also include non-surgical procedures to achieve the best possible results.

3. Make Your Decision.

At Heights Plastic Surgery, our mission is to give you all of the information you need to decide what will work best for your desires, timeline, and budget. After we make recommendations, we give you the space and time to make your own decision.

4. Schedule Your Tummy Tuck.

We will schedule your tummy tuck—an outpatient procedure performed in our private, on-site surgery center—for a day and time that works best for you. You'll want to factor in about 2 to 3 weeks of downtime from everyday activities and work after your procedure.

5. Arrive for Surgery.

We will provide you with all the ways you can best prepare for the procedure well in advance of your Houston tummy tuck. When you arrive, we will escort you to our state-of-the-art surgical suite, and review our process in detail once more.

6. Getting Your Tummy Tuck.

Your highly skilled surgeon will be in the operating room from start to finish, executing every detail of your agreed-upon tummy tuck surgical plan. Make sure you plan to have a plan for getting home after your procedure, as you will not be able to drive yourself.

7. Follow Up.

Following your tummy tuck Houston plastic surgeons at Heights Plastic Surgery we will also book you for follow-up visits to meet with your surgeon to monitor your recovery. This important step ensures you are healing properly, safely, and efficiently over the following months.

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Driven By Our Mission: Enhancing Your Natural Features with a Tummy Tuck.

Heights Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to residents of Houston and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to offer you a welcoming environment, a phenomenal patient experience, and cutting-edge technology that you won’t find anywhere else in Texas.

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