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Tummy Tuck

Dr. Schaffer’s TUMMY TUCK procedure is ideal for you if you have loose skin, extra fat, weak bulging muscles or stretch marks. ABDOMINOPLASTY is a procedure you will find truly satisfying. It will give you a tighter, flatter, smoother, firmer abdomen and a more shapely figure. Stretch marks or old surgical scars can be a thing of the past. With all the advancements in COSMETIC SURGERY today, there are a variety of available ABDOMINOPLASTY techniques, and certainly, your surgery will be designed to give you the most pleasing aesthetic result.


Abdominoplasty in San Antonio – by Dr. Eric Schaffer

As we get older, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and begins to sag. Once the skin begins to sag, the muscles and fat follow along with it. Sometimes after pregnancy, abdominal muscles may get stretched out and separated. Different factors such as weight loss and pregnancy can leave large stretch marks and rob the body of its natural elasticity much sooner than normal.


Men and women of all ages are dissatisfied with their stomachs and seek the expertise of Dr. Eric Schaffer, who is board certified from Harvard Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center to achieve the results they want through Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a Tummy Tuck. Dr. Eric Schaffer designs his Tummy Tuck procedure to reduce excess and sagging skin in the abdominal area in order to correct a protruding and extended stomach that is disproportionate to the rest of the patient’s body. Dr. Eric Schaffer then tightens the stomach muscles to eliminate that extra fatty tissue that has not responded to exercise and diet.

Candidates for this procedure are in generally good health, both mentally and physically. It is important to remember to have realistic expectations on the potential outcome of a Tummy Tuck. As always, Dr. Eric Schaffer offers in-depth consultations to perspective patients to develop a customized plan to get you the best possible results. View testimonials of past tummy tuck patients to see how happy Dr. Schaffer’s patients are. Dr. Schaffer of San Antonio Plastic Surgery has worked with all types of patients with all types of body types to help them get the body type they desire.


Tummy Tucks are performed a wide variety of ways depending on your individual needs. Usually, an incision just below the belly button is made and then runs hip to hip. Once the incision is made in an inconspicuous position as possible, a second incision may be needed to rid of any loose skin around the naval. Once the procedure is done, Dr. Schaffer helps you understand what you can do to minimize any bruising and discomfort you may experience as you heal. It is important to follow Dr. Schaffer’s customized healing plan for you to maximize the results and speed up recovery time. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks after the Tummy Tuck procedure.

Dr. Schaffer and his staff at San Antonio Plastic Surgery make the process of finding a reputable, well trained and experience surgeon easy. Dr. Schaffer is widely recognized in the Plastic Surgery community for his work and is well respected by former patients, new patients and experts in the field. Dr. Schaffer at San Antonio Plastic Surgery makes the process easy to understand and aims please each of his patient’s individual needs.


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