Tummy Tuck In San Antonio, TX

A protuberant abdomen can be the result of excess fat, weak abdominal muscles, or loose skin. Sometimes, even if you eat well and exercise, these things don’t go away.

A Tummy Tuck (or abdominoplasty) is performed to correct the protuberant abdomen which is caused by skin excess and muscle weakness. During the surgery, the extra skin, stretch marks, and fat between the belly button and pubic hairline are removed, and the muscles of the abdominal wall are plicated, giving the body a tighter contour.

Learn About Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery in San Antonio

  1. Initial Consultation
  2. What Happens During The Tummy Tuck Procedure?
  3. What Is The Recovery Like After A Tummy Tuck?
  4. Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck
  5. Cost And Financing Options
  6. Testimonials
  7. FAQ’s

Initial Consultation

At the initial consultation, your health history will be reviewed and the liposuction procedure will be explained in great detail, and any alternative procedures, as well as the risks and benefits of surgery, will be discussed.

Here you will also check before and after photographs of Dr. Lawton‘s patients, and all of your questions will be answered.

During the consultation, your body contours including, skin excess, fat deposits, and muscular tone, will be evaluated. Here is where you will have the opportunity to point out the particular characteristics of your anatomy that you would like to improve or change.

After extensive discussion, you and Dr. Lawton will agree on which surgical plan will best achieve your goals. Our goal and commitment is that you leave this initial visit with a clear understanding of your surgical options, so that you can make an informed decision.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have later by Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639, email or in another private consultation.

*There is never an additional charge for these subsequent visits.

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For more information about Tummy Tuck or to schedule a consultation with Lawton Plastic Surgery call our San Antonio TX office at
(210)-496-2639 or

What happens during a Tummy Tuck procedure?

The Tummy Tuck procedure is performed in our private AAAASF Certified Class-C Outpatient Surgical Center and it takes about 2 hours or less.

Dr. Lawton uses the tumescent technique, which involves using a special fluid during the procedure. This fluid contains epinephrine, which helps to decrease the risk of bleeding and bruising, and lidocaine, which reduces the amount of anesthesia needed during surgery, and also helps to relieve pain after the surgery.

For this outpatient procedure, we utilize general intravenous anesthesia administered by an elite group of carefully selected, highly qualified, board-certified anesthesiologists and is designed to provide a smooth and gentle anesthetic experience, as well as prevent postoperative pain. This type of anesthesia allows Dr. Lawton to work on the areas being treated smoothly.

What Is The Recovery Like After A Tummy Tuck?

After your surgery, it is important to get plenty of rest. At home, you will have medications to help with any pain you may feel. We also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. To reduce swelling and bruising, and speed up your recovery, we will provide you with a special compression garment, surgical vitamins, arnica, and bromelain.

We will see you the day after your surgery at our office. By the fourth or fifth day, the discomfort should be significantly reduced. You will need to come back in one week to have your sutures removed. By then, you should be feeling well enough to resume most of your normal activities, including work. However, it will take about six weeks for your wounds to heal to 50% of their full strength. Only after this time period, you can return to vigorous activities.

We will schedule follow-up appointments with you at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and then every year after that. If needed, we will see you more frequently. These follow-up visits are never charged.

Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tucks are designed to remove excess skin and tighten loose abdominal muscles in the midsection. By contrast, a Liposuction is designed for the patient who does not have issues with excess skin or loose muscles, but simply wants packets of fat removed in the abdomen, thighs, or hips.

Choosing between a tummy tuck and liposuction ultimately depends on your body type and the results you are seeking. We may even recommend a combination of the two in order to get the look you truly want. If you need any more information about either of these procedures or would like help choosing which one is right for you, call us today at Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639 and we can help you with any questions and concerns you have.

Cost And Financing Options For My Tummy Tuck Procedure

The cost of a Tummy Tuck procedure depends on several factors and variables and may vary from patient to patient. We provide financing options. If you are ready to change your life, the way you feel find out more about the new version of yourself, you can schedule a consultation, or call us at Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639 with any questions about the costs involved with a Tummy Tuck procedure.


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Lawton Plastic Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 62 Tummy Tuck reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Over the past 3 years I have had a breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and a revision with Dr Lawton after losing 150 pounds. Dr Lawton is the most experienced knowledgeable surgeon that I have seen. When I had a wound he sent me for hyperbaric treatments and kept the area free from infection. He provided extra IV vitamins and injections to promote healing - all included in my surgery price. I had - and still have - a lot of questions and often do not think of them until after I see him in office. I send him emails with a list or questions and concerns - he responds to every email himself. He has an answer to all of my questions, and when I think he is being too conservative, he has proven to be correct. From his anesthesiologist to his nurses, his entire staff is knowledgeable and friendly. He has the surgery process streamlined - from pre op to post op care. I highly recommend.

- Joana B

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Dr. Lawton is literally the best plastic surgeon in Texas HANDS DOWN! He made my stomach look better than I could’ve ever imagined it. After having four children, he put me back together, and I look 18 again. I cannot recommend him enough. He is a perfectionist at his craft!

- Lindsey V

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Excellent recovery, I have had other abdominal surgeries in the past. The nursing staff very helpful.

- BA S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

First I’d like to say, thank you so much Dr. Lawton for all of the wonderful work. I never thought that at 45 years old, a mother of three children and a grandmother, could I have ever had an hour glass body like this. I now look better than I did before having children. Dr. Lawton did more for me than I could have ever accomplish in the gym. Even after losing 60 pounds, there was no way I could look this great! He snatched my body up! Truly one of the best plastic surgeons. Dr. Lawton is extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled. He is my go to and the only one I trust. Can not recommend him enough. Again, thank you to Dr. Lawton and his staff!!!

- Yolanda C

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I've searched for years for a doctor who had the expertise to give me the results I wanted despite having additional scars to correct. His knowledge of wound care is the reason I continue to be impressed. His compassionate staff is icing on the cake!

- Kimberly D

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