The Woodlands Plastic Surgery

tummy tuck

Have you reached your goal weight only to be disappointed by the excess skin around your waist and on your tummy? Or has pregnancy left you with a beautiful baby and a less than beautiful abdomen? Loose skin and muscle damage won’t fix itself; to regain a flat tummy you will need a surgical tummy tuck at The Woodlands Plastic Surgery.

Quick Facts:

Average Procedure Time

3-4 Hours

Average Recovery Time

2 Weeks

Covered by Insurance

Not Typically


tummy tuck process

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, restores a flatter abdominal profile by removing excess skin and repairing the underlying muscle structure. Skin damaged by stretch marks caused by weight fluctuations and pregnancy can be removed during the procedure. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat from around the hips.

Step 1

You will receive a general anesthetic for this procedure. Dr. Correa will determine the length and position of the incision based on the amount of excess skin that will be removed.

Step 2

The incision will be made so it is under the bikini line and hidden with clothing. There will also be an incision around the belly button.

Step 3

The underlying muscles are repaired and then the upper skin section is brought down to the lower incision line.

Step 4

The excess skin is removed and the incision is closed. Your navel will be relocated to the correct position at this time.


what’s a mini tummy tuck

If you are close to your ideal weight but have not been able to get rid of the small ‘pooch’ of fat below the belly button, a mini-tummy tuck may be all you need. Although this procedure was originally designed only for the area below the navel and only tightened the muscles in that area, it is now possible to tighten even above the belly button in select cases. Houston residents love this mini-tummy tuck because the downtime is far less and the result is seen much faster than in a full tummy tuck. Additionally, it avoids the incision around the belly button. This mini-tummy tuck produces excellent results and is possibly the best alternative to a full tummy tuck at The Woodlands Plastic Surgery.


the recovery

With a full Tummy Tuck at The Woodlands Plastic Surgery, you will be unable to walk completely upright for about a week. Most patients simply walk slightly bent over for this time while others prefer a walker. You will be encouraged to walk around as soon as possible to prevent any complications such as forming blood clots in your legs and to speed the healing process.

You will be provided with prescription pain management and will be wearing a compression garment for 2 weeks. For the first few days you will need to have sponge baths, but some patients continue this longer as it can be easier than showering while you are initially recovering. You will need to arrange at least 2 weeks off work and will have to restrict any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for 6 weeks. The incisions typically heal well and inconspicuously and patients gain back most of their strength over the first 6 weeks.

Swelling and bruising are to be expected but will begin to resolve after the first 2 weeks. It can take some time for all of the swelling to disappear but usually, by 2-3 months you should see your new, flatter profile emerge, although there will be subtle changes for the first year.


“i have a renewed sense of self-esteem and confidence”

“From the very first appointment, I have felt empowered, encouraged and hopeful! The staff is jovial and fun while also being meticulous and professional!

I felt hopeless before my tummy tuck w/ lipo 360. Now, I have a renewed sense of self-esteem and confidence!

Recovery was smooth! Pricing was ideal and the results are nothing shy of miraculous!”

– Stevie Minner, Google Reviewer

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tummy tuck

“A well-executed tummy tuck can have a dramatic impact on one’s appearance both in and out of clothes. In addition to the improvements seen from removing excess skin, many patients are as pleased with the improvement in the shape of their waist and hips giving them a more curvy figure.”




You are in good health


You are at or near your ideal weight


You are finished having children


You are bothered by stretch marks or excess skin on your abdomen


You don’t anticipate any future large fluctuations in weight


You have a realistic expectation of results


your journey starts here

As some of the The Woodlands best plastic surgeons, Dr. Bryan Correa and Dr. Caroline Clarke perfectly blend their work with total artistic integrity and detailed patient analysis. Instead of simply performing any procedure asked of them, our doctors dedicates extra time and effort to assessing all plastic surgical solutions for each unique patient to achieve their wants, needs, and goals.

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