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Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Denton Watumull helps many women consider tummy tuck surgery after they have finished having children. Childbirth can cause many modifications in your body that can be addressed with cosmetic surgery. Tummy tuck surgery, also known as Abdominoplasty, can help your stomach area to appear firmer and more youthful, possibly even better than your pre-pregnancy look. In some cases, however, liposuction may be a better option. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Denton Watumull, can determine which procedure can optimize your cosmetic results during your initial consultation, and may even recommend a combination of the two. To help you understand the benefits of each procedure, consider the following:

Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck is designed to reduce excess skin around the waist that can develop as a result of pregnancy or dramatic weight loss, abdominoplasty can also help to tighten the underlying muscles in the area. An experienced plastic surgeon typically provides a small amount of liposuction to enhance body contour and address any problem areas. If desired, more liposuction can be administered for more comprehensive shaping.


Unlike tummy tuck surgery, liposuction is intended to be used to reduce pockets of fatty tissue on the body, and this method can be utilized on areas beyond the stomach, including the hips, thighs, and buttocks. However, this procedure cannot eliminate skin laxity issues and may even exacerbate them. If excess skin is not a concern for you, liposuction alone may be able to achieve your desired outcome.

If you have additional questions about whether tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, or both options may be right for you, consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon that has been extensively trained on all parts of the body.

Dr. Denton Watumull is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 9 years of residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center and over 25 years of practice experience. Your safety and an individualized approach is of primary importance to Dr. Watumull. For more information about body contouring surgery options or for more information about Dr. Watumull, please visit You can schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Watumull, by calling Leah at (972)470-5020.


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