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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Plastic Surgery Before & After Photo

Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty |Before After| Houston | Katy TXTummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at achieving at a flatter, firmer, and smoother abdomen. The procedure can be performed on both men and women who are keen to improve their abdominal contour. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various aspects of the procedure, and may make use of abdominplasty before and after photographs.

The goal is to help the patient understand clear about the potential benefits of tummy tuck surgery, and enable them to make the right decision. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Fortes, provides tummy tuck, and other procedures. Dr. Fortes receives patients at his state of the art practice from Houston, Katy, TX, and nearby locations.

What are Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of tummy tuck plastic surgery refer to a set of images belonging to an earlier patient who has received the same procedure with successful results. The set includes images taken prior to the procedure and after the procedure at a stage when the full effects of the surgery are visible, and the swelling and bruising have disappeared.

The cosmetic surgeon will take these pictures with the consent of the patient, and will present them before new patients in a discreet way. The goal of the surgeon is to educate new patients about various aspects of tummy tuck surgery and help them make an informed choice. The photographs serve as an essential and poigant visual aid in this process during the initial consultation.


When a new patient is considering tummy tuck procedure, they may not have a clear idea of how the surgery may improve their abdominal contours and impact their overall appearance. Some patients may only need excess skin and fat reduction, while some others may need muscle tightening as well. In some cases, liposuction may have to be combined with tummy tuck, while a few patients may only need a partial or mini tummy tuck.

With the help of tummy tuck surgery before and after photos, the surgeon is in a position to address various queries of the patient, and help them make the right decision about their choice of procedure. Patients in Houston, Katy, TX and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive this surgery from Dr. Fortes.

Realistic Expectations

An experienced surgeon will always try to ensure that the patient has a positive mindset, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations. Such patients will typically achieve the highest satisfaction levels.

With tummy tuck before and after photos, the surgeon can ensure that the patient knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for them. This effort mitigates the risk of any disappointment occurring later on, or any misunderstanding at the time of initial decision making.

Digital Pictures Online

The surgeon has an option to provide tummy tuck before and after photographs on their practice website for free access to all. New patients can simply review the pictures online even before they have made up their mind to visit the surgeon’s office for a personal consultation.

For more information about the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Houston | Katy TX Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul F. Fortes please click here or call 713-489-7996.

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