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As we age, our skin may lose its elasticity and begin to sag. Unfortunately, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, sagging skin around the stomach due to age, pregnancy or significant weight loss may not be fixable. However, there are alternatives available. An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, can address sagging skin on the abdomen and tighten the muscles underneath. By removing excess fat and skin around the stomach area and rejoining the stretched abdominal muscles due to pregnancy and/or weight gain, a tummy tuck can create a smoother, tighter abdomen.
If you’re interested in exploring your options for tummy tuck procedures, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with our team. We have three convenient locations in Southern California and offer flexible appointment times to meet your needs. During your consultation, we’ll work with you to determine the best treatments to help you achieve the desired look for your abdomen.
Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Concepts?
When contemplating a cosmetic surgery such as a tummy tuck, it is crucial to conduct thorough research and find the most qualified treatment team:
- Facial Aesthetic Concepts has been providing cosmetic surgery services to the Orange County and Los Angeles area since 1980, and has won numerous awards for their exceptional work.
- At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we prioritize your satisfaction above all else. Our team of highly skilled professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional service and expertise that addresses your unique needs in order to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Zamani is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast & body contouring. She has performed hundreds of surgical procedures & is joining FAC from her practice in Toronto. Select appointment times are now available!
Best Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
Individuals who are in good physical health and have excess or loose skin around their abdominal area are ideal candidates for abdominoplasty tummy tuck. Women who have given birth may experience sagging skin around their stomach due to the stretching that occurs during pregnancy. A tummy tuck procedure can effectively address this issue by removing the excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.
While it is commonly associated with postpartum women, tummy tucks are also sought after by individuals who have undergone significant weight loss and wish to remove excess skin and/or fat in order to enhance their appearance.
REAL BEFORE AND AFTER TUMMY TUCK PATIENT PHOTOS
What to Expect During a Tummy Tuck
The duration of a tummy tuck procedure can range from 2.5 to 4 hours and is typically performed under general anesthesia. When combined with liposuction, a tummy tuck can not only enhance the appearance of the abdomen but also improve other contours of the body.
After undergoing a tummy tuck, you can anticipate a flatter and less protruding abdomen with firmer skin. This is because the procedure removes skin from the lower abdominal area, which can also eliminate stretch marks in that region.
Your Tummy Tuck Recovery & Results
Following an abdominoplasty tummy tuck, patients often wake up feeling fatigued or drowsy. If you are undergoing mini or regular tummy tuck procedures, you will be closely monitored overnight at the Surgical center. It is common to experience mild to moderate discomfort for approximately 4 to 7 days, which can be managed with prescription medication.
During the recovery period, you will need to wear an abdominal compression garment to provide support and reduce swelling. While there is no mandatory bed rest period following your tummy tuck surgery, most patients take around 10 to 14 days before returning to work. It is advisable to get up and move around on the first day of recovery to promote circulation.
The recovery process from a tummy tuck varies for each individual, but typically, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover. Our clinic implements innovative technologies like Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to expedite recovery time and improve the overall outcome for our patients.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation for a tummy tuck or would like to learn more about our additional service options, please reach out to us online.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
The cost of a tummy tuck in the United States can vary greatly depending on where you live and the experience level of your surgeon. The tummy tuck average cost is around $6,253, but keep in mind that this price doesn’t include additional fees such as anesthesia and facility costs.
If you’re concerned about the affordability of a tummy tuck, inquire about the financing options we offer.
How do I find the best plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck near me?
Tummy tucks are a popular procedure, and therefore, most plastic surgeons in your area will likely offer them. Your objective in selecting a doctor should be to find one who is a suitable match for you. Begin by requesting to see their before and after photos, and assess whether they align with your desired outcome. Next, evaluate how at ease you are with the doctor. It’s important to have a doctor who is enthusiastic about helping you reach your goals, but it’s also crucial that you feel comfortable discussing the procedure with them. A strong rapport is vital when it comes to plastic surgery.
How much pain will I experience after my tummy tuck?
After your tummy tuck, the amount of discomfort you’ll feel will be based on the extent of your surgery. However, rest assured that we’ll provide you with pain medication to help you cope with any discomfort. Although the pain is temporary, the long-term benefits of the surgery make the few days of discomfort worth it for most patients.
What should I expect from tummy tuck recovery?
Please note that recovery after a tummy tuck procedure requires ample time and patience. Plan to take at least a week off from work to rest and recover. You must avoid any strenuous activities for at least six weeks and wear an abdominal binder during this time. Swelling and bruising are common after the surgery, so it may take some time for you to see the final results. We recommend that you do not judge the outcome of the surgery until you can stop wearing the binder.
What are the risks associated with a tummy tuck?
It is important to remember that there are risks associated with any surgery, including a tummy tuck. While this procedure is generally safe, there is a small chance that complications may arise. These could include infections, adverse reactions, or excessive bleeding. We want to assure you that these occurrences are rare, but we will provide you with information on what symptoms to look out for and how to seek assistance if you experience any issues.
How do I know if I am a tummy tuck candidate?
To determine if a tummy tuck is the best option for you, scheduling a consultation is the only way to know for sure. During this appointment, we will assess if the surgery can meet your expectations or if additional procedures may be necessary. In certain cases, we can perform multiple procedures simultaneously to help you achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.
How can I prepare for my tummy tuck?
When you schedule your surgery, we will give you a list of instructions that must be followed in order to ensure the best possible outcome and keep you safe during the procedure. These instructions may include things like quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, and avoiding certain medications that can thin the blood. It is crucial that you follow all of our directions in order to achieve the desired result and ensure your well-being.