Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery to improve the way your abdomen looks. Specifically, it reduces the size of your abdomen by removing fat, repairing muscles, and tightening the skin.
The team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center can help you review your options in detail and decide which is right for you. If liposuction on your abdomen will leave you with lots of loose skin, they might encourage you to consider a tummy tuck with your liposuction.
Additionally, if you’re interested in a tummy tuck, but the results from a tummy tuck alone would look incomplete or disproportionate, the team might suggest getting liposuction on nearby areas like your bra area or your thighs for a more complete look.
This surgery is specifically meant for someone who is otherwise slender but suffering from stubborn belly fat that persists despite dieting and exercise. This procedure focuses on your lower abdomen below your belly button and involves quicker recovery times.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small horizontal incision between your hip bones. The surgeon will then remove the excess skin and tighten muscles as needed. Liposuction is also an option if you would like to remove fat deposits. Once complete, your incision will be sutured closed.
Also known as a traditional or standard tummy tuck, this type of surgery is best for anyone who wants to flatten their stomach both above and below the belly button. This addresses excess skin and weak abdominal muscles as well.
During this procedure, the doctor will make an incision around your belly button and a horizontal incision between your hip bones. The surgeon then removes excess skin and tightens the muscles. If you choose to add liposuction, the surgeon will also suction out extra fat and then contour the area before suturing the incisions closed.
This surgery addresses not just your tummy, but all your hips and lower back. In this way, the surgeon can address a larger area and remove even more skin and tissue.
In this surgery, the surgeon will make an incision across the lower belly, around your hips, and elsewhere if needed. You can also combine liposuction with this procedure to suction out extra fat at this time. Recovery time is longer than a traditional tummy tuck.
Oftentimes, people struggle to tighten muscle and skin on their abdomen. However, despite diet and exercise, they are unsuccessful. This can happen after several pregnancies or extreme weight loss.
In these cases, there is not just extra skin, but also weakness in the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck can address these issues, slimming your figure and tightening your muscle tissues. As a result, you can have improved posture, which can relieve back pain. This can also restore separated muscles, resulting in a firmer abdomen. Your entire figure can be affected by distended skin and fat on your tummy, so correcting these issues can also restore confidence and bring back your self-esteem.
Your surgeon at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center places the incision strategically, any scar can be easily hidden when you’re ready to go to the beach and show off your new figure.
We ensure your end result looks completely natural and that others can’t tell you’ve had surgery. Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center prioritizes safety and comfort at every step of your tummy tuck. We’ll help you define specific goals before your surgery, so you know what to expect. The surgery is performed while you’re under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to make sure you can’t feel any of it. This is major surgery and can take up to five hours to complete. You will also receive a comprehensive list of instructions to follow during the preparation and recovery from your tummy tuck to help you get the best possible outcome.
The final results of a tummy tuck are affected by two factors: swelling and healing times. You may not see the full change until you can stand fully upright and the swelling has completely gone down. Once you have healed, you will also notice more strength when you stand erect, which can lead to decreased back pain. Your profile will also look different, with a smoother, flatter tummy area that better matches the proportions of your body, leading to satisfaction when you look in the mirror and overall happiness with your appearance.
Because this is major surgery, you will need to take at least a week off of work, school, or other obligations. Directly after your surgery, you will have drains that you will need to empty and clean.
You may also be on an antibiotic and skin medication to help prevent infection. It’s also important that you monitor your sleep position to keep from stretching the incisions and reduce pressure on your abdomen, which can also help with swelling. It may take up to six weeks for you to resume normal activities. During that time, you will wear an abdominal binder to support the changes to your tummy. You will need to avoid driving and vigorous activity, including exercise and heavy lifting. You will also need to rest as much as you can, and may feel tired for a few weeks after. This is normal as your body is focused on healing itself.
Having a flat tummy is a common goal among many men and women who place value into their appearance and the way they present themselves, but you can’t always make your tummy look perfect with exercise or even a healthy diet. At Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center in Temecula, California, board-certified plastic surgeons, Brian Eichenberg, MD, Rachel Ford, MD, and Michael Hakimi, MD, offer tummy tuck surgery with or without other procedures to tighten your belly and improve your figure. For more information, call Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center or book your consultation online today.
There are several different reasons why you might consider getting a tummy tuck to improve your figure. You might want more self-confidence, or you might want your clothing to fit more comfortably. Patients often request tummy tuck surgery after:
Major weight loss: Whether you had weight loss surgery or lost lots of weight naturally, major weight loss can leave your body with loose skin and loose muscles that can’t keep up with your new size. Tummy tuck surgery can help you fully enjoy your slimmer new figure.
Pregnancy: Pregnancy stretches your body in a short amount of time. When you give birth, your body doesn’t always snap back to its pre-pregnancy shape. A tummy tuck can help you look slimmer, remove lower abdominal stretch marks, and enjoy a tighter figure as a new mother.
Liposuction is fat removal surgery. In some cases, patients aren’t sure whether to get liposuction, a tummy tuck, or both.
If you would like to receive a tummy tuck, you will need to either come in for a consultation or virtual consultation are also available at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center in order to establish your eligibility. Note that ideal candidates have excess skin on the tummy area, loss of elasticity, weak stomach muscles, in overall good health, and at a stable weight you can maintain after your surgery.
All incisions result in scars on your skin. In the case of a tummy tuck, there will be a scar around your belly button and one on your lower abdomen. These scar lines will heal and fade over time as long as you follow the doctor’s instructions, especially the first few months after your procedure.
Tummy tucks are customized for each patient, so the cost can vary. If you need a tummy tuck for medical reasons, your insurance will likely cover some or all of the cost. However, if your tummy tuck is elective, it is likely you will cover the cost yourself. In these cases, the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center offers financing options. Be sure to ask our Patient Coordinator for details during your consultation.
Because this procedure involves removing fat and skin, you will feel sore and tender. In addition, the incisions are placed on your abdominal tissues, causing moderate pain, tightness, and affecting how you move. Your pain will be sharpest for the first few days afterward, and the doctor will prescribe a pain medication to deal with the discomfort.
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