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What is a Tummy Tuck?

For adults, sagging skin and excess fat within the abdominal region can be frustrating despite attempts to lose it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the primary reasons why someone may not be able to attain a slim and tight abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic enhancement that successfully transforms the stomach area, achieving youthful-looking outcomes for many patients. Brea and Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin tailors abdominoplasties to each patient's specific cosmetic goals. This abdominal treatment at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery allows people the chance to have a gorgeous new figure and more confidence. Contact us to learn more about how a tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin and tighten your abdominal muscles.

Ideal Candidates for Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both men and women. If you battle loose or wrinkly skin as well as unwanted fat in the tummy section, this body contouring procedure can help reclaim a tighter and slimmer figure. Dr. Corbin recommends you to be at a stable weight prior to surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss, as it treats loose skin. Liposuction is usually incorporated during the procedure to reduce fat. If your abdominal area has good skin tightness and you've worked to lose weight but still aren't satisfied with the appearance of your midsection, then liposuction may better address your concerns. Women considering this treatment should be past childbearing so that the surgical outcomes are not impacted.

How Is Abdominoplasty Performed?

There are several tummy tuck methods to consider depending on your individual needs. The incision type is chosen based on the quantity of excess skin. Some patients with an abundance of hanging skin might benefit most from an extended tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck places the incision from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic region. Patients with minimal skin looseness may be better candidates for a mini tummy tuck. These patients still benefit from skin tightening but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the type, all tummy tuck procedures at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery are performed under general anesthesia and involve the removal sagging skin and fat.

After your Tummy Tuck

Following this procedure, we'll carefully examine you and send you home wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling. Walking upright will be difficult for a while, so you should rest for a couple days. Standing should get easier as your muscles relax and the incision heals. Most patients are able to resume everyday functions in about two weeks. Exercise can resume after about 6 – 8 weeks or whenever Dr. Corbin gives you permission. Your abdominal area will feel tight and uncomfortable at first, but you should feel healthy and stable again after recovering.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your consult, Dr. Corbin will develop your unique abdominoplasty plan to reach your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs as soon as it has been decided which type of abdominoplasty will be performed, as well as which technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To ensure you get beautiful results from a skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery helps make your tummy tuck easy to afford by taking several payment methods and helping you find low-interest financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. In your initial consultation, Dr. Corbin will ask about your needs and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, he can help you decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is better if you would like to correct issues in both the upper and lower abdomen, whereas a mini tummy tuck is better if you only have problems under your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck can address issues in the stomach plus your hips and upper thighs.

How will my scars appear?
Surgical incisions for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Corbin makes the thinnest incisions possible to minimize scarring. He also places incisions in areas that are less visible (in the pubic region or belly button) — so they may be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions — so your sutures heal flat and eventually blend into your natural skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although you can get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Corbin strongly encourages that you be finished with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you get a tummy tuck. If you do become pregnant following a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be done to refresh your stomach.

Tone Your Tummy

Many factors can lead to a sagging abdomen that creates hanging folds of skin. We understand that it can be almost impossible to correct — tummy tuck surgery is usually the only way to overcome this. If you're tired of having stretched-out skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, Dr. Corbin can help you attain the body you've dreamed of. We invite you to contact our office in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation and learn more about low-interest financing options to help make your surgery easy to afford.

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