Tummy Tuck / Body Lift (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in San Diego, Del Mar, Vista & Temecula

With weight gain of any type comes the possibility that a person will develop a protruding abdomen, a result of weak abdominal muscles and excess abdominal skin. The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure corrects this problem by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall, and rectifying the umbilicus (navel or belly button). Drs. Batra and Camberos have many years’ experience performing tummy tuck in San Diego / Del Mar, and they are renowned throughout Southern California for their expertise in creating flat, slim abdominal contours.

Frequently, excess abdominal tissue is a result of the substantial weight gain and weight loss experienced during pregnancy. In this case, Drs. Camberos and Batra might perform tummy tuck in conjunction with breast augmentation or breast lift. This procedure combination is known as a “mommy makeover.” Please read on to learn more about mommy makeover and the treatment approach of the talented San Diego / Del Mar tummy tuck experts, Drs. Camberos and Batra.

By Munish Batra

Before & After Images

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This 38-year-old patient had lost over 80 pounds after two pregnancies. She became frustrated with exercising and not seeing any improvement in her skin quality. Due to the significant weight loss and overlying skin, she began developing rashes under the skin of the lower abdomen. She underwent an abdominoplasty and liposuction of the inner and outer thigh areas. These photographs depict pre-operative views, as well as six months post-operative. As you can see, her belly button looks very natural. In addition, her thigh contour is much improved.

One of the keys to abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is to have a very natural-looking belly button. In addition, fixing the muscles at the time of the surgery will flatten the abdominal wall to where it may have been prior to pregnancy and weight loss. Overall, this patient has a very nice outcome. The recovery time for her surgery was only approximately two weeks.

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This 31-year-old patient had two pregnancies, as well as the loss of breast volume. She desired to return to her pre-pregnancy condition and opted to undergo a Mommy Makeover. These photographs show her pre-operative and post-operative photographs taken approximately six months after surgery. The patient opted to have fairly large implants placed, with 450cc high-profile gel implant. She did not require a lift. As you can see, she has a very nice cleavage, as well as upper pole fullness. In addition, all of her stretch marks are gone from the abdominoplasty. The incision lies nicely in the bikini line and is not visible when wearing a two-piece bathing suit. Additionally, her belly button looks very natural and, overall, the patient is very happy with her outcome.

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This 54-year-old was very frustrated with having a “pooch” in her lower abdomen, despite doing “hundreds of sit-ups” and exercises. This photograph shows her pre-operative and approximately six months post-operative. As you can see, her scar is well hidden in the bikini line and her belly button appears very natural. On the side view, it is obvious that the patient’s muscles are repaired. She appears nice and flat. Overall, she is very happy with her outcome and is back into her full exercise routine.

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This patient underwent a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Overall, this procedure takes approximately three hours to complete. As you can see in the post-operative outcome, she has a very natural-looking belly button. She also has very nicely proportioned breasts for her body. A 300cc high-profile cohesive gel implant was used under the muscle for her augmentation. Overall, this patient is very happy with her outcome.

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This 38-year-old, African-American woman desired to have stretch marks and extra skin removed from her abdominal wall. She was also concerned about the “poochiness” of her abdomen. These photographs show her pre-operatively and approximately six months after surgery. As you can see, once again, her belly button looks very natural. As discussed previously, the belly button is one of the keys to this procedure. If the belly button does not look nice, the remainder of the surgery suffers. In addition, on side profile, you can see that fixing her muscles flattened her abdominal wall. This patient also underwent liposuction of her back and bra bulge area, as well as at the medial and lateral thighs to balance her body better. Overall, she is very happy with her outcome.

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This 59-year-old woman was in good shape, but still had some “pooching” of the lower abdominal wall after going through three pregnancies. This photograph shows the markings for the abdominoplasty and all of the tissue that was removed from the belly button down to her pubic region. On the side profile photo, it is obvious that she has nice outcome from the muscles repair and the belly button looks very natural. This patient is a massage therapist and was back to work within two weeks. She ended up having what is called a High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty. Her incisions are placed in a more V-shaped configuration to match the type of undergarment that she wears.

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This 44-year-old woman had a lot of loose skin and abdominal fat after multiple pregnancies. She desired to appear as she did prior to pregnancy. We opted to perform what is called an Extended Abdominoplasty to take the incision around the sides to get rid of the, “muffin top” appearance. Once again, this patient has an excellent result. As you can see in her post-operative photograph, the patient’s belly button is slightly off to the left. Overall, approximately 15% of patients will have a belly button that is not midline and this is a good example of a patient whose belly button was slightly off center. Nonetheless, she has an excellent result and natural-looking belly button. She went on to lose another 15 pounds after the surgery because she was so happy with her outcome and motivated to exercise.

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This 48-year-old woman had several large pregnancies leading to complete looseness of her abdominal wall. As you can see on the post-operative photograph, side view, after her muscle repair, she is nice and flat. In addition, post-operatively, she appears that she is still pregnant; post-operatively, she has very nice contour to her abdominal wall. The belly button looks very natural and her scar is well hidden in the bikini line. Overall, this patient was very happy with the outcome.

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This patient underwent an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. As you can see in her post-operative photo, all of the loose skin is gone and the little bit of “pooching” of the abdominal wall that she had is also better with the muscle repair. The breast implants, as they appear in the top photograph, with her arms out, appear as if they are spread out slightly. With the arms down at her side, the patient has even better cleavage than in the post-operative photographs. Overall, she is very happy with her outcome and continues to refer patients to our practice.

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This 32-year-old woman in otherwise great shape presented with a hernia around her belly button and looseness of the skin and muscles of the abdominal wall after large pregnancies. She desired some fullness back to her breasts, as well. This patient underwent a mommy makeover procedure with breast augmentation using cohesive gel silicon implants, 300cc high profile. In addition, she underwent a tummy tuck and hernia repair, as well as repair of her muscles. As you can see from the post-operative photograph, her tummy is nice and flat. The incision is hidden below the bikini line, and overall, she has an excellent outcome. Our plan for her is to perform laser treatments of the stretch marks at a later time to improve the character of this skin. Additionally, you can see that her breasts show excellent cleavage, have a very natural slope, and compliment her body very nicely.

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This 63-year-old woman desired breast reduction and abdominoplasty. As you can see in her post-operative photograph, the outcome from the abdominoplasty and breast augmentation went on to heal without any significant complications. The patient is 63, but very active and exercises frequently. She feels much better, overall, about her appearance.

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This Filipino woman desired to have an abdominoplasty, “tummy tuck” and was planning on getting into fitness competitions. At the same time, she wanted a breast lift with augmentation. The post-operative results show her six months after surgery. She has gone on to lose approximately 15 pounds from her pre-surgical weight. She also had an excellent outcome to both surgeries. Her incisions are well hidden and her breasts balance her body nicely.

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This is a 54-year-old Persian woman who had a difficult time getting rid of loose skin and “pooching” of her abdominal wall. She underwent an abdominoplasty and was very happy with her outcome. In darker-skinned patients, the scars can take up to two years. As you can see, her belly button appears very natural. In her post-operative view, her abdominal muscles are fixed and this shows the patient to have flat abdomen.

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This is a 31-year-old, active, athletic volleyball player. She was unable to get rid of the loose skin and stretch marks on the abdominal wall. In addition, she had a fair amount of extra fatty tissue in her “saddle bag” area. We did liposuction of the “saddle bags” to balance her body better, as well as a “tummy tuck”. In addition, she underwent a breast augmentation with 350cc saline implants. Overall, the patient has a very nice outcome and her body is well balanced. She is back to her pre-surgical activities.

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This patient is a 54-year-old Philippino woman who had a large amount of loose skin over the abdominal wall. She also had done a lot of abdominal wall exercises, but her outcome was not adequately noticeable under the loose skin envelop. This photo shows six months post-operative result of her abdominoplasty. Overall, this patient is quite happy with her outcome. Her abdominal wall muscles are more easily visualized. As in the patient seen earlier, the belly button is slightly off to the left and this belly button was not in the midline prior to surgery and has not been moved. This stays, remaining in its natural location. Overall, this patient is very happy with her outcome.

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This 27-year-old Philippino woman desired a Mommy Makeover after a large pregnancy and remaining loose skin around the abdominal wall and loss of breast volume. The post-operative photograph shows her with 375cc high-profile silicon implants and “tummy tuck”. As is very noticeable, this patient has an excellent outcome to her abduction with a very natural-looking belly button. The scar is well hidden in the bikini line. Her breasts also balance her body very nicely. Overall, this patient is very happy with her outcome and has referred in several patients.

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This is a 42-year-old woman who desired to have additional volume to her breasts and removal of the loose skin of her abdominal wall after pregnancy. In addition, she wanted to take care of the “pooching” that occurred after pregnancy. This post-operative photo is taken six months after surgery with a very nice outcome to her breast augmentation, which balances her body very nicely. In the profile photograph, the “pooching” gone and the excess skin is removed. The belly button also looks very natural and, overall, the patient is very happy with her outcome.

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This patient wanted a breast augmentation and “tummy tuck” after several pregnancies. As the post-operative photograph reveals, overall, the patient has very nice outcome and very natural-appearing belly button. Her breast augmentation utilized 300cc saline implants, which balance her body nicely. The implants are below the muscle, giving her a more natural look. Post-operatively, her “pooching” is gone and the scar is well hidden in the bikini line.

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This 28-year-old Hispanic woman wanted contouring of her body after two large pregnancies. Overall, the patient required breast lift with an augmentation, as well as abdominoplasty. The post-operative photographs were taken approximately four months post-surgery. The scars from the breast lift are still visible, but I expect them to continue to fade over the next year. She has a very nice outcome with good balance in her breasts and abdominal wall. Her belly button appears very natural and her scar is well hidden in the bikini line. Overall, this patient as an excellent outcome and is very happy with her results.

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This African-American female wanted an abdominoplasty, “tummy tuck”. She had a fair amount of bulging to the top of the abdomen after pregnancy. As you can see, this was adequately managed by repairing the muscles at the time of her tummy tuck. You can see that the scar is well hidden in the bikini line and her belly button looks very natural. Overall, this patient is very happy with her outcome and is back to her exercise routine.

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The patient had tried to lose weight, but at this point, opted to have a tummy tuck done in order to motivate her to continue to exercise and lose weight. This post-operative photo shows the results of her extended abdominoplasty with the incision taken out to the sides to remove the “love handles”. Overall, the patient has a very nice outcome. Her abdominal wall is flat and all of the loose skin of the lower abdomen is gone. Her belly button looks very natural. The patient has gone on to lose weight after her surgery and is very happy with her outcome.

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This 27-year-old woman presented after having two very large pregnancies. She wanted to have body contouring performed, as well as some fullness back to her breasts. She was also desiring to have a more youthful appearance to her breasts with decreased nipple-areola complex. She underwent a mommy makeover with breast lift and augmentation. We used 400cc high-profile gel implants under the muscle to provide fullness back to her breasts. We also performed a breast lift to reposition her nipples more centrally and decrease the nipple size. Due to her ethnicity, her scars are still slightly dark three months after surgery, but overall, she has a much improved appearance from her pre-operative photographs. In addition, you will see in the side profile photograph, it is evident that her muscles have been tightened nicely and her loose skin has been removed. The muscles also provide a nice corset appearance of her abdominal wall. Overall, this patient is very happy with her outcome. We expect the scars to continue to fade further over time.

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This patient had a fair amount of loose skin and “pooching” of her abdominal wall after pregnancy. As you can see in the post-operative photograph, most of her stretch marks are gone and her belly button looks very natural. Her scar is well hidden in the bikini line and, overall, the patient is very happy with her outcome.

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This African-American female is moderately obese, but did not want to go through a surgical weight-loss procedure. She desired an abdominoplasty and breast lift. These procedures were performed at the same time. This photograph was taken six months post-operative. As you can see, her scar is well hidden in the bikini line and her belly button looks very natural. The patient had gone on to lose approximately 20 pounds after her surgery, as she enjoyed her appearance and was motivated to exercise more frequently. Her breast lift has a nice outcome, with the nipples being made a little reduced at the time of the breast lift.

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This 38-year-old female wanted an abdominoplasty to get rid of a large amount of loose skin and fat over the lower abdominal wall. She underwent what is called an Extended Abdominoplasty and her incision is well hidden in the bikini line. This patient had her post-operative photographs taken approximately four months after surgery and her belly button appears very normal. Her scars continues to get better with time. In the profile photograph, it is obvious that her muscles have been fixed to make her appear more flat post-surgery. The muscles do get stretched out with pregnancy and these can be repaired at the time of the abdominoplasty.

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This patient lost 110 pounds and had a fair amount of loose skin remaining. He underwent a lower body lift, removing all of the loose skin. The incision is hidden well inside the underwear line. His belly button looks very natural. As you can see in the post-operative photograph, his abdominal wall muscles are easily seen under the tighter skin. Overall, this patient was very happy with his outcome. He continues to exercise frequently.

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This patient had a fair amount of bulging to the abdominal wall. Typically, males may have bulging, which is not improved with abdominoplasty procedures. His muscles were quite weak. We opted to repair his abdominal wall muscles at the time of the “tummy tuck” procedure. As you can see in the post-operative result, he has quite a bit of flattening of the abdominal wall and his belly button appears very normal. His scar is hidden in the underwear line nicely. In addition, we did liposuction of his chest wall to improve the contour of his chest.

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This 23-year-old male underwent massive weight loss and had a fair amount of loose skin remaining in the chest and abdominal wall. This photograph was taken six months post-operatively, showing the loose skin to be improved nicely. His abdomen appear flat in the profile view, as we repaired his muscles. In addition, his chest wall appears much better. Overall, the patient is very happy with his outcome.

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This 17-year-old had 100-pound weight loss and underwent a tummy tuck procedure to get rid of the loose skin remaining in the abdominal wall. As you can see in the post-operative photograph, his belly button looks very natural and the loose skin is gone. He is much more confident and, overall, is very happy with his outcome.

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34 y.o. Female underwent abdominoplasty procedure with liposuction of lateral and medial thighs. Photo was taken 6 months post.op.

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59 y.o. female underwent an abdminoplasty procedure. The belly button was surgically crafted to maintain a natural appearance. Photo was taken 8 months post. Op.