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Tummy Tuck in East County

After a pregnancy or dramatic weight loss, many women find it difficult to return to their previous physical condition. Abdominal muscle laxity and sagging skin are difficult, if not impossible, to treat with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, there is a surgical procedure that can correct those issues and restore your physical appearance. A tummy tuck will retighten your abdominal muscles and excise your excess skin to create a thinner and more youthful appearance. The procedure can be altered to take into account the individual concerns of each patient. The results of a tummy tuck in East County, San Diego should be a smoother, tighter abdomen with increased self-confidence.

What Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Do For Me?

TightenSkin

Many women struggle with the loss of skin elasticity due to age, weight loss, or the aftereffects of pregnancy. When the skin is stretched, and the tissues under it retract, non-elastic skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Diet and exercise can help reduce the effects, but the only real solution is to remove the excess skin. A tummy tuck will do that, leaving behind a tighter and smoother abdomen.

RepairAbdominal Muscles

A common side effect of pregnancy or significant weight loss is a condition called diastasis recti. Diastasis recti is characterized by a protruding belly caused by weakened or separated abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck can repair these stretched muscles, allowing them to hold your abdominal tissues in place once again. This will cause the protruding belly fat to be held firmly by muscle, creating a flat stomach.

SlimContours

A tummy tuck does more than just tighten the skin and abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck procedure generally includes liposuction to remove unwanted fat deposits around the abdomen. By doing so, Dr. Jindal can create a more sculpted abdomen where muscles are revealed, and excess fat is removed. This results in slimmer contours and a more youthful appearance.

What Types of Tummy Tuck Are There?

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck is the most common type performed. It involves two incisions, one from hip to hip, and the second around the belly button. This technique will strengthen the abdominal muscles, remove excess skin from the navel to the bikini line, and create a new belly button

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is designed for patients that need less enhancement. It is performed via a single small incision along the bikini line. This technique will repair the lower abdominal muscles and remove excess skin below the navel.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck is designed for patients with an abundance of excess skin. It is performed by creating a single circular incision around the entire abdomen. This technique will repair separated abdominal muscles, remove large amounts of excess skin, and lift the skin around the hips and thighs.

What Are Your Concerns About a Tummy Tuck in East County, San Diego?

The recovery of each patient varies based on the techniques used and the areas treated. Your surgeon will create a personalized recovery plan for you to use. There are some common elements to most recoveries. Most patients are provided a compression garment to reduce swelling, speed the healing process, and help the body adjust to its new contours. This garment should be worn for one to two weeks after surgery. Swelling from the surgery should subside during that same period. Most patients can resume daily activities in two to three weeks, while vigorous exercise and heavy labor should be avoided for six to eight weeks.
Most patients experience mild to moderate pain and swelling in the first two weeks following their operation. Prescription pain medication and anti-inflammatories may be provided based on the surgeon's recommendation and the symptoms reported by the patient.
As with any major surgery, scars will form along the incision sites. Some patients may have smaller scars than others, depending on the surgical technique used and their healing capabilities. Patients can help the scars heal and fade faster by keeping them out of direct sunlight and avoiding tension and tugging on the incision sites. All scars tend to fade over time, and tummy tuck scars are no exception.
The cost of tummy tuck surgery can vary based on a series of factors, including the extent of correction needed, surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. Your surgeon at Coastal Plastic Surgeons will provide you with a personalized quote for the price of your tummy tuck.

Tummy Tuck Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. A tummy tuck is often performed in conjunction with liposuction. Other procedures can be performed alongside tummy tucks to address interrelated issues. Some of the more common combination procedures may include: If you wish to include all of the above in a single procedure, you may wish to consult your surgeon to see if a Mommy Makeover procedure might be a better choice.
The skin and fat removed during a tummy tuck will not grow back and are effectively gone for good. However, new skin and fat deposits may grow over time, primarily as a result of weight gain or further pregnancies. The abdominal muscles that the procedure corrects will likewise remain intact unless splitting apart once again due to weight gain or pregnancy.
Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are in good health, with no medical conditions that may impact them during or after the operation. They should also be non-smokers who are within 15 pounds of their ideal final body weight. If you are struggling with sagging skin, loose muscles, or other issues caused by pregnancy or rapid weight loss, a tummy tuck could be for you.
A tummy tuck carries risks as would any surgical procedure. These risks are mitigated to the best extent possible, but no surgery is ever guaranteed entirely safe. The risks associated with a tummy tuck may include:
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Extensive scarring
  • Infection
A tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure and is not designed to remove excess fat from the body in significant quantities. Other options, such as liposuction surgery may assist you further; however, no form of plastic surgery can replace diet and exercise or replicate the results of weight-loss surgery, such as gastric bypass.

A tummy tuck may cause you to lose a few pounds, but that is not the primary purpose, nor are such results universal.
A tummy tuck will remove stretch marks if the marks are located on the excess skin that is removed as part of the procedure. The remaining skin will be redraped over your new contours and tightened. This may reduce the appearance of any stretch marks, but such results may vary depending on the patient and surgical technique.