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Tummy Tuck in Temecula

A firm abdomen is a goal of many men and women. Unfortunately, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can make this goal difficult to attain, as the abdominal skin and muscles do not always react the way you wish them to, no matter how many hours you spend exercising or how carefully you manage your diet. Tummy tuck surgery enhances the midsection by addressing skin and muscle laxity. With this procedure, you can leave the frustration behind and embrace your new contours and curves. Coastal Plastic Surgeons in Temecula offers several variations of tummy tuck surgery so that you can find a perfectly tailored technique.

What Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Achieve?


A firm abdominal contour is affected by many things including pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process. While diet and exercise can be great ways to correct abdominal weakness, they aren’t always able to treat core issues like skin and muscle laxity. Tummy tuck surgery tightens the underlying abdominal muscles and removes excess skin to reveal a firmer midsection.

Tighter Core Muscles

Many women find that their abdominal muscles look and feel “loose” after pregnancy. This is due to a condition known as diastasis recti, the weakening and separation of the abdominal muscles. This causes the stomach to appear swollen or “pooched.” Abdominal muscles suffering from diastasis recti are tightened during tummy tuck surgery to produce a firmer appearance..


Tummy tuck surgery in Temecula targets the abdominal skin and muscles. While it does not directly target excess pockets of fat, tummy tuck surgery is often combined with liposuction so that abdominal fat is also removed, revealing a slimmer midsection. Liposuction of the abdomen is performed during the excision portion of your tummy tuck procedure.

Your Tummy Tuck Options

Full Tummy Tuck

The full tummy tuck is the traditional method used for this procedure. It is ideal for patients experiencing skin laxity and weakened or separated abdominal muscles on the lower abdomen. This technique:

  • Is performed under general anesthesia
  • Involves one incision from hip to hip along the bikini line and a second incision that encircles the belly button
  • Repairs weakened rectus muscles
  • Removes excess skin from the navel to the bikini line
  • Creates a new belly button

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients who do not require as much correction or removal of skin. This variation requires the shortest recovery time. This technique:

  • Is performed under general anesthesia
  • Involves s shorter incision along the bikini line
  • Repairs weakened rectus muscles
  • Removes skin below the navel
  • Does not require alteration of the belly button

Extended Tummy Tuck

Extended tummy tuck surgery is most often performed after significant weight loss or pregnancy. This variation allows for the removal of the greatest amount of skin. This technique:

  • Is performed under general anesthesia
  • Involves a circumferential incision around the midsection
  • Repairs weakened rectus muscles
  • Removes excess skin around the midsection
  • Lifts the skin on the thighs and hips
  • Does not require alteration of the belly button

Easing Your Concerns

Your tummy tuck recovery depends significantly on the method that is chosen, and you will be given specific guidelines that are tailored to you. Regardless of the techniques used, you will be advised to wear a compression garment that will minimize postoperative swelling, promote healing, and increase blood circulation. Most patients return to work after two weeks, and most normal activities can be resumed within two to three weeks. However, vigorous exercises and lifting should be avoided for six to eight weeks.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia so that there is no pain during the procedure. Following your surgery, you can expect to experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the abdominal area. Prescribed pain medication remedies any of this discomfort, and all symptoms should dissipate within a few weeks.
Scars will form along all incision sites. The degree of scarring will depend on your personal ability to heal and how well you follow proper recovery protocol. Patients who limit their sun exposure and do not cause excess tension or tugging on the incision sites may heal better. All scarring will fade over time.
Several factors affect the cost of your tummy tuck surgery. These factors include the type and extent of tummy tuck surgery chosen as well as anesthesia fees, surgical fees, facility fees, and physician’s fees. You will be provided with an accurate price estimate during your consultation at Coastal Plastic Surgeons in Temecula.

Tummy Tuck Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those in good general health, near to their ideal weight goal, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations of their surgical results. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure, and those looking for that from their surgery should look elsewhere. This procedure is ideal for patients wanting the removal of excess skin, the tightening of abdominal muscles, and the minimizing of stubborn, localized pockets of fat.
Tummy tuck surgery is most commonly combined with liposuction for patients interested in lessening the localized pockets of fat on or around their abdomen. Additional procedures that can it be combined with are:
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
The results of your tummy tuck will be apparent after all of the bruising and swelling subsides and will continue to improve with time. This may take up to several months. The results of your surgery will be long lasting as long as you maintain a stable, healthy weight. Factors such as weight gain or pregnancy may affect the overall quality of your results.
Choosing your surgeon is a vital part of your surgical process. Every man and woman considering tummy tuck surgery should have absolute confidence in their surgeon’s training, ability, and manner. Dr. Batra at Coastal Plastic Surgeons in Murrieta has over two decades of experience in body procedures and is highly qualified to give you the best possible results.