Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty
In San Diego, La Jolla, and nationally, the tummy tuck procedure is extremely popular. In 2018 it was the 5th most popular cosmetic surgery in the USA. Also called abdominoplasty, the procedure is typically performed to achieve a flatter, trimmer abdomen by removing excess abdominal skin and fat and tightening underlying musculature.
Whether due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging, stretched skin and muscles may benefit from a tummy tuck. Because of the nature of the surgery and the potentially significant excess fat and skin that is removed, the results of this procedure are typically quite noticeable and pleasing.
In your consultation, Dr. G will talk with you about the size and location of incisions, the specific surgical technique to be used, risks, and your recovery. As with any surgery, you need all the facts in order to make a good decision.
Performed under a general anesthetic, the abdominoplasty procedure leaves a scar at the bikini line, which fades in time. Excess fat can be removed, supportive stomach muscles tightened and repaired, and excess skin trimmed and re-draped. Sometimes combined with liposuction treatment, the results may be further enhanced.
By achieving a reshaped and tighter waistline, a tummy tuck can substantially improve your appearance and increase your self-confidence. Many patients are amazed at how far-reaching this positive aesthetic change translates to their self-image and zest for life.