How A Tummy Tuck Can Give You the Stomach of Your Dreams

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Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, CA men and women looking for a flatter, more toned midsection are turning to tummy tuck surgery for help. Pregnancy, fluctuating weight, and the natural aging process are all factors that can hinder individuals from having a smooth, flat abdominal area. When diet and exercise are no longer providing the right aesthetic results, cosmetic help with abdominoplasty can be the right solution.

So, what can tummy surgery do? Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Michael Hakimi in Newport Beach, CA, is the first step in getting the midsection of your dreams. Dr. Hakimi is an expert at reshaping and contouring the body, providing various options to tackle your midsection and get the results you want. While getting rid of extra skin and fat has its cosmetic benefits, some patients may be unaware of the additional health benefits that tummy tuck surgery can provide. Learn more about this transformative procedure, and get the body contouring results you deserve.

Tummy Tuck in Newport Beach – can it help me get rid of extra skin?

The main reason patients in Newport Beach, CA consider abdominoplasty is to get rid of extra skin. Due to pregnancy, weight fluctuation, or age, abdominal skin can lose elasticity. Tummy tuck surgery can help women and men achieve a smoother, flatter, more tone-looking stomach. It is a cosmetic procedure that excises sagging skin, eliminates fatty pockets, and tightens underlying abdominal muscles to achieve the right aesthetic goals. Most tummy tucks involve two incisions made on the bikini line and at the belly button. The longer incision at the bikini line allows for the removal of excess skin and tightening the necessary stomach muscles in the area. During the initial consultation, Dr. Hakimi will determine if excess fat will need to be removed with liposuction for more effective body contouring results.

Does a tummy tuck improve your health?

Tummy tuck surgery can remove mild to severe cases of loose skin in the midsection area. It can even repair stretched or damaged abdominal muscles known as diastasis, which is a common occurrence for women due to pregnancy. Men and women who have changed their lifestyle to be healthier and exercise more may need additional help to remove loose, sagging skin, even fatty deposits in their stomach area. While having a flatter, more toned stomach is a cosmetic benefit, some patients may not realize the health advantages this type of body contouring surgery can offer:

  • Patients are more likely to manage their weight and be more active post-surgery
  • Hernias can be corrected during abdominoplasty and reduce the risk of reoccurrence
  • Eliminate the appearance of hysterectomy or C-section scars
  • Urinary incontinence can be adjusted during tummy tuck surgery
  • Back pain relief due to stronger core muscles post-surgery
  • Better mental health with a renewed sense of confidence about their appearance

What is the tummy tuck healing time?

While there are medical and physical benefits to this cosmetic procedure, it is still considered major surgery. Patients can expect their recovery from tummy tuck surgery to take about 3 - 4 weeks, depending on the type of tummy tuck technique needed, such as a mini, full, or extended. Dr. Hakimi uses a very fine suture and makes a point of keeping the belly button incision inside the belly button so it looks natural. Most plastic surgeons use a suture that dissolves on its own, but since Dr. Hakimi strongly believes in the importance of inconspicuous belly button scar he brings patients back 2 weeks after the surgery to remove their belly button sutures. If you think you need a mini tummy tuck, traditional tummy tuck, or a combination of liposuction with tummy tuck surgery, do your homework and find an experienced, qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hakimi. During a personal one-on-one consultation, he will assess and determine the right course of action to achieve your desired results.

Are you considering abdominoplasty and want to learn more about this body contouring procedure? Then contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Hakimi in Newport Beach, CA. Start your journey today to a better you, and love the way you look.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.