What is a Tummy Tuck?
For adults, loose skin and excess fat along the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the primary reasons why you may not be able to regain a tighter and slimmer tummy. An abdominoplasty is a body contouring plastic surgery procedure that can successfully transform your stomach area, achieving the youthful-looking results you want. Newport Beach, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi performs tummy tuck surgery that is based on your specific needs. This popular surgery at Dr. Hakimi's office allows you the opportunity to have a toned, smaller abdomen and renewed confidence. If you're in Newport Beach, the Valley, or Los Angeles, CA, call us today to learn how a tummy tuck can eliminate excess fat and skin while also tightening your ab muscles.
“With a great aesthetic sense and attention to details abdominoplasty can be one of the most rewarding body contouring procedures. This procedure is more than removing skin and fat and creating a tight drum-like abdomen. The goal is to sculpt the abdomen, recreate curves with smooth transition to hips. Achieving this goal requires liposuction of the abdomen and sometimes back along with tightening of the abdominal muscles, leaving a narrow scar in the bikini line. Achieving this while avoiding surgical stigmata is what distinguishes a perfect from a very good result.”
-Dr. Michael Hakimi
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr Hakimi was answered all of my questions about a Mommy makeover very carefully and in detail. He performed my breast lift and augmentation as well as a tummy tuck and the scars are healing so well I am very pleased with the results. His bedside manners are excellent he would answer my calls even very late at night if I was worried about healing properly or if the drain was working good."- H. / Healthgrades / Feb 16, 2020
"What can I say about Dr. Hakimi and his staff at the Newport Beach office. From the beginning and through out the experience it was exceptionally phenomenal. They were always so pleasant, understanding and caring when addressing my procedure. Dr. Hakimi continued to display a personal caring interest with my health and condition preparing me for my procedure. He even took the time to give me a call to check on me. That made me feel so confident that Dr. Hakimi really does care for his patients, showing a high level of integrity. Nicole - Thank you for your honesty, sharing the expectations for the up coming surgery and recovery. Jenny and Kat - Thank you for always showing your enthusiasm and always having an answer to my questions. I went to see Dr. Hakimi for an abdominoplasty procedure and I am so jazzed on my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Hakimi to my friends and family. He is truly an expert in his field and displays a great doctor patient relationship. During my visits I always felt welcomed and comfortable with Dr.Hakimi and his staff exceeding my expectations."- S.G. / Google / Aug 11, 2020
"I had Abdominalplasty a month ago. The recovery time was not as painful as I had thought it would be. I had minimal pain and was able to do light housekeeping, walk and drive myself to conduct personal/business activities a few days after procedure. Wearing the compression suit for a month took some getting used to, but time went by quickly. Dr. Hakimi answered any questions I had in a timely manner during recovery phase. I highly recommend him for this procedure. He conducted himself in a professional manner and was completely honest with me regarding the outcome of my procedure."- V.T. / Google / Aug 28, 2020
Can I Get a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both women and men in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas. If you battle loose or wrinkly skin in addition to excess fat in your stomach area, this body contouring procedure can help produce a slimming and more toned look. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi suggests you be at a stable weight before undergoing this treatment as a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, rather it surgically corrects loose skin. A form of liposuction is usually incorporated during the procedure to remove fat. If your stomach area has good skin tightness, but you still are not satisfied with the appearance of your midsection after diet and exercise, you may be more suited for liposuction.
How is a Tummy Tuck Done?
A tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) is performed while you are under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration, depending on your specific goals and needs. For starters, the incision shape is chosen based upon the amount of excess skin. Some patients with severe sagging skin may require an extended tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck places the incision from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic region. Other patients who are concerned with minimal skin laxity may be better candidates for a smaller incision. These patients still benefit from an abdominoplasty but will simply have a smaller scar. Regardless of the type, all tummy tuck procedures at Liftique involve the removal of hanging skin and liposuction. You can expect your tummy tuck to take between 1 – 5 hours. You will be expecteed to walk the same night after the surgery to prevent blood clot formation and also to expedite swelling improvement. You can generally resume a normal routine somewhere around two weeks and exercise closer to two months or when you are given permission by Dr. Hakimi. Your tummy area will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will look and feel normal again after recovering.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Hakimi will customize your unique treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be able to better estimate your costs once the type of tummy tuck, technique, and anesthesia choices have been made. To ensure you get high-quality results from a skilled plastic surgeon, we help to make your tummy tuck easier to afford by accepting many payment methods and helping you find low-interest financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three main types of tummy tucks: full, mini, or extended. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hakimi will ask about your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, he can better decide which tummy tuck will produce your best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you want to correct issues in both the upper and lower abdomen, whereas a mini tummy tuck is better for issues under your belly button, such as a "pooch." The extended technique can address issues in the stomach, along with your hips and upper thighs.
A variety of factors can lead to a stretched-out stomach that leaves behind hanging skin, and we understand it can be a daily struggle. Tummy tuck surgery is generally the primary way to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, skin tightening surgery by Dr. Hakimi in Newport Beach, CA can help you get the look you dream of. Please contact us at Liftique to learn more.
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