TUMMY TUCK: ENHANCEMENT IN LIFE
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, creates a better toned, flatter appearance of the abdomen for many years to come. Through this procedure excess skin and fat is removed and tightening of the underlying muscle achieves what diet and exercise cannot. Pregnancy, age, significant fluctuations in weight, genetics, and prior surgery may prevent a well toned appearance of the abdomen. The benefits of a tummy tuck procedure include:
Improvement to abdominal sagginess
Improvement to loose skin
Improvement to abdominal protrusion from relaxed muscles
Tummy tuck will improve the appearance of the abdomen, but will not correct stretch marks unless they are located in the area where the skin will be excised during surgery. The tummy tuck will not alter your fundamental appearance or stop the aging process. Yet, the benefits are well received with better fitted clothing and an improved appearance. Contact us today to schedule your Newport Beach tummy tuck appointment.
THE BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE
Dr. Champion and her staff will prepare you for the tummy tuck with the highest quality of care in mind through every aspect of the procedure. Your comfort and safety are our primary concerns. There are primarily four steps that are involved in the tummy tuck procedure, including:
Tummy tuck patients will receive anesthesia to provide the greatest comfort for the procedure. Most patients will receive general anesthesia which will be discussed in more detail by Dr. Champion at the time of the initial consultation.
Tummy tuck is performed through an inconspicuous incision that may vary in shape and length, depending upon the extent of the procedure. Typically, the incision is horizontal lying between the naval and pubic hairline. Another incision may be made around the navel should excess skin in the upper abdomen require treatment. Dr. Champion will review incision options that are appropriate for your desired outcome at the time of consultation.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
During the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Champion will repair weakened abdominal muscles by suturing them back in place. She will then determine the amount of excess skin and fat to be removed. Finally, Dr. Champion will re-drape the skin to create an improved abdominal contour and close the incision with sutures or skin adhesives. Contact us today to schedule your Newport Beach tummy tuck appointment.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Tummy tuck recovery requires special care following the procedure. Patients usually return to most normal activities within seven days following the procedure. The results of the tummy tuck are apparent after swelling and bruising subsides. Dr. Champion will provide you with a list of instructions to follow for an optimal recovery experience. These instructions will include: medications to take, dates to return to the office, hygiene, care for incisions, and the types of activates to perform or avoid in the weeks following tummy tuck surgery.
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary. In rare cases, a complication may arise, but can be managed when immediately reported to Dr. Champion.
The tummy tuck procedure and your body will age over the course of your lifetime. Pregnancy, weight loss and menopause may influence the appearance of your new tummy, and you may require surgical treatment in the future. In the meantime, Dr. Champion’s patients usually enjoy the reward of the tummy tuck for many years to come.
Schedule a Tummy Tuck Appointment
Dr. Champion offers her patients the most current technology in cosmetic surgery available on the market today. Schedule an appointment to learn more about Orange County plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tuck surgery.
To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 714-422-3199. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.
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