Tummy Tuck – Orange County | Newport Beach
Tummy tuck surgery (Abdominoplasty) is for patients that have loose and sagging skin in their abdomen due to pregnancy or substantial weight loss. Pregnancy and excessive weight gain can cause the skin of the abdomen to stretch significantly and the skin is unable to recover. This leaves the skin loose and sagging, causing a very uncomfortable and undesirable result. Dr. Sajjadian’s practice now offers both a tummy tuck and a mini-tummy tuck procedure to correct this condition.
In most tummy tuck procedures, the abdominal muscles need to be tightened to ensure a long lasting, smooth, well contoured abdomen. The abdominal muscles can be tightened in conjunction with a tummy tuck, and most often, both procedures combined creates the best results.
In most cases, a tummy tuck is paired with liposuction of the flank or abdominal regions. Pairing the procedures can create an hour-glass appearance and cause a patient to lose inches from the circumference of their abdomen. Often, a significant number of stretch marks are removed along with excess skin, and a better looking belly button is created.
Dr. Sajjadian typically allows patient to go home the same day of their tummy tuck procedure, with minimal discomfort following the surgery. In some cases, overnight stays can be arranged following the procedure if the patient desires. In most cases, tummy tuck patients are able to resume daily activity within 10-14 days of having the procedure done. Since each patient heals differently, Dr. Sajjadian will give you a more exact time frame given the amount of correction done, and the extent of swelling or bruising.
Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini Abdominoplasty)
A mini tummy tuck is often recommended for patients requiring minimal correction to achieve their ideal shape and contour. While very similar to a full tummy tuck, since there is less correction necessary, a smaller incision is possible to reduce visible scarring. If you are unsure as to which procedure you’ll need, Dr. Sajjadian will meet with you personally to discuss each and create an action plan for your procedure. The difference between the two procedures will depend on the amount of correction and the desired outcome of the procedure.