Tummy tuck surgery in Newport Beach

A flat and tight abdominal wall is something most men and women strive for but cannot always achieve through a disciplined diet and strenuous exercise routine. This loss of abdominal elasticity occurs most commonly following weight loss or pregnancy. However, Harvard trained, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis offers tummy tuck in Newport Beach to bring dramatic improvement to your abdomen.

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is an operation in which excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall (particularly below the navel) is removed. The remaining skin is then tightened. It is particularly effective in removing stretch marks from the lower abdomen, but it must be understood stretch marks from above the navel cannot be eliminated. Some laxity, particularly noticeable when flexing the hips, will persist. Call Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA to learn more.

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Tummy tuck candidates

Tummy tuck surgery is life changing for most of our patients who have had the procedure. The ideal candidates for this dramatic transformation are:

  • Women who have C-section scars and/or extra skin and fat deposits in the lower abdomen
  • Men and women who have stretch marks and loose skin on their abdomen
  • Men and women who have had weight loss surgery and have maintained their goal weight for at least a year and desire removal of the excess skin and remaining fat deposits
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Tummy tuck surgery: what to expect

Tummy tuck patients have the procedure at the Orange County Surgery Center. Some tummy tucks are more invasive than others: for example, some individuals may be candidates for a mini tummy tuck, while others may need an extensive approach. The procedure is performed with the patient under deep sedation or a light general anesthetic and can take anywhere between 2-3 hours depending on the nature of the surgical case.

During surgery, drains and pain pump catheters will be placed. The pain pump catheters infuse local anesthetic into the surgical area for the first three days, while the discomfort tends to be most significant, and thus takes away the need for any narcotic medication. Tummy tuck surgery requires a slow approach to recover, and it is important to note that recovery to the point that full physical activity can be resumed may take up to 6 weeks and the scars will take 12 to 24 months to fade completely.

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Tummy tuck procedure recovery and results

The results following a tummy tuck procedure can equate to a tighter, more toned abdominal appearance. Scarring is a part of this procedure; however, our skillfully trained cosmetic surgeon creates the incisions with care, placing them in inconspicuous areas so that undergarments can hide them. Patients often feel that the skin removal and flat appearance of their stomach far outweighs any scarring that resides after surgery.

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Lose inches today

If you want a slimmer, more flattering figure and have noticed that no matter how hard you work a pooch still resides in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck may help you reach your goals. We also welcome weight loss patients who are seeking skin removal surgery to finalize their weight loss transformation journey. Schedule a consultation with our office today and learn how a tummy tuck can revamp your appearance and self-confidence.

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