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Tummy Tuck

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery -  - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Plastic Surgery located in Pasadena, CA

Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the three most popular plastic surgery procedures for the body, and it’s easy to understand why: A tummy tuck can help you look better in (and out) of your clothes, improve your self-confidence, and inspire you to maintain a healthy body long-term. At The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery, Husam Elias, MD, DMD, FACS, offers tummy tucks customized for your needs and goals. Book your consultation by calling the Pasadena, California, office or click online scheduling now.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What does tummy tuck surgery do?

Tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of your abdominal region. The surgery can vary according to the type of tummy tuck. The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery offers several types of tummy tucks to help you get the results you want, including: 

Mini tummy tuck

In a mini tummy tuck, your surgeon contours the abdomen with liposuction below your belly button. This kind of tummy tuck doesn't remove excess skin, nor does it reposition your belly button. A mini tummy tuck is usually only suited for patients with extra belly fat but little-to-no skin sagging. 

Standard tummy tuck

In a standard tummy tuck, your surgeon repairs muscles and removes extra skin and fat. Finally, your surgeon resizes your navel if needed and then positions the abdominal skin and secures it in the optimal position to make a sleek and beautiful abdomen.

Extended tummy tuck

In an extended tummy tuck, your surgeon at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery removes a significant amount of skin and fat from the abdomen, the flanks, and the hips along with tightening the underlying muscles. The best candidates for this procedure are usually men and women who've lost major weight, so it's a popular option for postbariatric surgery patients. 

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery team can help you choose the ideal tummy tuck solution for your needs.

Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck?

If you're struggling with extra abdominal skin after significant weight loss, childbearing, or aging, you could be a great candidate for a tummy tuck. The ideal tummy tuck candidate is a man or woman in good health with a stable weight. 

If your weight fluctuates significantly, or if you're on a weight loss plan at this time, The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery may recommend waiting to have your tummy tuck after your weight is stable. 

What happens after tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure, performed on-site at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery's hospital-grade surgery center. You wear a compression garment for support after your surgery and must refrain from heavy abdominal exercise for some time after your procedure. Recovery generally takes about 2-4 weeks.

For a brand-new tummy that you're proud to show off, call The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery or click online scheduling now.