Tummy tucks procedures from our San Diego cosmetic plastic surgery office are designed to help tighten muscles in the abdomen, remove loose skin, and give you a trim and flat tummy. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, consider the following about your chosen procedure:
What does a Tummy Tuck Do?
Abdominoplasty, the procedure's formal name, corrects problems related to loose skin and muscles. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Pietraszek removes bothersome loose skin and some excess fat, and repositions out-of-shape muscles into better alignment. Results help you get back to your pre-baby body or see a more toned shape after significant weight loss.
A tummy tuck is intended to treat lax muscles and skin, but won't help you see significant reduction of fat buildup in that area. If you are having issues with problematic accumulation of fat, despite a healthy lifestyle, we offer lipoplasty treatments to smooth and shape these areas.
What's Involved in a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
During tummy tuck surgery, lack of firmness in your abdomen is corrected by re-tightening the muscles of the stomach from an incision in the lower abdominal or bikini line area. Dr. Pietraszek works with you before the procedure to pick and design a discreet incision placement, creating the most inconspicuous scars possible.
When performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck, additional fat removal liposuction or lipoplasty allows for more detailed re-contouring of your midsection. A tummy tuck procedure takes approximately three to four hours. We aim to please our patients with excellent treatment each step of the way, and most of all, with their newly toned and flattened tummies.
When Should I get a Tummy Tuck?
The decision to seek plastic surgery is highly personal; everyone will experience their own need for treatment at varying times of their lives. However, it’s generally recommended to have a tummy tuck after you have decided your family is complete and after results from weight loss are stabilized.
Ready to Learn More about Tummy Tuck Treatment? Contact Our Office!
We've helped patients achieve a lifted and toned appearance with tummy tuck treatment from our cosmetic surgery office. Our patients feel better in their clothes and their own bodies after shedding problematic loose skin and correcting slack muscles. We can help you see dramatic results as well. To schedule your abdominoplasty consultation with Dr. Pietraszek, contact us today.