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La Jolla Tummy Tuck

Learn About Abdominoplasty and Tummy Tuck in La Jolla

San Diego and La Jolla Tummy Tuck specialist, Dr. James C. Pietraszek, offers many plastic surgery procedures at his San Diego plastic surgery office, the La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery. If you are looking to reshape your future with a tummy tuck procedure in San Diego, then La Jolla Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Pietraszek is known for beautiful yet natural and long lasting results. Dr. Pietraszek understands that although sometimes dieting and exercise can get you on track to being the new you, it may not be enough for you to reach your goals. If this sounds all too familiar, then a tummy tuck procedure may be the answer you are seeking and you may wish to consider an abdominoplasty(tummy tuck). A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation. This bodily enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach. It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastasis, which can occur following pregnancy. Feel Free to contact La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery if you have any questions regarding a tummy tuck procedure.

If you have any questions about tummy tuck procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery, the office of Dr. James C. Pietraszek at (858) 450-3377. We look forward to hearing from you and offering you the service you deserve!

Tummy Tuck Surgery Pricing and Payment Options

Tummy tuck surgery pricing can range from $8,000 to $10,000, depending on the patients needs and surgery goals. Also, from time-to-time, we may offer a special incentive for this procedure so be sure to ask if we are currently running any exclusive promotions! Feel free to call us directly at (858) 450-3377 or email us at ptcoord@plasticsurgerylajolla.com for more information.

This surgery is a cosmetic procedure and usually can't be covered by your health insurance, however there are many payment options available! The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery accepts all credit cards(Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) and we also offer great financing options through CareCredit (0% Interest for up to 18 months, on approved credit) and Point Loma Credit Union. You can apply online and be approved within a matter of just a few minutes!

Our surgery fee includes: Dr. Pietraszek's surgeon fee, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, material costs and post-surgery garments.

Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:

  • Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area.
  • Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.
  • Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.
  • The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look.

La Jolla Tummy Tuck Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery lasts anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology. To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area. This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back. The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. The abdomen muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline. Finally, the incision is closed; and the skin is stitched back into place. Sometimes the procedure requires an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results.

San Diego Tummy Tuck Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved. Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks. It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.

Tummy Tuck Before and After Examples

Before and after photos can help you better understand the various procedures that are available to you, in addition to helping you form reasonable expectations of what can be achieved through plastic surgery. It is important to keep in mind that each person is different and that your results may vary.

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Contact Us

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon, Dr. James Pietraszek, encourages his San Diego area patients to contact us with any questions or comments they may have. Please call The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery or use the contact form below.