About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For adult individuals, sagging skin and unwanted fat in the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to reduce it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the typical reasons why someone may not be able to regain a tighter and slimmer tummy. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic enhancement that reshapes the stomach area, producing attractive results for patients. Plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann performs abdominoplasty that is tailored to the condition of the abdomen. This popular surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery allows individuals the chance to have a toned, tighter abdomen and restored confidence. Dr. Schoemann is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon equipped to provide exceptional plastic surgery results to La Jolla, CA area patients.
Abdominoplasty can be successful for both, women and men. If you cannot lose weight or reduce sagging skin or unwanted fat in the stomach, this cosmetic surgery can help create a tighter and slimmer look. Dr. Schoemann suggests patients be at a stable weight prior to surgery. Abdominoplasty should not be used to help you lose weight — it surgically corrects loose skin. Liposuction is usually implemented during surgery to reduce fat. If your abdomen has healthy skin laxity, but you are still unhappy with the appearance of your midsection even though you have worked to lose weight, you may be an ideal candidate for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be beyond their childbearing years to ensure the surgical outcome is not affected.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Had a breast augmentation (silicone) and a tummy... 19 May 2016 4 months post Had a breast augmentation (silicone) and a tummy tuck with Dr. Schoemann this past January after having 3 babies in 7 years!! I am at the 4 months out point and look amazing!!! I can finally take the kids to the beach this summer in a bathing suit and feel great about it!!! Not only do my breasts look amazing but my tummy is flatter and tighter than when I was 18!! The staff is incredible, especially Christine and Jenn..they answered every question and Were even available for me on weekends! I can't wait for this summer and as a mom and a full time nurse I see a lot- which is why I chose Dr. Schoemann!!! He did mommy makeovers on two of my kids friends moms and I was stunned at the results! Best choice I ever made and Christine worked with my military budget!"- S.P. / Google / Jul 26, 2016
"Honestly don't have the words how to thanks Dr Schoemann and his staff for giving me my life back. I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair with a different doctor. My muscle repair was to tight causing me severe pain. I had consulted different doctors to seek help. When I meet with Dr Schoemann he listen to my concern and needs. A plan to remove muscle repair was schedule the following week. Due to I was already scared to go back under the knife. Dr. Schoemann and staff walked me and comfort me prior to surgery. I am 1 week po of muscle repair released and no longer in pain. My experience with Dr. Schoemann and staff goes beyond my expectations, their care to prove the best experience, their kindness. Like I said I have no words. If you ever decide to go under the knife for any procedure please consider Dr. Schoemann not only will you get result you need but you will get the care you deserve."- I.M. / Yelp / Oct 20, 2016
"Dr, Mark Schoemann immediately won me over, just by the way he enters the room on my first visit. He listens intently, answers all my nervous questions and puts me at ease. Dr. Schoemann is kind, knowledgeable, professional, skilled, patient and understanding. My first surgery was breast lift and tummy tuck then liposuction on my legs. I’m loving all the compliments. His staff - Valerie, Jill RN, Richard Anesthesiologist, Jen RN, and Gezelle, to name a few are Amazing. I recommend Dr. Schoemann."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 24, 2017
"I do not have words to thank Dr.Schoemann for giving me my life back. I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair by a different doctor wish I was overtighten (mr)and was in severe pain. I seek several 2 nd opinions for my issue as my first surgeon was un aware what would happen if my muscle repair was released. Not confident in him I seek for another doctor. When I had my consultation with Dr. Schoemann and after hearing my issue. He gave me comfort and confidence he could release... the muscle repair. They schedule me for suegry as soon as possible. I was scared to go under the knife again doctor and staff gave me comfort and reassurance. After muscle repair release I was no longer in pain. The service, care, professionalism, attentiveness and meeting my needs go beyond my expectations. If you decide to have any procedure done please consider Dr Schoemann he will not only give you result you desire but the care you deserve as a patient. Thank you Dr Schoemann for giving me my life back."- I.M. / Facebook / Oct 20, 2016
"Had a breast augmentation (silicone) and a tummy tuck with Dr. Schoemann this past January after having 3 babies in 7 years!! I am at the 4 months out point and look amazing!!! I can finally take the kids to the beach this summer in a bathing suit and feel great about it!!! Not only do my breasts look amazing but my tummy is flatter and tighter than when I was 18!! The staff is incredible, especially Christine and Jenn..they answered every question and Were even available for me on weekends! I can't wait for this summer and as a mom and a full time nurse I see a lot- which is why I chose Dr. Schoemann!!! He did mommy makeovers on two of my kids friends moms and I was stunned at the results! Best choice I ever made and Christine worked with my military budget!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 02, 2016
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed using general anesthesia. There are various techniques that may be used, which will be tailored to meet the patient's specific goals. For example, the incision shape and size is chosen based on the amount of excess skin. Some patients with extensive hanging skin may require a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck places the incision from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic region. Other patients with minimal skin looseness may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening, but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all tummy tuck procedures at Schoemann Plastic Surgery involve the removal of sagging skin and fat removal.
What to Expect
Following this procedure, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to decrease swelling. Walking upright will be hard to accomplish at first, so you should rest for a few days. Resuming normal movement becomes easier once the tightness subsides and the incision begins to heal. Most patients can resume everyday functions somewhere around two weeks. Exercise can be resumed at a later date after being cleared by Dr. Schoemann. Your midsection will feel tight and uncomfortable at first, but you will look and feel stunning after your recovery.
Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out tummy that creates hanging folds of skin. We know it can be almost impossible to correct without help, but abdominoplasty can help you overcome this. If you are embarrassed by the hanging skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, a tummy tuck by Dr. Schoemann in La Jolla, CA can help you achieve the look you desire. Please contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery to learn more.