Tummy Tuck Surgery (Full, Mini, or Extended Abdominoplasty) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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.

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