La Jolla Tummy Tuck

by | October 13, 2010 @ 09:00AM

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Oftentimes, natural means of weight loss such as diet and exercise cannot provide your desired results. If you would like to achieve a more slender midsection, you may be an ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery. If you are in the La Jolla area, a qualified plastic surgeon can help you reach your desired body contour with this procedure.

What is tummy tuck surgery?

Medically termed “abdominoplasty,” tummy tuck surgery can reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen caused by pregnancy, massive weight loss, or aging. Your tummy tuck specialist will thoroughly examine the area to be treated in order to determine which technique will be most beneficial. Based on the amount of protrusion and excess, sagging skin, a tradition, mini, extended, or circumferential abdominoplasty will be chosen.

Typically, a long incision in the lower abdomen is made from hipbone to hipbone in order to separate the skin from the underlying muscle. Your La Jolla plastic surgeon will then tighten the abdominal muscle, pull the skin down, make a new opening for the belly button, and trim away excess skin. This produces a more slender and better contoured shape.

In addition to tummy tuck surgery, women who have experienced pregnancy and would like to regain a more youthful contour often combine other procedures. In what is commonly termed a “Mommy Makeover,” liposuction and breast lift with augmentation are performed with a tummy tuck procedure.

Be sure to view before and after plastic surgery photos to see examples of patient results.

Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery

The average cost of abdominoplasty surgery in La Jolla is $9,365. This does not include surgery center fee, anesthesia fee, or any pre- and/or post-surgery medication. Please consult with your La Jolla tummy tuck surgeon for a more accurate final cost.

Additional information regarding tummy tuck surgery or other body contouring procedures can be gained during a consultation with a surgeon. We can help you find a La Jolla plastic surgeon who performs tummy tuck surgery, as well as other plastic surgery procedures.  

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