San Francisco Tummy Tuck

by | October 12, 2010 @ 11:00AM

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Due to pregnancy, massive weight loss, and/or aging, many individuals experience a protruding abdomen. If you have exhausted natural means of weight loss such as diet and exercise only to find that you cannot achieve a flatter midsection, you may be an ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery. A qualified San Francisco 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 bulging midsection. Based on the amount of protrusion and excess, sagging skin, a tradition, mini, extended, or circumferential abdominoplasty will be chosen. Your tummy tuck specialist will thoroughly examine the area to be treated in order to determine which technique will be most beneficial.

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 San Francisco 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 midsection.

After your procedure, be sure to follow all instructions provided by your physician in order to ensure a healthy and complication-free recovery. Scarring may be hidden by most underwear and bathing suit bottoms. These should fade over time, though not completely.

If you would like to achieve an overall enhancement, you may wish to inquire about liposuction and breast augmentation. Also, be sure to view before and after tummy tuck photos to see examples of patient results.

Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery

The average cost of abdominoplasty surgery in San Francisco is $8,214. This does not include surgery center fee, anesthesia fee, or any pre- and/or post-surgery medication. Please consult with your San Francisco tummy tuck surgeon for a more accurate final cost.

Additional information regarding tummy tuck surgery or other body contouring procedures such as liposuction surgery can be gained during a consultation with a surgeon. We can help you find a San Francisco plastic surgeon who performs tummy tuck surgery.

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