Doctor’s Thoughts on Tummy Tuck 

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a surgical procedure like a tummy tuck, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. For many, the significant results of a tummy tuck can offer life-changing improvements to the body and confidence. We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve long-lasting results from their tummy tuck to restore their midsection by removing excess tissue in the way. As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation. 

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to address excess skin and tissue in the abdominal area. The tummy tuck can be performed alone, or is often combined with other techniques like liposuction for optimal results. It can also be part of a larger procedure like surgery after weight loss, a body lift, or a mommy makeover.

How is the Tummy Tuck Performed?

There are several different techniques and variations of the tummy tuck that may be performed including the mini, standard, and extended tummy tucks. General anesthesia will be used to maximize your comfort during each. Multiple Liposuction techniques may be used at the same time to if needed.

Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Both men and women can benefit from the tummy tuck to address their concerns with excess skin and hanging tissue on the abdomen. These concerns might be present due to dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. The best candidates will be within their ideal weight range. 

What is Recovery like After Tummy Tuck?

Your recovery after a tummy tuck will depend on the extent of your procedure and the techniques used. Patients typically need 1-2 weeks before returning to work and regular activities. During this time, some swelling, bruising, & general discomfort can be expected.

Tummy Tuck Results

The results of your tummy tuck will become apparent as your swelling and other side effects diminish. This may take several months. Once the swelling has resolved, you can enjoy a flatter, more toned abdomen without excess skin and tissue getting in the way. Patients report feeling more confident wearing tight clothing or going shirtless. The results of your tummy tuck are long-lasting, but to ensure the longevity of your results, you should practice a healthy diet and exercise routine to avoid weight gain.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about your tummy tuck at the Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz are experts in the tummy tuck procedure and its various techniques. They can meet with you to discuss your concerns and determine if the tummy tuck is right for you.