Tummy Tuck Conveniently located to serve San Ramon and San Francisco
The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is common for patients after laxity in the abdomen from ageing, genetics, weight loss or pregnancy. Depending on the patient’s need, the procedure can tighten the abdominal muscles and increase core stability and strength. Stretched and damaged skin, loose skin and excess fatty tissue can be removed. The incision is placed low on the abdomen in the body’s natural crease and will take approximately a year but can fade back to the natural skin color and be barely noticeable. Many patients find that returning the abdomen to a tight and flat abdomen after pregnancy and weight loss is extremely difficult with diet and exercise alone. Tightening the abdominal muscles and removing the excess fat and skin surgically dramatically improves the appearance of the abdomen and allows both men and women to reach their goals of looking and feeling fitter.
Who Is in Need of a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is perfect for patients who have developed loose skin on their abdomen and waist due to massive weight loss or recent pregnancy. They would need to be in good health and should also have realistic expectations.
Patients who have recently undergone another surgical procedure should wait the prerequisite amount of time to allow for recovery before undergoing this procedure. Discuss this with Dr. Place during a consultation.
Patients are advised to schedule a consultation if they are thinking about getting a tummy tuck. This will allow Dr. Place to assess their goals and their health, ensuring that they are suitable candidates. During the consultation, their concerns can also be addressed.
The surgery takes 2-3 hours depending on the patient and can be done with an overnight stay or as an outpatient procedure in a fully accredited private surgery center. The procedure is done under a general anesthetic.
Tummy Tuck Recovery and Healing
Activity level and weight resistance is restricted for 2-3 weeks and then light aerobic exercise for 3-4 weeks with adding weight resistance and increasing intensity to a full work out by 6-8 weeks. Sit-ups and push- ups can be started at 6-8 weeks.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Due to the numerous factors that can go into determining the cost of a tummy tuck, prices differ. Patients can learn about how much the abdominoplasty procedure may cost during the consultation.
Contact Us Today!
Patients who want to find out more about getting a tummy tuck in San Ramon are advised to schedule a consultation with us today. We can answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have about the procedure.