Have diet and exercise failed to give you the flat, tight abdomen you long for? Look no further. Dr. Barnes is a cosmetic surgeon who performs tummy tucks with expert precision and excellent results. To book a consultation about having a tummy tuck, call the friendly staff at Dr. Thomas Barnes, MD, in Newport Beach, California, or book an appointment online today.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of your abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles. If you're wondering whether you're a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck, how the procedure works, and what to expect during recovery, Dr. Barnes can answer your questions.
You might be a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck if you have:
During your consultation, Dr. Barnes can help determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.
A tummy tuck procedure involves several steps, including:
Dr. Barnes offers awake treatment with Pro-Nox™(laughing gas) as well as twilight sleep treatment to ensure your comfort during the surgery.
Dr. Barnes makes incisions along your lower abdomen, typically from hip to hip. The extent of the incision may vary based on the amount of excess skin and fat to be removed.
If your abdominal muscles are separated or weakened, Dr. Barnes tightens and sutures them to create a firmer and flatter abdominal contour.
Dr. Barnes removes excess skin and fat, contouring your abdominal area for a more streamlined appearance.
In some cases, the navel may need to be repositioned to maintain a natural look after excess skin removal.
The last step is to close the incisions carefully using sutures and sometimes surgical tape or adhesive to reduce scarring.
After your procedure, your recovery process includes:
You should notice an immediate improvement in your abdominal contour, but the final results become more apparent as swelling subsides over the following months.
Dr. Barnes can consult with you to help you determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. To learn more, book an appointment today by phone or online.