North Orange County Tummy Tuck Specialist
Every day I hear from my patients how they hate their lower abdominal bulge. They mention that following their children, they are unable to eliminate the loose skin and fat that has developed. They see s low abdominal protuberance (pooch) in their clothes and especially in their bathing suits.
As a cosmetic surgical abdominal specialist in North Orange County, I have treated hundreds of patients with these problems. In most cases, a minor surgical procedure is performed, called a mini abdominoplasty. In this surgery, a small scar is made low in the abdominal area (below the bathing suit line), excess skin is removed and liposuction is done to remove the fat. In some cases, the abdominal wall is also tightened. Women in my practice are thrilled with this procedure, since diet and excessive exercise does not eliminate this problem.
Women following childbirth develop aesthetic problems in their breasts, abdomen, and thighs. With pregnancy, women’s bodies stretch causing thinning of tissue, sagginess and stretch marks. Unfortunately, despite diet and exercise, the stretched and loose skin can only be corrected with surgery. Breasts also deflate following nursing which causes a decrease in breast size.
In order to correct these problems, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction may be indicated. All of these procedures may be done at the same time minimizing recovery time and cost.
Recovery time for all these procedures is approximately 2 weeks. Exercise may be resumed at 4 weeks. Women with young children should have help for one week. After this surgery, women are back to their pre pregnancy appearance.
Patients ask me why my tummy tucks are better than others. I tell my patients that the contour of their abdomen following my procedure is smooth and tight with fine scars. It is important to combine liposuction with this procedure to develop the nice female curves and softness. All sutures are placed beneath the skin, minimizing the scar. The key to this procedure is attention to detail and avoiding the stigmata of tummy tuck’s (dog ears, irregularities, wide scars and poorly placed scars).
Also, our surgicenter is state of the art with an outstanding board certified anesthesiologist with 20 years of experience. Aftercare is provided by a RN who gives one on one care. This provides us the optimal safety situation.
I would love to discuss this procedure with you.
Robert M. Wald Jr., M.D. is an experienced Orange County plastic surgeon with board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and a practice located in Fullerton. He offers several procedures, including facelift surgery, breast enhancement, and body contouring. A Fullerton breast implants and breast reduction surgeon, Dr. Wald provides women with results that are natural-looking and flattering. Also a Fullerton liposuction and tummy tuck specialist, he helps both male and female patients attain improved body definition and a more attractive shape. If you would like to meet with Dr. Wald, please schedule an initial consultation today.
Loose wrinkled abdominal skin and excess fat in the lower abdomen is a common problem. This may occur following pregnancy or weight loss or for genetic reasons. Occasionally liposuction may be the only treatment needed for a protruding abdomen, if the skin tone is good. But if the patient has loose skin and lack of tone in the abdominal area, then an abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, may be required.
Abdominoplasty has become one of the most popular procedures I perform. Today the modern woman wants to regain her figure after child bearing, wearing fitted clothing and look natural in her overall contour, both sitting and standing. The best results are achieved with careful incision placement, skin and fat reoval and recreating a natural umbilicus (belly button). The key to a natural umbilicus is placing the scar deep within the contour of the belly button. The stomach muscles are also tightened to flatten the abdomen. Women who have dieted and exercised and unable to correct these problems are excellent candidates for this surgery.
My patients return there abdomen to a beautiful shape that looks great in pants and swimwear. A two week period of time is required for recovery. With modified abdominoplasties, the patient will return to work within ten days. The scar length varies with the women’s contouring and is easily covered by her swimwear and underwear. This is one of the most satisfying operations that I perform.