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How a Tummy Tuck Works to Give You a Smooth, Tight Abdomen

Posted on January 4, 2022 by - Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, San Diego, CA

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is among the most popular of plastic surgeries. The stomach area is notorious for stubborn pockets of fat and loose skin after pregnancy or weight fluctuations. The goal of abdominoplasty is to flatten the abdomen and remove excess skin and fat deposits.

Dr. Carlos Chacon has helped many men and women achieve their ideal body shape through tummy tuck or a combination of tummy tuck and liposuction, breast surgery and other procedures. He will detail your options during your consultation and discuss your cosmetic goals and medical history.

A Firmer, Flatter Abdomen Through Plastic Surgery

The tummy tuck procedure starts with an incision above the pubic area, and the resulting scar is often easily hidden by undergarments and bathing suit bottoms. Another small, circular incision is made around the navel. Underneath the skin and fat layers is the abdominal wall, where Dr. Chacon will work to provide a smooth, tight figure.

Multiple pregnancies or significant weight gain can easily stretch out the muscles in the abdominal wall. In some cases, women may have diastasis recti after pregnancy, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles that causes a belly to stick out. Dr. Chacon tightens these muscles by pulling them closer together to flatten the abdominal wall and eliminate that “pooch.”

Tightening the underlying abdominal muscles is key to providing a flat contour after a tummy tuck. When the skin and fat layers are re-draped over the abdominal wall, there will be excess tissue near the pubic area incision. Dr. Chacon will remove the skin and fat, including any stretch marks that fall in this area, and create a new navel hole to reveal a smooth, tight body shape.

With proper diet and exercise, you can enjoy a firm, flat abdomen for many years to come after a tummy tuck.

The abdominoplasty procedure may be right for you if you struggle with a disproportionate figure, loose skin, stretch marks and stubborn fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. While the full tummy tuck is an excellent way to restore a flat contour, a mini-tummy tuck may be a better option for those with loose skin and fat localized in the lower abdomen.

Contact Divino Plastic Surgery About Your Tummy Tuck Options

Dr. Chacon specializes in tummy tuck and combining procedures to deliver the best results possible for your cosmetic goals. Women interested in having a tummy tuck after pregnancy may benefit from a mommy makeover, which also addresses volume loss and drooping in the breasts with breast surgery and stubborn areas of fat with liposuction.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Carlos Chacon in San Diego today to begin your journey to a better body shape.