Tummy Tucks and Abdominoplasty – SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery

Posted November 25, 2019 in Home, Liposuction, Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini Abdominoplasty), Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The Tummy Tuck is one of my favorite procedures. Considered by many as the gold standard of cosmetic plastic surgery of the abdomen, Tummy Tucks are satisfying for both patient and doctor. The procedure allows me to flatten bellies for a number of different problems.

Illustrated below with before and after pictures are several examples of typical Abdominoplasty results. If you watch my TV show, Body Beautiful on the San Francisco Bay Area’s news station, KRON 4, you can hear me narrate the details of each case, including information about the recovery process for each Tummy Tuck Procedure.

Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures

Abdominoplasty is frequently used to restore the belly to its pre-pregnancy shape. The patient below has maintained her weight and fitness throughout her pregnancy, but was still left with abdominal wall laxity. She was unhappy with her appearance and her clothes did not fit well. A Tummy Tuck was performed to flatten her belly by tightening her abdominal wall muscles, removing excess abdominal wall fat and removing excess lower abdominal skin. Her clothes fit much better after surgery, and her smile comes more easily.

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty) – Even after weight loss, this patient has abdominal wall laxity after pregnancy. The Tummy Tuck tightens both the muscle layer and the skin while removing any excess lower abdominal fat.

More Abdominal Laxity Makes More Abdominal Roundness

An increase in abdominal wall laxity means an increase in abdominal girth. The patient below has more skin and abdominal laxity than the case above, but the treatment is similar. The excess skin and attached fat is removed from the lower abdomen, while the muscle wall is repaired directly. In this case, the rectus abdominis muscle fascia is tightened like an internal corset to provide a flatter belly.

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty) – In the above case, the abdominal wall was completely stretched out. Regardless of the number of sit ups she did, her belly stayed round. The Tummy Tuck tightened her muscles, removed extra skin and flattened her belly.

Another Happy Tummy Tuck Patient

Every few years the patient below emails to let me know how happy she is with her Tummy Tuck Results. This is a woman who works hard to maintain her fitness level, but she was unhappy with her pre-tummy-tuck belly and was feeling hopeless about ever recovering her youthful belly. After her Tummy Tuck, she was happy right as soon as she saw her improved abdominal contour. She has maintained her results for years via a sensible diet and exercise program, as the above photo demonstrates.

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty) – This patient had disproportionate lower abdominal fat and muscle laxity. Abdominoplasty restored her youthful shape. She still sends me pictures from time to time showing how incredibly well she is maintaining her excellent results.

More Skin Laxity Requires More Skin Removal

The patient below had both abdominal wall laxity and redundant tummy skin despite a diet and exercise program. The excess skin hung over her pants and protruded under her dresses making her quite unhappy. Abdominoplasty provided something that she could not achieve with diet and exercise alone — tighter abdominal muscle fascia and skin. After Abdominoplasty, her abdomen is flat, and her clothes fit much better.

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Abdominoplasty) – This patient had disproportionate lower abdominal fat with skin and muscle laxity. Her Tummy Tuck restored her flat belly by tightening the muscle layer which is the foundation for a flat abdomen.

Mini Tummy Tucks For Smaller Belly Problems

The fitness “addict” below was frustrated with the inability to get her pre-baby belly back. She worked out hard, but was left with lower abdominal skin laxity and a rounder wider central belly. A Mini Tummy Tuck was used to cinch her waist and flatten her abs. Liposuction was also used to smooth areas of disproportionate fat as indicated by the ink in the preoperative photo.

Mini Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Mini Abdominoplasty)

Mini Tummy Tuck before and after pictures (Mini Abdominoplasty) – This patient had mild skin laxity confined to the area inferior to her belly button with some mild muscle laxity and disproportionate fat. A mini tummy tuck was used to restore her fit contours, something she works hard to maintain.

Tummy Tuck Consultations

If you have had children or have lost weight and would like to learn more about Abdominoplasty, call (925)943-6353 today and schedule a private and personal consultation appointment in our Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery Clinic. I will go over all your options and explain what will work best for your specific situation and goals.