Everyone desires a trim midsection, and when dieting and exercise seem to affect every other body part except your “pooch stomach,” you may want to consider “abdominoplasty” or a tummy tuck. Dr. Dubrow is skilled in giving patients an image to be proud of. This procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, which both men and women are susceptible to. However, tummy tucks are extremely common among women who have had multiple pregnancies and are now left with stretched abdominal muscles and skin. Older patients and those who suffer from slight obesity may also have a loss of elasticity in this area. To attain a sleeker look, a tummy tuck can boost a patient’s self-esteem and successfully contribute to an improved body contour.
This is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, and then tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. Tummy tucks produce a long scar that runs from hip-to-hip just above the pubic area. Depending on a patient’s condition, he or may choose to undergo a partial tummy tuck, in which the incision would be much shorter and the incisions around the navel can be avoided. With both methods, Dr. Dubrow will tighten the muscles, pulling them close together and stitching them into their new position. Patients can look forward to a firmer abdominal wall and narrower waistline.
Depending on a patient’s condition and the extent of the surgery, a tummy tuck can last anywhere between two to five hours, while partial abdominoplasty may take less time. This procedure can provide a long-lasting solution to the annoyance of a flabby midsection, especially after abdominal exercises and healthy eating have done little to improve its condition. Most doctors warn against this procedure if a patient is planning future pregnancies, because the vertical muscles that get tightened will only separate again after giving birth. To gain more information about a procedure you’re considering, feel free to call our office to make an appointment with Orange County tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Dubrow at his practice in Newport Beach.