Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty in Newport Beach, California (CA)

Excess skin, fat, and loose muscles around your abdomen can be a difficult issue, and exercise and weight loss aren’t always enough. A tummy tuck, known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to correct these issues for a flat and firm midsection.

Benefits of a tummy tuck

A tummy tuck isn’t an alternative to a healthy diet and exercise, but it can help with persistent problems like loose skin, excess fat, and weakened or separated abdominal muscles. The procedure firms up your abdominal wall, slims your waistline, and eliminates apparent sagging skin around your belly and above your pubic area. Incisions are made along your bikini line so they are hidden by your bathing suit.

How tummy tuck surgery is performed

Abdominoplasty can be done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Liposuction is commonly done during a tummy tuck to help remove fat deposits and more effectively slim your abdominal area.

During a full tummy tuck, your cosmetic surgeon will make an incision from hip to hip just above your pubic area.  Your abdominal muscles are sutured together to tighten them and create a flatter abdominal wall. Your excess belly skin at the bottom is trimmed, and a new hole for your navel is made. The incisions are then stitched.

A partial abdominoplasty, known as a mini tummy tuck, is a milder form of this surgery that just corrects the area under your navel, and your original navel is left in place. The incisions are smaller.

An extended tummy tuck can correct loose skin around your sides as well as your belly. The incision is much longer and goes past your hips and into your sides to allow removal of more excess skin.

Recovery after surgery

Recovery can take anywhere from two to 12 weeks depending on how much surgical work was done. Most people can return to their normal routine after one to two weeks. You’ll have temporary pain, soreness, swelling, and numbness that will subside with time. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help.

Costs

Tummy tuck costs vary depending on what type of surgery you select—mini, full, or extended—and whether or not liposuction is performed. Other factors that affect cost are your area, surgeon, and health care coverage. Health insurance providers usually do not cover abdominoplasty.


About Jon M. Grazer, MD, MPH, FACS

Jon M. Grazer, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is a second-generation, Board Certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon and a fourth-generation California physician. He specializes in aesthetic body contouring and reconstructive surgery. In addition to being a highly-skilled surgeon, Dr. Grazer is an expert in skin health. This expertise comes from his quest to provide his patients with optimal aesthetic results. His patients include models and international celebrities who demand the best under the scrutinizing public eye. Dr. Grazer has a multitude of loyal and satisfied patients who rely on his skills to provide a natural look.

Dr. Grazer maintains a special interest in body contouring. His father, Dr. Frederick M. Grazer, set the stage in plastic surgery by popularizing the tummy tuck and providing much of the modern literature on the subject, in addition to introducing liposuction to the United States in 1982. Dr. Grazer honed his scientific interests while at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he received his Master of Public Health degree, as well as a Master of Science in Anatomy. While working on his public health degree, Dr. Grazer had the opportunity to publish a first-name paper with Dr. Louis Ignarro, a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine.

Dr. Grazer is a past president of the Orange County Plastic Surgery Society and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. A believer in giving back, Dr. Grazer enjoys traveling to medically underserved destinations to perform surgery on children who may not otherwise have access to treatment.

Dr. Grazer has been featured on the Discovery Channel for his expertise in corrective plastic surgery. Additional television appearances include MTV, Fox News, Fox Coast to Coast, and NBC News. He has been showcased in the print media, including: Düsseldorf Times, Fitness Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and Ellé. Dr. Grazer’s publications also include a chapter of techniques on liposuction in Plastic Surgery, Indications, Operations, and Outcomes, a multi-volume international plastic surgery textbook. Dr Grazer has also authored an interactive CD on abdominoplasty, which educates patients on procedures prior to surgery. Dr. Grazer is featured as a top doctor on Realself.com for dermal fillers and dysport.

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