Tummy Tuck Surgeon
A Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. The procedure also tightens the loose abdominal muscles, giving the appearance of a flat and tight abdomen. An abdominoplasty can create a dramatic difference in the appearance of the abdomen, but the surgery does leave a horizontal scar extending from hip to hip just above the pubic area. However, this scar can usually be hidden under the bikini line. Both men and women are candidates for this surgery. While this surgery is particularly helpful in women with previous pregnancies and stretched out abdominal skin and muscles, an abdominoplasty also dramatically improves the appearance of those who have undergone successful weight loss surgery. (Figure A,B,C,D)
An abdominoplasty takes approximately 3-5 hours depending on the size of the patient. It is performed under general anesthesia and usually requires an overnight stay in the hospital. Recovery time after surgery is usually between 10 days to 2 weeks. Most people are back to work by 2 weeks and back to full activity including exercise by 3 weeks.
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Dr. Richard Lee is a board certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience performing tummy tuck surgery in Orange County, and other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction, arm lift, thigh lift and more. If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery in Newport Beach with Dr. Lee, contact his office today at 949-548-9312.