Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Dr. Tom Pousti is a highly skilled tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) specialist who serves the greater San Diego area where he can see San Diego and La Jolla tummy tuck patients. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Pousti describes the abdominoplasty procedure. He has helped many patients achieve a more attractive and shapely profile. Dr. Pousti’s patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or massive weight loss benefit from abdominoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin that weighs the patient down.

6-Weeks Post-Op Mommy Makeover - Prime Plastic Surgery Patient

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Muscle Plication During Abdominoplasty

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Abdominal Wall Plication During Tummy Tuck Surgery

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Revision Tummy Tuck with Muscle Plication and Use of PICO Dressing

Abdominal Wall Plication During Tummy Tuck Surgery

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Progressive Tension Relieving Suture Technique - Tummy Tuck

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Drain Removal After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Description

Abdominoplasty, also known as the “tummy tuck,” is an operation performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin folds in the mid and lower abdominal region and to tighten up the abdominal wall.

When women have had children, the lining of the abdominal muscles can rip and the abdomen can develop a bulge. Men sometimes have tummy tucks too if they suffer from excess abdominal skin and fat.

There are several types of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures including:

  • Regular Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Extended Tummy Tuck

These procedures range from minor removal of hanging skin (a mini-tummy tuck) to a major abdominoplasty where the entire abdomen is tightened. It is designed to remove only as much excess skin and fatty tissue as is practical and safe. Stretch marks, where possible, will be removed along with the excess skin. However, stretch marks on the remaining abdominal skin cannot be removed.

Prime Plastic Surgery consists of the top board-certified surgeons in the country providing the highest caliber of patient care. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to help patients achieve truly life-changing results. Our surgeons are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

Discover what the Prime difference can do for you. Request a consultation online or call our practice at (858) 285-4667.

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