Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Welcome to Orange County’s best Tummy Tuck information resource in Newport Beach. Another name for tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. Patient education about Tummy Tuck Surgery is a priority for Dr. Cruise. With this in mind, he was adamant that the information be highly relevant, easy to understand and, above all, include many Abdominoplasty Before & After photos.
- Are you a good candidate?
- What do you want to change
- Abdominoplasty Types
- Dr. Cruise’s philosophy regarding Abdominoplasty
- Consultation / Physical Exam
- Prior to surgery
- After the procedure
- Recovery time
- Possible complications
- Abdominoplasty Before and Afters
To give you a brief overview, here are some of the important topics that will be discussed. This is in addition to the many abdominoplasty before and after pictures available for your review.
- What are the different types of tummy tuck?
What is a mini tummy tuck? When is an extended tummy tuck necessary?
- Should I have liposuction with my tummy tuck?
Should I have liposuction on my flanks? What are the risks with doing liposuction at the same time?
- Tummy tuck Before and After pictures
It is important to give real world examples. Included are height and weight to make your comparison more relevant.
- Tummy tuck incision and natural Belly button
These are two extremely important topics regarding abdominoplasty. It is critical for these to be hidden and natural.
- Tightening the abdominal muscles
When is it necessary? What does it do?
- Pubic Lift? What is it?
Most women never even realize that their pubic area needs to be lifted at the same time as the tummy tuck.
- Complications, Risks, Recovery and Safety
Tummy Tuck cost; Is financing available?
Another name for tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. Because of its effectiveness at creating a tight, flat abdomen it is one of the most common procedures performed in plastic surgery. It removes excess abdominal skin and fat utilizing an incision just above the pubic bone, similar to a c-section but longer.
Today’s society places strong emphasis on a slender, youthful appearance of the abdomen. This is especially true in the warm and sunny climate of Southern California, where fashion trends often reveal the mid drift area. It is particularly frustrating for women who have given birth or have lost a significant amount of weight. Often, they are left with a loose, stretched-out stomach that frequently has stretch marks. No matter how much exercise, what type of diet, or what kind of cream is applied, the redundant skin never goes away. The reason is because the skin has lost its elasticity and can no longer shrink back.
The good news is that a properly performed abdominoplasty can remove not only the redundant skin but also significant portion of the stretch marks. When the correct operation is matched to the right patient, satisfaction is extremely high. There is a price to pay, however. The operation cannot be done without leaving a scar that often extends across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic bone. If preformed properly, this scar is positioned so that it is easily hidden by even a small bikini, and certainly by underwear.
The type of abdominoplasty performed can be divided into 4 types: mini, standard, extended, and the most aggressive being a complete, circumferential body lift. The most appropriate procedure for you is determined during your consultation with Dr. Cruise. He will assess your skin excess, skin quality, fat excess, fat distribution and body-type. He will also take into consideration your goals to decide what is best for you.
Joseph T. Cruise M.D. has earned the reputation as one of the top Newport Beach plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery. Cruise Plastic Surgery provides procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, gynecomastia, tummy tuck and other cosmetic surgeries. Patients often begin with a search for ‘Orange County Facelift’ or ‘Breast Augmentation Newport Beach’, then come to our office for a consultation, and ultimately benefit from one of Orange County’s best plastic surgeon specialists. Dr. Cruise’s patients come from Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, California, as well as around the world to our top plastic surgery center for breast implants as well as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction, or neck lift surgery. Our goal is to offer the best quality plastic surgery in Orange County with affordable cost options.