Enjoy a Tight, Toned Abdomen

Factors such as genetics, past pregnancy, and significant weight loss all can conspire to create a protruding tummy and the dreaded “stretch marks” that only surgery can address. If this sounds like you, the tummy tuck, or “abdominoplasty” procedure, can help you enjoy a trim and toned abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while tightening overstretched muscles in a way no amount of exercise ever could.

You’ll enjoy a more attractive body silhouette and all the confidence that comes along with it. To learn more about how the tummy tuck can help you, reach out to the CosmetiCare team at our Newport Beach location and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

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Tummy Tuck at a Glance


Surgical, General Anesthesia

Healing Downtime

One to Two Weeks

Final Results

Four to Six Months

Frequently Combined with

Mommy Makeover, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Liposuction

Do You Need A Tummy Tuck?

In many cases, new mothers take the step to restore their pre-baby abdominal condition, while other patients might be simply looking to address excess skin from significant weight fluctuation.

Still others are interested in this procedure as a way to address an appearance that’s simply been caused by genetics. During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss the best fit for you. You’re likely a great candidate for the tummy tuck if you’re interested in addressing:

  • A bulging abdomen
  • Split or torn abdominal muscles
  • Sagging abdominal skin
  • Flabby stubborn fat
  • Unsightly stretch marks
  • Excess hanging skin left after weight loss or bariatric surgery
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What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Also called an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck procedure removes excess fat and skin from the lower and upper abdomen. During the procedure, the muscles in the abdominal wall are also tightened. The result is a flat, firm stomach profile. The new look of our Orange County tummy tuck patients is permanent as long as there is no significant weight gain or additional pregnancies after the procedure.

Your Tummy Tuck Procedure Options

We offer a variety of techniques when performing the tummy tuck procedure, and the method chosen for you will be based on your cosmetic goals and unique physical characteristics.

The Partial (Mini) Tummy Tuck

This technique is ideal for patients with firm abdominal wall muscles and little excess fat tissue, or for those looking to exclusively tighten loose skin.

The Standard (Full) Tummy Tuck

This is ideal for patients with weakened abdominal muscles and skin from past pregnancies or weight gain, and those who suffer from “stretch marks” in the lower abdomen.

The Extended Tummy Tuck

This particular technique is often ideal for larger, significantly heavier patients who need a greater amount of excess fat and skin removed.

Your Recovery Period

After your tummy tuck procedure in Orange County, there will be some swelling at first. Bandages will be applied to your incision, and a compression garment should be worn to keep everything in its new place. You’ll be given detailed aftercare instructions before your surgery.

Because your treatment involves both skin and muscle, standing straight up may hurt a bit at first. You may also need help getting around the first day or two. However, the swelling and discomfort should fade rapidly, and your results will be visible in just a week or two.

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Enjoying Your Tummy Tuck Results

Your belly will be flatter and firmer following your procedure. If there are existing stretch marks, they are often removed or greatly diminished following your procedure. Your belly button may look slightly different as well, often altering orientation to a more vertical than horizontal appearance and being repositioned. We’ll be sure to provide you with a detailed timeline, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when it comes to seeing your final results.

Journey to the Best You

Here’s what to expect during your surgical journey with CosmetiCare:


Discuss your options and ask any questions that you may have with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.


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Get ready to look & feel your best with one of our renowned board-certified plastic surgeons performing your surgery.


Trust our staff to guide you through the recovery process, providing tips and tools to make it as smooth as possible.

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I am extremely happy and excited with my recent tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Niccole is the best! He was thorough with the procedure and has been their pre and post-op needs. The staff has been helpful and all so friendly. I highly recommend CosmetiCare and Dr. Niccole.

Jolie M.

Discover Your Ideal Figure at CosmetiCare

Here at CosmetiCare, we remain committed to offering our patients a wide range of both surgical and non-surgical choices, giving you the power to address any cosmetic concern you might have, and enjoy the look that you’d prefer. Whether you’re interested in addressing a long-held cosmetic goal or are simply looking for a touch-up before an upcoming social event or gathering, CosmetiCare has exactly what you need.

Ready to learn more about what we can do for you? Our team is standing by, and ready to offer you some of the most advanced care Orange County has to offer. Simply reach out to us at our Newport Beach location and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today, and get started on your exciting cosmetic journey.

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How much is a Tummy Tuck in Orange County?

How long will tummy tuck results last?

What will my scars look like after a tummy tuck?

Is a tummy tuck better than liposuction?

What other procedures are typically coupled with the tummy tuck?

Am I a candidate?

Should I lose weight before a tummy tuck?

Will insurance cover my tummy tuck surgery?

What's the biggest preparation I should make prior to a tummy tuck?

How much is a Tummy Tuck in Orange County?

The starting price for a tummy tuck is around $10,600. At your consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will prescribe the perfect treatment plan and provide you with an estimate to achieve your aesthetic goals. We also offer up to 24-month financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.

How long will tummy tuck results last?

As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid significant weight gain, your new abdominal contours will be long-lasting. It’s important to note that no procedure can stop the aging process, so expect your abdominal region and skin to “age” and change over time.

What will my scars look like after a tummy tuck?

A cut in the skin will always form a scar. However, the CosmetiCare surgeons make sure that the incision is placed unobtrusively enough that it can be covered by most clothing, even two-piece swimsuits. Over time, any redness in the scar should face, leaving you with beautiful results.

Is a tummy tuck better than liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove fat cells. It can be very effective for one or two problem areas that remain despite diet and exercise. However, a tummy tuck is a more involved procedure that removes excess skin and fat, plus tightens the abdominal muscles themselves. A tummy tuck is ideal for women who have lost their slim profile due to muscle tone loss following pregnancy, or for those who have lost a great deal of weight and whose skin isn’t elastic enough to adjust.

What other procedures are typically coupled with the tummy tuck?

Liposuction and a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover is the most popular combo procedure.

Am I a candidate?

Ideally, patients who are interested in abdominoplasty will already have reached a stable weight and are in good overall health. This procedure isn’t a substitute for eating right and exercising, and shouldn’t be considered a weight loss solution. Women who may become pregnant should not undergo an abdominoplasty, and if a tummy tuck is desired following the birth of a child, it’s best to wait several months. The happiest patients following surgery are those who go in with realistic expectations.

Should I lose weight before a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is not meant to be a “weight-loss” procedure but rather to trim the waistline and create a smoother, flatter, firmer abdominal profile. We recommend patients be at or within 10 to 15 lbs. of their goal weight before tummy tuck surgery for optimal, long-lasting results.

Will insurance cover my tummy tuck surgery?

Abdominoplasty surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, so insurance typically doesn’t cover it. However, you may receive partial coverage if hernia repair is required. Talk with your insurance company about what kind of documentation you’d need to provide to show that the procedure is addressing medically necessary issues.

If cost is of concern, we offer financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.

What's the biggest preparation I should make prior to a tummy tuck?

Given you’ll need to avoid heavy lifting and too much activity for the first week post-surgery, it’s important to have childcare and pet care lined up, especially if your kids are still young.

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