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- Have you had significant weight fluctuation due to pregnancy or weight gain?
- Want to eliminate stubborn belly fat and repair loose, sagging skin and muscles?
- Has diet and exercise stabilized your weight, but not resulted in flat, toned abs?
All About Tummy Tucks in Orange County
Factors such as genetics, past pregnancy, and significant weight loss all can conspire to create a protruding tummy and dreaded “stretch marks” that only surgery can repair and correct. Patients choose to undergo a tummy tuck, or “abdominoplasty” procedure, to trim and tone the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while tightening overstretched muscles in a way no amount of exercise ever could.
At CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, we are committed to assisting in restoring your confidence, so that you love the way you look and feel!
Do You Need A Tummy Tuck?
Many mothers take the step to restore the abdomen to a pre-baby condition – or even better, while others are looking to treat excess skin from significant weight fluctuation. During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss the best fit for you:
- Bulging abdomen
- Split or tore abdominal muscles
- Sagging abdominal skin
- Flabby stubborn fat on abdomen and flanks
- Unsightly stretch marks
- Excess hanging skin left after weight loss or bariatric surgery
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.
View our Tummy Tuck before and after gallery for actual-patient outcomes:
Tummy Tuck Procedures
Many patients are looking to restore their pre-baby abdomen – or even better, while others are looking to treat excess skin from significant weight fluctuation. At your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss the best solution for you:
PARTIAL / MINI
Ideal for patients with firm abdominal wall muscles and little excess fat tissue; those looking to exclusively tighten loose skin.
STANDARD / FULL
Ideal for patients with weakened abdominal muscles and skin from past pregnancies or weight gain, and suffer from “stretch marks” in the lower abdomen.
Ideal for larger, significantly heavier patients who need a greater amount of excess fat and skin removed.
Actual CosmetiCare Patient
Actual CosmetiCare Patient
Five-Star Results From Award-Winning Plastic Surgeons
Age. Gravity. Genetics. Time aside, there are countless factors aging our appearance. At CosmetiCare, our mission is to share the best treatment solutions so you have options to reclaim your confidence.
CosmetiCare is one of the most recognized names in aesthetic services throughout the nation. With a carefully selected team of award-winning Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons and more than 100,000 stories of transformation for over 35 years, we are committed to helping you Love the Way You Look™.
Look & Feel Your Best, With Confidence
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a Tummy Tuck in Orange County?
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.
At your consultation at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will discuss the procedure, outlining the recovery and healing process along with realistic expectations so you leave well equipped to make the best decision.
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 which remain despite diet and exercise. However, a tummy tuck is a more involved procedure which 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 Tummy Tuck?
Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck as part of a Mommy Makeover is the most popular combo procedure.
At your consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will help guide you to the best procedure and combination thereof to achieve your best results.
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.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Also called an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck 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.
How long does it take to recover from Tummy Tuck surgery?
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. 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 the results of your tummy tuck will be visible in just a week or two.
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 – 15 lbs. of their goal weight before Tummy Tuck surgery for optimal, long-lasting results.
When will I see 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.
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.