Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in San Diego and La Jolla
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The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, procedure is appropriate for both men and women seeking to achieve slender body contours and eliminate fat and excess tissue from the abdominal area. Dr. Mark Mofid provides abdominoplasty surgery to all areas of San Diego, including La Jolla and Chula Vista. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery is especially effective for men and women with overhangs of fat in the lower abdominal area and women attempting to restore their figures after pregnancy. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla-area office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.
The best candidates for abdominoplasty surgery are men and women who have excess tissue and fat concentrated in the abdominal area. People who have lost weight or who have gained weight due to genetics or aging may be good candidates for tummy tuck procedures. Abdominoplasty surgery is especially common for women who have been pregnant and wish to restore their figures. The best way to determine candidacy is to visit one of Dr. Mark Mofid’s offices in the San Diego and La Jolla area. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery should be comprehensively discussed with Dr. Mofid prior to treatment to ensure that it will address the patient’s aesthetic concerns.
Dr. Mark Mofid evaluates each patient and tailors the abdominoplasty procedure to his or her needs. Some patients will require the full abdominoplasty, while patients who have fat localized beneath the navel may benefit from the partial, or mini, abdominoplasty. In either case, excess fat and tissue is trimmed away by Dr. Mofid. The abdominal muscles are also tightened to produce a firm, fit appearance.
Patients of Dr. Mark Mofid’s who have undergone tummy tuck surgery find that, after surgery, they have dropped several clothing sizes and have much more slender appearances as well as the waist becoming much narrower. Patients also have firmer, more toned abdomens due to the muscle-tightening and removal of fat involved in the abdominoplasty procedure. Individual patients are advised to see Dr. Mofid for a consultation that will help to determine what will be involved in the procedure for them and to learn more about their possible results.
Contact Dr. Mark Mofid for an Abdominoplasty Consultation
A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is an essential part of the research process. Prospective patients may visit one of Dr. Mark Mofid’s offices, located in the San Diego area; including Chula Vista, near La Jolla, for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) consultation. Every consultation is customized to the unique needs of the individual. Contact Dr. Mark Mofid’s plastic surgery office to schedule a consultation today.
More Information about Tummy Tuck – By Dr. Mofid
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures are typically performed to remove lax skin from the lower abdomen most commonly found in women that have had children or have lost significant amounts of weight. These procedures are typically performed under general anesthesia in an operating room and take between 2 and 3 hours to perform. Abdominoplasty surgery is performed by making an incision that will result in a scar that extends typically from one hip to the other at the top of the bikini line. The excess skin and fat from the belly button to the top of the pubic hair line is typically removed, and skin from the upper abdomen is used to redrape the skin of the entire abdomen.
In conjunction with these procedures, laxity within the abdominal wall or fascia can be tightened, often referred to as a rectus diastasis. Permanent sutures are utilized to tighten the fascia when performing abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures.
Good candidates for abdominoplasty surgery include women that have loose excess skin often in conjunction with stretch marks in the lower abdomen between the belly button and the pubic mound. Patients that undergo this procedure can reasonably expect that the skin redundancy will be removed albeit with the drawback of a scar extending across the lower abdomen.
Recovery from these procedures are typically 1 week to 10 days off of work followed by 2 to 3 weeks before engaging in moderate exercise and 6 weeks or more before engaging in more significant exercise regimens. Final healing may take as long as 2 to 3 months before the majority of swelling is resolved.