Tummy tuck surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure that many Newport Beach patients undergo to correct a variety of undesirable changes that occur following pregnancy and/or weight gain. Our Orange County and Newport Beach tummy tuck clients may have observed any one of the following undesirable changes:
- Redundant abdominal skin
- Protruding abdomen due to stretched out muscles
- Unattractive skin texture and appearance especially surrounding the belly button (stretch marks)
- Loss of feminine silhouette
The first goal of tummy tuck surgery is to correct the separated (ventral hernias) and weakened (attenuated) abdominal muscles that result in an abdominal profile that looks bloated. If you look like you are always bloated, you are not alone in desiring a taut and well-defined abdomen.
Most people strive for this result through exercise and weight control. Unfortunately, diet and exercise won’t tighten stretched out abdominal musculature. In order to expose the abdominal muscles, the abdominal skin is undermined up to the rib cage following the release of the belly button stalk.
The second goal of tummy tuck surgery is to remove redundant or stretch mark ridden skin. Tummy tuck surgery also referred to as abdominoplasty, is able to remove skin redundancy extending from the pubic region to above the belly button. Following tightening of the abdominal muscles and trimming of redundant skin, the abdominal skin is redraped and repaired in a layered fashion and the umbilicus is delivered and in-set called the neo-umbilicus.