Whether you are looking to bookend a weight loss journey, restore the body you had before pregnancy, or reveal more defined abdominals, a tummy tuck may be the answer you’re looking for. Experienced plastic surgeon Rishi Jindal, MD, at Rejuvenate Plastic Surgery in San Diego, California, offers tummy tucks that consider your unique lifestyle and physiology to get you the best results possible. To learn more, contact the Rejuvenate Plastic Surgery office or schedule an appointment online today.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is performed by a skilled surgeon to improve the contours of your abdomen. Dr. Jindal can remove excess skin and fat from the stomach or around the waist and tighten the connective tissue, leaving you with the sleek, smooth look you’ve always wanted.
A tummy tuck may be beneficial if you:
A tummy tuck can also remove stretch marks or stubborn “pouches” of skin. If you have had a C-section delivery, Dr. Jindal can further reduce the potential for abdominal scarring by incorporating your C-section scar into your tummy tuck procedure.
The first step in preparing for a tummy tuck at Rejuvenate Plastic Surgery is a consultation and examination with Dr. Jindal. You can expect:
Dr. Jindal completes a physical examination and an overview of your medical history to understand your situation.
If you smoke, Dr. Jindal advises you to quit to ensure optimal results and safety during your surgery. He can let you know if there are other aspects of your lifestyle that you should pause for the time being.
Healthy eating habits and regular exercise can strengthen your body’s ability to recover and help you maintain a stable weight. Before performing a tummy tuck, Dr. Jindal ascertains whether you can maintain a healthy weight for your overall safety and satisfaction with your results.
After you get sedated, Dr. Jindal makes a careful incision to remove targeted areas of skin and fat and repositions your belly button to ensure beautiful, natural-looking results. In total, the surgery usually takes around two or three hours.
Once your tummy tuck is complete, rest is the best idea. You can expect some swelling and bruising, but this should subside. Dr. Jindal may recommend you be up and moving as soon as possible after your surgery to prevent any blood clots from forming.
Call the office or request a consultation online to learn more about tummy tucks.