Finally, You Can Achieve a Flat Abdomen!

Now, there is a solution: abdominoplasty at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, San Diego’s premier rejuvenation destination. Commonly known as a "tummy tuck," this procedure not only removes excess fat and skin but also repairs weakened or separated muscles. Experience the epitome of body transformation with our expert tummy tuck surgeons in San Diego.

Before & After The Tummy Tuck Procedure

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Learn More About the Abdominoplasty Procedure

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and fat in the middle and lower abdomen while tightening the abdominal wall muscles. This comprehensive approach results in a flattened, sculpted abdomen and is ideal for those seeking to rejuvenate their midsection.

At Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, we take pride in ensuring discreet and minimal scarring strategically hidden below the bikini line for an aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Abdominoplasty in San Diego typically takes around two and a half hours and is performed by the skilled hands of our expert team of surgeons.

  • First, the incision is strategically placed low on the abdomen, discreetly concealed within the bikini line. 
  • Next, the navel is freed from surrounding tissue through a second incision, and lower abdominal stretch marks can be addressed during the procedure.
  • After that, the abdominal skin is separated from the abdominal wall up to the ribs, exposing the vertical (rectus abdominis) muscles. These muscles are tightened, creating a firmer abdominal wall and a narrowed waistline. 
  • Finally, the excess skin is removed, and the navel is repositioned through a new incision in the abdominal skin. 
  • Lastly, the surgeon carefully closes the incisions, applies any necessary dressings, and, if needed, inserts a temporary tube to drain excess fluid.

While the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, some patients may benefit from an overnight stay at our facility for optimal post-operative care. Your surgeon will always take time to ensure you fully understand and feel comfortable with the procedure and all post-operative care instructions. 

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A Holistic Approach for Lasting Results

While the results of a tummy tuck are permanent, it is essential to note that it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Weight fluctuations post-surgery can impact results, and the procedure may not eliminate all stretch marks. 

Our team of abdominoplasty experts at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa is dedicated to providing thorough information, addressing your concerns, and ensuring you make an informed decision. We are here to help you maintain your results with proper diet and nutrition, as well as effective exercise.

Are You a Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty are generally in good health but bothered by persistent fat deposits or loose abdominal skin resistant to diet and exercise, sometimes called an apron belly. Older patients with diminished skin elasticity can achieve significant improvement with this procedure, as can patients who have lost a lot of weight and have been left with excess skin.

The procedure is especially beneficial for women who have undergone pregnancies, experiencing stretched abdominal muscles and skin. Abdominoplasty is effective in enhancing the appearance of C-section scars and previous incisions. Women planning future pregnancies are advised to postpone tummy tuck surgery in San Diego, as the tightened abdominal muscles can separate during pregnancy, compromising the results.

Recovery Process After Abdominoplasty

Recovery from abdominoplasty may take several weeks. Early ambulation is encouraged for healing, even if standing straight may be challenging initially. We are committed to facilitating a smooth recovery process and providing detailed pre-and-post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal results. Furthermore, we prioritize ensuring our patients experience the most comfortable recovery possible following a tummy tuck surgery, setting us apart from other practices.

By incorporating long-acting nerve blocks into our postoperative care regimen, we significantly enhance the recovery process. These nerve blocks target specific nerves with medication that provides extended numbness to the area, drastically reducing post-surgery pain. This approach allows our patients to use fewer painkillers, thereby decreasing the likelihood of opioid-related side effects and promoting a quicker, more comfortable recovery.

The diminished pain facilitates early movement and exercise, which is crucial for preventing complications such as blood clots and supporting optimal circulation. Our commitment to utilizing long-acting nerve blocks underscores our dedication to patient care, ensuring that the recovery period is not only bearable but as pain-free as possible. This focus on innovative pain management techniques highlights how deeply we care about our patients’ well-being and recovery quality, distinguishing our practice in the field of plastic surgery.

Get Ready to Enjoy the New You

At your consultation, the surgeon will listen to your concerns and complete a thorough examination. Together, you will explore the best options for your individual goals. You may discuss complete abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, reverse abdominoplasty, and other customized options. Abdominoplasty in San Diego is a life-changing journey at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa.

Our award-winning breast and body contouring experts are renowned across the country for achieving beautiful results. Our commitment extends beyond surgical excellence, encapsulating a luxury service that prioritizes your comfort, trust, and satisfaction throughout the transformative process. Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (858) 264-3800. Get ready to feel the Changes difference!

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