A Temecula Tummy Tuck is also called an abdominoplasty. It is a way to help individuals with loose, flabby tummies regain their shapely contours and feel more confidence in their body shape. It is frequently used following multiple pregnancies as well as after massive weight loss. However, it does not have to be used only in these circumstances. Some patients may have a flabby tummy due to genetics. While a Temecula Tummy Tuck should not be used in place of a healthy diet and regular exercise, it can be quite helpful for people whose tummies do not respond adequately to diet and exercise alone.
Temecula residents who are considering having tummy tucks should be in reasonably good health and should have healthy expectations regarding the surgery. They should realize that there most likely will be some visible scarring from the procedure but that the scars should be well-hidden beneath the bikini line. In addition, women should be finished with having children because additional pregnancies can ruin a good tummy tuck procedure. Finally, patients should already be at a healthy and stable weight and should be non-smokers.
A Temecula Tummy Tuck is considered a major surgery that will require general anesthesia in an operating room. Dr. Tavoussi uses the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center just north of his Newport Beach clinic location for his surgeries. Pacifica is a state-of-the-art surgery center where patients will be able to arrive in the morning, have the procedure performed and head home the same day. During the tummy tuck, the patient will be completely asleep. Dr. Tavoussi will make an incision between the two pubic bones and will lift the skin and underlying tissues of the lower abdomen. First, he will tighten the abdominal muscles to create muscle tone. Next, he will remove unneeded fat as well as excess tissue and skin before re-draping the skin and suturing the incision closed. In larger procedures, the patient may have one or two drains placed to collect any fluids.