Tummy Tuck

Serving Orange County: Newport Beach and Fullerton, CA

Tummy Tuck ModelA tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, offers a solution for women and men with excess skin and loose muscles in the abdominal area. Through surgical removal of excess skin and retightening of the tissue encasing the abdominal muscles, I can help my patients achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.

Is This You?

Here are some of the common reasons I hear about why a person is considering a tummy tuck:

  • I have excess skin and my belly looks flabby after pregnancy
  • I’ve lost a lot of weight and have loose skin on my stomach
  • I have stretch marks on my lower belly and can pinch the loose skin
  • I’m tired of my muffin top!
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I’m a physician and consider Dr. Savalia to be one of the best doctors I have met. My babies are now teenagers and I realized my body had changed. I am very happy with the results and experience.– DR. ESTER MARK, Real PatientSee more Real patient Stories

Please contact us online or call 949-759-0980 today to schedule a tummy tuck consultation in Orange County (Newport Beach or Fullerton). Newport Beach Center for Cosmetic Surgery is committed to helping you reach your cosmetic goals and I will personally take time during your consultation to give you the best recommendations and to educate you about your tummy tuck options.

I perform both the full and ‘mini’ abdominoplasty techniques. We can discuss your best option during your consultation. My goal is to help you achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.
– Dr. Savalia

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Abdominoplasty removes the loose skin and tissue that remains behind following pregnancy or rapid weight loss. The procedure also can repair lax or separated abdominal muscles. I find that there is often some confusion between a tummy tuck and liposuction. Liposuction only removes excess fat, while a tummy tuck is focused on removal of excess skin and, if necessary, surgical repair of the tissue encasing the abdominal muscles.

Abdominoplasty is about far more than just flattening out your belly. I am looking to create a more toned appearance, not a pulled, abnormally taut stomach. My conservative approach to abdominal sculpting allows me to create a flattering look for a wide range of patients.

The Procedure

I perform two types of abdominoplasty procedures. The procedure that is right for you will depend on the level of correction needed to achieve your goal.

  • A mini tummy tuck, sometimes called a partial abdominoplasty, is a less invasive surgery that leaves your belly button intact and uses a smaller incision. Typically performed on an outpatient basis, the mini tummy tuck focuses on the lower abdomen and is ideal for patients who need less surgical correction.
  • A full (or traditional) tummy tuck is a more complete surgery that is designed to improve the appearance of the entire upper and lower abdomen as well as the belly button. I use this technique to repair the abdominal muscles and remove a greater amount of skin and tissue compared to a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck also delivers more comprehensive results.
  • During either surgery, I make sure to use plenty of numbing injections during surgery, to minimize your post-op discomfort. In addition, I routinely use a Pain Pump device that will deliver a continuous flow of pain medicine directly to the stomach, so that you are very comfortable after surgery, with minimal need to narcotic pain medications.

Following your plastic surgery in Newport Beach & Orange County, you can expect your abdomen to look swollen and feel sore at first; you may notice these symptoms particularly when standing fully upright. You will receive detailed post-operative care instructions from my office to ensure that your recovery is as comfortable as possible. Although internal stitches will dissolve on their own, I will have you return to the office to remove any external sutures within the first week.

For more information on abdominoplasty, I encourage you to contact us online today.