Achieve a tight, flat belly with a tummy tuck
Pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural aging process can all lead to excess skin and fat on the abdomen. Not only can this excess skin cause discomfort and make finding clothing difficult, but it can also lead to lowered self-esteem. A tummy tuck in Newport Beach is a comprehensive solution to help eliminate excess fat and skin on the belly, as well as correct weakened abdominal muscles for a slimmer, tighter, and flatter abdomen.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a comprehensive cosmetic surgery that corrects loose abdominal skin, repairs stretched abdominal muscles, and contours the waist with liposuction. It is highly customizable to address a variety of aesthetic and medical needs, and is frequently used as part of a mommy makeover for women who experienced dramatic and disheartening changes to their midsection as a result of pregnancy and childbirth.
For tummy tuck patients in Newport Beach, Dr. Florin recommends that you plan to take three weeks off work and two weeks off from driving. In addition, you will need someone at home with you full time for at least one week post-op. You can shower the day after the procedure while following Dr. Florin’s instructions.
It is common to feel tightness along the midline of your abdomen where Dr. Florin tightens the muscles. In the liposuction locations, you may feel some burning, stinging, numbness, tingling, or sharp/shooting pains. These sensations can be prominent during the first few weeks but will gradually lessen.
The first few weeks after surgery can be challenging, as patients will likely need help to get up, shower, and get dressed. However, you will be amazed at how good you feel even just two weeks into the healing process.
You can start light cardio (such as walking or using a stationary bike) at around two weeks if you feel up to it. You can resume more strenuous activity at around six weeks.
We will send you home wearing a compression garment that you will wear full-time for at least six weeks. Dr. Florin will let you know when you can transition from the garment to normal clothing. Most patients wear compression full time for about two to three months and on an as-needed basis after that.
The results of your specific tummy tuck procedure can vary from other patients, but all abdominoplasty patients enjoy a smaller waist and firmer abdomen that is naturally proportioned to the rest of your body. At first your results may seem disappointing, as swelling and bruising mask the final results that you’ll see after several weeks, so rest assured that over time your stomach and waistline will look better and better.
Many patients begin to appreciate their surgical results at about 6-8 weeks after surgery as a lot of the surgical swelling has gone down at that point. However, keep in mind that you will have some degree of swelling present for up to 12 months after surgery.
One of the biggest concerns that patients have is the scar. The length of your scar depends on your anatomy and the amount of loose skin that you have. Keep in mind, your tummy tuck incision is designed to be low and is easy to cover up with underwear or a bikini bottom. The incision is closed meticulously so that you end up with a beautiful scar that will fade over time.
Dr. Florin will also guide you on how to take care of your scars so that you can have the best possible outcome. This typically entails starting with scar cream or scar tape around 6 weeks after your surgery continuing for at least a year.
During a consultation about abdominoplasty, Dr. Florin will listen to your concerns and goals and take your medical history, including current medications and previous surgeries. She will also give you a physical examination, taking all this information into account in recommending a specific procedure to address your body contouring concerns.
Dr. Florin recommends patients come prepared with both questions and pictures of previous patients that have achieved similar results to what they are hoping to accomplish. This ensures you and Dr. Florin are on the same page with expectations of any treatment that is scheduled or recommended.
To learn more about this highly effective and life-changing procedure, the next step is to talk to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Whitney Florin. You can schedule your consultation with Dr. Florin by calling us at (949) 304-2562 or filling out our online contact form today.
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One of the main reasons that people opt to have cosmetic surgery performed is to improve their appearance as well as boost their self-confidence. The tummy tuck is a popular plastic surgery procedure because of the fact that it eliminates excess fat as well as removes excess skin from the abdominal area.
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Dr. Whitney Florin is a top body and breast surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with experience. A maxillofacial surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, she is particularly known for her incredible, natural-looking results. Dr. Whitney Florin is a bilingual cosmetic surgeon, speaking both English and Spanish. After years of studying under some of the cosmetic surgery worlds’ top minds, she has helped thousands of men and women love the way they look in the mirror. Dr. Whitney Florin specializes in Mommy Makeovers, Breast and Body Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty. She is a true artist that will help you love what you see in the mirror.