A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a procedure where a surgeon removes excess skin and stretch marks. Many women request it after pregnancy or weight loss.
During a tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon directly removes excess abdominal skin and fat, and also tightens the abdominal wall. Typically, about 30 to 50 percent of abdominal skin can be removed during the procedure. The remaining skin is then stretched out to cover the entire abdomen, making it thinner and presenting a leaner shape.
A tummy tuck is often performed at the same time as liposuction to help remove “love handles” or areas where a tummy tuck does not address. A new belly button is created during the procedure.
To learn more about tummy tucks in Oxnard, the scars and recovery process, and to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, please contact Pacifica Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Oxnard at 805-484-2855 or pacifica-institute.com.