In San Diego, La Jolla, and nationally, the tummy tuck procedure is extremely in demand. In fact, it has remained one of the top 10 most popular cosmetic surgeries in the USA consecutively for decades.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Before your surgery, you will meet with Dr. G for a consultation. As with any procedure, you need all the facts in order to make a decision. This is why, during this first meeting, Dr. G will talk with you about the size and location of incisions, the specific surgical technique to be used, what risks are involved, and what to expect during recovery. Once you both feel confident that a tummy tuck is the best option for your aesthetic needs, your procedure will be scheduled.
The full or “standard” abdominoplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia, so you will need a ride home from your procedure and assistance once you arrive home, usually for about one week. The surgery both repairs the muscles and the skin. Dr. G will create an incision at the bikini line, from which he will remove excess skin and fat. He will also tighten and repair the supportive stomach muscles. He will then trim and re-drape the skin, and close the incision. The umbilicus (belly button) will be reformed. These incisions will leave scars, but they will fade over time.