While a traditional abdominoplasty is used to eliminate loose skin in the lower abdomen, a reverse abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess skin in the upper abdomen. Patients who have lost significant amounts of weight and have lax skin in the upper abdominal area often use reverse tummy tuck to regain a slimmer, more contoured […]
Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences that most women wouldn’t trade for anything. Very little compares to the joy of bringing a child into the world and nourishing a baby in his or her infancy. However, despite the magic and wonder of bearing children, many mothers express disappointment with the physical changes their bodies go […]
For many women, pregnancy causes the abdominal skin to become loose and saggy, and the abdominal muscles to stretch and separate. Together, these issues cause what looks like a pouch or a “pooch” in the lower abdomen. Unfortunately no amount of exercise or healthy eating can rectify a post-pregnancy pooch. The question is — can […]
The primary goal of tummy tuck surgery is to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess loose skin and fat. An integral part of most tummy tuck surgeries is to repair the abdominal muscles that have been damaged or weakened via pregnancy, weight gain over time. So how do you know if you […]
A common concern among tummy tuck patients is scarring following the procedure. This is an understandable concern. As any reputable plastic surgeon will tell you, tummy tuck, like all surgical procedures, does leave some degree of scarring. The good news is, these scars fade over time — depending on a few factors. Newport Beach plastic […]
Tummy tuck surgery is a serious operation that requires a lot of research and planning. There is a lot of information circulating on the Internet regarding the procedure, but not all of it is true. In this blog post, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rob Kessler separates tummy tuck facts from fiction.
Imagine being in your seventies or eighties. You are in great health; you live an active lifestyle and enjoy a wonderful quality of life. You wake up one morning and stretch—you feel energized and ready to tackle your day. But when you go look in your bathroom mirror, you’re staring at a reflection of someone who looks much older than what you feel. The signs of your age—perhaps sagging skin, wrinkles and sunspots—don’t really reflect how healthy and young you feel on the inside.
When most people think of having a procedure done to tighten and stretch the skin in their ab region, they immediately call to mind the tummy tuck—the popular surgery to help stretch and tighten loose, flabby skin in the lower abdomen area. No doubt, this is a classic problem zone—even if you lose a significant amount of weight—because even after your hard work to shed extra pounds, sometimes skin in the ab area can remain lax, not fitting the shape of the smaller, contoured body beneath.
Ever since she was seven Ellen remembers carrying all of her fat in her belly. Though she’s never considered herself overweight because her arms and legs have always been thin, she would frequently get asked if she was pregnant – even in her 50s. After having 3 kids and just not being able to lose the weight, she thought about having a tummy tuck, but was afraid of the pain and worried about the down time (no mother can afford too much downtime). Fifteen years later and after much research, she decided to visit Dr. Kessler’s office to finally get her long-awaited abdominoplasty. Like many other women who undergo this procedure, she got more than she expected.
Tummy tuck surgery can offer a lot of benefits to the right patients, so there are a lot of motivating factors that bring men and women to choose this procedure.
Maybe you’ve lost a lot of weight but you’re struggling with a few leftover pockets of stubborn fat. Maybe you’ve had a pregnancy or four and you’re hoping to get your old body contours back again.
There are many different reasons to seek tummy tuck surgery. If you’re not sure if this procedure could be right for you, read on to see for yourself.