Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck San Francisco (Abdominoplasty)


The Tummy Tuck Surgeon Patients Trust

Tummy Tuck San Francisco (Abdominoplasty)Dr. Shahin Javaheri has extensive experience with body contouring procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck in San Francisco, CA. Check out his reviews to find out why he is the tummy tuck surgeon patients trust.*

About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tuck in San Francisco, CA
*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Tummy tuck surgery, commonly known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Shahin Javaheri that drastically reduces excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. While at the same time of diminishing excess adipose tissue, the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened for a toned look and smooth shape. For most tummy tuck patients, the procedure dramatically reduces the appearance of a protruding abdomen and improves your body overall.*

Generally, tummy tuck surgery begins with sedation with general or local anesthesia performed by a certified anesthesiologist. After sedation, your plastic surgeon will make two incisions: one long incision from hipbone to hipbone above the pubic area and a second incision to extract the navel from the surrounding tissue. This tissue will be separated from the abdominal wall to reveal the vertical muscles and adipose tissue in the abdomen. These muscles will be tightened by pulling them closer together and connecting them in the new position that creates a firmer abdominal cavity and narrower waistline.

The tummy tuck patient’s excess skin is then stretched back down and diminished along with the extra adipose tissue for a smoother and flatter abdomen. A new hole will be made for the navel and stitched to the natural position of the stomach. After this is done, the incisions made in the beginning will be stitched together, surgical dressings will be placed over the stitches for protection and temporary drain will be attached to the stomach to drain excess fluids from the surgical area.*

Before and After

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Are You a Candidate for Tummy Tuck in San Francisco, CA?

A tummy tuck is appropriate for men and women who are in good physical health and possess a combination of loose abdominal skin and excess abdominal fat deposits around the abdominal area. This extra layer of tissue is not always responsive to traditional diets or exercise routines. Tummy tuck patients may be considered a candidate if they possess any of the following in the abdomen.*

Good Tummy Tuck Candidates:

  • Excess or loose, abdominal skin from dramatic weight loss, pregnancy or previous surgery.*
  • A protruding abdomen that is out of proportion with the rest of the body.*
  • Abdominal muscles that have been weakened by natural aging, weight fluctuations or pregnancy.*
  • Stubborn excess fat concentrated underneath the abdominal skin.*

Women, in particular, may find their abdominal wall stretched unnaturally due to multiple pregnancies and may also find a mommy makeover procedure as one of the best solution for their feminine figure.*

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

What to Expect After Surgery

In the first few days after your tummy tuck surgery in San Francisco, your abdomen will be swollen and you will experience some pain and irritation, which can be controlled with medication. Though, in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Javaheri, your downtime will be kept to bare minimum depending on the extent of your tummy tuck surgery in San Francisco.

Your plastic surgeon will supply you with surgical care instructions and extra surgical dressings to cover the site until you are allowed to stop using them. It may be difficult to stand straight up at times, but it is important to walk occasionally for a few minutes to keep blood circulating throughout the body and to prevent blood clots after your tummy tuck surgery.*

Possible Complications

Individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable. As with any surgical procedure, the risk of infection during a tummy tuck surgery is always a possibility. This can be minimized by the preventative administration of antibiotics both at the time of your surgery and during recovery. However, on occasion, mild infection can occur and is relatively common, although it usually subsides after two weeks. Early mobilization by moving around following your surgery can reduce the risks of blood clots.*

Your Tummy Tuck Recovery in San Francisco

As long as you strictly follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions for tummy tuck recovery, your downtime will run smoothly and much quicker than other patients who do not handle their surgery with care. As the experts recommend from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, every patient must be taught how to take care of their surgical site and drains and must follow up with their plastic surgeon until the healing process is complete.*

As with any cosmetic procedure, there will be a scar at the site of the incisions and do require time to heal. Scars will fade as the healing process takes place, but they will be strategically placed to be hidden as well as possible underneath undergarments and bathing suits.*

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Make the call and find out if a tummy tuck from our plastic and reconstructive surgery office is right for you. If you are in good health, but are frustrated by your loose abdominal skin and excess abdominal fat then now may be the time to consider reaching out to a board certified plastic surgeon. Get the tummy tuck San Francisco patients love from the plastic surgeon patients select most by calling (415) 923-3800 or contact our tummy tuck specialist's office.

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for a tummy tuck. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

Schedule your Consultation Today

If you would like to meet with Dr. Javaheri to discuss your options, please contact our practice today.
Dr. Javaheri will be happy to answer your questions!

Give us a call today (415) 923-3800