San Francisco Tummy Tuck Procedure Explained

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Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck in San Francisco, is a surgical procedure where excess skin and fat is removed from the lower and middle abdomen and the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened.

The best candidates for abdominoplasty in San Francisco have loose abdominal skin that has not responded to traditional weight loss methods. Women who have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin naturally through pregnancy and individuals who have experienced massive weight loss also make great candidates for the tummy tuck procedure.

During the procedure, your plastic surgeon is likely to make two incisions: The first long incision stretches from hipbone to hipbone just above your pubic area. The second incision is made to free your navel from the surrounding tissue, so that you skin can be separated from the abdominal wall and your vertical muscles revealed. Excess skin is removed before your abdominal muscles are pulled together, tightened, and then stitched into their new position.

The stronger your abdominal muscles, the faster you can expect your recovery period to progress. Most people return to work after two weeks, while others take three or four weeks to rest and recuperate.

If you would like to learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, please call 415.923.3800