ORANGE COUNTY TUMMY TUCK SPECIALIST – DR. FARBOD ESMAILIAN
A Tummy Tuck with Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. Esmailian begins with a consultation. He will perform a thorough examination and listen to your goals. During this time, he will help you determine if a Tummy Tuck is the right procedure for you at this time. He will take many factors into consideration, including:
- If excess skin has gathered around your bellybutton
- If your lower abdominal wall is weak
- If liposuction left you with excess abdominal skin
- If a C-section has left retracted scarring
DR. ESMAILIAN’S APPROACH TO THE TUMMY TUCK SURGERY AT OUR ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE
TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) BASICS
The abdomen contains an inner wall of connective tissue and muscle called the abdominal fascia. This abdominal fascia is responsible for holding all abdominal organs in place, as well as the appearance and tone of the stomach. While the abdominal fascia is a robust network of tissue and muscle, it can be stretched from pregnancy and weight fluctuations. In some cases, the abdominal fascia is resilient enough to return to its original shape. In other cases, it becomes permanently stretched, contributing to a bloated, stretched appearance.
A Tummy Tuck not only removes excess skin following weight loss, it also gets underneath the skin to tighten the abdominal fascia. This ensures that every abdominal layer is addressed so that a properly toned and fit appearance can be achieved.
TUMMY TUCK AFTER WEIGHT LOSS
Weight loss can be a proud accomplishment. Unfortunately, depending upon the amount of weight lost, it can also create skin that is now loose since it has less mass to cover. In this case, there is no amount of exercise or fitness that can correct it, since the skin itself has lost elasticity. Pregnancy can also cause similar effects. In either case, it can be a burden, both physically and cosmetically. A Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and re-contour the body, restoring a toned, youthful appearance. Dr. Esmailian’s patients regard him as providing the best Tummy Tuck Orange County has available.
TUMMY TUCK & OTHER OPTIONS
If Dr. Esmailian feels another procedure would be more effective in helping you reach your goals, he will go over it with you. His care extends beyond the surgical techniques he delivers, and he wants to ensure that every aspect of your treatment is proper. He will not simply perform a procedure because a patient has come in requesting it. He will use his artistry and technical expertise to fully assess the situation, reaching a conclusion only once the patient is completely satisfied with the options presented. It is this level of care that helps Dr. Esmailian deliver the best Tummy Tuck Orange County has available.
ABOUT THE TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) PROCEDURE
During a Tummy Tuck, the primary goal is to remove excess skin to give the stomach a flat, toned appearance. Additionally, it aims to tighten the abdominal fascia so that every layer of tissue is draped aesthetically over the contours of the stomach.
The incision is made several inches above the pubis area, making it easily hidden following the procedure. Once excess skin is removed, Dr. Esmailian will address the abdominal fascia by tightening it with permanent sutures. The remaining skin is then repositioned over the newly tightened structure. A Tummy Tuck generally takes about two to three hours to complete.
TUMMY TUCK SURGERY AFTER PREGNANCY
Following pregnancy, many women are left with excess, loose skin that is unsightly and bothersome; individuals who lose a substantial amount of weight frequently experience these same issues. In addition, some people find it nearly impossible to lose those last few pounds so they can look their very best. When any of these situations arise, a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) in Orange County with Dr. Farbod Esmailian can help create the flat, well-toned abdomen we all desire.
ADDITIONAL REASONS AN INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES A PROTRUDING, SAGGING OR LOOSE ABDOMEN INCLUDE:
- Previous abdominal surgeries.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR A TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)
Individuals who lose a substantial amount of weight and nearly every woman who has been pregnant have some degree of muscle laxity. If you have a combination of excess or loose skin on your abdomen and/or additional abdominal fat, you are an ideal candidate for a Tummy Tuck procedure in Orange County. The Tummy Tuck procedure is designed to address any or all three of these conditions.
YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER A TUMMY TUCK IF:
- You are at a stable weight and physically healthy.
- You are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen.
- You have realistic expectations as to what a Tummy Tuck can accomplish for you.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR TUMMY TUCK IN ORANGE COUNTY
Results achieved with a Tummy Tuck are permanent; however, considerable fluctuations in your weight can greatly diminish your results. Therefore, if you are planning to lose a substantial amount of weight or plan to conceive sometime in the future, you should postpone your abdominoplasty in Orange County until you have completed your family and lost the excess weight.
A Tummy Tuck is not specifically designed to eliminate stretch marks; however, if the stretch marks are located in the areas where the excess skin is to be removed, they will be eliminated during your abdominoplasty in Orange County.
TUMMY TUCK – THE INITIAL CONSULTATION IN ORANGE COUNTY
When you meet with Dr. Esmailian for your initial consultation in Orange County, you should be prepared to discuss:
- What you want to accomplish with an abdominoplasty.
- A list of current medications, herbal supplements and vitamins.
- Information related to any medical conditions, medical treatments, drug allergies and previous surgical procedures.
During your Tummy Tuck consultation, Dr. Esmailian may also:
- Evaluate your general health and address any pre-existing health issues or risk factors.
- Take photographs to place in your medical record.
- Order medical tests (blood work, EKG, etc.).
- Discuss what options are available to you and recommend the treatment that will give you optimal Tummy Tuck results.
- Address potential complications, risks and what you should expect following your abdominoplasty in Orange County.
- Inform you which medications you need to avoid prior to your surgical procedure.
- A Tummy Tuck with Dr. Esmailian is an outpatient procedure; therefore, you must bring a driver with you on the day of your surgery. Also, ask a friend or a family member that you trust to remain with you until the following day (longer if possible).
YOUR TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) RESULTS
Initially, your Tummy Tuck results may be difficult to see. Once the swelling dissipates and internal healing is complete, you will enjoy a firmer, flatter abdominal contour. Your abdomen will be more proportionate with your weight and body type. Although you will see your new, slimmer profile within a week or two, your true results may take several weeks or months to become apparent.
RECOVERING FROM YOUR TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) IN ORANGE COUNTY
After your Tummy Tuck procedure is complete Dr. Esmailian will stitch and bandage the incision site. He may choose to give you a specially designed garment or bandage to minimize swelling and support the abdomen as it heals.
Because an abdominoplasty in Orange County is an outpatient procedure, you will receive information about how to care for your incision site. Additionally, you will be advised as to which positions offer you the greatest comfort while you recover from your Tummy Tuck procedure in Orange County.
LIMITATIONS FOLLOWING YOUR TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)
After your Tummy Tuck, you will need to limit all strenuous activities for at least four weeks while you heal. You may need to take a leave from work for up to a month to ensure the best Tummy Tuck results possible. Dr. Esmailian will inform you about your limitations and recovery time based on your particular situation.