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 Tummy Tuck

Also known as an Abdominoplasty

What is Tummy Tuck?

The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery should consider surgery to address issues with unwanted tissue that cannot be addressed with diet and exercise. A tummy tuck should supplant traditional weight loss efforts. Patients can expect to lose between 15 and 20 pounds of unwanted fat and tissue after abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck. In Alameda and Brentwood, Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett performs abdominoplasty to provide results that are only achievable with surgical intervention. A tummy tuck is a popular procedure that can help overweight patients experience lasting weight loss that cannot otherwise be achieved by diet and exercise. For more information, check out Dr. Moulton-Barrett’s research on how “A Tummy Tuck Can Help Sustain Long-Term Weight Loss” and “Are Tummy Tucks the New Weight Loss Surgery?

What to expect during the Tummy Tuck procedure?

A tummy tuck is an easy way to remove excess fat and skin around the abdomen. Removal of excess tissue and tightening of stomach muscles can help patients achieve a flat stomach with minimal scarring. There are two main types of abdominoplasty.

1. Complete Abdominoplasty
A complete abdominoplasty is a more invasive procedure than a partial abdominoplasty. A complete abdominoplasty will allow patients to achieve the most dramatic results. An incision will be made along the entire bikini line in order to best hide scarring. A new navel will be created, and patients can expect dramatic change after the healing process is complete. As the name suggests, a complete abdominoplasty will address all areas across the abdomen.

2. Partial Abdominoplasty
Many patients that are primarily concerned about fat deposits and excess tissue below the navel can achieve the right results with a partial or mini abdominoplasty. Shorter incisions are made, and the navel is not removed. Some partial abdominoplasties can effectively be performed using minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques.

What to expect during the recovery for the Tummy Tuck procedure?

Recovery time varies based on patient-specific variables and the type of abdominoplasty preformed. It is important for patients to choose the tummy tuck that will achieve the results they want. Patients can expect lasting results from the right tummy tuck that would not be achievable with diet and exercise alone. Find out more about what tummy tuck procedure is best for you. A tummy tuck may in inpatient or outpatient procedure. Proper care at home is essential. Patients should have someone stay with them after surgery. Many patients find superior results when recovering in a reclining position as less strain is put on the incision. This type of surgical bed can be adjusted to maximize comfort during recovery and yield superior results later.

Find out more about how Dr. Moulton-Barrett can help you finally get results. When meeting with him you’ll discuss the latest diet and exercise routine that would work best.

Examples of Tummy Tuck Results:

Before and After of Abdominoplasty

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To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Alameda and Brentwood, CA.

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2070 Clinton Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 379-7919

1280 Central Blvd, Suite J-5, Brentwood, CA 94513

(925) 350-8752