Revitalize Your Silhouette: Experience the Transformation with a Tummy Tuck

Unlock the potential of a rejuvenated abdomen with a Tummy Tuck at Dr. Sadi Erfani's practice.

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a Tummy Tuck, is a sought-after cosmetic procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and restore weakened abdominal muscles.

This procedure addresses common concerns such as sagging skin due to aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy, delivering a tighter, more toned appearance.

Get in touch with Dr. Erfani and schedule an appointment to start your journey of self improvement.


What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty is one of the most popularly performed cosmetic surgical procedures to remove excess skin from the abdomen areas.

In time, the tissue supporting the abdominal muscles begin to weaken and loosen (or “sag”) with aging, weight gain, and certainly with pregnancy. This weakening is even more apparent when visible skin loosening and folds develop, creating that typically unsatisfying appearance of the abdomen.

Benefits of a Mini Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck addresses all these issues by excising this skin from the lower and/or middle part of the abdomen while directly tightening the supporting muscle tissue called the fascia.

A tummy tuck will dramatically:

  • Shrink the waistline
  • Tighten the abdominal muscles
  • Tone the abdomen
  • Create a more sculpted area around the stomach areas
  • Remove lower abdominal skin with stretch marks


Candidates For This Procedure

If you have torn or stretched abdominal muscles or loose or sagging abdominal skin on your abdomen, you are a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck. Pregnancy and weight loss frequently stretch the abdominal skin and muscles, making these individuals good candidates for an abdominoplasty. Candidates for Tummy Tucks are those who are at a stable weight and are in overall good health. Due to the fact that large degrees of weight loss or weight gain will affect the results achieved with an abdominoplasty, best candidates are those who are dedicated to regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Patients should be free of health conditions that could interfere with their body’s ability to recover from surgery. Patients will need to discontinue smoking at least three weeks before their abdominoplasty procedure date. Smoking will slow down the patient’s healing times.


Tummy Tuck Surgery - FAQ

01. Hows the Tummy Tuck procedure?

This procedure usually takes between two and five hours to complete. The plastic surgeon may use several techniques to achieve desired results; full tummy tuck, endoscopic and mini. 

A full tummy tuck surgery can be used when the patient has a lot of excess skin. An endoscopic tuck procedure is primarily used when only the abdominal muscle needs to be tightened. A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients that are within ten percent of their ideal body weight and just need a minimal amount of excess skin removed. Invariably, many tummy tucks will also require liposuction during the procedure to enhance the results. Tummy tucks are done under general anesthesia. 

Drains may or may not be necessary, depending on the extent of work done and the particular technique performed. Compression garments should be pre-ordered and ready on the day of surgery as they should be worn immediately following the procedure. You will be extensively educated about the proper aftercare to optimize your recovery after your tummy tuck.

02. Hows the recovery after the surgery?

Sometimes a patient might be required to recover promptly after surgery and can generally take five to ten days for a patient resume normal walking activities. One can return to working between 10 to 20 days but not to engage in any strenuous activities for up to 5-6 weeks. The physical condition of the surgical area and the well-being of the patient are of greatest concerns. The risks accompanying surgery can be significant, but usually low as long as the patient is healthy enough to undertake the procedure and the correct precautions are followed as recommended by the Plastic Surgeon. 

The results from a tummy tuck can be very dramatic, especially in the hands of a well-trained and experienced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, who will very frequently perform subtle details to enhance the result.

Many doctors call themselves “Cosmetic Surgeons”, so buyer beware. These physicians are “non-core” physicians who have not undergone the rigorous training and mentorship of a Plastic Surgery Residency and have adopted these procedures outside the scope of their actual training in order to enhance their cash-based earning of their practice.

03. Tummy Tuck results?

our stomach will be noticeably flatter immediately after your tummy tuck. The results of your tummy tuck will continue to improve as your body accepts the changes and post-procedure swelling subsides. Any scarring will continue to fade over the months following the procedure. Scarring outcomes will be best for patients who follow Dr. Erfani’s recovery instructions.

Patients will be able to enjoy their flat, tight abdominal contour after six weeks. Results will continue to improve for up to six months after the abdominoplasty. Patients will be able to wear swimwear and tight clothing again with confidence!

04. How much is cost of Tummy Tuck?

The cost of the procedure varies and depends on the type of surgery performed. However, the national average of a tummy tuck costs around $9,000. Prices below this range may be offered for a procedure called “panniculectomy”. This is not a true abdominoplasty and lacks many of the important maneuvers (including muscle tightening) that are crucial for the best contouring results.

As a potential candidate for any contouring procedure of the body, you should meet with your plastic surgeon in consultation to discuss your unique condition and understand all the available options before proceeding with tummy tuck surgery. After you meet with Dr. Erfani and feel comfortable with the abdominoplasty treatment plan he creates for you, you will receive a cost breakdown that reflects the unique details of your personalized plan.

If you are interested in achieving a tight, toned abdominal appearance, Dr. Erfani is here to help. Call Dr. Erfani’s office to schedule your private consultation today!

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