San Francisco Tummy Tuck Surgeon
Patients wishing to have a firm, tight midsection may be ideal candidates for tummy tuck at our SF plastic surgery practice. Our talented plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez, can eliminate stubborn fat and excess skin in the stomach region and provide patients with a slender, flat abdomen.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A tummy tuck, medically referred to as abdominoplasty, is performed not only to remove excess fat and sagging skin from the midsection, but also to tighten the area and pull the remaining skin taut, giving the appearance of a fit and sculpted abdomen. Stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise can be caused by a number of factors, such as:
- Genetic disposition
- Recent weight loss
A tummy tuck is more invasive than liposuction and is considered more effective because of its ability to reshape and recontour the midsection. The best tummy tuck candidates are patients who are in relatively good shape but have large fat deposits in the abdominal area. Women who have gone through childbirth are often interested in this procedure. In what is known as mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Bermudez may perform tummy tuck and other body contouring procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation.
Contact Dr. Kenneth Bermudez more information on candidacy requirements, or to set up a tummy tuck consultation.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Patients should plan at least one to two weeks of recovery at home after a tummy tuck. It can take several weeks to feel completely back to normal after the surgery. Some bruising and swelling will accompany the healing process; any residual pain can be alleviated with medication. While patients should avoid strenuous exercise or strain to the midsection for at least six weeks after a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), our San Francisco tummy tuck surgeon will recommend short walks as soon after surgery as possible in order to prevent blood clots. Scarring from the procedure will be noticeable. The scars should fade after several months, but they will never disappear completely.
All surgical procedures involve risks, and abdominoplasty is no exception. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is a qualified plastic surgeon who makes your safety his top priority. He is also firmly dedicated to making sure you are fully informed on all aspects of your operation. Risks of tummy tuck include:
- Blood clots
- Asymmetry of scars
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Slow healing
There are a number of ways patients can minimize the potential risks of abdominoplasty. Our surgeon will discuss risks and possible complications of the procedure at your initial tummy tuck consultation.
Abdominoplasty is a proven, effective cosmetic surgery procedure, and our patients have achieved highly satisfactory results. Some of the benefits of a tummy tuck include:
- Flatter, firmer abdomen
- Decreased waistline
- Reduced appearance of stretch marks
- Tighter abdominal muscles
- Increased self-confidence
Contact Our Practice Today
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is highly trained and skilled in abdominoplasty procedures. Our practice welcomes those who are looking to finally eliminate excess fat in the midsection and achieve a tight and toned-looking stomach. In addition to performing abdominoplasty as a stand-alone procedure, Dr. Bermudez also performs it as part of comprehensive post-bariatric body contouring and lower body lift treatments. To learn more about these procedures, please contact Dr. Bermudez's offices to schedule a personal consultation.