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Tummy Tuck

Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons located in Pasadena, CA

When it comes to achieving a firmer, more defined abdomen, exercise, and weight-management programs may not be enough. At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, California, triple-board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, Gordon Sasaki, MD, FACS, can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with his tummy tuck. He uses innovative techniques and procedures to ensure you get your desired results. To schedule a consultation with the nationally and internationally renowned surgeon, contact the Los Angeles area office by phone or online today.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that improves the shape of your abdominal area. The goal of the procedure is to flatten the tummy and improve muscle definition.

Dr. Sasaki is an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon and combines his expertise, compassion, and experience to ensure you get the best results possible from your cosmetic procedure.

What are the types of tummy tucks?

Dr. Sasaki offers two types of tummy tucks. The types include:

Full tummy tuck

During a full tummy tuck, Dr. Sasaki addresses your sagging skin, fat deposits, and weakened and separated muscles to improve the shape and look of your midsection. 

Mini-tummy tuck

Dr. Sasaki may recommend a mini-tummy tuck, also called a mini-abdominoplasty, if your abdominal concerns are below your belly button. During the procedure, Dr. Sasaki makes a short incision above the pubic hairline without a navel incision. 

Dr. Sasaki conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come to the office for a tummy tuck consultation and determines the best approach to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

What happens during a tummy tuck?

Dr. Sasaki performs your tummy tuck under general anesthesia. He first liposuctions excess abdominal fat.

Then, Dr. Sasaki makes an incision, removes excess fat and skin, tightens your abdominal muscles, repositions your remaining fat pads, and sutures your incision closed. 

Dr. Sasaki may complete your tummy tuck by performing liposuction to the lateral flanks to improve the aesthetic contours of your torso.

What can I expect after a tummy tuck?

Dr. Sasaki provides specific instructions on what you can expect following your tummy tuck at your initial consultation. The length of your recovery may depend on the procedure performed but typically takes 3 to 6 weeks. 

During the recovery period, Dr. Sasaki recommends activity modification, such as no heavy lifting, to ensure proper healing. He schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor your recovery. 

When crunches and diet fail to flatten your tummy, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck. To schedule a consultation with the world-renowned plastic surgeon, contact Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center by phone or online today.