Tummy Tuck

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Abdomens come in many shapes and sizes. Gravity, age, and pregnancies all take their toll on the abdominal area.

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery in Newport Beach can greatly reduce a protruding abdomen and enhance your shape by making your stomach firmer and flatter.

If you have excess skin, fat folds or lax muscles on your abdomen caused by weight loss or pregnancy it is likely that you will benefit from an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. The procedure can sometimes also improve stretch marks, though laser treatment can also be effective.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Wardle will assess how much excess fat and loose skin you have in your abdomen as well as the condition of your stomach muscles. The best candidates are men or women who are bothered by large fat deposits and have loose abdominal skin that will not respond to diet or exercise. Loss of abdominal skin elasticity in older patients can also be improved.

The standard abdominoplasty incision is made above the pubic area extends in a horizontal line toward the pelvic bones. Effort is always taken to keep the incision below the line of a bathing suit or undergarment. A limited incision or mini tummy tuck can repair lax muscles and remove a small amount of excess skin. However, a mini tummy tuck cannot be done if there is a large amount of redundant skin to be removed.

There are several approaches to this procedure depending upon the amount of skin and fat to be removed. Because there are several approaches that can be used for this surgery, Dr. Wardle will talk to you about the method he feels will achieve the best result in your case. Results are noticeable almost immediately after surgery.

Dr. Wardle uses the ON-Q System for post operative pain relief for his abdominoplasty patients. ON-Q is a specially designed pain relief system that delivers medication slowly and continuously only to the surgical site, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for post operative medication. Dr. Wardle has found that using this pain relief system helps patients make a more rapid recovery.

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