Many of us find that over time our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. Even though eating a healthy diet and getting lots of physical exercise won’t be able to fix sagging skin around your stomach due to age, pregnancy or significant weight loss, you still have options. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, corrects drooping skin on the abdomen and tightens muscles beneath the skin. A tummy tuck will produce a smoother, tighter abdomen by removing excess fat and skin around the stomach area and rejoining the abdominal muscles that have been stretched apart due to pregnancy and/or weight gain.
Dr. Shain Cuber is a plastic surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has over 20 years of experience specializing in contouring and enhancement procedures for the face, breasts, and body. He has performed hundreds of tummy tucks and has an extensive before and after gallery demonstrating his remarkable results.
Request a complimentary consultation to learn more about your tummy tuck options and find the best procedures and treatments to help you achieve the look you want. We offer convenient appointment times at 3 locations in Southern California to accommodate your needs.
After 3 kids I was in desperate need of a tummy tuck...I researched doctors for a while and found Dr. Cuber. He has exceeded my expectations and I am extremely satisfied with my results. He takes his time to answer any questions and hasva great bedside manner. I definitely recommend him and am happy I chose him!!!
Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Concepts?
When considering a cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck, it’s important to do your research and seek the most qualified treatment team:
- Facial Aesthetic Concepts is an award-winning cosmetic surgery center that has proudly served the Orange County and Los Angeles area since 1980.
- Dr. Shain Cuber is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures. Dr. Cuber uses only the latest techniques and technologies to help men and women in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and throughout Orange County improve their appearance and self-confidence.
- Your satisfaction is our number one goal. Our highly skilled team of professionals provide their expertise and exceptional service to address your personal needs and achieve your aesthetic goals.
Best Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
Optimal candidates for abdominoplasty are those who are in good physical health and have excessive or loose skin around their abdomen. During pregnancy, a woman’s abdomen stretches in order to make room for the growing baby and after giving birth, many women have sagging skin around their stomach area. A tummy tuck addresses the extra skin while tightening the abdominal muscles.
Though most tummy tucks are associated with postpartum women, people who have experienced extreme weight loss also elect to have this type of surgery to remove extra skin and/or fat and improve their appearance.
What to Expect
Tummy tuck surgery may take anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours under general anesthesia. Dr. Cuber combines liposuction with his tummy tucks to achieve optimal results and better outcomes for his patients. Combining a tummy tuck with liposuction helps to not only smooth the tummy, but also to improve other contours of the abdomen.
You can expect to see a flatter and less bulging abdomen with tighter skin after your tummy tuck. Because the tummy tuck removes skin from the lower abdomen, the procedure can also remove stretch marks in that area.
Your Tummy Tuck Recovery & Results
After an abdominoplasty, most patients typically wake up feeling tired or groggy. Patients who are undergoing mini and regular tummy tuck procedures stay overnight at the Surgicenter under medical supervision. You may experience mild to moderate discomfort, which may be alleviated by prescription medication, for about 4 to 7 days.
While you are recovering, you will be asked to wear an abdominal compression garment to support the area and to help decrease swelling. Though there is no period of enforced bed rest after your tummy tuck surgery, many people take 10 to 14 days to return to work. We encourage our patients to get out of bed during their first day of recovery to move around and get their circulation going.
Recovering from a tummy tuck can be different for each person, but the general recovery time is about 4 to 6 weeks. We utilize unique technology such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help our patients recover faster and achieve a better result.
Contact us online at (888) 713-7814 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation or to learn more about additional service options.