Tummy tuck surgery for women in Santa Barbara is one of the more common procedures that I perform. The technical name for the procedure is abdominoplasty, and it is usually undergone by women who have lost a great deal of weight quickly, either due to childbirth or a healthy change in lifestyle. When performed by an artful and attentive Santa Barbara surgeon, the results of tummy tucks can be phenomenal.
Depending upon your age and genes, you may be one of those lucky women who can have a baby or lose a lot of weight and your skin will simply bounce back into its ideal state. But for a lot of women in Santa Barbara, this isn’t the case. After giving birth or sudden weight loss, some women will develop pockets of loose skin that hang rather unpleasantly off of their abdomen. Some women will also be left with stretch marks which can be unsightly and cause them distress.
A tummy tuck addresses these issues by removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen, leaving women who aren’t so lucky with the natural looking results that other women are blessed with naturally. Once the area is healed, you should be left with a stomach that is much more firm, flat, and rid of stretch marks.
The tummy tuck in Santa Barbara is frequently performed as part of a mommy makeover procedure, but this isn’t always the case. No matter what circumstances may have led you to explore the option of a tummy tuck, know that your procedure will be customized to suit your specific body, age, and activity level.
Custom Abdominoplasty Treatments Including Liposuction
Over the past several years, I have adjusted my tummy tuck technique to incorporate liposuction. By carefully removing excess fat deposits in addition to excess skin, I’ve helped women achieve natural looking results that surpass their wildest dreams. New advances in tummy type procedures have made this surgery incredibly customizable, reducing healing time and the appearance of surgery scars in a number of cases.
Whatever your reason for considering tummy tuck surgery, I hope you will consider me as your Santa Barbara surgeon. Call today to schedule a free consultation in our discrete Santa Barbara office. I will meet with you personally to discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. If privacy is a concern, I can even come to you for a one-on-one consultation in your Santa Barbara home, under certain circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions(F. A. Q.)
How dangerous is the Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery?
The greatest risk for people undergoing elective surgery is the anesthesia. Be sure to discuss your complete medical history with Dr. Giuffrida.
What is the recovery process from Abdominoplasty?
You'll wear an abdominal binder for about six weeks. This helps to avoid fluid buildup which can lead to complications. You'll still need to avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks.
How long does Abdominoplasty take?
Abdominoplasty surgeries vary depending on the individual and their medical needs. A complete abdominoplasty can take from 1 to 5 hours.
How much skin and fat is removed in a Abdominoplasty procedure?
The Dr. Giuffrida will make an incision on your abdomen from hipbone to hipbone. The skin between the belly button and the pubic area as well as the localized fate is removed.