Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

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At Aesthetic Cotours in the Inland Empire, tummy tuck surgery is one of our most popular surgical procedures. We all look to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing, slimmer overall appearance. A flatter, firmer midsection can dramatically improve how clothing fits and looks, helping you feel more confident and comfortable in your body. Tummy Tucks are a popular procedure for men and women, particularly those whose bodies have undergone dramatic changes from weight loss or pregnancy. At Aesthetic Contours, we specialize in a highly effective Tummy Tuck with the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Heidari employs skill, artistry, and science at our Inland Empire location. This page is dedicated to helping you understand more about what a Tummy Tuck is and if the procedure is the right fit for you.

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

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The Tummy Tuck, also known as an Abdominoplasty, at Aesthetic Contours helps slim and tighten the stomach. Now a key part of the “mommy makeover,” it can be particularly effective for women who, through multiple pregnancies, have seen the skin and muscles in their abdomen stretch and lose muscle tone. Additionally, men and women who are active and eat a balanced diet, but can’t seem to reduce the waistline may benefit from a Tummy Tuck.

During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen and the abdominal walls are tightened. The skin is then draped back over the newly repositioned contours to create a smoother and more toned look, improving the shape and appearance of the abdomen. For best results, Dr. Heidari often performs a Tummy Tuck in conjunction with liposuction to create a more attractive overall appearance. The ideal candidates for an Abdominoplasty are men and women in good health and relatively good shape who are bothered by a protruding stomach or loose abdominal skin with stretch marks.

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What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

Like all our procedures at Aesthetic Contours, a Tummy Tuck has a significant list of benefits. In fact, the procedure removes excess abdominal skin and fat, which in return restores weakened stomach muscles. This is a procedure you will feel improves your overall health once completed.

Here are some health benefits of a Tummy Tuck.

  • Improves control over vital bodily functions
  • Relieves stress on urinary incontinence
  • Strengthens the core
  • Improves overall flexibility
  • Prevents hernias
  • Tummy Tuck corrects certain hernias

Who are the Best Candidates for a Tummy Tuck?

The best candidates for a Tummy Tuck in the Inland Emoure are at or near their ideal body weight and are non-smokers in good health. We urge every one of our patients to have realistic expectations about what a Tummy Tuck can attain for them. A Tummy Tuck is an option to consider if any of these specific instances relate to you:

  • You have a belly that “sticks out,” even though you are in great good shape
  • Diet & exercise have helped you lose weight, but your abdomen still protrudes and lacks tone
  • Your abdominal muscles and skin are stretched and sagging following pregnancy
  • After losing significant amounts of weight, you now have loose, excess skin hanging around your belly

What’s the First Step?

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A consultation is the first step for any procedure at Aesthetic Contours; this will take place at our Inland Empire location, in Upland, CA. You will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and expectations regarding the Tummy Tuck. Once you decide the procedure is the right course for you, our highly skilled technicians will provide details on preparing for your treatment. We can’t wait to get you one step closer to making this dream of a flatter stomach a reality, and we are here to answer any questions you have moving forward.

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What to Expect on the Day of a Tummy Tuck

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Firs off, comfort is key when it comes to the day of the procedure. Your amenity is a top priority to us here at Aesthetic Contours. As we have discussed, the Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the lower abdomen, and the abdomen wall muscles are tightened. Dr. Ali Heidari evaluates each patient before surgery and takes every necessary step to customize the surgery to your body to reduce risks, including infection and blood clots. The steps of the Tummy Tuck could look as follows;

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Dr. Heidari will recommend the best choice for you and will be discussed before your day of the procedure.

Step 2 – The Incisions

A full Tummy Tuck requires a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen.

The amount of excess skin will determine the shape and length of the incision. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the underlying weakened abdominal muscles are repaired. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

The upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a window shade. The excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin is sutured together. A new opening for the belly button is created. The belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions Sutures, skin adhesives, or clips close the Tummy Tuck skin incisions.

Step 4 – See the results Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.

*Additionally, the surgery is known to leave scars. However, Dr. Heidari will use the latest laser technology to reduce the scar’s appearance significantly and will plan to ensure scars are hidden under clothing.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

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Following the Tummy tuck, you will need to wear a compression garment for about five weeks. This will minimize swelling and support the abdomen as it heals. Thin tubes will be placed under the skin to drain excess fluids. After these are removed—in about five to seven days—you will be able to shower. Usually, patients are able to get up and walk around within 24 hours of surgery. You can return to work within three weeks with your compression garment under clothing and return to regular exercise in about five to six weeks. Individual results may vary.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in the Inland Empire?

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The cost of a Tummy Tuck in Upland will adjust depending on various factors. The most convenient way to understand the price of your procedure is to come in for a consultation and allow Dr. Heidari to give you an examination. Once our team knows best how to help you and the type of Tummy Tuck you need, you will be provided with a cost analysis for your entire procedure. Financial planning and cost questions can be discussed in a consultation; we look forward to helping you understand the cost factors involved in your treatment.

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Why Choose Us?

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At our Inland Empire location in Upland, we use the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Heidari employs skill, artistry, and science to deliver exceptional abdominoplasty results. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, laser procedures, and skin care. Dr. Heidari’s personally trained staff takes pride in maintaining the highest safety and quality care standards. Your safety and comfort are our top priority from the beginning to the end of your Tummy Tuck journey.

At Aesthetic Contours, we want to provide more than a service; we want to create a relationship built on trust that will last long into the future. Our center values excellence, beauty, and kindness and believe all three are essential for success. Because of our commitment to these values, many patients recommend our friends and family to us. Let’s start the first step of your Tummy Tuck today!

Schedule Your Consultation

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We are happy to provide answers to any questions you may have regarding your Tummy Tuck procedure. Our Inland Empire team works around the clock with each patient individually to determine an adequate treatment plan. Contact the Aesthetic Contours office today or request your consultation through this website, and someone will be in touch. Dr. Ali Heidari and his skillful team are here to make your vision of a Tummy Tuck a reality—we look forward to your consultation.

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Patient Resources

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We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out.