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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Tummy Tuck

You work out religiously for the sake of your figure. Stomach crunches and plank holds are a daily routine as are the stationary bike and elliptical machine. You eat right for the same reason, but your tummy just lays there. You cringe in front of your mirror by the shower. You seek help regaining the tummy of your youth.

Having a tight, toned stomach is essential in the beach communities of Southern California, where the bikini is a staple for beach attire. Some women can enjoy a tight abdominal contour by following a serious diet and exercise routine; others suffer the effects of pregnancy and weight loss, and need help achieving the abdomen they desire. Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is designed to tighten and tone the stomach by removing excess skin and fat. As an added benefit, the procedure also tightens the abdominal muscles that have weakened or separated, creating an “internal girdle” that keeps the stomach flat and toned.

Dr. Sajjadian combines his passion for artistry with his surgical expertise to create beautiful tummy’s in Newport Beach. With his outstanding surgical skill and satisfied clientele, Dr. Sajjadian is the tummy tuck surgeon of choice in the Newport Beach and the Orange County area.

If you have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area you can’t seem to lose, Dr. Sajjadian can help. If you’re looking for a Tummy Tuck in Newport Beach, Dr. Sajjadian is renowned for his state-of-the-art, clinically proven techniques, and safe procedures.

Your Consultation – Tummy Tuck Newport Beach

If you’re interested in tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Sajjadian will consult with you personally. This consultation will educate you about the procedure and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Dr. Sajjadian will also give you a complete physical examination, paying close attention to areas of stubborn fat deposits and excess skin. Together, you will forge a strategy to achieve a desired outcome with your expectations and unique body type, seeking the most natural-looking results.

Dr. Sajjadian will make sure to listen to all your questions, and give you enough time to ask them.

He will show you before and after pictures of patients with similar body types who had the same questions and concerns as you. What can and cannot be done will be discussed, leaving you with a reasonable expectation of your outcome.

He will explain what you can expect leading up to, and during surgery. He will explain the healing process and how to recover successfully.

It is important that both you and Dr. Sajjadian agree on the aesthetics and process of your surgery so you can reach attainable goals.

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Suitable Candidates

A tummy tuck Newport Beach should be done for your personal self-confidence, not to satisfy another’s idea of your body’s appearance.

A tummy tuck should be considered if:

  • You have no health issues and are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You don’t smoke or are willing to quit
  • You feel uncomfortable with excess skin and stubborn fat in the abdominal area

What to Expect

To prepare for your tummy tuck procedure, you should avoid any blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, and Tylenol for two weeks prior, and two weeks following your tummy tuck surgery. Patients over the age of 50 need an EKG.

Tummy tuck surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at a local surgery center with a general anesthesia.

Before surgery, Dr. Sajjadian will meet with you to answer any questions or concerns you might have at the time. He will mark your abdomen while reviewing the surgery with you.

After anesthesia, Dr. Sajjadian will make a horizontal incision right above the pubic area, extending from hipbone to hipbone.  C-section scars are often removed simultaneously. Through the incision, liposuction will remove deposits of fat and excess skin.

To free the naval from surrounding tissue, a second incision is required vertically. Skin and fat layers above the abdominal wall are lifted to expose the abdominal muscles. These muscles will be pulled tighter together, then sutured, creating a tighter, flatter, and firmer abdominal wall.

A new hole will be created for your naval and the layer of skin and fat will be stretched over the abdominal wall. The excess fat and skin that hangs over the original incision will be cut away and removed.

Through tiny holes arranged in the incision, drainage tubes will be placed in the abdomen to allow fluid to escape while you heal.

Dr. Sajjadian will finish by making any necessary surgical modifications required. He will then close the incisions with sutures. A compression garment will be placed on your abdomen for support and to aid in the healing process during your recovery.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Depending on the extent of correction needed, Dr. Sajjadian may recommend a mini tummy tuck, a variation of the traditional tummy tuck procedure. Mini tummy tuck is performed through smaller incisions and is designed to treat patients who have minimal excess skin. It does not involve tightening the abdominal muscles or relocating the belly button higher on the abdomen. During your personal consultation, Dr. Sajjadian will inform you whether you are a good candidate for mini tummy tuck, and will explain if it may help you achieve desired outcome.

Testimonial

“I have worked out all my life, and after 2 children, I couldn’t work off the fat despite consistent exercise. I had never had a surgery like this before. When I came to Dr. Sajjadian, he instantly made me feel comfortable. Almost 4 months later I feel happier and I see the results, with minimal scarring. My stomach looks like it did before I was pregnant.”

“Dr. Sajjadian takes the time to make sure you understand what he’s doing and why. He’s a conservative doctor who doesn’t like to rush thing, because he wants the best results for you as possible. He’s kind, caring, and thorough. I would recommend Dr. Sajjadian to anyone who is interested in considering getting a tummy tuck.”

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“I trusted Dr. Sajjadian as I was able to see some of his cases beforehand, and the results were amazing. The Dr. made me very comfortable with what I wanted done. When it came to the surgery, I had very little bruising and swelling, and within 3/4 days I felt great. I have been back to the office since and would use Dr. Sajjadian again if I need any more work done.”

Cost and Financing – Tummy Tuck Newport Beach

Your Recovery

Abdominoplasty is an out-patient procedure, so you may go home the day of your operation. Your tummy tuck Newport Beach will be performed in Newport Beach or in Orange County.

Abdominal swelling is expected for a few days as is some pain and discomfort. You will be given medication to control the pain and make you comfortable. A pain pump may be inserted during surgery to aid in your comfort. Standing up straight will be a problem at first, but you should start walking as soon as possible to avoid blood clotting.

Some patients return to work relatively early, within a week, but you should expect a minimum of two weeks before going back to work, or longer if your work demand strenuous activity.

A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive procedure with a faster recovery rate that can be done if you are relatively close to your ideal body weight. Also, called a mini-abdominoplasty, this procedure tightens the lower abdominal wall skin only, providing the shortest possible scar. A full tummy tuck (standard abdominoplasty) tightens the entire abdominal wall and skin.

Dr. Sajjadian will schedule several follow-up visits to check your progress as you recover from surgery. He will advise when you can return to work, exercise and your regular daily activities. Recovery varies by patient, but most are back to work after two weeks.

The cost of tummy tuck varies with the specific approach that Dr. Sajjadian takes (mini vs. traditional tummy tuck) and other factors. We will discuss tummy tuck cost during your initial surgical consultation and provide more information about available financing options.

Picking a Plastic Surgeon

It is vital that you pick an accomplished surgeon for your abdominoplasty procedure. Your surgeon should have the right qualifications and credentials. These should include board certification, good standing with medical community and various medical boards, and impressive education, experience, and surgical track record.

Pay attention to the support staff as well. These will be the team members that you will lean on during your time of recovery. They should be professional, friendly, and compassionate. Make sure you are comfortable with the entire team.

You should do your homework and meet personally with each surgeon you are considering. It is also important to check out the facility where the surgery will be performed. Is it accredited? Don’t rush into something so important. Take your time to get well informed.

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Meet Dr. Sajjadian

Dr. Sajjadian is one of few plastic surgeons in the United States who holds TRIPLE Board Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of otolaryngology, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Why Dr. Sajjadian?

Dr. Sajjadian is a Triple Board Certified plastic surgeon. He holds certifications from American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He has dedicated his outstanding career to developing and implementing advanced techniques in the field of cosmetic surgery. He strives to achieve minimal patient discomfort with improved outcomes that look natural.

Dr. Sajjadian has been recognized as “Physician of Excellence” by his peers and the Orange County Medical Society. He has also been honored as co-chair of educational symposiums by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Add to that list “Most Compassionate Physician Award”, “America’s Top Plastic Surgeon”, “Patients Best Choice Award”, “America’s Top Physicians”, and “California’s Favorite Physician Award”, and you have one of the more decorated plastic surgeons in Southern California.

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Newport Beach Consultation

Call our Newport Beach office to learn more about our tummy tuck procedure. Call us at  949-515-0550, or contact us today to set up your consultation.