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San Diego, CA 92122
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Temecula, CA 92591
"We restore, repair, and make whole those parts....which nature has given but which fortune has taken away, not so much that they may delight the eye but that they may buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the afflicted."
Gaspar Tagliacozzi, Italy 1597, Father of Plastic Surgery
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San Diego Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty – La Jolla, Temecula, Inland Empire
Murrieta and Riverside County
As a superbly trained and highly experienced San Diego tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid has performed many abdominoplasty procedures, helping numerous patients enhance both their appearance and self-esteem. His reputation for advanced surgical skill and attentive care attracts patients from throughout the greater San Diego area, including La Jolla, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and Inland Empire. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Kincaid explains abdominoplasty procedure and the results tummy tuck San Diego patients can achieve through it.
Tummy Tuck: What Is It?
Tummy tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty, is a comprehensive surgical procedure designed to create a flat midriff appearance. During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Kincaid removes excess skin and fatty tissue and gently rearranges the underlying muscle structure. As a result, his San Diego / La Jolla tummy tuck patients enjoy firmer, shapelier stomach contours. In addition, tummy tuck surgery can help reduce the appearance of unsightly stretch marks many women notice after giving birth.
Compared to liposuction, tummy tuck is a more invasive surgical procedure as it requires a long incision in the lower abdominal area. However, the results of abdominoplasty are also more comprehensive than those delivered by liposuction. Thus, tummy tuck procedure not only removes redundant fatty tissue deposits but it also repairs torn stomach muscles and greatly improves the appearance of stomach skin.
Abdominoplasty Surgery in San Diego
Dr. Stuart Kincaid typically performs tummy tuck surgery under general anesthesia (the patient is asleep and does not feel anything). However, less comprehensive stomach reshaping (also referred to as a mini tummy tuck) can sometimes be performed using local anesthesia and intravenous sedatives. Because the medical needs and preferences of each tummy tuck San Diego / La Jolla patient are different, Dr. Kincaid carefully discusses their anesthesia options during pre-surgical consultations.
After the patient has been prepared for surgery, Dr. Kincaid creates an incision just above the pubic hair and extending to the sides of the stomach. He then skillfully rearranges the stomach tissues in order to create a flat, slim torso. Once this process is completed, the incisions are closed and the stomach is covered with special surgical bandages. Because each patient's situation is unique, the time in surgery varies from 2 to 5 hours.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Immediately after the tummy tuck procedure, patients might experience some discomfort in the stomach area, which can be managed with pain medications. They might also notice swelling, bruising and numbness in the operated area. These conditions typically resolve within a few weeks, after which time most San Diego / La Jolla plastic surgery patients who have undergone abdominoplasty can resume their everyday activities. However, strenuous exercise should be avoided for about eight weeks in order to allow the stomach tissues to heal properly.
Once the patients have recovered, they can enjoy their newly slim figures without having to worry about any special precautions. The results of tummy tuck are permanent providing that patients do not gain a large amount of weight. As an experienced San Diego, La Jolla and Temecula tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Kincaid takes the time to explain the importance of proper diet and exercise regimen in order to maintain the beautiful results achieved through abdominoplasty surgery.
Consulting Your San Diego Tummy Tuck Specialist
If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery and how this procedure can help you realize your aesthetic dreams, please visit our contact page to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Kincaid. He will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history and skin condition in order to recommend the most appropriate treatment.
Dr. Kincaid offers abdominoplasty to bariatric plastic surgery San Diego patients. As a San Diego plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Kincaid performs other procedures besides tummy tuck. He frequently treats mommy makeover La Jolla patients. He is also a highly regarded Inland Empire male breast reduction, arm lift, liposuction and thigh lift surgeon. In addition, Dr. Kincaid offers the highest quality services to South Orange County plastic surgery patients.
For more information visit The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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