Dr. Tom Pousti is a highly skilled tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) specialist who now has offices in La Jolla where he can see La Jolla tummy tuck patients. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Pousti describes the abdominoplasty procedure. He has helped many patients achieve a more attractive and shapely profile. Dr. Pousti’s patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or massive weight loss benefit from abdominoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin that weighs the patient down.
Abdominoplasty, also known as the “tummy tuck,” is an operation performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin folds in the mid and lower abdominal region and to tighten up the abdominal wall. When women have had children, the lining of the abdominal muscles can rip and the abdomen can develop a bulge. Men sometimes have tummy tucks too if they suffer from excess abdominal skin and fat.
There are several types of abdominoplasty, ranging from a minor removal of hanging skin (a mini-tummy tuck) to a major abdominoplasty where the entire abdomen is tightened. It is designed to remove only as much excess skin and fatty tissue as is practical and safe. Stretch marks, where possible, will be removed along with the excess skin. However, stretch marks on the remaining abdominal skin cannot be removed.
The Mini Tummy Tuck is for contour problems without as much loose skin as a standard abdominoplasty. An Extended Tummy Tuck is for extensive loose skin and fatty tissue of the abdominal area. The extended abdominoplasty, regular abdominoplasty and the mini-abdominoplasty procedures can include the following:
Before / After Abdominoplasty
The Surgical Procedure
The procedure takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Markings are performed the evening prior or the morning of surgery. Care is taken to give you the results you are looking for.
After weight loss or pregnancy, in most cases the abdominal wall muscles are separated. Even with diet and exercise, the muscles are unable to retract. Repairing the muscles brings the waist in for more desirable results.
Markings are carefully drawn out in a sterile fashion.
Muscle laxity from post-weight loss or pregnancy
Muscles are brought together to create the desirable waistline.
Repair abdominal muscles
Immediately After Surgery (Intra-operative)
Before / After Abdominoplasty After Losing 180 lbs
What To Expect After Surgery
You are restricted to bed for 2 to 3 days with periods of walking. You will be “hunched over” significantly for the first week and slowly will be able to stand up straight. Coughing, laughing, sneezing or anything that exerts the abdominal muscles will produce discomfort. Positioning yourself when sleeping — you will either need to sleep in a recliner or place pillows under your legs when lying in bed to keep your body in an “L” formation.
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Recommended Scar Treatment
bioCorneum HC is the first and only FDA-Accepted silicone scar treatment with a steroid, and should be applied twice a day, in the morning and evening. Within minutes, the cream dries into a thin, waterproof, breatheable sheet that will lock in all of the necessary moisture, while keeping out the chemical, microbial and physical invasion of the scar. bioCorneum HC is available at Pousti Plastic Surgery as a perfect scar treatment solution to your plastic surgery procedure!
Resumption Of Physical Activities
Driving- 2 – 4 weeks
Belly Button Before Tummy Tuck
Belly Button After Tummy Tuck
I had surgery with Dr. Pousti 3 months ago and I could not be any happier with my results. From my consultation appointment to my 3 month follow up, I have been treated with the utmost care and kindness from Dr. Pousti and his staff. I had researched and met with several surgeons and I knew the moment I met with Dr. Pousti that he was the person I trusted to do my surgery. After having two kids, I had alot of loose skin on my stomach and all of the exercising I did would never change that. Dr. Pousti said that he believed that I would have excellent results from a tummy tuck and he was right! I never imagined that my stomach could be so flat!! This has been a life changing experience and I could not imagine having done this with any other doctor.
Tummy Tuck Recovery Without a Tummy Ache
You may choose to recover from your Tummy Tuck with the On-Q Pain Relief Pump now being offered at Dr. Pousti’s San Diego, Riverside and Temecula surgical suites. The On-Q pain relief pump is a revolutionary non-narcotic pain relief system. The On-Q pump slowly and continually releases local anesthetic to the surgical site, which numbs the pain at the place of discomfort. The On-Q pump dispenses the correct amount of pain medication for up to 5 days. The On-Q pump aids the healing process by speeding up the amount of time you are off your feet and it keeps your head clear without the side effects of narcotic pain medications.
Dr. Pousti has treated many San Diego and La Jolla tummy tuck patients. Pousti plastic surgery also now has a La Jolla office where he consults with and treats La Jolla plastic surgery patients. Also, it is common for Dr. Pousti’s San Diego and La Jolla breast augmentation and liposuction patients to choose to have these procedures performed in combination with tummy tuck.
In addition to tummy tuck and other body contouring procedures, Dr.Pousti performs facial procedures including facelift and rhinoplasty. Please visit the facelift and rhinoplasty pages of this website to learn more about these procedures and how Dr. Pousti has helped many San Diego and La Jolla facelift an
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