About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat along the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the most common reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring treatment that redefines the abdominal region, achieving extraordinary outcomes for patients. Santa Rosa, CA plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas perform tummy tuck surgery that is based on the patient's needs. This cosmetic treatment at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa allows patients the opportunity to have a new youthful shape and more confidence. Read more about how an abdominoplasty can eliminate excess fat and skin while it also tightens the stomach muscles, and contact us to schedule your consultation.
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is. For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life. Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.R. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2019
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is.For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life.Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.P. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Recently I had to go in to get a Capsular contracture. In Layman terms it means my skin easily stretches. So my perfect breast augmentation done by the amazing Dr Furnas about 3 years ago started to hang lower then my pocket. They use a mesh if needed to give my skin a little more back bone and extra sutures! They are perfect! I would say it’s like having the breasts I had as a teen....But I never had any so I wouldn’t know. LOL All I know is I’m beyond grateful. Im beyond happy with the results. And my confidence has a little more boost. My post op was quicker then the first time as well. I was up and moving the same day!!! I came in and Dr Furnas and her team gave me better results tan I could have ever imagined.?? Thank you Dr Furnas and psa, I love you."- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. Canelis and his staff are amazing and anyone who goes to them are in the best hands! He truly cares about his patients desires and listens so he is able to give his patients the best possible results. Can’t thank him enough!"- C.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2019
"Dr Canales and his staff are absolutely outstanding! Dr Canales did a superb job at making sure all my questions and concerns were addressed on top of his amazing work !! I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa & Allegro MedSpa"- T.M. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both men and women. If you have loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help you regain a slimming and more toned figure. We advise that you be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it focuses on loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to target fat. If your abdominal area has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels, you could consider liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.
Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas, which is customized according to the individual's current condition. To start, the incision type is determined based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of loose skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic zone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from an abdominoplasty but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the technique used, all abdominoplasty procedures at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.
What to Expect
When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to assist with swelling. Standing upright and walking will be challenging for a while so you should take it easy for several days. Walking becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine within two weeks. Workouts can begin around 6 – 8 weeks or earlier if you are given permission by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. You may experience some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will customize your unique tummy tuck plan to address your concerns and goals before estimating costs. We will be able to better estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty is decided, which technique will be used, which anesthesia you will need, and other factors. To ensure you get beautiful results from an experienced plastic surgeon, Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by taking several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three most common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, we can help you decide on the technique that will produce your best results. A full abdominoplasty is better if you would like to fix loose skin in both the lower and upper stomach, whereas a mini abdominoplasty is better for concerns under your belly button, such as a "pooch." The extended technique can address issues in the stomach, plus your upper thighs and hips.
What will my scars look like?
Incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas use the thinnest incisions needed to minimize scarring. They also place incisions in areas that are less visible (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so incisions may be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar management instructions so your sutures heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although you may get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas strongly encourage that you be finished building your family before you get an abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant following your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to refresh your stomach.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Several patients get a second body surgery with an abdominoplasty to see more dramatic results. At your initial consultation, talk to us about your desires so a personalized surgical plan may be created to match your aesthetic goals. You might combine abdominoplasty with a thighplasty for a lower body lift or other areas for all over body contouring. If you want to rejuvenate your body after having children or losing a lot of weight, you might be an ideal candidate for after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover.
Attain a Tighter Tummy
A variety of factors can result in a sagging stomach that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be annoying and frustrating — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, plastic surgery by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas in Santa Rosa, CA can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa for more information.