Tummy Tuck

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, CA

A tummy tuck in Northern California is an effective treatment that can help you regain confidence in the way you look and how you feel.

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About Tummy Tuck

Find Out If You’re A Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery In Northern California.

Our team of expert plastic surgeons can perform this procedure quickly and effectively.

Ideal Candidates

Tummy tuck surgery in Northern California 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.

How It Works

Surgical Technique

Learn more about our surgical technique. 

One technique that distinguishes Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson is their ability to do a tummy tuck without drains! They have lectured about their technique across the USA and Europe.  Not having drains leads to a faster recovery, less pain, and less for your caretaker to do after surgery. 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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson, 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 of Santa Rosa involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.

What to Expect

Here’s what to expect when you undergo a tummy tuck in Northern California. 

After the Treatment

Sometimes liposuction is needed at the same time to achieve an optimal result.  When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will have long-acting local anesthetic to help you in your recovery.  A compression garment is recommended starting 48 hours after surgery.  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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson. You may experience some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.


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Ready for 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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson in Santa Rosa, CA can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Plastic Surgery Associates  for more information.