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 of 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.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa has once again out done them selves! Dr Heather Furnace Is the ABSOLUTE BEST Plastic Surgeon in Sonoma County! I am a 44 year old woman who had two children in my early twenties. I contacted Plastic Surgery Associates regarding a tummy tuck procedure. I was first greeted on the phone by Julianna who should get some kind of award for being such an amazing receptionist! I was then transfered To Abi who answered every question I had prio...r to my consultation with the Doctor.I wanted this procedure for more then twenty years! Consultation day came and I was so nervous, I was so ashamed of what had become of what was suppose to be my Stomach! Dr Furnace then entered the exam room and any ounce of fear or anxiety was lifted immediately! Dr Furnace has the most amazing bedside manner I have ever witnessed, she answered every question with knowledge, understanding, grace and kindness! I am 13 days post op now, I can't even put into words what an amazing job Dr Furnace has done! LIFE CHANGING!"- T.S. / Facebook / May 23, 2016
"I recently had tummy tuck and breast augmentation with Dr. Canales and I love my results. I am 6 weeks post op and I can't believe how great my body looks already. The entire experience was great starting with the girls at the front desk his nurse and the Dr. I will definitely recommend them to family and friends."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 24, 2018
"Tummy Tuck - The staff and doctor we're very professional and made the experience as enjoyable as possible.the technique for surgery and office appeared to be pretty advanced. My only negative was the wait time for surgery was pretty long. I'm sure it's because of how great the doctors here are but it would have been nice to get in sooner."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Apr 16, 2015
"Tummy Tuck - My life change greatly, I feel and I look much better, in my clothes I am very happy .I just want to say am very happy with my resuts of my sirujia and all the staff especially my doctor."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Mar 29, 2016
"Tummy Tuck - The overwhelming comfort with the staff who gave the impression of true care to me."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Mar 09, 2016
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 of 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
What is the price for a tummy tuck?
During your consultation appointment, Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales will determine the exact cost of your tummy tuck. This price will vary with each patient, according to a variety of unique factors such as the complexity of the procedure, the type of abdominoplasty, and what, if any, additional techniques will be included. On average, a tummy tuck from Plastic Surgery Associates will cost between $10,000 and $15,000. This amount is all-inclusive, including the surgeon’s fees, anesthesiologist’s fees, the surgical suite, compression garments, and follow-up appointments. To make the tummy tuck process easier and more budget-friendly, our patient coordinator will sit down with you during this appointment and discuss all of your payment choices. This will include the option to finance your abdominoplasty at a low interest rate through CareCredit.
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 of Santa Rosa for more information.