Tummy Tuck in Walnut Creek, CA

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty, involves removing excess fat and surrounding skin from the belly area. It is done to firm sagging skin and improve muscle tone whenever diet and exercise have been relatively ineffective. The result is a smoother and flatter abdomen that also has a more muscular appearance.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

The surgeon will use a marker to mark the area where excess tissue will be removed. After this, light sedation will be administered either in the form of an intravenous tube or orally. Once the anesthesia has kicked in, patients are then taken to the operating room, and incisions will be made. After carefully removing the excess fat and skin, the surgeon will use sutures to close the wound and then the patient will be taken to the recovery room.

About Dr. Aycock

Dr. Robert Aycock is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing cosmetic surgery since 1988. Since that time, he has performed hundreds of plastic and reconstructive surgeries for patients in and around the Walnut Creek, CA area. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you would like more information about tummy tucks, give Dr. Aycock a call at 415-460-7995.