Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) in San Diego

A Flatter, Firmer Abdomen

woman-in-blackIndividuals who want a flatter, firmer abdomen turn to Dr. Dennis Bucko, founder of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, located in San Diego. Dr. Bucko is a leading tummy tuck surgeon that can create an attractive abdominal contour for better body image and more self-confidence. He has helped many individuals achieve the tight, toned-looking abdomen they desire.

Tummy tuck surgery addresses common concerns with the appearance of the abdomen. These concerns are often related to pregnancy, substantial weight loss, weight gain, or simply the effects of aging. After surgery, the abdomen looks flatter, the midsection looks leaner and the skin looks tighter. Tummy tuck can significantly change the way a person feels about their body. The waist is also often narrowed by the accompanying liposculpture.

More about Tummy Tuck Surgery

Most candidates seeking tummy tuck have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Unwanted fat deposits on the abdomen and flanks/ waist
  • Loose skin that hangs off the lower abdomen
  • Separated or weakened bulging abdominal muscles

Dr. Bucko has a conversation with each candidate about his or her specific complaints and performs a physical evaluation to determine the extent of correction needed. He also inquires about the patient’s ideal cosmetic outcome, and advises whether this is realistically achievable. If not, he can gently adjust the patient’s expectations, or suggest a more suitable treatment alternative.

Dr. Bucko understands that every patient has a specific problem area, which is why he tailors the procedure to the anatomy and needs of the patient.

Individual results may vary

If the patient’s only concern is excess abdominal fat, liposuction or non-surgical “CoolSculpting” may be a better treatment option. Liposuction techniques will remove isolated pockets of fat and give the abdomen a better contour, without modifying the tone and tightness of the skin and musculatures. If the abdominal skin and muscles are loose or otherwise problematic, tummy tuck surgery is needed for ideal results.

woman-in-blue-2Generally, a traditional tummy tuck procedure involves removing loose skin, eliminating targeted fat deposits, repairing damaged abdominal muscles (if needed) and tightening the remaining skin over the abdomen. The incision is made horizontally from hip to hip, low enough so that any scarring is concealed under a bikini.

After healing from the operation, the abdomen is flatter and looks more toned, and the skin tightly hugs the abdominal contours. Stretch marks may be improved or eliminated, depending on their location and severity.

For some patients, the trouble spots are limited to the lower abdomen. If this is the case, a “mini or modified tummy tuck” may be more appropriate. A mini tummy tuck is a less complex version of the traditional “full” tummy tuck and involves a limited incision and quicker recovery. Dr. Bucko explores this option during consultation.

With a flatter, leaner abdomen, Dr. Bucko’s patients typically feel a burst of self-confidence. But the results are not simply psychological; patients usually discover that it is easier to fit into certain types of clothing, and that exercise and physical activities are more comfortable.

Contact Dr. Bucko about Tummy Tuck Surgery

To learn more about tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Bucko, please contact Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center today and request a consultation.