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As leading San Diego tummy tuck surgeons, our team recognizes many people feel self-conscious due to the appearance of their abdomen. Significant weight loss, pregnancy, and genetic factors can cause the stomach skin to become lax and fatty tissue deposits to accumulate beneath it. Even the most rigorous diet and exercise regimen might not help remove the excess skin and fatty tissue. Fortunately, a tummy tuck in San Diego can be very effective in enhancing the appearance of the midriff. Read more to learn more about tummy tucks in San Diego, and the results this surgery helps achieve.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that removes the excess skin of the lower abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles. After having children, it is common for the lower abdominal skin to be stretched out, have a significant amount of stretch marks, and the musculature to become lax (diastasis recti). Our surgeons can correct these aesthetic issues by performing a tummy mini or full tummy tuck procedure.

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Why Choose Ranch & Coast for a Tummy Tuck?

Our surgical facility is known for it's master San Diego cosmetic surgeons and that all of our staff is world-renowned for their sophisticated and innovative procedures in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Our surgeons specialize in aesthetic surgical procedures for the face, body, and breast at his state-of-the-art medical spa and surgery center, Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery, located in the heart of Del Mar Village. They are known for their particular interest and skill with tummy tucks in San Diego. With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Chasan and his friendly, professional, and highly trained nursing and office staff, provide the highest quality of skill, sophistication, and attention to detail, all while ensuring the best patient care and satisfaction as the number one priority.

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Our Tummy Tuck Team Meet Dr. Cameron Francis

In addition to Dr. Chasan, Ranch & Coast is proud to work with Dr. Cameron Francis as one of San Diego's best tummy tuck surgeons.

Dr. Francis began his medical career by earning a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology, followed by his medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine. He went on to complete a prestigious two-year fellowship in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, after which he completed a comprehensive, six-year integrated plastic surgery residency. A leader in his field, Dr. Francis has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, many of which are the result of original research in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Francis proudly performs tummy tucks at Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery in San Diego, routinely producing stunning results that his patients love.

The Ranch & Coast Technique- San Diego Tummy Tuck

One of the key components of an abdominoplasty is to suture the rectus abdominus muscles together in the midline to re-establish the flat muscular wall, much like performing an internal “corset.” The excess skin is then removed.

Our surgeons utilize a technique called “progressive tension suturing,” which allows them to place the incisions lower on the abdomen and relieve tension on the scar. This method creates a tighter abdomen, especially in the upper part, and promotes better healing of the incision. The lower abdominal incision is well hidden in the bikini line, and by six months is generally only a fine scar. Most of our Del Mar tummy tuck patients feel well after one week and resume most normal activities after two weeks. Many times, the doctor performs liposuction in combination with a tummy tuck to create the most beautiful stomach appearance possible.

If you are unhappy with your stomach’s appearance and would like to learn if you are a tummy tuck candidate in San Diego, please contact Ranch & Coast at 858-450-1555 or click here to schedule a consultation.

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How Much Does an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Cost?

Del Mar abdominoplasty patients can expect to receive an in-depth consultation, where their personal surgical needs and costs can be discussed. They can expect these costs to include surgeons and facilities fees, amongst others. Due to the variability of cases, some abdominoplasties are priced higher depending upon the level of surgical complexity. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today. 

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#1: Eat a healthy, nutritious diet.

While it might be tempting to indulge in comfort food while you recover from abdominoplasty, your body actually needs the opposite in order to have the strength to heal. Choose nutritious foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits, avocados, nuts, whole grains, and lean proteins.

#2: Take gentle walks.

While strenuous exercise is off-limits after a tummy tuck, you are allowed to take gentle 20-30 minutes walks that can help support circulation and blood flow, which in turn helps with your healing process.

#3: Sleep at an angle.

As you recover, you will need to put as little pressure as possible on your abdomen. Therefore, the best position for your head is at an incline. You can use large, fluffy pillows to prop yourself up so you can remain semi-upright during the night.

#4: Support your recovery with compressive garments.

Compression garments are an excellent way to reduce some of the inevitable swelling that occurs after a tummy tuck procedure. The binder or girdle can help you to maintain your new, more sculpted body shape, even while you are asleep.

#5: Drink plenty of water.

Keeping well hydrated is mandatory after a surgical procedure, as it can help remove toxins from the body, keep you regular, and improve your chances at a smooth, stress-free recovery. Try to drink water consistently throughout the day. The suggested amount is eight 8-oz glasses per diem.

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