Diana Briester Ghosh, M.D. is your premier female plastic surgeon conveniently located in San Diego. Specializing in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Breister Ghosh and her professional medical team members are proud to offer tummy tucks and other cutting-edge procedures to residents of La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, and the neighboring communities of San Diego County, California.
What is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a popular surgical cosmetic procedure that reduces loose or sagging skin around the midsection resulting in a tighter, flatter tummy.
Patients who most often come in for a tummy tuck have found that their abdominal area has loosened and become misshapen after having been pregnant or undergone an extreme weight loss. Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh understands that feeling confident in your silhouette is important, whether you want to go to the beach with your family in a brand new bathing suit or just feel more confident looking in the mirror each day. During your private consultation, Dr. Breister Ghosh will review what a tummy tuck can do for you as well as discuss any potential alternatives or procedures.
What are the Benefits of Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
There are many benefits of receiving a tummy tuck with Dr. Breister Ghosh and her medical team, including:
- Strengthens your abdominal core
- Reduces excess sagging skin around the midsection, also called an "apron"
- May improve urinary incontinence
- May prevent hernias
- Improves the comfort and fit of clothes
- Boosts overall confidence
How is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Performed?
Your tummy tuck will be performed by Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh in an accredited outpatient surgery center. To begin, Dr. Breister Ghosh will make a horizontal incision above the pubic hairline. A standard tummy tuck typically involves an incision from hip bone to hip bone. In special cases, a slightly shorter or slightly longer incision may be made to achieve your desired results. Through this incision, your underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened and excess skin and fat will be removed. In some situations, your tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction of the hips or flanks to create a smoother contour of the midsection. Your entire tummy tuck procedure may take between 2 to 3 hours to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
Upon waking up from surgery, you will be in an abdominal binder to give you support and reduce swelling. Drains will be placed at the time of your tummy tuck procedure to collect and drain any fluid that may accumulate throughout your recovery. Dr. Briester Ghosh will provide you with an abdominal binder, which will help resolve swelling and promote healing while you recover. We may suggest you wear this binder for around 4 to six 6 following surgery. Patients should talk with Dr. Breister Ghosh about the physical demands of their job, but should usually plan for a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks off work. Patients can resume full exercise at about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
How Much Will My Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Cost?
The cost of your tummy tuck will likely vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your tummy tuck, we encourage you to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options that allow you to pay for your procedure at your own pace.
Dr. Diana Briester Ghosh is proud to offer high-quality plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgical procedures that provide natural-looking results to residents of La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, and the neighboring communities of San Diego County, California. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh today.