Are You Looking For a Tummy Tuck in the Inland Empire?
Are you amongst the millions of people looking to get rid of that seemingly indestructible excess abdominal skin and fat? Maybe your goal is to regain your slim, pre-baby body; maybe you’d like to tighten up that residual loose skin and muscle from your weight loss journey; maybe you’re simply aging. Many people try just about anything to get rid of their excess abdominal skin – everything from diet to exercise to harmful supplements to the “flat tummy” detox teas and juices.
However, there is an alternative solution. Abdominoplasty (more widely known as a tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure done to correct these stubborn byproducts of life and natural aging. This procedure is twofold. The excess abdominal skin and fat is removed, and then the structure is repaired by tightening the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. If you’ve ever heard of the term “Mommy Makeover,” this is the step that plays the lead role in the comprehensive procedure. It is extremely common for both men and women, with 2016 bringing in almost 182,000 total tummy tucks, making it number three on the list of most performed surgical procedures last year. At Terracina Surgical Arts Center, we pride ourselves in providing clients with the most advanced techniques, making for a comfortable and minimally invasive session in the OR with a swift and strong recovery to follow.
Terracina Medical Arts Center’s high reputation and standard of quality can be attributed to Dr. Anil Punjabi. His eighteen years of experience in conjunction with his dual licensing in both medicine and dentistry make him one of the most distinguished and well-renowned plastic surgeons, not only in the Inland Empire, but all of Southern California. Dr. Punjabi is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He runs his Redlands practice with extensive clinical experience, surgical expertise, modern technique, and a strong value for delivering the best and most effective patient care possible.
The tummy tuck procedure itself is carried out on an outpatient basis. This essentially means that the patient will have the surgery done at the practice or a local hospital and will likely not be admitted for an extended stay. This does vary depending on the patient and his or her specific needs, but on a general basis, there is no need for overnight stays. The surgery is done using general anesthesia. Under general anesthesia, the patient is unconscious and unable to feel any pain. This may also vary depending on the patient and the case, with the alternative being local anesthesia and sedation. The procedure then begins with a supra-pubic incision going from hip to hip. The second incision is made to separate the navel from its surrounding tissues. The skin is lifted and the midline abdominal muscles are brought back together. The muscles are tightened, and any excess skin in the general area is trimmed. The bellybutton will then be repositioned slightly higher on the abdomen, creating a more youthful appearance on the torso. The ultimate goal is to have a tight, defined abdomen with no surplus of skin.
Dr. Punjabi’s goal is to offer the best tummy tuck in Inland Empire with affordable cost options. Email or call us to explore how affordable your tummy tuck surgery can be.