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Tummy Tuck Procedure

Many people struggle with excess abdominal fat, also frequently referred to as stomach fat, a gut or even a beer belly. Some stomach fat and excess skin can be eliminated with proper diet and exercise, but in other cases it will remain even with healthy habits. That's what makes the tummy tuck—known scientifically as the abdominoplasty—such a popular procedure.

To schedule a consultation to discuss whether you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck is designed to reduce fat and tighten skin around the abdominal area. Many people are unsatisfied with their appearance in this area, which can become stretched and saggy for a number of reasons:

Unlike other cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation and breast lifts, the tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women.

Despite the fact that abdominoplasty can improve the appearance of the stomach, it is not a substitute for weight loss or even liposuction. It is merely a cosmetic procedure, and not a weight loss operation.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

The tummy tuck itself is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning that it requires no overnight stay in the hospital. The procedure itself comes in two forms:

Whether you require a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck can only be determined by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Tummy tuck recovery is minimal, and will vary depending on the nature of your procedure.

Schedule Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck cost will differ depending on your individual needs as a patient. To request a tummy tuck consultation, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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