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Orange County, CA area patients ask, what is a tummy tuck?

When pockets of fat begin to develop around the abdominal areas, many patients turn to diet and exercise to address these bulges. However, some areas of the body do not respond well to attempts to reduce fat, and the abdominal area is one of them. Patients who are dealing with fluctuations in their weight and have been unable to get rid of the pooch around their midsection, many turn to the assistance of an Orange County, CA area plastic surgeon to learn more about a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure done to remove the unwanted bulge around the abdominal area and tighten the skin. It can flatten the stomach and tighten the muscles all in one treatment, resulting in contours that are more attractive.

Tummy tucks are done for both men and women who are proper candidates. It should never be seen as a weight loss solution. This body contouring procedure is done for individuals who are already within their ideal weight and who live active, healthy lifestyles. Dr. Thuan Nguyen of The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Orange County, CA area can consult with patients to determine if they are viable candidates for tummy tuck procedures.

Dr. Thuan Nguyen and the team of The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery recommend a tummy tuck when patients want to address targeted areas of fat deposits that are greatly affecting their confidence and overall appearance. Tummy tucks are done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia with a board-certified anesthesiologist working closely with Dr. Thuan Nguyen. It can take approximately three hours to complete, during which incisions are made, excess skin and fat are removed, and skin is pulled and sutured to create a flatter tummy area. Patients are educated on aftercare instructions including how to care for the bandages, incisions, and drain tube that is placed to keep fluids from accumulating and reduce the risk of infection.

Patients who are considering a tummy tuck are encouraged to contact The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Orange County, CA area to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Thuan Nguyen and his team.

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