About Tummy Tuck
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi understands that the body is affected by many factors and stressors that influence its internal and external functions and appearance. This means, the body is constantly experiencing emotional and hormonal changes, diet, lifestyle, and weight fluctuations. Especially in middle age, the body can struggle to adjust and recover, specifically in areas like the abdomen. Therefore, at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA Dr. Kelishadi offers tummy tuck surgery to bring dramatic improvement to the abdomen.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing. He's knowledgeable and thorough. He answered all my questions and gave me all the pros and cons to consider for getting a tummy tuck. Unlike some other plastic surgeons I've gone to in the past who just want to sell you he was nothing like that. If you're looking to find a surgeon in OC look no further. He is your guy. The office staff and nurse are super nice and friendly and were very attentive to my needs."- S.C. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2018
"Mommy Makeover - Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift - Dr. Kelishadi is a rock star! I feel very blessed to have found such a great doc to do this surgery. His team, both Shea and Alejandra, are super nice and help you throughout the process. After a lifetime of heavy DD breasts, which were both pendulous and sagging after childbirth, I have beautiful C cup perky breasts. When I first saw them I began to cry because of how happy I was with..."- W. / RealSelf / Mar 26, 2019
"I've wanted to write a review for awhile, but I can't come up with the right words to describe how amazing my experience has been with Dr Kelishadi and his team. From the minute I walked in his office, I felt at ease and comfortable. He is so friendly, welcoming and has a great sense of humor. I was so nervous about even just discussing my options, but those fears went away quickly. He listened to all my needs & concerns, and I never once felt rushed. Each consult, Dr K spent at least an hour with me. After the first consult, I booked my surgery and never even met with another surgeon. I didn't feel the need to since I knew he would do exactly what I wanted with fantastic results. He also gave me a great price!After surgery, Dr K and his team checked in with me regularly, even texting from his personal phone to make sure my recovery was going well and see if I had any questions/concerns. I was pretty nervous throughout recovery and wondering if I'd love the final results, but he constantly reassured me that everything went perfectly and I'd be happy. Being happy is a huge understatement! I would strongly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery to anyone interested in getting work done. Dr Kelishadi and his team are top notch!"- K.V. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2017
"Just want to write a review on the experience with this Doctor so far. My wife just had a pretty extensive surgery last week. She was very nervous but I can tell you honestly this doctors bed side manner is second to none from all the appointments before the surgery but what really has been great is how much he cares after the surgery. He text me multiple times right when surgery was over. Then came down and talked with me for almost an hour. His was just after a 7 hour surgery.. This was so comforting because we were all anxious.my wife is now 5 days post op and he's text or called regularly answering any questions and making sure she is ok. So id give his customer service 5 plus stars.. Now comes the even better part. To say we are blown away with the results is an understatement. This doctor from day one appointment all the way to executing the plan is 5 stars plus all day. We've already referred a friend to him and we don't do that lightly. With all the bad things or poor service you here about out there I had to write this review. This is one of the good guys out there. Thank you Doc for really caring.. We wish you many years of success.. You deserve it.."- K.K. / Yelp / Aug 21, 2016
"For anyone that is looking to do something for themselves, no matter what the reason is, I would recommend SSK Plastic Surgery to anyone and everyone. I have been waiting to have cosmetic surgery for 5 years after having my 3rd child, and went to multiple offices and spoke to 4 other surgeons prior to meeting Dr. Kelishadi. Once I met with him, I felt comfortable and trusted him with my procedure. Dr. Kelishadi was thorough, knowledgable and patiently answered all of my questions. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation, and liposuction of the back and love handle areas with a fat transfer into my butt/hips. It was a 7.5 hour procedure that ended up being a little over 8 hours. His staff was extremely helpful with all of the paperwork and financing leading up to the day of surgery, and the hospital staff that Dr. K is contracted with was warm and caring. I was nervous about the procedure and my recovery, and Dr. Kelishadi personally made phone calls (even on Christmas Day because my surgery was just a few days before) to check in with me. I was able to reach him directly with any questions or concerns- the care and level of service far exceeds any I have ever had in the medical field.I am now a little over 3 months post-op and I feel amazing and am so happy with my results. SSK made this experience as easy as it could possibly be."- K.M. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2018
Pregnancy, major weight loss, or other causes such as prior major abdominal surgery may have weakened your abdominal muscles and left too much fat and/or loose skin. This problem can make your tummy protrude and your clothes difficult to fit. Excessively stretched muscles and skin can be stubborn and don’t return to their original positions, despite a healthful diet and exercise. Frustration and despair can set in for women and men alike. What are your options to reduce and tone your midsection and maybe other areas too?
Your tummy tuck procedure in Orange County can be outpatient or inpatient overnight, under general anesthesia. As your Orange County Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi will use several strategies to minimize your pain and maximize your comfort. These include using a pain pump that delivers a controlled dose of a local anesthetic to the surgical area. There are also new liposomal formulations that release local anesthetic to the area where they are injected in a controlled fashion over several days so that a pump does not have to be used.
In conjunction with over-the-counter and prescription pain medications (if needed), we have many tools in our office to provide you with a comfortable experience. Your activity level will progress based on your motivation, amount of soreness, and involvement of the surgical procedure or procedures you had done. After the first few weeks you may be ready to do light activities. For full healing, you would be wise to avoid activities that involve strain (such as pushing and pulling, which includes housekeeping), sudden movements, and heavy lifting (over 10 pounds) for 6-8 weeks in order to keep your repairs intact.
What To Expect
- You should arrange to be off work for 1-2 weeks and to have someone help you with self-care and household needs for at least that time. Most patients take f2-3 weeks of basic recovery, and about 6-8 weeks for full healing.
- The treatment range may involve your needing a mini-tummy tuck in Orange County (only the lower abdomen) or could span the area from beneath the lower ribcage to the pubic bone. Much of this is often part of what we call a bikini makeover, which also includes a lift or augmentation to the breasts.
- In addition, a full body lift is available to correct widespread areas of fat and loose, sagging skin that have accumulated.
- Whenever possible, incisions are placed in unseen areas, such as in your bikini line. A small incision may also be made around your belly button.
- In conjunction with abdominoplasty, where loose muscles are tightened and excess skin is excised, liposuction is a useful adjunct for many to help in maximizing the effects of surgery to give a better contour. After lax muscles are repaired and tightened, excessively stretched and loose skin is cut away, sutured, and smoothed.
- After your recovery, you can look and feel trimmer, toned, and sexy. You should fit better in your clothes, maybe in a smaller size, and see fewer stretch marks. The sky’s the limit on your confidence! We encourage a healthful diet and an exercise program to maintain your investment in yourself and the attractive results you’ve just achieved.
Plan Your Procedure
Your body, goals, and treatment choices are unique and important to your confidence. So, you are considering or have scheduled with SSK to undergo a tummy tuck either alone, with liposuction, or to accompany one or more other procedures. A mini-tummy tuck involves only the lower abdomen; a full tummy tuck could span the area from beneath the lower ribcage to the pubic bone. Maybe you want a Mommy Makeover (a tummy tuck, a breast augmentation, and another procedure to achieve overall proportion). We are honored to serve your cosmetic surgery needs with the finest attention, technique, and after-care. Please refer to the following information.
To Learn More
What will your personal recovery entail? Please call our office at (949) 515-SURG to consult with Dr. Kelishadi for tailored information about tummy tuck in Orange County. We’ll discuss your needs and your health history. We’ll answer all of your questions and set realistic expectations for your experience with me as your Orange County plastic surgeon. Fall in love with your tummy tuck before and after when you book with us today.
What to Expect From a Tummy Tuck Consultation
When it’s time for your tummy tuck consultation, prepare yourself with essential questions to get the information you need for a successful outcome.Read
A View Into the First 24 Hours After Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin to make your body slimmer and firmer. Here's how you need to spend your first 24 hours after the procedure.Read
Going after the “New You”
A post dedicated to bring out the "New You" for the new year.Read