Tummy Tuck in Newport Beach, CA

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi understands that the body is affected by many factors over a lifetime that influence its function and appearance. This means that the body is constantly experiencing emotional and hormonal changes, diet, lifestyle, and weight fluctuations. Especially after aging, pregnancy, or extreme weight loss, the body can struggle to adjust and recover, specifically in areas like the abdomen. Therefore, at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA - proudly serving the Orange County area - Dr. Kelishadi offers full tummy tuck surgery to bring a dramatic improvement to the midsection and overall physique. 

What Are The Benefits Of A Tummy Tuck?

With a customized tummy tuck procedure designed by Dr. Kelishadi, you can remake your look with a host of great benefits, like:

  • Eliminating stubborn, undesirable fat
  • Tightening loose skin
  • Slimming and toning the abdomen
  • Reducing stretch marks
  • Strengthening the core
  • Improving posture
  • Helping with urinary stress incontinence
  • Increasing confidence and boosting self-image

Am I A Candidate for a tummy Tuck?

Pregnancy, significant weight loss, or other factors, such as prior abdominal surgery, may have weakened your abdominal muscles and left you with excess fat, stretch marks, and loose skin on the stomach. This problem can make your tummy protrude and your clothes difficult to fit. Stretched-out ab muscles and skin can be stubborn and often don’t return to their original positions, despite a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Frustration and despair can set in for women and men alike. 

My surgery went so smooth and no pain involved after surgery - Dr. K and his team are amazing!! I went to him to have a tummy tuck after having 4 kids. I really wanted my stomache muscles to be tight again and have my flat stomach back. Dr. K was very kind, explained the process & procedure with digital images. He was confident that he could give me what I wanted. Yes, he delivered on that promise. Dr. K Pre-Op preparation plan for his patients is amazing. He makes sure that each patient is set up for a successful recovery. My surgery went so smooth and no pain involved after surgery. He called to check on me after surgery for the first few days. After day 4 I was nolonger taking the pain meds and recovering nicely. I am now 1 month Post-op and my results are amazing. Dr. K and his team are great at what they do, and they treat you like family. His is the only plastic surgeon that I trust and would recommend to family and friends. I am truly blessed to have found him.

2. RealSelf

I recently underwent a transformative experience at SSK Plastic Surgery, having a tummy tuck, muscle repair, and liposuction in the flanks and back. Being a mom to a 10 month old, I was pretty anxious about this procedure but right from my initial consultation, I was confident that I was in the hands of professionals who truly care. Now, just 3 days post-op, I caught a glimpse of my results and I’m beyond thrilled! Dr. Kalishadi’s skillful work has exceeded my expectations.On the day of the surgery, the entire team’s kindness helped alleviate any pre-surgery jitters. Dr. Kalishadi went above and beyond by personally reaching out to check on my recovery. Overall, my experience has been nothing short of amazing, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place for my procedure. I wholeheartedly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery to anyone seeking outstanding results and genuine care. Also shout out to Dr. Sherry, Valerie and Brianna who were also lovely! Thank you all so much!

L.G. Yelp

My clients had referred me to Dr. Kelishadi a few years back. I finally had some down time get update myself. A mother of 2 and I’ve always been focusing on my kids as my number 1 priority. And now that my youngest is 7 it was time to take care of myself. I went in for a consultation and it was quick. Dr Kelishadi was very honest which I loved. He asked for photos of how I wanted my breast to look. I showed him an old photo of myself when I got it done in 2006. And mentioned to him what I didn’t want to happened. I let him do what he think is best because this is his field he knows what’s best. Since I was going down for my breast revision and lift I also decided to do a full tummy tuck. It’s been 2 months and of course I followed what Dr said. Paying a lot for this service and I am not trying to down under again. I am so happy with my result and definitely recommend every mom out there to invest in yourself after kids. I have nothing to hide because everyone thinks already that I didn’t need to do it. But it was for myself. Highly recommend him and his staff is super sweet. I also forgot to mention how I highly recommend my overnight stay at Privé. I booked for one night, but ended up staying two nights just because I love how peaceful it was. The two nurses I had were amazing.

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Tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift/revision & augmentation & fat transfer - 4 kids (2 of them being c-sections) you think you know where this story is going, right?? Nope! I actually had nice skin (not a flat tire) but saggy, uneven boobs and a big, belly...from POOR EATING HABITS. I came to talk to K wanting a mommy makeover but he gave me so much more. After meeting with me he explained that given my BMI, he would not perform the surgery until I lost weight. It was the best thing that he could've ever done for me because he didn't just give me a mommy makeover, he gave me a lifestyle change which is a mental consciousness of my health.3 months later, I was within a healthy weight and today, I'm 10 days post op. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift/revision and augmentation. I had a fat transfer and liposuction. I will not lie. IT HURTS. Well, it hurt. Today it's more irritating to be lying in a beach chair type position lol! Day 1 was fine because I was doped up. Day 2-5 I regretted doing it. I cried. I asked myself 100x why I did this but it's ok. It's mentally exhausting. But YOU CAN DO IT. You'll cry. Scream. Yell. Question it all. But you will be SO HAPPY you gave yourself this gift. You are in the BEST of hands. I'm only days days post op but I know a year from now I'll be back on here smiling and answering your questions as you go through your journey.

K. RealSelf

Dr. Kelishadi and his team is absolutely amazing. Valerie at the front desk is by far one of the sweetest people that genuinely cares for the patients and each interaction she has with them. Brianna was very helpful and kind during the consultation. Dr.Kelishadi is by far the best plastic surgeon. He is honest, kind, and shows empathy towards his patients. I went to see Dr. Kelishadi for a possible mommy maker and during my consultation my husband and I felt by far the most comfortable and confident after talking to Dr.Kelishadi. I scheduled my surgery date before leaving his office because he made me feel comfortable and I was able to trust him. He answered all my crazy questions and I was grateful for that. I had never had a procedure besides 2 c-sectioned, but knowing his back ground and where he received his professional training was reassuring for me. I know I was in the best hands ever. I am 6 weeks out and I feelConfident, sexy, and proud that I took the steps and chose Dr.Kelishadi. Dr.Sherry is amazing too. I was really nervous about the medication I would need to take post off but she was able to reassure me that everything would be fine. She issued me heal fast vitamins for pre and post op. She is a sweet soul and I appreciate her beautiful spirit. Dr.Kelishadi call and spoke to myself or my husband everyday post off. Thank you to everyone at SSK plastic surgery for your time, kindness, and the love you all showed me during my visits to the office. God Bless and I’ll see you all soon!

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How does a Tummy Tuck work?

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery in Orange County is performed under general anesthesia and typically does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. Patients who are combining tummy tuck with other surgeries as part of a larger procedure, such as a mommy makeover, may need to spend one or more nights in our facility. During your tummy tuck, Dr. Kelishadi will make an incision on your lower abdomen. Depending on how much extra skin needs to be removed, Dr. Kelishadi may recommend a mini tummy tuck, full tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck. Your tummy tuck incision length will vary based on which type of tummy tuck is needed. In most cases, liposuction is combined wtih tummy tuck to remove stubborn fat and create a slimmer, smoother figure. For patients with separated ab muscles, or diastasis recti, Dr. Kelishadi will tighten and reinforce the muscles to eliminate the classic mommy pooch or pouch. At the conclusion of the case, Dr. Kelishadi will close the incision will sutures. Tummy tuck scars can typically be concealed underneath clothing and swimsuits to keep your work discreet.

What happens after a Tummy Tuck?

After tummy tuck surgery, patients should expect some amount of swelling, discomfort, and bruising. It will be necessary to walk with your upper body bent at a slight angle and to sleep with your head and legs slightly elevated. In many cases, patients will be required to wear compression garments after a tummy tuck to reduce swelling and encourage complete, swift healing. In conjunction with over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription medications (if needed), we have many tools in our office to provide you with a comfortable tummy tuck recovery experience.

Most patients are able to return to work and other light activities about two weeks after a tummy tuck. Heavy lifting, straining, and exercise should be paused for at least 6-8 weeks, or until you receive clearance from Dr. Kelishadi. Additional tips for tummy tuck recovery include arranging for help around the house and with the children for the first few weeks, as your mobility will be limited. Patients should also maintain a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and allow their body plenty of time to rest and recuperate.

After abdominoplasty recovery, you should look and feel more comfortable and confident about your body. Without a muffin top or post-baby pooch, your clothing will likely fit better, and you may even go down one or more sizes in clothing. The sky is the limit on your confidence! We encourage a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maintain your tummy tuck results over many years.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your consultation, Dr. Sean Kelishadi will create your unique abdominoplasty plan to reach your unique concerns and goals before discussing costs. Dr. Kelishadi will be able to better estimate your costs when the type of abdominoplasty has been decided, which technique will be used, which anesthesia you will need, and more. SSK Plastic Surgery makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by accepting several payment methods and helping you find low-interest medical financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three most common types of abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. In your initial, consultation Dr. Kelishadi will ask about your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, Dr. Sean Kelishadi can help you decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you would like to correct loose skin in the lower and upper abdomen, whereas a mini tummy tuck is good if you only have issues below your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck is designed to address issues in the abdomen as well as the hips and upper thighs.

What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, SSK Plastic Surgery uses the smallest, thinnest incisions needed to limit scarring. We also make incisions in less visible areas ( in the pubic region or belly button ) so they can be concealed by underwear or a swimsuit. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions so your sutures heal flat and blend into your natural skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can still get pregnant after an abdominoplasty it will alter your results. Dr. Kelishadi recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider a tummy tuck. If you do become pregnant following your tummy tuck, a second surgery can be done to refresh your stomach.

Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Many patients get another cosmetic surgery with abdominoplasty to give them more dramatic improvements. At your consultation, talk with Dr. Sean Kelishadi about your concerns so a comprehensive treatment plan may be created to match your aesthetic goals. You may combine abdominoplasty with a thigh lift for a lower body lift or several areas for custom body contouring. If you are trying to rejuvenate your body after having children or losing a lot of weight, you may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery.

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Your body, goals, and treatment choices are unique and important to your confidence. We are honored to serve your cosmetic surgery needs with the finest attention, technique, and aftercare. Please refer to the following information on recovery after tummy tuck. 

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Can a tummy tuck remove "love handles"?

The primary goal of tummy tuck surgery is to remove excess skin and reposition separated muscles. When combined with other treatments and procedures, such as liposuction, it is possible to address stubborn love handles and a muffin top during a tummy tuck. In this way, patients can achieve a tight and toned abdomen without unwanted pockets of fat or loose skin.

How many sizes will I lose after a tummy tuck?

While a tummy tuck is not a weight loss method, most individuals that undergo the procedure do tend to lose a few sizes due to the more defined appearance of the stomach. In fact, many women drop two or three clothing sizes by the time their body has completely healed from the operation. While you won't technically be losing a significant amount of weight, this drop in clothing sizes often leads to the same confidence boost among patients that is usually associated with weight loss.

What should I wear after a tummy tuck?

It is common to experience bruising and swelling during the initial few weeks after a tummy tuck. This can make the entire area very sensitive to the touch. For this reason, we usually recommend that patients wear loose-fitting clothing or even pajamas while the body heals from the procedure. Many patients find it most comfortable to wear dresses in order to avoid putting any pressure on the waist.

To Learn More

Curious to hear more about the incredible transformations that are possible with tummy tuck? Please call our office at (949) 515-SURG to schedule a private consultation with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi for tailored information about a 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 Dr. Kelishadi as your Orange County plastic surgeon. Fall in love with your tummy tuck before-and-after when you book with us today. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.