Tummy Tuck

The San Diego tummy tuck procedure is extremely popular; nationally, the procedure's one of the top five plastic surgery treatments in the United States. Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tucks allow San Diego patients — especially those with a noticeable "bell shape" — to reduce the appearance of a protuberant abdomen by tightening stomach muscles and removing excess fat and skin.

Request Your Complimentary Consultation

If you're considering a body contouring plastic surgery procedure in La Jolla such as a tummy tuck, plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. He has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 997-0096 for an appointment.

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Tummy Tuck Case 58

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This 32 year old woman underwent abdominoplasty. To learn more about this procedure please visit our tummy tuck procedure page.

Tummy Tuck Case 105

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

After this 35-year-old woman had 2 children, she wanted to explore cosmetic surgery in San Diego. She disliked the extra skin above her pubic hairline, which she said got worse with weight loss. She also wanted to correct fullness in her lower central abdomen, lateral flank, and lateral thigh are...

Tummy Tuck Case 140

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This is a 59-year-old female who desired a more slimming figure. She had been bothered by the excess fat and loose skin in her abdomen and flanks. She was referred to Dr. Chaffoo by a close relative. After consulting with Dr. Chaffoo on her options, she was ready to undergo an abdominoplasty with...

Tummy Tuck Case 134

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This is a vibrant, 41-year-old female who wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen. She had two children and complained of a persistent "bulge" of fat in the lower abdomen and loose skin after her pregnancies. Dr. Chaffoo was her physician of choice and had recommended lipos...

Tummy Tuck Case 17

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This woman in her mid 50's came to her San Diego plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Chaffoo because she wanted to correct her abdominal bulging that had been caused by pregnancy. After years of trying to tone and flatten her abdomen through diet and regular exercise, she decided to seek th...

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Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Triple board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo has the experience and the expertise to help you realize a narrower waist and a firmer stomach. At your complimentary consultation, he will share with you the options for producing a more flattering midsection. He will also discuss in detail what to expect with your San Diego abdominoplasty including:

  • Whether you would benefit from a partial (mini-tummy tuck) or a complete procedure, (as well as explain the difference between the two)
  • The surgical technique specific to your anatomy
  • Both the size and the location of incisions
  • Recovery, and
  • Risks associated with tummy tucks
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Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

  • The Tummy Tuck Procedure

    Tummy tuck is a safe and effective surgical procedure, taking just 1 to 2 hours for the mini-tummy tuck and 3 to 5 hours for the complete version. During your procedure, Dr. Chaffoo will tighten the vertical muscles of your stomach by pulling them closer together. Additionally, he will remove sagging skin. Liposuction is also an option to remove excess fat. Finally, he will place pain pump catheters to minimize any discomfort and shorten your recovery time. All stitches dissolve, so there's no removal later. While scarring is to be expected, most can be hidden behind your bikini line. You will want to inform Dr. Chaffoo in your complimentary consultation if you plan any additional pregnancies. Most patients are cleared to return to work 2 to 4 weeks following their tummy tuck. Breast augmentation is often combined with a tummy tuck in a procedure known as a "Mommy Makeover."

    A tummy tuck may seem like more than you need to achieve your physical and aesthetic goals. If that's the case, you may want to consider the non-invasive, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment called CoolSculpting®.

    You demand the best from yourself. At La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.