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 improve the appearance of a protuberant abdomen by tightening stomach muscles and reducing 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.

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 reduce 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. While recovery rates vary, 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.