To learn more about tummy tucks and related medical procedures performed at the Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center or to find one of the best plastic surgeons in Orange County, feel free to call us directly to set up an appointment today.
Tummy tucks, along with other types of popular cosmetic surgery such as liposuction, facelifts, body contouring, eyelid surgery, and breast augmentation, make up a considerable amount of the plastic surgery performed here at the Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center. As a result, you can trust that your surgeon and the entirety of our staff are both experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to your specific procedure.
At our Orange County center, tummy tucks begin with an initial evaluation. Throughout the process, you will be able to talk with one of our board-certified surgeons about your needs and desired and expected results. The actual procedure, called an abdominoplasty, involves the removal of excess skin and fat in your abdominal area. It can also restore weak muscles for a flatter and tighter tummy result that you might not be able to achieve by yourself through exercise and diet changes alone.
Tummy tucks in Orange County are much more comfortable and accessible with our minimally-invasive techniques that allow you recover faster and see quicker results. Our techniques also allow us to perform your tummy tuck procedure right here in the center rather than requiring you to stay in a large or impersonal hospital.
During the time leading up to your procedure, be sure to follow any of the instructions given to you by your surgeon. Your Orange County tummy tuck surgeon may have specific directions regarding what you can eat or drink in the days leading up to your surgery, as well as any medications you should take or avoid.
When you arrive at our outpatient center on the day of your surgery, you will check in with one of our administrators and will fill out forms regarding your insurance information and health history. If you have already filled out these forms, please be sure to bring them with you on the day of your surgery.
Once you have finished the check in process, one of our trained nurses will take you to a pre-operation area to take your vital statistics and prepare you for the surgery. An anesthesiologist will meet with you to go over any necessary steps for anesthesia and pain relief during your procedure.
Your surgeon will then perform your tummy tuck procedure alongside a trained medical team. After your procedure, you will be taken to a comfortable recovery room until you are ready to leave the same day to continue recovering in your own home. You may want to have someone to help you around the house for at least a few weeks following the tummy tuck procedure. The area where the surgery was performed will be bandaged and contain some stitches, so it is important to avoid strenuous activity for about six weeks. Your surgeon will talk to you about when you can return to work and other normal activities, depending on your career and lifestyle. Finally, your doctor will discuss with you ahead of time which type of medication you should take to minimize pain during recovery. Following up with your surgeon during the recovery process is important and helps your surgeon give you personalized advice for your tummy tuck in Orange County.
What will my consultation entail?
When you visit Crown Valley Surgical Center for a tummy tuck in Orange County, your first step will be to have a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. During this consultation, you will talk with your surgeon about your expectations and goals to determine if a tummy tuck if the best procedure option for you. Your surgeon will also give you an idea of what you can realistically expect to look like following your tummy tuck recovery. During this consultation, you will also form a relationship with the surgeon who will be monitoring your care and progress throughout your time as a patient.