When diet and exercise are not helping with stubborn fat and sagging skin, patients turn to TrueCare Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa™ for help. Lead by Dr. Farzaneh, he can skillfully sculpt your midsection for a flattering and firm stomach with one of the best tummy tucks Inland Empire has to offer. As a leading surgeon serving the areas of Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Upland, and the Inland Empire, Dr. Farzaneh is committed to excellence in every surgical procedure he performs.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Age and other life events can contribute to sagging skin and excess fat around the stomach. Pregnancy and significant weight fluctuations can leave your stomach with stretch marks, loose skin, pockets of fat, and weakened abdominal muscles. Even the most rigorous diet and exercise habits cannot fix abdominal muscles that have separated or relaxed.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is used to contour the abdomen and reduce unwanted skin and fat. However, simply removing excess skin will not address the root of the problem. The abdominal muscles are tightened during the procedure to strengthen your core muscles and lead to a firmer, flatter tummy.
It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery – it is a body contouring procedure. It is used to sculpt and define the abdomen on a patient who is already close to their ideal weight, not to assist in dramatic weight loss. As such, a deep commitment to an ongoing healthy lifestyle before and after the procedure is required to ensure an optimal, long-lasting outcome.
Dr. Farzaneh is one of the most talented surgeons for tummy ticks in Chino Hills, and his approach can make you look slimmer, younger, and well-proportioned.
Before & After Gallery
The best way to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to view his past work. Please browse our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve from a tummy tuck inland empire with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farzaneh.
What Should I Expect During a Tummy Tuck?
Your abdominoplasty will be performed under anesthesia in the comfort of our Chino Hills facility. An incision is placed horizontally on the lowest part of the stomach just above the pubic area.
The abdominal muscles are pulled tight and secured, which leads to a flatter and longer-lasting result. Fatty tissue and excess skin are trimmed away before the incision is closed. The procedure can take one to four hours according to the type of tummy tuck being performed, and you will be able to return home the same day.
Types of Tummy Tucks
There are a couple different types of tummy tucks performed by Dr. Farzaneh based on your individual needs. During your consultation he will work closely with you to determine the best option for your unique concerns.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck is the most common technique, and can be paired with liposuction for the best results. This method is best suited for those who are concerned about loose skin or weakened abdominal muscles above and below their navel. The incision typically spans the width of your hip bones and provides better access to the underlying muscles.
The full tummy tuck technique will require a longer recovery time, but yields more dramatic results. This method is often used for women who have been pregnant or had significant weight loss.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is performed using a smaller incision along the bikini line that is typically only four to eight inches. This technique is ideal for those who have a small area of loose skin or stubborn fat below the belly button but are otherwise happy with their upper stomach.
The mini tummy tuck is a less invasive alternative for changes that are concentrated on the lower stomach. The muscles can also be tightened during a mini tummy tuck, but not to the extent that a full tummy tuck allows.
"Just let me say 5 stars might not be enough... Dr. Farzaneh goes beyond the call of duty to care for his patients. He put me at ease at my initial consultation with his straightforward style, recommending the best procedure for me. He performed a full tummy tuck on me and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results! He came to my home to check on me after surgery... He cares about his patients healing properly! If you are considering any type of plastic surgery I highly recommend Dr. Farzaneh!"
Following an abdominoplasty with Dr. Farzaneh, you can expect to see a flat and toned stomach when you look in the mirror. The protruding appearance, loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat will have been eliminated, and you’ll be left with a beautiful new figure and restored self-confidence.
In addition, because Dr. Farzaneh has a reputation for delivering among the best tummy tuck Inland Empire has to offer, you can also expect to look extremely natural after your procedure. There will be no telltale signs that an abdominoplasty was ever performed – you’ll simply appear as though your midsection is effortlessly slim and contoured.
Are You a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Farzaneh determines tummy tuck candidacy on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of the patient’s cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. With that said, ideal candidates for this surgery are generally:
- In good overall health.
- Without any medical conditions that may impair healing or increase surgery risk.
- Realistic in their expectations of surgery.
- Committed to maintaining the results of their procedure with a proper diet and regular exercise.
In addition, candidates for an abdominoplasty or a mini tummy tuck should carry excess weight in the midsection and possess loose skin around the abdomen that they’d like to remove. Candidates should not plan to become pregnant or lose a significant amount of weight after the procedure.
If you are interested in receiving among the best tummy tuck Inland Empire has to offer, please note that the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for the procedure is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Farzaneh today.
How can I prepare for my tummy tuck?
Preparing for surgery mentally and physically can help you recover in a timely manner and avoid complications. Your consultation is an ideal time to ask any questions you may have, but we understand that other questions may come up before or after your procedure. Don’t be shy to get in touch with us and we will ensure all your questions are answered.
Dr. Farzaneh will help you prepare for surgery and will advise you about any changes in your medications or supplements for safe surgery. You should stop smoking before your procedure and be prepared to make any lifestyle changes needed to avoid excessive weight gain or becoming pregnant.
Recovery After a Tummy Tuck
Your recovery will vary based on the type abdominoplasty and any additional procedures such as liposuction. A full tummy tuck may require wearing a compression garment for up to six weeks to minimize swelling. You will likely need to take one to two weeks off of work, though you can resume light activity after approximately five days. Your stomach area will feel tight at first until the skin and repaired muscles adjust.
A mini tummy tuck does not require as much downtime because of the shorter incision. Everyone’s recovery is different, but Dr. Farzaneh is a compassionate and informative resource throughout the entire process.
What kind of aftercare will be required?
Post-surgery care is perhaps one of the most important ways to avoid complications, reduce scarring, and promote healing. You will be given specific, detailed instructions about how to care for your incisions, recommended levels of activity, and tips for showering, moving around, and performing other tasks.
You will likely need help at home for the first couple days, or until you feel comfortable performing light activities on your own. Our staff will be there every step of the way and are willing to answer any questions you may have throughout your recovery. Imagine a trim, fit tummy – the results are well worth it!
Does a Tummy Tuck Leave a Scar?
Most incisions will result in a scar. That being said, the incision is typically placed on the lower stomach, allowing it to be covered by bathing suits, undergarments, and clothing. Dr. Farzaneh uses industry-leading surgical techniques that allow the scar to heal as a discreet thin line.
Is a Tummy Tuck for Weight Loss?
Even though a tummy tuck can be paired with liposuction for fat removal, it is not weight loss surgery. Patients should be very near their ideal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck.
How Soon Can I Go Back to Work After a Tummy Tuck?
You will likely need one to two weeks off work for a full tummy tuck, while a mini tummy tuck may only require one week or less. Our surgeon will guide you through each phase of your recovery and let you know when it is safe to return to work, exercise, or vigorous activities.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Many factors will influence the final cost of your Inland Empire tummy tuck. As every treatment is customized at our clinic, we can advise you of the full cost in your consultation with us at TrueCare Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa™, along with financing options.
Can my tummy tuck be covered by insurance?
Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures, so it is unlikely that insurance will cover your tummy tuck. We understand the financial commitment of plastic surgery and want to provide helpful resources, including ways to pay for your surgery over time. Find out more about financing options on our financing page.
Can Men Get Tummy Tucks?
Absolutely! An increasing number of men are having tummy tucks after weight loss or other life events have left them with an unsightly, bulging abdomen.
Can a Tummy Tuck Be Performed with Other Procedures?
Tummy tucks are often paired with liposuction or breast enhancement procedures in a full body restoration called a Mommy Makeover. Whatever your cosmetic goals may be, we can help you make it a reality.
What is The Pain Like After Surgery?
You may experience stiffness or discomfort immediately following surgery, but it can be managed with pain medication. The tightened skin and muscles will give you a slight “hunch” until your body adjusts
What If I Have a Child After Surgery?
Being pregnant after your procedure can alter the results of your tummy tuck. It is advised that you wait until after you are done having children and continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so you can enjoy a firmer, flatter stomach for years to come.
Are There Any Complications Associated With a Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Farzaneh uses his years of experience combined with modern surgical techniques to drastically reduce the risk of any complications. Tummy tucks are very safe procedures, and your consultation will include a review of your overall health to ensure you are a good candidate.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Farzaneh for My Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Farzaneh has provided award-winning cosmetic surgeries in Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Upland and the Inland Empire. Not only is he a renowned surgeon, published author, scholar, and philanthropist, he is also known for his deep commitment to his patients.
He believes in building life-long relationships and has been known to give out his personal cell phone number to patients to help them feel at ease. He is specially-trained and has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures, making him one of the most sought-after and highly-qualified surgeons for tummy tucks in Inland Empire.