Granite Bay Tummy Tuck

The gold standard for getting a flatter, firmer, more gorgeous midsection

Pregnancy and weight loss can leave behind sagging skin, pockets of fat, and stretched, protruding muscles that won’t bounce back, despite millions of crunches or a strict diet. You might be bothered by the way this looks, but it can be uncomfortable too—clothing doesn’t fit as well, and separated abdominal muscles can lead to back pain.

A tummy tuck can help by removing excess skin, repairing loose or separated muscles, and reshaping your belly button for a firmer, flatter midsection. It’ll help clothes fit better and give you a beautiful tummy at the same time.

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Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

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All the key facts you need

A full tummy tuck repairs muscle separation, removes excess skin, and tightens the upper and lower abdomen. Most patients need a full tummy tuck to get the results they want after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

A mini tummy tuck concentrates on the area below the belly button. It’s a less extensive procedure that is great for those who are mainly bothered by a sagging skin and excess fat on the lower belly but have generally good muscle tone. A mini tummy tuck won’t tighten sagging skin above the belly button, and incision length is about the same. Very few people are candidates for a mini tummy tuck.

Dr. Clark performs both types of tummy tucks. She’ll let you know which one will benefit you most at your consultation. P.S.: both tummy tucks involve scars that are easy to conceal beneath a swimsuit bottom. Learn more about tummy tuck incisions »

Am I a good tummy tuck candidate?

While most of our patients are women wishing to reverse unwanted effects of pregnancy (a tummy tuck is a staple mommy makeover procedure), abdominoplasty isn’t just for moms. If you have excess, sagging skin after losing weight, or a protruding belly thanks to genetics or aging, a tummy tuck can help you too. A few things need to be a “yes” before you consider surgery:

  • You’re at a healthy, stable weight (significant weight fluctuation will compromise your results)
  • You’re not planning to have children in the future (post-tummy tuck pregnancy is safe but will re-stretch your belly tissues)
  • You don’t smoke, or you are willing to quit at least 6 weeks before and after surgery
  • You can deal with up to 6 weeks away from vigorous physical activity
  • Your primary concerns are sagging skin, stretched muscles, or a protruding belly (liposuction or CoolSculpting are better options for a small fat bulge)
  • You’ve got realistic expectations (a tummy tuck won’t prevent weight gain or give you six-pack abs)

Trust Dr. Clark for a great result

Why choose Dr. Clark? Abdominoplasty is a complex procedure that requires a skilled, qualified plastic surgeon who has the artistic talent to create a natural result. With 10+ years of experience with body contouring surgery, an expert surgical team, a no-comprise approach to safety, and the ability to relate to patients on a personal level (she’s a mom of two after all), Dr. Christa Clark fits the bill. Just ask any of our happy patients »