For patients struggling with persistent fat deposits and loose skin in the stomach area, tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) may be an ideal corrective option. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to target and eliminate the stubborn pockets of abdominal fat that often appear as an abdominal ‘pooch’ or a tummy bulge. Unfortunately, this particular type of fat does not respond to exercise and dieting, which is why a surgical solution is necessary. Abdominoplasty surgery also addresses the problem of abdominal skin laxity (loose or hanging abdominal skin), which can be caused by the natural aging process, hormonal imbalances, stress, genetics, pregnancy and childbirth, or massive weight loss.

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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Orange CountyDuring the tummy tuck procedure, problematic aesthetic issues pertaining to the abdominal region are addressed through the removal of excess fat from the lower and middle abdomen, the excision of abdominal skin, and the tightening of the abdominal musculature, all of which result in a leaner, flatter, and more contoured stomach. Tummy tuck surgery requires a significant level of precision and expertise, and should be performed by an experienced, Board Certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Farbod Esmailian, whose private practice in Los Alamitos, CA serves patients in the greater Los Angeles area, including Newport Beach and Orange County. Dr. Esmailian’s skillful work has enabled his patients to sculpt, tone, and tighten their abdomen, boost their self-confidence level, and enhance the overall appearance of their physique.


During your initial consultation, Dr. Esmailian will assess your current physical health and aesthetic preferences before creating a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to fulfill your surgical goals. Abdominoplasty surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, and is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Esmailian will begin your tummy tuck surgery with a horizontal incision low along the pubic hairline, and will use this incision to repair and strengthen any weakened or debilitated abdominal muscles. He will then remove any excess tissue, fat, and skin, and (when appropriate) will make a second incision around the circumference of your navel to reposition your belly button to a more aesthetically pleasing location.


Although you will be able to see visible improvements in the appearance of your abdominal region immediately after your surgery, these results will continue to improve as swelling diminishes over the next few months. You will be given detailed instructions as to how to facilitate a safe and comfortable recovery, and will be advised to avoid vigorous physical activity for 6 weeks after your tummy tuck procedure. Recovery period durations vary, depending upon the ability of each patient’s body to heal itself. Some patients find it helpful to take 3-4 weeks off of work, while others return to work after 1-2 weeks. The amount needed off of work also depends on the type of work you engage in.


Dr. Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing superior patient care, and makes it a priority to stay informed about the most cutting edge developments in the field of aesthetic enhancement surgery. Supported by a compassionate and competent staff, Dr. Esmailian will work tirelessly to ensure that your surgical experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.

If you have additional questions about having your tummy tuck surgery performed by Dr. Esmailian, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian.