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Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

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Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The abdomen is arguably the most common source of self-conscious feelings for men and women of various ages and backgrounds. When you have been left with excess skin due to weight loss or other body transformations, Dr. Tenley Lawton is a board-certified surgeon that can complete tummy tuck procedures to restore your look and confidence.

Many patients in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas can unlock an array of rewards through tummy tuck procedures, but is it the right solution for you?

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*Individual Results May Vary

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Overview

Tummy tuck procedures, scientifically known as abdominoplasty, are a cosmetic treatment used to remove excess skin that may have been caused by weight loss, pregnancy, and other major life changes. While they are often considered a mommy makeover, tummy tucks are also popular among men.

The tummy tuck procedure is completed under general anesthesia while Dr. Lawton can complete both partial and full tummy tuck surgeries. It can also be completed in conjunction with liposuction if that is deemed the best course of action.

Tummy Tuck Benefits

Abdominoplasty isn’t merely a quick route to gaining the body you want. In many cases, it is the only viable option.

When you lose weight through diet and exercise (or even liposuction), only the fat cells leave your body. It is impossible to remove excess skin through lifestyle choices. So, if the skin does not naturally correct itself, tummy tuck surgery is the only option. The many benefits of this procedure include, but are not limited to;

  • Excess skin is removed from the abdomen in just 2-3 hours.
  • Gain a flatter stomach for a more athletic physique.
  • Witness a tightening of stomach muscles for improved strength.
  • Restore self-confidence, especially in public or intimate moments.
  • Feel significantly lighter and able to enjoy your weight loss.

Dr. Lawton completes tummy tuck procedures in a quick and safe manner from inside a comfortable Newport Beach surrounding while the recovery time is just 3-5 weeks. After this time, you’ll be able to enjoy the full benefits of the treatment.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Am I a Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

To be eligible for a tummy tuck, you’ll need to be over 18 and at a stable weight. Ideally, you’ll also be a non-smoker.

You will be considered a candidate for abdominoplasty if you have been left with excess stomach skin after weight loss or you’re about to undergo liposuction. It’s also likely that you’ll;

  • Have tried to help the skin snap back into shape without success.
  • Feel as though the excess skin is harming your wellbeing.
  • Believe that you have finished the weight loss part of the journey.
  • Seek a one-off treatment that delivers permanent results.
  • Have realistic expectations of how losing excess fat will change you.

Abdominoplasty is a procedure that can enhance physical and mental wellbeing, providing the final step in your body transformation. If you are unhappy with the stretch marks, folds, and other issues caused by excess fat in the stomach region, tummy tucks from Dr. Lawton are the answer.

“If there’s anyone contemplating a tummy tuck & breast lift with an augmentation, I highly recommend Dr. Lawton! I brought my aunt to her after seeing my friends incredible results. My aunt lost over 100lbs & had lost all the volume on her breasts & had tons of loose skin on her tummy. I went with my aunt, who only speaks spanish, to her initial consult. She wanted to get her breasts done first, but after Dr. Lawton & Erin educated us & explained the process of doing both tummy & breasts at the same time, she booked the whole makeover! She is almost 3 months post op & looks and feels amazing! I wasn’t able to make all her appointments, but Erin was sweet enough to call me during the visit so I could translate. I can’t say enough about how amazing Erin is! She’s the best patient liaison ever! We had so many questions, more than the average person, I’m sure, and Erin was always happy to help. Thank you Lawton team for making my auntie so beautiful!” *

AD, Happy Patient


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about tummy tuck? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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