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Top Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

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Top Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

Major changes to your body often leave marks on your abdomen. Pregnancy or weight loss can leave you with loose skin and fat that refuse to budge. A tummy tuck can restore a smoother, flatter stomach and repair abdominal muscles. As a result, your abdomen looks better and feels stronger. 

What is a Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, addresses loose abdominal skin and fat. Dr. Tenley Lawton performs tummy tucks in her Newport Beach outpatient surgical suite. This procedure uses an incision hidden as low as possible on the abdomen to remove excess skin. The incision also lets Dr. Lawton repair your abdominal muscles. These muscles, which can stretch and separate, form part of your abdominal core, and repairing them can have significant benefits. 

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Top Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

While most people first consider abdominoplasty for its aesthetic improvements, it offers other rewards. Tummy tucks have positive health and emotional benefits, including:

Repair Your Core

When the abdominal muscles weaken or separate, it can lead to a protruding belly and a weakened core. Abdominoplasty tightens these muscles, supporting your core and reducing the appearance of a bulge. Your abdomen will look toned and slimmer. 

Reduce Back Pain

When the abdominal muscles become stretched or separated, it can strain the lower back muscles. Tightening the abdominal muscles during a tummy tuck restores support to the lower back. Removing the unbalanced weight of sagging skin and fat can also help improve your posture. 

Improve Bladder Leakage

Bladder leakage occurs in many women, especially those who have been pregnant. When the abdominal muscles become weak, pressure on the bladder increases. Tightening the abdominal muscles can reduce this pressure and may improve bladder control. 

Boost Your Confidence

A sagging or stretched abdomen can affect your self-esteem and body image. Abdominoplasty can help you feel more comfortable and confident with your body again. Without the excess skin, you can wear the clothes you enjoy and not let anything hold you back from your favorite activities. 


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 Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The typical tummy tuck candidate has concerns, including loose skin, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Good candidates for abdominoplasty are in good health and have reasonable expectations. While a tummy tuck may remove some sagging fat, it should not be considered a weight loss procedure. 

A tummy tuck forms one of the core components of a mommy makeover. This procedure restores any part of the body affected by your pregnancy, especially the abdomen and breasts. Discuss all your concerns with Dr. Lawton since you may be able to address them all with one procedure. 

What is Recovery Like From a Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Lawton will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. You should plan to spend the first seven to ten days resting and limiting your activities. You should sleep with your upper body elevated, and many people find a reclining chair ideal. Most people return to work in four to five weeks. Dr. Lawton will monitor your progress during your recovery and advise you on when to resume other activities. 


*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 tucks? 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. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA, area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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