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What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

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What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

Pregnancy or significant weight loss can leave you with a stretched, sagging abdomen. A tummy tuck can repair the damage and restore a tight, flat stomach. This procedure even repairs abdominal muscles, correcting medical problems and improving your posture. 

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a procedure that eliminates excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Dr. Tenley Lawton, a body contouring specialist, performs customized tummy tuck procedures to help you regain a flat stomach and firm abdominal muscles. Many people who have a tummy tuck are women who want to restore their post-pregnancy bodies. Others are people who have gained and lost a significant amount of weight that left them with sagging abdominal skin. 

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What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

The benefits of a tummy tuck go beyond visual improvements. While a tummy tuck can improve the appearance of your abdomen, it can also improve your overall quality of life and help you feel better about yourself. 

Flatter Abdomen

After your tummy tuck, you will have a flatter, smoother abdomen. Your clothes may fit better, and you will no longer have to worry about overhanging fat and skin. When most people think of a tummy tuck, they think of achieving a slim, toned stomach. 

Repaired Muscles

After pregnancy or weight loss, many people experience separated abdominal muscles and even hernias. No amount of exercise can repair these loosened muscles. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Lawton will repair these muscles. This can improve your posture, stabilize your core, and decrease back pain. 

No More Sagging Skin

Skin and fat that sag down from the abdomen can get in your way and make you uncomfortable. The area underneath this skin can become irritated, and the excess skin can cause chafing. A tummy tuck eliminates this overhanging skin and fat. 

Improved Self-Esteem

Your excess abdominal skin can make you self-conscious. You may avoid wearing anything that shows your stomach, and you may wear clothes that hide your abdominal area. After a tummy tuck, you can feel free to wear and do whatever you want. 


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.

How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?

A tummy tuck begins with one incision made across the abdomen below the bikini line. Dr. Lawton will remove your excess skin and fat, repair the abdominal muscles, and tighten the remaining skin. 

If you have a noticeable amount of excess fat around the abdominal area, Dr. Lawton may use liposuction to remove it. Liposuction sculpts and shapes your abdomen and waist to give you a more contoured figure. 

Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

You may be a good candidate if you have loose skin and fat around your abdomen. Ideal candidates are healthy nonsmokers with reasonable expectations. You may not make a good candidate if you have significant health problems or are pregnant. 


*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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