Slim and Contour With a Tummy Tuck

Despite dedicated exercise or healthy eating, some parts of the body still have persistent unwanted fat deposits and loose skin. The abdomen can be one of the most challenging areas to fully flatten and tone. With a tummy tuck Walnut Creek plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Williams can provide the extra boost you need to achieve your physique goals.

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Tummy Tuck at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery

Board-certified, award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Williams understands that the key to gorgeous cosmetic surgery is in the details. Dr. Williams has the skill set to give you an expertly contoured, tightened waistline with a tummy tuck, including the fine points like a natural belly button and as little scarring as possible. He can give you a tailored treatment plan to ensure that the results you’re dreaming of are the results you get.

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that addresses issues like loose skin, excess fat, and muscle separation in order to achieve a firmer and flatter abdomen. Depending on the specific requirements of the patient, there are various types of techniques for a tummy tuck Walnut Creek patients will have available. A full tummy tuck uses a horizontal incision that is made from one hip across to the other. The surgeon separates the skin from the abdominal wall, tightens the abdominal muscles, and eliminates excess skin and fat.

A mini tummy tuck is a less extensive version of the full procedure, focusing on the area below the belly button. The incision made in the skin is smaller, resulting in a shorter scar along the bikini line. Typically, abdominal muscle repair is not included in this procedure. An extended tummy tuck involves the longest incision, which extends across the abdomen and toward the lower back. In addition to removing excess skin and fat, the surgeon may also suture the abdominal muscles together if required. Liposuction is also often performed alongside tummy tuck surgeries as part of a comprehensive body contouring treatment.

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Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Many of our patients in Walnut Creek tummy tuck patients experience a remarkable transformation leading to enhanced self-confidence and an overall improvement in their appearance. The procedure effectively and permanently removes excess skin, resulting in a flatter, smoother, and more youthful body contour.

Our Walnut Creek patients often report the following tummy tuck benefits:

  • Feeling more comfortable and confident in their clothing, as well as swimwear
  • Eliminating excess fat and skin in the abdominal area
  • Reducing the appearance of severe stretch marks
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Tummy Tuck Candidates

Since a tummy tuck is used to contour and refine stubborn areas of fat, not for weight loss, candidates should be close to their ideal weight and in overall good health. The most common candidates for a tummy tuck are women who are postpartum, patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, or mature patients for whom aging has affected skin elasticity and muscle tone.

Consultation and Preparation

A private and comprehensive consultation with Dr. Williams for tummy tuck candidates will include a tailored surgical plan and full details about preparation, cost, and recovery.


A full abdominoplasty takes from one to five hours, while a mini is usually less than two hours long. In most cases, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia but occasionally with tumescent anesthesia and IV sedation. Dr. Williams will begin by making incisions, using liposuction if this is part of your treatment plan, removing excess skin and fat, and then closing the area strategically with sutures.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Recovery from can be challenging, but most patients find the worst of the pain or discomfort subsides in just a few days. You will have some swelling and bruising for several days, and full recovery can take up to six weeks. It’s important you follow all detailed aftercare instructions from your surgical team to ensure that you heal properly. Final results can take up to a year to be fully realized.

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Why choose Tri Valley?

As a nationally esteemed and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Williams has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries with unmatched skill and stunning results. The entire team at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is committed to excellence in aesthetic quality and patient care. You deserve the stellar results Dr. Williams can offer, and we would be thrilled to help you throughout the process.

Great Results. Minimal Downtime.

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What are the risks associated with a Tummy Tuck?

Is a Tummy Tuck permanent?

Do Tummy Tucks cause weight loss?

What if I gain weight following a tummy tuck?

How much does a Tummy Tuck cost?

What are the risks associated with a Tummy Tuck?

With a qualified surgeon, serious tummy tuck complications are uncommon. In very rare cases, infection, bleeding, or extended numbness can occur.

Is a Tummy Tuck permanent?

While abdominoplasty will not stop changes related to the aging process, the results are very long-lasting. Pregnancy or extensive weight changes will affect the results, so it’s important to discuss this with your surgeon if you plan on becoming pregnant in the future.

Do Tummy Tucks cause weight loss?

A tummy tuck is not a replacement for weight loss surgery. The goal of abdominoplasty is to slim and contour, but patients should already be at or near their goal weight.

What if I gain weight following a tummy tuck?

To maintain your results long-term, you will need to prevent extreme weight gain. Typically a range of about 10 to 15 pounds is the most your body can deal with before the results are affected.

How much does a Tummy Tuck cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck varies greatly. This is due to the extent of surgery, the type of abdominoplasty, secondary medical fees like anesthesia, and other factors. Full details on surgical costs and financing options will be covered during a consultation.

We are leaders in breast enhancement, body sculpting, and facial cosmetic surgery, serving the entire San Francisco Bay area. Whether you live in the Bay Area or are coming in from out of town, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have on your path to your new self. Schedule an intro call with us today to take the first step towards realizing the look you’ve always wanted for yourself.

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