Oakland Tummy Tuck after Weight Loss

Here is a scenario many people go through: they work hard to improve their body and lose a lot of weight – a major victory – only to find they’re still left with unsightly sagging, loose skin around their abdomen that they simply can’t get rid of through diet and exercise. Fortunately, those going through this frustrating experience have an option: a tummy tuck surgery done by experienced Oakland plastic surgeons Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis.

The tummy tuck is a body sculpting procedure that helps improve the contour of the body by surgically removing excess abdominal skin and tightening the underlying muscles. The result is a more sculpted-looking you – a change that helps do wonders for your self-confidence.

A tummy tuck in Oakland

The tummy tuck takes approximately two to four hours and is performed under general anesthesia. During the surgery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis make incisions in the pubic area that can easily be concealed under clothing. they then tighten the abdominal muscles by stitching them together to form a flatter abdomen and narrower waist. The loose, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is sewn together.

It’s important to remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, but is rather performed to contour the abdomen.

Other body sculpting procedures after weight loss performed by Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis

Weight loss patients may also need additional help to remove remaining stubborn deposits of fat through liposuction. Liposuction of the abdomen, waist, and back, combined with a tummy tuck, is an effective technique to produce a dramatic improvement in body contour.

People who have lost a lot of weight may be helped by other procedures to remove excess skin and tighten muscles in other areas. In addition to the tummy tuck, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis offer arm lift surgery, thigh lift surgery, and buttock lift surgery.

Booking a consultation with your Oakland tummy tuck surgeon

Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis want all of their tummy tuck patients to have realistic expectations about their body sculpting procedures. A tummy tuck after weight loss in Oakland, California, can help many people, but there are certain conditions that must be met:

The tummy tuck has best results once you have reached your desired, stable weight. It is not a weight loss procedure, but rather a body sculpting procedure to flatten and shape the abdomen.

What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck?

Recovery time after a tummy tuck typically ranges from two to three weeks. The toned skin and tightened muscles can stick around for much longer than that if you maintain a stable body weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise. To help ensure a speedier recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis recommend that all of their patients engage in walking after surgery.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Patient Story

“Yes, I am 54 years young!!! I am the mother of 2 daughters and wanted a tummy tuck 20 years ago after a C-Section left me with a pouch. In 2001 I was referred to Dr. Togba and I had a thorough consultation. I was impressed with the time and attention he gave me and the careful explanation. I admitted that I was working out but felt like I wasn’t seeing the results. He encouraged me to continue with my exercise program and that through the tummy tuck he would get rid of the loose skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles revealing the muscle tone underneath, so I increased my sit-ups each day. Several years later I took the plunge and had my tummy tuck and at 54 I have never looked or felt better than I do now. I want to let women know it is never too late to feel good about yourself. I love Dr. Togba for his great work and his staff.”

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Patient Story

“I wanted to have a tummy tuck to get rid of my abdominal stretch marks after having children. What is great after surgery is that I still see improvements everyday with my results. Dr. Togba did a good job!!!”

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Patient Story

This patient’s “After” photos were taken 2 years after her procedure in 2009. She developed stretch marks after her first daughter, and as a runner, she found it difficult to find a comfortable sports bra. Her husband was concerned about decreasing the size of her breasts, but supported her decision to have a breast reduction and a tummy tuck. They are happy with her results and she now feels comfortable exercising and wearing clothes. On their last vacation to the Dominican Republic, she looked and felt great in her bikini. She says, “For the first time, I wore adorable halter dresses without a bra.” She also adds, “Don’t put it off too long, you want to enjoy your results now.”

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Patient Story

“27 years ago, I had my 10 pound baby which left me with an unsightly vertical C-Section Scar and a Kangaroo pouch. I promised myself someday I would get a new tummy. Years later, I inherited some money and had my long desired abdominoplasty. It is now 4 years later; I am 53 now and still as happy as I can be with my results!”

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Patient Story

“After much research, I finally found a doctor I could trust… I’ve wanted a Tummy Tuck since my last child who is now 21 years old. My children, knowing this said, we will pay for it since we messed up your tummy. Well, I spent many years focusing on my darlings and now, I wanted to do this for me. I had a smooth recovery. I was expecting a lot of pain and now, I can say, my shoulder bursitis is more painful than my tummy tuck. I am so happy with my outcome. Determined to maintain my results, I am health conscience and I exercise. It’s hard to believe, after 4 children, I can still look great in a bikini! My admonishment, if you can get it done, do it!”

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Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation

Patient Story

This is the body of a married woman with 2 children. She is very athletic and always in a bathing suit as they are a family of surfers. 10 years after she gave birth to their second child, she wasn’t happy with her saggy breasts and belly skin. Now she loves her results and is happy she chose silicone implants as she likes the natural look and feel of them. Her husband feels the same way.

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Liposuction

Patient Story

Claiming that she inherited “Italian saddlebags” from her grandmother, this 50-year-old woman said, “My one regret is that I did not have the surgery sooner.” She added, “Yes, you can do liposuction at my age and get great results.”

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*Patient claims are not guarantees. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.*