Dr. T. Y. Steven Ip is one of the premier Plastic Surgeons in Southern California. With an outstanding resume, Dr. T. Y. Steven Ip is educated with a bachelor of science engineering degree from UCLA and a doctorate of medicine degree from University of Texas. He received his surgical training at prestigious Columbia University St. Lukes / Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Duke University. With his work seen in national publications, Dr. T. Y. Steven Ip is a specialist in the areas of the breast, body and face.

Dr. T. Y. Steven Ip is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. T. Y. Steven Ip, is affiliated with Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach and has been the Vice Chairman of Plastic Surgery.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to our Plastic Surgery practice. The philosophy of our practice is based on commitment, dedication, and excellence. We understand that every plastic surgery patient is unique with individual concerns and goals. We hope to address your concerns and goals to achieve the best results possible. Our aim is to focus our attention on your comprehensive needs as a patient.”

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Your Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something that many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. But regardless of effort, sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals with otherwise normal body weight and portion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this problem include heredity, multiple pregnancies, prior surgery, significant fluctuation in weight or congenital spine abnormalities that affect posture. If you desire a tighter, flatter abdomen, then a tummy tuck may be appropriate to help you achieve your goals.

What Is A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery?

Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common term for the surgical procedure to correct a protruding or loose, sagging abdomen. The areas that can be treated include the center of the abdomen or may extend to the entire region between the lower rib cage and pubic bone, as well as to the sides and back. Abdominal contouring can be performed using a variety of techniques. When localized fat is the cause, abdominal contour surgery may be performed using only liposuction techniques. When excess fat is combined with loose, sagging skin and tissue, a tummy tuck removes unwanted fat, tissues and skin by excision. Abdominal muscles that have been weakened or separated, a condition called diastasis, can also be corrected with a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of a tummy tuck are usually permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuation in weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone a tummy tuck.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Tummy Tuck (Abominoplasty) Surgery?

Tummy tuck is best performed on adults of any age who are in good health, are close to the ideal weight for their body type and size, and are moderately fit. Also, candidates for tummy tuck surgery should be non-smokers and have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind. In addition, previous abdominal surgery may limit the potential results of tummy tuck. Women who have undergone cesarean section, the existing scars may often be incorporated or revised for a new incisions.

How Is A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery Performed?

For tummy tuck surgery, an evaluation of your abdomen during your consultation will dictate the areas (skin, fat, and muscle) that need to be corrected. On the day of your tummy tuck surgery, the excess skin and fat on your abdomen will be identified and marked out. The tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In surgery, the excess skin and fat will be removed. The tone of your abdominal muscles will be noted. If there is any areas of weakness or loose tone of the abdominal muscles, they will be tightened. This will narrow your waist line. The skin, which is above the removed excess skin, is then pulled downward. A small incision is made on the skin at the level of the belly button. The belly button is then pulled through the incision. The incision are then all close. The result is a well tone abdomen with no excess skin and fat.

What Is the Recovery For A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery?

The recovery period for a tummy tuck surgery is approximately one week. Return to aggressive exercising is allowed after 6 weeks.

Deciding On Having Your Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery

Tummy Tuck is a highly individualized procedure. Choosing to have tummy tuck surgery is a very personal decision. Every patient's body is unique and different. In addition, every patient's desires and goals are unique and different. By giving his personal attention to every detail, Dr. T. Y. Steven Ip aims to perform the best possible tummy tuck result for your body. For more information on tummy tuck surgery, you can contact our office at (949) 548-0300

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