Tummy Tuck in San Francisco Bay Area
Tummy tuck is a plastic surgery that addresses loose skin on the abdomen — a common problem for many women. Pregnancy, genetics, and fluctuating weight over time can all leave you with excess skin, stretch marks, and widened or loose abdominal muscles that are resistant to diet and exercise.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will restore your youthful figure, lifting, trimming, and tightening the loose skin and muscle on your abdomen and sculpting the body you’ve always desired.* If you also have stubborn areas of excess fat on your abdomen, back, or flanks, then these can be addressed with liposuction at the same time as your tummy tuck surgery.*
About Dr. Sieber
Dr. Sieber, a plastic and reconstructive board certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery), completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center before going on to complete an additional three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Sieber has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries over his last six years of practice.
What is Tummy Tuck Surgery
Dr. David Sieber, a double board certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco and Bay Area, will work closely with you to understand your goals for tummy tuck surgery. Together, you’ll develop a personalized surgical plan that will best deliver your desired outcome.
Tummy tuck surgery is ultimately about body contouring, so the ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are those patients who are of normal weight. You should lead an active, healthy lifestyle, but have excess skin and/or stubborn areas of fat.
A tummy tuck procedure may be performed alone or as part of a mommy makeover. Most mommy makeovers include a breast surgery (such as breast augmentation or a breast lift), a Brazilian butt lift, and high definition vaser liposuction.
There are a lot of good plastic surgeons out there but there’s only one that’s above them all- Dr. Sieber! An unbelievable skilled surgeon/sculptor. I’m almost 6 months post-op (mini tummy tuck/Lipo360/j-Plasma) & still do a double take when I see myself in the mirror (that really me?!); his aesthetics will exceed your expectations. My incision was so meticulously closed- it’s fading beautifully. He also has a great knowledgeable team;
I saw Sally NP-C for facial fillers last month, phenomenal! Loved how with less syringes I got better results than I had in the past with other injectors.
The best surgeon in SF. After going for consultations to 5 top surgeons, I did not feel the level of support and comfort that I did with Dr Sieber.
My surgery was long and complex but I was in good hands. I felt 100% supported after surgery with constant communication with Sieber office staff and himself.
I am looking forward to having breast surgery one day and I wouldn’t even consider going to a different doctor. I recommend Dr Sieber to everyone and only trust his expertise!
The surgery I had was: BBL and Tummy Tuck with lipo. Long 8+ hours under anesthesia. BEST DECISION IVE EVER MADE.
Tummy Tuck Technique
A tummy tuck may be performed as an outpatient surgery or may require an overnight stay. During the procedure, Dr. Sieber will make the appropriate incisions depending on the type of tummy tuck technique that you require; such as a mini, traditional, or extended tummy tuck.
Dr. Sieber believes in placing his incisions as low as possible so that when you wear low cut jeans or swimsuits, your scar should not be visible.*
During your surgery, Dr. Sieber will perform liposuction of excess fat, if needed, to re-contour your hips and narrow your waistline.* Any abdominal muscles which were pulled apart during pregnancy will be tightened back together, and then your excess skin will be removed to leave you with a narrowed waist and flat abdomen.*
Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos
Recovery After Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck patients can expect moderate swelling and bruising throughout the abdomen and in any areas where liposuction was performed. Wearing a compression garment will help reduce the swelling.
Patients typically have noticeable swelling for the first 1-2 weeks after surgery before it begins to taper off, but it can take anywhere from 3-6 months for your swelling to completely resolve. Immediately after surgery, you will notice that some areas above your incision line are numb with decreased sensation. *
This is normal. Your sensation will return as the swelling decreases and your nerves recover from the stress of surgery.*
Tummy Tuck Recovery Week 1
Tummy tuck recovery can take some time. For at least the first week after surgery, you’re going to be sore and uncomfortable. It is normal to feel pulling, tugging and tightness throughout your abdomen for the first few weeks to months after surgery. This will gradually improve with time.*
Tummy Tuck Recovery Week 2
You should refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and avoid lifting anything heavier than 10 lbs. for at least 4 weeks. So if you have kids at home, you’ll need to have someone around to help.
Tummy Tuck Recovery Week 4
You can start moderate exercise at 2 weeks post op, more intense exercise at 4 weeks post op and you’ll be released back to all normal activities at 6 weeks post-op. Most patients are ok going back to work after the first week.
Tummy Tuck Scars
One of the biggest deterrents of plastic surgery for many patients is the potential for scars. We’ve all seen pictures or had friends with long wide scars after their tummy tuck surgery or another plastic surgery. Fortunately, that doesn’t always need to be the case.
First, the length of your scar is largely going to depend on the amount of excess tissue and loose skin that needs to be removed, so those patients with just a small amount of excess skin may be candidates for a short scar or mini tummy tuck procedure.
For every patient, Dr. Sieber uses his extensive skill, advanced training, and knowledge as a plastic surgeon to deliver the best possible scar results.* He also puts all of his plastic surgery patients on a scar therapy program to help you form the best quality scars possible.*
Tummy Tuck Video
Tummy Tuck Cost in San Francisco
The cost of a tummy tuck procedure can vary depending on several factors, such as the extent of the surgery, the surgeon’s experience and qualifications, and the geographical location of the practice. Tummy tuck can cost varies and this may or may not include additional fees such as anesthesia, operating room fees, and preoperative medical tests.
Patients should be aware that while cost is an important factor to consider, it should not be the only determining factor when selecting a surgeon for a tummy tuck procedure. Call For Pricing!
San Francisco Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions
View our before-and-after photo galleries to see the results our tummy tuck patients have achieved.
I’m afraid of having a long tummy tuck scar. Will I still be able to wear a two-piece swimsuit?
Having a tummy tuck is a major operation and to get the best possible results, you will end up with a scar. Dr. Sieber will be able to give you a better idea of the length of that scar during your initial consultation. Dr. Sieber places his incisions as low as possible so that you’re able to wear any clothes you want after surgery.* He also puts all of his patients on a scar therapy program after surgery to make sure you end up with the best scar possible to avoid the need for tummy tuck scar removal.*
When will I be able to go back to work after surgery?
Most patients find that they require about 1 week off from work, depending on your job. Immediately after surgery, you will be limited in your mobility and will need someone to help you for the first few days. During the first week after surgery, you will experience tightness in your incision and where your muscles were tightened. This sensation will gradually improve during the first 1-2 weeks following your surgery. * You should not lift anything heavier than 10 lbs. for the first 4 weeks after surgery.
How long after surgery before I can see results?
You’ll notice a huge difference in your body as soon as you wake up from abdominoplasty surgery!* Although you will see a difference right away, you will have some swelling for at least 3-6 months after surgery. Wearing your compression garments as instructed, limiting salt intake, and staying active will all help to reduce your swelling faster.*
How much is a tummy tuck?
The tummy tuck cost in San Francisco Bay Area will vary depending on the amount of skin and/or fat that needs to be removed and the amount of muscle tightening that is required.
Liposuction vs tummy tuck: Which one is right for me?
A tummy tuck tightens the abs and addresses loose skin while liposuction removes small pockets of excess fat. To know for sure which procedure is right for you, book a liposuction and tummy tuck consultation in San Francisco CA.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific tummy tuck near me results.