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Tummy Tuck & Abdominoplasty

Get rid of stubborn belly fat and loose skin for a tighter, flatter stomach with a tummy tuck.

TUMMY TUCK & ABDOMINOPLASTY

The typical patient that presents for abdominal contouring complains of extra skin, extra fat, a stretched or loose abdominal wall(diastasis), stretch marks, and/or poor lower abdominal skin quality. These conditions are often results of pregnancy or weight loss. Some patients complain that they can’t see their belly button and others that their clothes don’t fit properly. The abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure addresses all of these issues.

Confident jogging woman post tummy tuck

Many people struggle with loose, sagging skin, stubborn fat deposits, and severely stretched abdominal muscles after pregnancy or significant weight loss. No amount of crunches can tighten these overstretched muscles. 

We understand this frustration. Our expert plastic surgeons have perfected techniques to help you finally achieve the flat, toned tummy you desire.

During pregnancy, the vertical abdominal muscles lengthen excessively and the paired “washboard” muscles separate down the middle. We tighten these muscles with sutures, visibly bringing them closer together and restoring form. This sculpts and flattens the abdominal wall.

Other common complaints we address with abdominoplasty include: excess skin, lingering fat deposits, a protruding “pooch,” stretch marks, poor skin quality around the belly button, and clothes not fitting properly. Our tummy tuck dramatically improves all these issues for a sleek, contoured silhouette.

While the healing process takes diligence, most patients describe emerging from the experience with transformed confidence and satisfaction in their bodies. If you feel frustrated by post-pregnancy changes or stubborn weight loss results, we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Every staff member is professional and knowledgeable. I trust Dr. Ronin to always do what’s best for me - you can really tell his goal is to preserve one’s natural beauty and won’t overdue it. Whatever he recommends I know it will be right for me.
ROYAL CONCIERGEROYAL CONCIERGE
16:40 24 Jan 23
When only the best will do, It's time to go to Blackhawk. Dr. Ronan is a gifted artist. I have been his client for almost 30 years. The staff is phenomenal. First class care, first class results! At 67, I'm extremely pleased with the work he has done. I am radiant and confident. Thank you kindly, Dr. Ronan, forever grateful..
Nicole AdamsNicole Adams
20:10 21 Dec 22
I’ve only had a few services so far but every experience I’ve had here has been fantastic! Thank you Amanda, Marlo, and Lea for doing such a great job and making me feel so comfortable and welcome! Also I love seeing Tahoe at the desk, makes me smile every time ❤️
Amy SchrollAmy Schroll
00:43 06 Oct 22
Over 10 years ago, my younger sister met Dr. Ronan and she was thrilled with him and with the results of her breast augmentation. She insisted it was a life-changing experience, but I was reluctant to pursue any elective surgery, after having a botched rhinoplasty at the hands of a different doctor, when I was just 14.Fast-forward to my late thirties and decades of not being in love with my face and absolutely hating my profile. I decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ronan myself to discuss a corrective surgery on my nose. While at that appointment, I toyed with the thought of doing two surgeries at once and maybe slightly increasing my own breast size. I was able to get on his calendar and ready to go through with both procedures only weeks later! His staff was very caring and attentive and his entire team was sensitive to all of the questions and help I needed.The outcome of both surgeries was incredible. He is so talented and I smile every time I look in the mirror. I don't shy away from cameras. I love the improvement to my nose; I wish I had done this years ago!!My cup size went up slightly (I didn't want anything incredibly noticeable and I already wore a C-cup) but the overall improvement to the shape and natural look and feel is indescribable. I get compliments from everyone I tell (and show) and I've given his name out more than any other professional referral I've given to friends and even strangers.My sister passed away in 2015 and I wish I could tell her I love her and think about her everyday, but I also really wish I could tell her that she was right. Dr. Ronan and the work he does was life-changing for me, too. I never thought I could say something like that, but I feel like every day is my best day yet; I smile a little brighter and a little more proudly, and definitely more often.
Aileen SoAileen So
05:02 30 Aug 22
The MedSpa team at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa is amazing. I've had my Hydrafacial service with Danielle and Marlowe and they're both very attentive and do a great job removing blackheads and pampering me. My skin feels so soft and moisturized and you can feel the difference right away. I've been going to them for couple of years now and I feel so refreshed every time. I highly recommend it.
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TUMMY TUCK

DR. STEPHAN RONAN

BEFORE & AFTER

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With the use of a pain block, pain after surgery is significantly reduced and in some cases eliminated. Abdominoplasties are often combined with other procedures discussed in consultation, such as liposuction of the lower back or thighs, or a breast augmentation and/or lift. Depending on the type of work, most patients are ready to return with 1-2 weeks.

Tummy TUCK

Next, the excess skin and fat is removed. Usually, this results in removal of all of the skin and fat from just above the belly button down to the incision. This discarded skin tends to contain most or all of the stretch marks and often is inelastic and of poor quality. The upper abdominal skin, which is usually of better quality, more elastic and without stretch marks, is stretched to the lower incision. The closure technique further contours the flanks in order to create a pleasing hour-glass figure in women or a V-shape in men. Finally, the belly button is recreated in an ideal position. Depending on a patient’s goals, high definition liposuction can be used to highlight the muscular contours of the abdominal wall in order to achieve a more athletic core.
Your Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.

STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.

STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Patients considering tummy tuck surgery are in good health, are within 20% of their ideal body weight goal, have had weight loss and maintained it for at least six months, and do not smoke. 

What is the main purpose of a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to remove  excess skin, stubborn fat, and repair weak or separated stomach muscles, resulting in a flatter and more toned abdomen. 

Can a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

During a tummy tuck, it may be possible to remove stretch marks located below the belly button, depending on the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. Stretch marks above the belly button will be moved to a lower position on the abdomen. While this is not the main goal of tummy tuck surgery, it is an added benefit that can be addressed at the same time.

How is scarring minimized during a tummy tuck?

Incisions are kept low in the panty line to easily conceal when wearing underwear or a bathing suit. Layers of sutures are used to close the abdominal muscles and skin following surgery to avoid tension on any single area. This helps to minimize scarring and allow for a smooth, flat, nearly undetectable incision.

Is a tummy tuck a permanent solution?

A tummy tuck is considered a permanent solution for getting rid of stubborn fat, loose skin following weight loss or pregnancy, and to tighten the stomach muscles. Naturally, patients must maintain a healthy weight for the results to be satisfactory in the long term following the procedure. Significant fluctuations in weight loss or gain may affect overall appearance of tummy tuck surgery.

Are men good candidates for a tummy tuck?

Yes, men can also be good candidates for a tummy tuck, especially if they have experienced weight loss, have stretch marks and localized areas of stubborn fat.

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