San Francisco Tummy Tuck | Bay Area Abdominoplasty
Have you been looking for a qualified San Francisco Tummy Tuck specialist? Joseph A. Mele, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Walnut Creek, California, near San Francisco, is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS). Dr. Mele is an active member of many of the worlds leading plastic surgery organizations, such as the:
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons (ASBPS)
- California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
- International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Dr. Mele's dedication to his craft can help you achieve a more streamlined physique through body contouring surgeries.
If abdominal crunches and a healthy diet are not giving you the results you have been wanting to achieve, a tummy tuck may be of interest to you. Dr. Mele can answer all your questions about this procedure during a consultation. For your convenience, here is some important information on the tummy tuck procedure.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty") removes excess fat from the abdominal region and shapes your torso. Adbominoplasty also creates a more toned look by tightening the muscles. When Dr. Mele, a leading San Francisco Body Contouring specialist, performs tummy tuck surgery, he makes an incision low across the abdomen, below the bikini-line, before freeing the skin, and then removes excess fat and tissue to help flatten the stomach.
If the majority of your excess skin lies in the lower abdominal region, a "mini tummy tuck" might be a better solution. In order to achieve a more defined contour, liposuction (“liposuction”) may be performed simultaneously. Using a long metal tube called a cannula, excess fat deposits are suctioned from the target area and a slender shape is produced. Dr. Mele can discuss your body contouring options with you during your consultation appointment.
View before and after tummy tuck photos to see how a flatter, toned abdomen can be yours, in addition to becoming familiar with the excellent work of Dr. Mele.
During the consultation, expect to answer our San Francisco cosmetic surgery specialist's questions on why you want the procedure, your expectations, and any medical conditions you may have (i.e., allergies or previous surgeries). Dr. Mele will discuss likely outcomes and risks of abdominoplasty, your general health, and the recovery period. He and his staff will be attentive to your needs throughout your entire surgical experience.
To schedule a consultation with our San Francisco tummy tuck surgeon, please call (925) 943-6353 or fill out our contact form.