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Get ready to show off your abs this summer with a slimming tummy tuck in Santa Clarita, CA

Abdominal fat can sometimes be hard to lose with just diet and exercise.

Dr. Howard Hu of Valencia Plastic Surgery performs among the best abdominoplasty procedures residents of Santa Clarita, Valencia, and surrounding areas of California can lay claim to. He is meticulously detailed and customizes each treatment to the client’s anatomy, lifestyle and personal wishes.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Our tummy tuck is a popular form of cosmetic surgery also referred to as our abdominoplasty in Valencia. It involves the removal of fat and excess skin from the stomach to tighten and firm the abdominal area.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and requires an incision between the navel and pubic region. More than one incision is sometimes needed to repair weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

During your confidential consultation in Valencia, Dr. Hu will allow you to view our extensive library of our Santa Clarita tummy tuck before and after photos. Your results may vary based on the amount of excess tissue that needs to be removed.

Our Santa Clarita patients have been very pleased with their tummy tuck results from Dr. Hu at Valencia Plastic Surgery.

Benefits of a Santa Clarita Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck removes excess fat or tissue underneath the skin of the abdominal area. As a result, the stomach appears flatter, firmer, and more toned. This cosmetic surgery is widely regarded as being very safe.

Who is a Good Candidate for the Tummy Tuck?

Valencia, Santa Clarita patients may be ideal candidates if they…

  • Are in good health, both physically and mentally
  • Have no major medical issues
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic goals for improvement rather than perfection
  • Are suffering from excess fat and skin that hasn’t responded to diet or exercise
  • Feel self-conscious about the appearance of their belly fat or stretch marks



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How is a Tummy Tuck Performed in Santa Clarita?

Your tummy tuck procedure goals will be discussed realistically with Santa Clarita plastic surgeon Dr. Hu. Together you will decide which procedures Dr. Hu will perform to achieve your desired results. You will set a date for surgery and be given instructions regarding how to prepare for the procedure.

Valencia plastic surgeon Dr. Hu will perform one of two tummy tuck procedures:

  • A full abdominoplasty
  • A mini-tummy tuck

Which technique is used will depend on the amount of excess fat and skin you possess. Patients with little to no skin excess and a modest amount of fat would qualify for a mini-tummy tuck. This operation involves a smaller incision, often just slightly longer than a typical C-section scar. Liposuction of the abdominal area is often performed in conjunction with a mini-tummy tuck. Skin and fat is removed, although belly button is left in place, so there is no scar around it. Typically, a single drain will be placed, which is usually removed a week following surgery.

For patients with more excess skin, patients with lots of stretch marks, or for patients who would just like to see more dramatic results, a full abdominoplasty in Valencia procedure would be a better option. It is a more extensive surgery, but is a more thorough and effective technique to reduce your abdomen size.

During the full tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Hu will perform a plication of the rectus muscles. Women who have had children or who have had massive weight loss will often feel their stomach is still sticking out. This is often the result of diastasis, or stretching, of the abdominal wall muscles. No amount of exercise can ever correct this, although no doubt many try. However, by suturing the muscles back together, Dr. Hu can correct the diastasis and help the patient achieve a flatter profile, one more resembling how the patient may have looked before having children. Additionally, Dr. Hu often performs liposuction in conjunction with your tummy tuck, especially of the flank, or “muffin top,” area. Like with the mini-tummy tuck, drains will be placed.

With both procedures, the patient will be placed in an abdominal binder. After monitoring to insure the patient has recovered safely, the patient will be allowed home. The patient will be seen the next day for a quick follow-up.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Santa Clarita?

Valencia Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We work with reputable and user-friendly healthcare financing companies that can make plastic surgery more affordable.

CareCredit offers a variety of no-interest and low monthly payment plans to help make the cosmetic surgery procedure you’re interested in more cost-effective. CareCredit works just like a credit card, so it’s easy to use for additional procedures without having to re-apply. Click here to visit our financing page.

Additional body contouring procedures may include…

  • Liposuction
  • Arm lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Cellulaze
  • SmartLipo
  • Coolsculpting
  • Mommy makeover

Why Choose Dr. Howard Hu for a Tummy Tuck?

When you choose Dr. Hu of Valencia Plastic Surgery for a tummy tuck procedure, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Not only does our facility boast state-of-the-art equipment, but Dr. Hu also has extensive training in general and cosmetic surgery, allowing you to achieve your desired results safely.

During your initial session, Dr. Hu will perform a physical examination, and will also review your medical and surgical history. He will then take note of any medications you are currently taking. Finally, Dr. Hu will create an individualized plan of action for resolving your most troublesome aesthetic concerns.

If you are considering a tummy tuck, trust your results to Dr. Hu and his friendly, courteous staff at Valencia Plastic Surgery. Contact us today at 661-222-1122 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Valencia Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas of California.

Dr. Hu is proud to have had the privilege of treating patients from many different states, as well as countries.

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