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Tummy Tuck

Have you found that a recent pregnancy, weight loss, or aging has left you with a lax, undefined belly? Dr. Aaronson performs tailored tummy tuck procedures to restore the abdominal appearance by eliminating excess skin and tightening weakened abdominal muscles. Choosing a tummy tuck can provide you with the slimmer, firmer abdominal contour you’ve always wanted. Is a Tummy Tuck Surgery the solution for you? Dr. Scott Aaronson is always ready and willing to help his patients in Palm Springs to discover their new selves.

Who Can Benefit From a Tummy Tuck?

Your Tummy Tuck


Your consultation plays an important role in your tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Aaronson will evaluate your body type, discuss your desires, and determine your needs. Together, you and Dr. Aaronson will decide on a tummy tuck technique that best suits your needs and natural body shape. During this time, you will also provide your medical history to ensure that you are healthy enough and a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery.


Standard Tummy Tuck - The best technique for people looking to treat mild to moderate amounts of unwanted skin and muscle laxity.
  • Incisions are placed low in the pubic area, running from hip to hip. A secondary incision is placed around the belly button.
  • Excess skin is removed from the navel down to the pubic mound.
  • A corset technique tightens the abdominal wall for a firmer appearance.
Mini Tummy Tuck - Ideal for women post-pregnancy who have minimal excess skin but a protruding abdomen caused by muscle laxity.
  • A single incision is placed low in the pubic area.
  • Any redundant skin in the lower abdominal area is removed.
  • The abdominal muscles can be tightened, enhancing your stomach definition.

Combining Procedures

People seeking tummy tuck surgery may also struggle to treat deposits of excess fat. Fat left untreated can impair the quality of your tummy tuck results. You can choose to combine liposuction with your surgery to eliminate unwanted fat. Liposuction can enhance the abdominal contour and create better definition along the hips. It can often refine your tummy tuck results for a further enhanced, long-lasting appearance.

Before & After Photos


The overall effect isn’t obvious. We don’t have friends saying, ‘Wow! You’ve had some work done!’ Instead they compliment us on our appearance and ask, ‘What’s your secret?’”
– Doug Hale


You will experience bruising and swelling following your surgery and will stay overnight under the care of a licensed nurse. Patients usually return to work two to three weeks after their surgery. Throughout your recovery process, a specialty compression garment will be worn. You should be able to resume your regular exercise routine after four to six weeks or as designated by Dr. Aaronson.
The extent of your scarring depends on the placement of your incisions. Additionally, your body’s natural healing process will play a role in scar formation and appearance. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Aaronson during your consultation if you are worried about scar formation. Most scarring will fade over time.
The cost of your tummy tuck will vary depending on a number of factors. The extent of correction, surgical fees, and anesthesia fees will affect the final cost of your procedure. While the cost can be an important factor when choosing a surgeon, it shouldn’t be the only factor. Choosing a qualified, board-certified surgeon is necessary for achieving natural, beautiful results.
There may be some initial postoperative discomfort as a result of abdominal tightening. This can be controlled using a prescribed oral pain medication. For most patients, this initial pain subsides within several days of surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

We perform tummy tuck surgery with the patient under general anesthesia to ensure the most comfortable and safe procedure possible.
Tummy tuck surgery is ideal for patients with skin laxity. If you are undergoing a tummy tuck after pregnancy or weight loss, you should attempt to lose weight naturally and have maintained a stable weight for at least six months before your surgery.
While a tummy tuck doesn’t physically impact your ability to become pregnant or have kids, additional pregnancies after surgery are not recommended because they can negatively affect your results.
You can maintain quality results for years with the help of a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise. You should keep a stable weight because additional weight fluctuations can affect the quality of your appearance.