Doctor Kyoung Kim, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Orange County, CA

Orange County Plastic Surgeon: Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck - Tummy Tuck Scar Revision

Orange County Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim strives to get you the results you want from a "tummy tuck", also known as abdominoplasty surgery. An Abdominoplasty gets rid of the extra fat and also skin from around the abdominal area while also tightening the various muscles that are under that area. Many of Dr. Kim's Orange County patients travel to him because they know that he is a Plastic Surgeon renowned for his top-of-the-line methods.  They come to Dr. Kim's L.A. Surgical Suites to get their tummy tuck, usually after a number of years of exercise and also their best dieting efforts have failed to get them the toned tummy they want so badly.

A "Tummy tuck" ,or an Abdominoplasty surgical procedure, when performed by Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim, seeks to re-establish integrity and firmness to the wall of the abdominal area. In fixing the separation as well as stretching the pair of Rectus muscles, Dr. Kim can achieve fantastic results. These muscles are most commonly known as the ones that are utilized for sit-up exercises, or those that you contract in order to "suck in your gut".  These muscles are the pair of primary abdominal wall muscles normally that are held in place together across the frontal abdomen region, and that give that area the normal strength and also tightness.

Abdominoplasty also works to eliminate the stretched-out loose skin at the lower area of the tummy.  It can rid you of "stretch marks" and work to rejuvenate a belly button area that has stretched-out. Eliminating such negative items makes the tummy much more pleasingly contoured.

As an Orange County Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kim performs abdominoplasty, or tummy-tuck surgery, as an outpatient procedure in his completely accredited surgical centers in the OC and Beverly Hills. Abdominoplasty usually takes about three hours to perform. For women, it can be common for a patient having an abdominoplasty to also undergo breast augmentation or a breast lift technique that is performed in the same session. Men may tend to pair the tummy-tuck procedure with gynecomastica treatment, if so needed.  Having such procedures in the same visit can often save a patient a large amount of both time and money. The details of the surgical procedure are mostly reliant upon the unique personal requirements of the patient who is having the Abdominoplasty. Either a general or a local anesthesia can be utilized while having a tummy tuck, depending on the circumstances involved. The Plastic Surgery offices of Dr. Kim will be glad to answer any questions you might have or to provide you with pricing information for these kind of combined surgeries while you have your own complimentary free consultation.  Give us a call today or use the "CLICK TO ASK" button located on this page.

The Board Certified Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim offers a large number of Tummy Tuck procedures and can customize your abdominoplasty depending on what is absolutely best for you as the patient. You can certainly discuss all of this with Dr. Kim during your free consultation, including such procedures as:

  • Tummy Tuck (Mini)
  • After Bariatric Surgery Tummy Tuck
  • Revision of a Tummy Tuck
  • Revision of Tummy Tuck Scarring
  • Repair of "Dog-Ear" Deformity
  • Body Lift
  • Body Lift (Circumferential)
  • Truncal Lift or Lift of the Buttocks


Mini Tummy Tuck, also known as Mini Abdominoplasty Surgery: In the circumstance of one of Dr. Kim's Orange County patients who requires only a little bit of fat to be taken out from their abdomen, yet not a much as would be required by a complete "tummy tuck", then a mini tummy-tuck will usually be utilized. Dr. Kim counsels that the Mini Tummy Tuck technique is usually limited to his patients who really only need a little tissue removed, and this usually below their navel area.

Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery, the Tummy Tuck "for Men": Males, especially those approaching 40 years old, may have a large amount of trouble getting rid of fat from the area of their midsections. The offices of Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim offer abdominoplasty surgery for men in order to help patients get rid of extra weight that their diet plans and exercise regimens simply could not handle. For such patients who might only need a minor touching-up procedure, please take a look at the "mini" tummy tuck, listed above.

After-Bariatric-Surgery Tummy Tuck, also known as Post-Bariatric Abdominoplasty: Weight-loss bariatric surgery such as Gastric Bypass continues to grow in popularity, so body contouring, otherwise known as "Tummy Tuck" procedures have become a recognized focal point for the Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim. Realizing the need of patients who have undergone significant weight loss, he has worked to expand and refine his knowledge in this individualized area of plastic surgery.  Dr. Kim now dedicates a large part of his excellent practice and his time to this intricate, tough and greatly rewarding portion of his valued patients, helping them to complete their personal transformation after their weight loss. He has applied the most recently developed techniques in the body sculpting field that have been individually tailored to each patient’s unique needs and their priorities. Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kim wants to help you to obtain the new pleasing shape you desire, the one that even now is lost beneath all that excess skin you have been left with after you have achieved your weight goal. After experiencing such significant weight loss, patients are most commonly left with having loose folds and flaps of excess skin that once had all that original fat. The absolute comprehensive and best way to fix this issue of extra skin is post-bariatric reconstructive surgery. By using abdominoplasty among other reconstructive techniques, OC Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim can get rid of this extra skin and also any lingering fat. Dr. Kim and his surgical staff strive to get their patients who have undergone a bariatric procedure the more slim, trim and more aesthetically attractive bodies they have longed for, also with all the confidence in themselves they so very much deserve after their experience. Dr. Kim holds Post-Bariatric Tummy-Tucks among the single-most rewarding procedures that he performs for his valued patients.

Tummy Tuck Revision Surgery, also known as Abdominoplasty Revision Surgery: Revision of Abdominoplasty surgeries are a surgery type that Dr. Kim takes great pride in. When a particular patient has chosen to undergo an abdominoplasty procedure elsewhere and has not gotten the result they desired, it is extremely disappointing and most definitely a terribly sad situation for them. With these patients, a revision abdominoplasty with Dr. Kim has often proven to be very effective. Dr. Kim performs a thorough liposuction, a robust tightening of the muscle and finally delivering a designed procedure to give a tightening thinning and flattening for the patient, amazing results are often achieved by Dr. Kim with a phenomenal level of Orange County patient satisfaction. In many cases, the previous tummy-tuck was inadequately or poorly done. In many of these cases, little to no concurrent liposuction was done during this first procedure, resulting in the thickness of the patient's fat being much greater than what was initially desired by the patient. In addition, OC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kim frequently sees that minimal or even NO tightening of the muscles at all was done.  This is extremely important to do, to obtain a flat and tight abdomen with a definite improvement at the patient's waistline. Dr. Kim often sees significant scarring as well in his Revision patients, but fortunately this can be corrected during the abdominoplasty revision procedure that he performs.

Repair of Dog Ear Deformity: A Dog Ear is a deformity where extra skin hangs from the belly sides, forming an effect that appears to hang over like the ears on a dog. A mini tummy-tuck or sometimes even just a liposuction procedure can be done in order to rapidly and very easily remedy this situation.

Body Lift Surgery: Dr. Kim performs bodylift surgeries in order to help his patients trim the excess skin they have as well as to tighten the remaining tissue. This leaves the patient's body both taut and pleasingly well-contoured. This procedure is for women as well as men who have triumphed in accomplishing significant weight loss.  A plastic surgery body lift procedure after such weight-loss often can be the last remaining step in what is a completely beautiful transformation. The front-running plastic-surgery technique for many patients after weight-loss is definitely the bodylift surgery. This body-lift surgery often depends on the particular technique used, for Dr. Kim customizes each procedure depending on the patient's body-type and their goals.  A Body Lift may be referred to also as "extended abdominoplasty", torsoplasty or circumferential abdominoplasty as well. Such a method is quite alike with an abdominoplasty procedure, with the exception that the surgical incision normally is done wholly around the patient's torso area.  The Plastic Surgeon, in this case Dr. Kim, will then tighten the muscles as well as remove the extra skin that is around the whole circumference of the body of the patient. This technique has a pleasing uplifting effect that is applied not only to the midsection area, but also on the buttocks as well as the thigh regions of the patient as well. A number of patients with significant weight-loss can have extra skin that is in the area to the lower part of the front of their abdomen. Women and men with this can be candidates for what is called a Panniculectomy procedure.   A "panniculectomy" gets rid of this displeasing and uncomfortable skin flap on a patient. Other Orange County patients have experienced sagging skin on different areas of their bodies. For these women and men, Dr. K. Charles Kim will usually perform armlifts and thighlifts. It is also not unusual for his female patients who decide to have a bodylift surgery done by Dr. Kim to also have a face lift procedure and/or breast implants under his care.  These additional procedures, when paired with a body lift, finish off the patient's new look when done along with the body lift procedure.

For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation, fill out the form located on this page by clicking on the "CLICK TO ASK" button, or give us a call today at 866-955-5530.  In addition, you can look up directions for both of our Orange County offices on our Contact page.