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One of the most common concerns experienced by our patients is stubborn excess fat and loose skin in the abdominal region. Contributing factors can include aging, pregnancy, genetics, weight fluctuations, and certain health and lifestyle considerations. Regardless of the cause, feelings of insecurity or disappointment surrounding your appearance can take a toll on your overall confidence and quality of life.

Thankfully, multiple body contouring procedures exist to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and feel more comfortable in your skin. A tummy tuck in Spokane with Dr. Kaiulani Morimoto and our outstanding medical team may be the answer to a smoother, more toned silhouette and revitalized self-esteem. Contact us today to discuss your concerns with a seasoned medical professional.

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What Concerns Can a Tummy Tuck Address?

A tummy tuck—also known as an abdominoplasty—is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It helps to tighten areas in this region that cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone and is the ideal surgical procedure for our patients who desire a flatter, tighter, and more defined midsection. Some of the concerns that a tummy tuck can address include:

  • Loose, excess skin after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Localized fat in the lower abdomen that is not responsive to diet and exercise
  • The separation of abdominal muscles, known as diastasis recti, which occurs after childbirth, results in the appearance of a “pooch” and cannot be corrected on its own
  • Poor posture and back pain due to separated muscles
  • An oddly positioned belly button after significant weight loss
  • Ventral hernias

It is important to note that undergoing a tummy tuck procedure in Spokane does not address stretch marks that appear outside of the lower abdomen or excess fat in the upper abdomen. Tummy tucks also do not contour the love handles or provide a solution for removing a significant amount of weight.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a wonderful option for patients who seek to improve or enhance the appearance of their abdominal region. This procedure is for patients who have excess skin or fat, feel unhappy with the appearance of their stomach, or whose abdominal region has been permanently affected by pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, or aging.

Other considerations include being in overall good health, at a stable weight, finished with having children, and having realistic expectations for surgical outcomes. During your initial consultation with Dr. Morimoto, she will thoroughly review your medical history, aesthetic goals, and anatomical consideration to individualize a treatment plan that best meets your needs. In some instances, we may recommend alternative or additional procedures.

What Is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Like?

A tummy tuck in Spokane usually takes four hours when Dr. Morimoto performs a full abdominoplasty.   Dr. Morimoto will carefully make an incision from hip to hip just above the pubis, with an additional incision around the belly button. Your surgeon will then surgically remove excess skin and fat, bring the abdominal muscles together if needed, and tighten and stitch the remaining skin to give you a slimmer, trimmer, and more toned stomach.

A partial or mini abdominoplasty (also known as the Mini Tummy Tuck) can be performed in less time and is often combined with liposuction depending on your needs. The incision is also much shorter and does not require the additional incision around the navel.

For both the full and mini tummy tuck procedures, Dr. Morimoto will make her incisions along the natural skin crease of the lower abdomen to conceal scars as much as possible. Additionally, you can combine your tummy tuck with other procedures for a more comprehensive transformation, including breast surgeries, body lifts, or as a part of a mommy makeover.

Before & After

Full transparency is our priority to bring you peace of mind with the right expectations right out of the gate. View our work from past patients to see the quality and care that Dr. Morimoto practices with each individual.

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Beach body fit handsome man with six pack abs shirtless on summer vacation sunset

Discover a Toned and Tightened Stomach with a Tummy Tuck in Spokane

A tummy tuck is an incredibly transformative procedure that often results in improvements in mood as well as heightened confidence in social and romantic settings on top of the significant physical enhancements it provides.

To schedule your consultation for your tummy tuck in Spokane, connect with our office today.

 

Patient Testimonials​

Making that first leap can be nerve racking. It’s important to choose a surgeon that you feel comfortable with and who has your best interest at hand. Explore some of the testimonials of satisfied patients to help you in your decision.
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Dr. Morimoto and staff are professional, kind and have been courteous during each appointment. I am beyond excited for surgery and will post another review afterwards! This has been a great experience.
Betty G.
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Dr. Morimoto and her staff are wonderful. They always make me feel welcome and are very happy. They are all also very funny, knowledgeable humans. I love going into this office.
Angie Jones
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Dr. Morimoto is so wonderful to work with. She is a perfectionist and also very personable. She really listens to your concerns, and cares about your desired outcomes.
Cristine McIntyre