SOURCE: Christopher Chung, M.D.

Christopher Chung, M.D.

July 02, 2013 08:01 ET

Corona Plastic Surgeon Provides Two Types of Tummy Tucks

Dr. Christopher Chung Performs Both Classic Tummy Tuck Surgery and Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery at Renaissance Aesthetic Surgery

CORONA, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2013) - Dr. Christopher Chung, a board-certified plastic surgeon, knows that a flat stomach and a trim waist are often associated with youth and fitness. Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, can eliminate excess skin and fat while repairing separated muscles to sculpt a slimmer, tighter midsection. At Renaissance Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Chung's private practice, patients have the option of choosing between a classic tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck.

The tummy tuck procedures address the excess skin of the lower abdomen and laxity of the musculo-fascial system, typically due to pregnancy-related changes or significant weight loss. For patients with this condition, a classic tummy tuck procedure may be beneficial as Dr. Chung says exercise and dieting are not very effective in addressing the issue of excess skin.

According to Dr. Chung, many of his patients are worried about the scar associated with tummy tuck surgery. To address this concern, he is careful to place the scar as low as possible on the abdomen to minimize exposure when the patient wears swimwear or undergarments. Another major concern of tummy tuck patients is the postoperative appearance of the belly button and a concern that the navel will have an artificial look. Dr. Chung has spent the past 10 years creating a naturally appearing belly button, and he reports his patients are pleased with their results.

Many patients seeking a tummy tuck in the area of the waistline have protrusion and sagging that is limited to the lower portion of the abdomen. If this is the case, a mini tummy tuck may be the appropriate solution. This modification of the classic tummy tuck procedure can slim and tighten the lower abdomen with the added benefit of a smaller incision.

A mini abdominoplasty -- or mini tummy tuck -- is an effective option for anyone whose lower abdomen displays poor muscle tone, along with excess skin and fat. Dr. Chung says that he often performs this surgery as part of a mommy makeover, since the process eliminates loose skin, fat, and stretch marks, while repairing the separated muscles that many women experience after childbearing. The result is a firmer, slimmer waist and a flatter, more youthful looking abdomen.

Dr. Chung highlights that his tummy tuck patients are one of his most satisfied group of patients at Renaissance Aesthetic Surgery, since the results of the procedure are so dramatic and striking. He also offers other body contouring options such as liposuction for plastic surgery patients who want a more comprehensive body makeover.

About Christopher Chung, MD
Dr. Christopher Chung is a board-certified plastic surgeon who earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has earned several awards and distinctions including the United States Special Congressional Recognition and the State of California Certificate of Recognition. Dr. Chung is available for interview upon request.

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