You may be a candidate for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in La Jolla if you have loose or sagging abdominal wall skin that is frequently associated with abnormal relaxation of the anterior abdominal wall muscles (often secondary prior surgery). You may also desire a tummy tuck if you are unable to tighten your abdominal wall skin with exercise. An abdominoplasty is intended to give the patient a smoother, flatter abdomen.

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Abdominoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia either within the hospital or in an outpatient setting. (Mini-abdominoplasties can be performed under sedation and local anesthesia.)

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is an important factor in evaluating whether tummy tuck is a good solution for you. Calculate your BMI here.

A tummy tuck procedure can range in price from $8,250–$16,000 depending on whether you will need a mini, standard, or extended tummy tuck.

Other Options for Reshaping the Abdomen

Today there are more options than ever to help you get a flatter tummy. But which is best for you? This largely depends on your personal needs and wishes, as each option is suited toward a certain goal. If any of these sound like they’ll help you make the changes you want, we’ll be happy to help you learn more at a free consult.

Since 1988, more than 32,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.


This non-surgical way to reduce fat in an area noticeably shrinks fatty bulges; results appear gradually over 2-months. Best for patients who are generally happy with their proportions, have good skin tone, and a modest amount of fat to address.


Liposuction permanently removes excess fat and sculpts an area with very little scarring. Best for patients with good skin and muscle tone who want to remove excess abdominal fat and get a better shape to the torso.

Please call or text La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa at (858) 452-1981 for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including tummy tuck plastic surgery.