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How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?

Tummy tuck

If you have been living with excess skin or fat around your midsection, a tummy tuck can be a great solution for you and your weight loss journey. However, with any procedure there are many factors that go into deciding if it’s the right fit for your body and future goals. Things like choosing the right surgeon and recovery time should all be factors to consider before committing to anything. Find out everything you need to know about receiving a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills with this in depth look at how tummy tuck procedures work, and why Dr. Kapoor is the best doctor to help you throughout this process!

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a common cosmetic procedure that targets excess skin or fat around a patient’s abdominal region. Tummy tucks are performed by surgeons with experience in plastic surgery specifically, and a successful procedure will create a new contour in your belly as the fat or skin is removed. Tummy tucks result in a slimmer, firmer figure, with special attention placed on creating firm abdominal muscles in the place of previous sagging skin or fat cells. Patients best suited for this procedure are those who have recently given birth, have been working to lose weight and can’t get rid of stubborn fat, or those who have lost a substantial amount of weight and are left with excess skin around their stomachs.

Before the Procedure

Leading up to your tummy tuck procedure, you’ll have to schedule at least one consultation appointment with Dr. Kapoor to review your unique situation and assess how you want to look following the procedure. Dr. Kapoor will begin by addressing your medical history, outcome goals, and any concerns you may have about the procedure. Using advanced technology, you will be able to see a projection of what your body will look like following your treatment. If you are interested in other cosmetic procedures, voice your questions or concerns about these treatments during your consultation. Schedule your initial consultation appointment for a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills today and start planning your procedure with Dr. Kapoor now!

During the Tummy Tuck

On the day of your surgery, Dr. Kapoor will administer a general anesthetic to numb your body. While you are under, Dr. Kapoor will begin working to dissect the excess skin or fat around your abdominal area. A small, horizontal incision is made at the very base of your stomach. The skin or fat is then removed or drained surgically, and a contour is created by a tightening of the abdominal muscles. Your tummy tuck procedure will take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to complete, and the drain used will remain for about two weeks after you have been discharged. Dr. Kapoor enlists a carefully practiced approach to performing this technique, and his method encourages faster healing, and less visible scarring so that you can feel as confident as possible with your new body!

Recovering from Your Treatment

After you have been released from the hospital, you probably be anxious and excited to see your new body. We encourage patience from all our clients, as the resting time following a tummy tuck procedure can take weeks, and the best results come from those who follow Dr. Kapoor’s post-op instructions very carefully. When you get home, be sure to rest as often as you can, and take any prescriptions medicines exactly as they are written. Limit any moderate activity and do not engage in physical activity of any kind until the doctor has removed the drain and cleared you to resume your exercises. Get the body you’ve always dreamed of with a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills from the talented Dr. Kapoor today!

VISHAL KAPOOR, M.D.
ROBERT E. SCHLENKER, M.D.FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons
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436 N Roxbury Dr #117, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA Phone: (310) 385-9623
Fax: (310) 385-8450

Dr. Kapoor & Dr. Schlenker are Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons who performs body, breast, and facial procedures in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, California in their fully accredited Cosmetic Surgery Center.

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