A tummy tuck is a procedure that flattens the stomach to provide a slimmer and sleeker look. The surgery is also known as abdominoplasty. The surgeon removes any excess skin and fat from the area, and tighten the muscles in your abdominal wall. While this is different from liposuction, it can be done in conjunction with tummy tuck. This procedure can smooth out the skin on your abdomen area and also reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Because the stomach is one of the most common “problem areas” on people’s bodies, a tummy tuck is a great solution. Please schedule a consultation with us today to get the best Beverly Hills has to offer when it comes to tummy tucks!
There are several reasons why you may want a flatter stomach. Having a smooth and tight abdomen is something people aspire to have. If diet and exercise cannot kick the extra fat in your stomach, the procedure may be right for you. Below are some of the common reasons our patients contact us for a tummy tuck.
After Pregnancy can be difficult on a woman’s body, especially the stomach area. With the skin and muscles stretching to carry the baby, the stomach area can often have difficulties returning to its pre-baby look. Getting your body as close to its pre-pregnancy state helps to get you feeling confident about your body again. The doctors at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery specialize in tummy tucks and some other procedures that can help with your post-baby body. You may also want to consider a mommy makeover.
Both men and women can get a tummy tuck. For those who have stubborn excess skin around their abdomen, it’s a great option. While diet and exercise can help tone your stomach, some skin and fat are just not going to go away. For those who have had significant weight loss, a tummy tuck helps remove the excess skin.
If you are planning to have any more pregnancies, we suggest you postpone surgery. Also, if you plan on losing any more weight, we advise that you wait for surgery. The procedure is meant to be a long-term fix to any abdominal issues. A pregnancy, weight loss, or weight gain can severely impact the results. We want you to have a flat stomach that lasts, so be sure to let your surgeon know your plans as they can advise you on when to get the procedure. But this is not intended to deter you as unplanned pregnancies, and weight gain may occur. You should contact our office with any questions you may have. This can also be discussed at the consultation with one of our surgeons.
If you are interested in getting the procedure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. Every procedure begins with a consultation with one of the clinic’s board-certified plastic surgeons. It’s important to let them know what your expectations are at this appointment. This will help them understand what procedure may be right for you. They can provide feedback and help manage your expectations. Some people may feel nervous about taking the first steps, but the doctors and staff want you to look and feel your best. The consultation is the beginning of your journey to your new body!
Before the procedure, the preparation is minimal. As mentioned, you should not plan to get pregnant again. Also, you should be at your ideal weight as that will help ensure the best results. After the consultation, where you and the doctor decide what’s right for you, you should be able to schedule your procedure.
Our surgeons are skilled in this procedure due to their expert techniques. Our detail-oriented techniques provide for the least amount of trauma and scarring. You’ll undergo anesthesia, but you should be able to go home within 24 hours. The procedure itself takes roughly two to four hours. The surgery involves an incision made above your pubic hairline, and the skin is then cut up toward the rib cage. The doctor tightens the muscles in your stomach and reposition your belly button. The doctor removes any excess skin and the closes the incisions with stitches. You will have drains for any excess blood or fluid, but these are usually removed within two weeks.
After the procedure and medical clearance, you will able to go home. You will need someone to drive you home that day and be sure to rest as much as possible. It’s important to follow doctor’s orders by taking all prescribed medications, resting, and attending follow up appointments.
The results will be evident immediately after the procedure in some ways. However, the full effect of the procedure will take several weeks. Since you will experience some swelling and bruising, it will take some time to settle and get back to normal. You will notice a narrower waist, reduction in stretch marks, and a flatter stomach. Your abdomen will be more proportioned to your body type and weight. In order to see the full effect of the procedure, rest is essential for recovery.
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This procedure will help eliminate loose, sagging skin.
Liposuction is a procedure used to eliminate fat. A tummy tuck is utilized to remove excess skin.
We offer specialized partial, complete and circumferential abdominoplasties for our patients. Dr. Kapoor or Dr. Schlenker will spend time with each patient to discuss their ultimate goals, concerns and lifestyle to create a customized procedural plan.
Yes, a tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction and mommy makeovers.
It takes around 1 to 3 hours depending on the type of tummy tuck performed.
Although there is scarring with this procedure, our surgeons work hard to minimize the appearance and visibility of scars.
Results can be seen immediately. Full results are typically seen 6 months after the procedure.
Results can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle.
No, most insurance companies view a abdominoplasty as a cosmetic procedure.
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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