Our leading tummy tuck procedure allows patients to sculpt their body to reach their ideal aesthetic. This procedure can eliminate excess skin to contour and reveal a flatter stomach. A tummy tuck can also be combined with other procedures.
Excess abdominal fat and lax skin are common side effects of pregnancy or weight loss. Pregnancies with modest weight gain, a common occurrence for most moms, often result in tummy fat and sagging skin. Typically, dieting and exercise alone are not enough to regain the flat stomach you most crave.
Abdominoplasty is often a viable choice for those desiring a narrower waist, reduction in stretch marks, and a flatter tummy.
The tummy tuck is now one of the popular plastic surgeries, either as a standalone procedure or as a combination as part of a mommy makeover. Abdominoplasty is genuinely a transformative procedure, and many of our patients tell us that they wish they’ve scheduled for a consultation in our Beverly Hills office sooner. You’ve done the workouts, you’ve lost the weight, and you owe it to yourself to pursue your desired figure.
Our detail-oriented results driven tummy tuck technique makes every effort to achieve the best possible results, with the least amount of trauma and scarring. Minimize potential complications and lead to an optimal recovery process for the patient. If you are planning for additional childbearing or significant weight loss, then it is better to postpone the surgery. Until your weight is in a stable lower range, surgery is not recommended.
Everyone desires a flatter stomach or a flatter tummy. By creating firm abdominal muscles and tightening the abdominal skin, a new contour is set. A tummy tuck surgery can smooth out skin, reducing stretch marks and creating the tight, toned stomach.
You want an abdominoplasty because you want to tighten and firm the abdominal muscles while removing excess abdominal skin. You also want an abdominoplasty to reduce severe stretch marks in the process of getting a soft and smoother layer of the skin.
Tummy tuck procedures suit both women and men who are in good health. Most find the process useful for tightening the stubborn skin around their abdomen that won’t disappear after working out. The best candidate for abdominoplasty is those who have undergone massive weight loss or women who have had multiple pregnancies.
Abdominoplasty procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia. A horizontal incision is made above the pubic hairline. The skin is then cut up toward the rib cage, and then the muscle is tightened. The belly button is repositioned, and any excess skin is removed. The procedure itself requires anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to perform. Drains are most often used and usually removed within two weeks following a tummy tuck procedure.
The overall tummy tuck result will be a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. Your final tummy tuck result is a new slimmer profile which will begin to be apparent within several weeks. It will take longer to appreciate the final result. Therefore, we ask our Beverly Hills patients to be patient during their recovery period.
The mini tummy tuck is performed on those patients with mild to moderate tummy contour changes, also who have relatively little skin excess. In the mini tummy tuck, the navel incision is avoided. In addition to a tummy tuck, liposuction may also be performed at the time of mini tummy tuck surgery.
A full tummy tuck requires an incision above the belly button and a tightening of the stomach muscles. Muscle tightening and skin removal is the most crucial step in improving the stomach’s shape. Liposuction may also be performed at the same time as a full tummy tuck.
For those that have a dramatic change in weight loss, skin laxity is an all-around issue and involves not only the tummy area but also the back section. When there is an excess of fat in the back area, a tummy tuck can be performed along with liposuction. The benefit of the circumferential tummy tuck is that both the skin and the fat can be removed in the tummy and back region. This procedure improves your body shape all around.
Patients should take all prescribed medication and carefully follow all aftercare instructions from the doctor to have a seamless recovery. Compression garments should be worn for as long as directed by the doctor to minimize swelling and reshape the body after the surgery. Drains will be placed in the abdomen to help expel fluids collected after surgery. It is imperative to follow all instructions given by the doctor concerning drain care. Following the tummy tuck surgery, the doctor will schedule several postoperative appointments to monitor and track the recovery process. Loose clothing should be worn to avoid placing pressure on the incision. Any strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks or until further instructed. Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker aim to stand as a resource throughout the entire recovery process to provide leading care for their patients.
VISHAL KAPOOR, M.D.
DR.ROBERT E. SCHLENKER M.D.FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
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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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