If you are thinking about undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery, you should discuss your options with an experienced professional before committing to anything. A tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic option, but it is an invasive surgical plastic surgery, and the decision to undertake it should not be taken lightly. You will need to undergo a thorough examination performed by our expert in tummy tuck surgery in Los Angeles before beginning the operation.
First, our surgeon will need to make sure that you are in good overall health and that you are at a stable weight. A tummy tuck is not advisable if you want to lose a lot of weight or if you are planning to gain a lot of weight, as would be the case if you plan on getting pregnant. You will need to have realistic expectations about what can be gained from the surgery, and our surgeon can show you before and after photos so that you can see the results others have achieved.
In most cases, patients are provided with general anesthesia to help minimize the risk of complications. The skin of the abdomen will be lifted, revealing the abdominal muscles which are repaired and tightened. The upper abdominal skin is pulled down until it is taut, and any excess skin will be trimmed.