Surgery for Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck surgery is one of the most involving and effective solutions offered by our plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, but it is a major commitment. A patient has to feel comfortable with weeks of recovery after they have the doctor decrease abdominal fat and skin. It is worth the sacrifice if you have a condition that our expert in tummy tuck surgery in Los Angeles feels is severe enough to treat.

Every tummy tuck is invasive because skin reduction requires incisions, especially if you need considerable work. Most people are under general anesthesia as the surgeon makes an incision from one hip bone to the next to begin treatment. As the abdomen is exposed, the muscles can be tightened with sutures to increase definition in the outer appearance. Any stubborn fat is completely removed from the area because it is not necessary for the patient to have a great looking stomach. After the surgeon is satisfied with the level of improvement beneath the skin, the outer layer is draped tighter and minimized to leave a remarkable smoothness in the final result. There may be slight variations to the treatment depending on the work that you need, but it is worth the chance to look your best.

Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Really Effective?

A patient that has excess skin, fat, and stomach tissue is going to find that a tummy tuck is highly effective at restoring a more attractive appearance. People that have lost a significant amount of weight, or women that have had children, might end up with loose skin that does not shrink back to normal. By removing a portion of this loose skin and fat, our expert in tummy tuck surgery in Beverly Hills is able to create a flattened abdominal area for the patient.

Long term effectiveness of a tummy tuck is up to the person that is responsible for maintaining a steady weight, because fluctuations will cause the skin to expand and potentially sag as much as it did before the surgery. There is some degree of scarring that is expected, so anyone with minor sagging might want to consider alternatives through the help of our expert in laser plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. Otherwise, taking good care during recovery and giving the body adequate time to heal at its own pace will make the scars fade until they are not noticeable. Meet with the surgeon to discuss your options and find out if a tummy tuck is the best option for your condition.

How is a Tummy Tuck Done?

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.