Diet and exercise isn’t the answer for everyone when it comes to achieving that flat, toned stomach of their dreams. At Los Angeles Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Downtown Los Angeles, plastic surgeons offer results-oriented tummy tuck procedures to give patients a slimmer, smoother and firmer abdomen. A tummy tuck can boost your self-confidence and even restore pre-pregnancy bodies. To find out more, call or schedule a consultation online today.
If you need a tummy tuck LACCS can help restore your beautiful stomach and give you a tight look that will make you the talk of the party.
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What is a Tummy Tuck?
A toned and flat stomach is something that we all want, but can’t always be achieved through diet and exercise alone.
The tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin in the midsection to give an abdominal profile that is smaller, flatter and firmer. Often the procedure also restores weakened or separated muscles that have been damaged by age or pregnancy. Couple this surgery with a breast lift for the complete mommy-makeover!
Abdominoplasty is popular with women, especially after childbirth. A pregnancy stretches and extends a woman’s midsection with the abdominal muscles often split into two halves, especially after multiple pregnancies.
A tummy tuck can amend saggy issues and eradicate loose and excess skin and fat. This also has an impact on a woman’s body by tightening her abdominal muscles. The result is a fitter appearance to her stomach because fat cells are removed from the middle and lower parts of her abdomen, which narrows her waistline and stitches her underlying muscle and tissue together.
During your tummy tuck consultation, you will get an opportunity to discuss what your goals are and why you want to have an abdominoplasty done. This appointment will cover your medical conditions, any drug allergies, and your current use of medications, herbal supplements, alcohol, and tobacco. Any previous surgeries will also be discussed.
Your tummy tuck surgeon may want to take photographs and show before and after photos of our previous successful surgeries so you can an idea of potential final results. The surgeon will also discuss any risks involved with the procedure and make a final decision on how to proceed.
Being candid during your consultation will appease your worries and increase the success and safety of your abdominoplasty surgery. It is normal to feel some apprehension but getting important information prior to your surgery will go a long way to ensure the best results possible.
To schedule a private consulatation please call the office or request an appointment online.
Did You Know…
That the original technique for a tummy tuck rid patients of their belly buttons? It involved a long vertical incision that took out the belly button. Thankfully, today’s technique can place the scar where it can be hidden beneath a bikini bottom – and keep your belly button firmly in place!
That tummy tucks are for men too? Many men who suffer from sagging skin and loose skin can benefit from a tummy tuck. Even though it is very popular with women, tummy tucks can work for men too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
Any women (or men) in good physical health, non-smoker, and with a stable weight are great candidates for an abdominoplasty procedure. Sometimes, even with a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet, it’s not enough to get rid of that extra fat or loose abdominal skin. Also, women who have lost skin elasticity, especially after several pregnancies, are good candidates for a tummy tuck.
How should I prepare for a tummy tuck?
There are a few things you will need to do to get ready for your procedure. You may be asked to get some lab tests done prior to your surgery. You will definitely have to stop smoking a few weeks before your procedure. You will need to avoid taking any aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs as well as certain herbal supplements. Talk to your surgeon about whether you should also stop taking your current medications.
How long does an abdominoplasty take?
It depends on which procedure you get done. There are two types of tummy tuck==: a partial abdominoplasty usually takes between one to two hours while a regular tummy tuck can take between two to five hours.
What are the risks of a tummy tuck?
Some of the risks involved in an abdominoplasty surgery can include: a bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, deep vein thrombosis, asymmetry, fat necrosis, loss of skin, numbness, poor healing or infection, scarring, seroma, and skin discoloration. Although rare, sometimes blood clots can occur with a tummy tuck.
What is the recovery from a tummy tuck?
How strong are your abdominal muscles? The better your current health, the faster you can expect to recover. Every person heals differently meaning some people return to work in a couple of weeks while others can take a month.
For the first few days, you will likely experience some swelling in your abdomen and some general discomfort in the treated area. You can expect your stitches to be removed within a week and deeper sutures after two or three weeks.
It is recommended that you do light exercises since they help the healing process by lowering swelling (which decreases the chance of blood clots). On the other hand, strenuous exercises should be avoided for a few weeks until you feel ready to start using your abdominal muscles again.
How long will it take for my scars to heal?
As for your abdominal scars, they will look worse for a few weeks as they begin to heal. It takes between a few months to a year for the scars to heal properly and for them to flatten out and lighten in color. Although your abdominal scars never completely disappear, they can easily be hidden underneath your clothes.
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Here are some of the best reasons why a Los Angeles tummy tuck will help revolutionize your life:
Back pain: Say goodbye to back pain now that you have stronger stomach muscles
Better posture: with stronger abdominal muscles, you will have a better posture and look stronger and healthier
Hernias: avoid ventral hernia that is caused by weak abdominal muscles
Hidden scar: you can hide your scar with your underwear or bikini bottom
Keep up your exercise regimen: once you have your new and stronger abdominal muscles, you will want to maintain your regular exercise routine
Long-lasting: The results can last many years
Loose skin: time to get rid of that extra skin around your stomach
Maintain weight loss: many women can keep the weight off after seeing how much of a difference, an abdominoplasty can make
Stretch marks: it’s time to eradicate those stretch marks
SUI: avoid stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which can make your bladder empty itself when you cough or sneeze
Tummy Tuck in Los Angeles
If you are ready for a slimmer you, call us today and get one of the best tummy tuck Los Angeles has to offer you. Isn’t it time for a new you, a slimmer and tighter looking you? Not only will you have a smoother appearance but also gain health benefits by being inspired to maintain a regular exercise routine. You will feel and look better than you ever have….yet!