Los Angeles Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck Treatment
If Loose Skin and Loose Muscles are the Problem
Many factors can contribute to excess fat and loose skin in your midsection including aging, pregnancy, and weight gain. As time progresses, it becomes increasingly impossible to improve sagging skin and excess fat in this area without surgery. Abdominoplasty also called a “Tummy Tuck,” is the ideal cosmetic procedure to tighten your abdominal muscles, remove sagging skin and fat, and provide the firm and slender silhouette you desire. A tummy tuck surgery can correct the following:
Depending on the degree of correction you desire you can have either a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck will reduce abdominal fat, tighten the skin and muscles, and remove stretch marks. A mini tummy tuck will remove excess skin and fat from your lower abdomen only; but it will not tighten the abdominal muscles.
Together we can decide what is the best choice for you. Usually most patients will also have some liposuction done at the same time as their tummy tuck, especially for the love handles since a tummy tuck only really corrects the front of the abs.
The benfits of a tummy-tuck surgery are that it wil restore a flat tummy, give you a better appearance in clthes and swimsuits, and you will have a more youthful-looking body.
Following your tummy tuck you will be cared for by our licensed registered nurses, who will closely monitor you and attend to all comforts. A compression garment may or may not be used. You will be discharged that day and go home.
You can return to work usually in 7-10 days. Light and light exercise (elliptical, walking, treadmill) can be resumed around 10 to 12 days, and more vigorous exercise resumes at 4 weeks. All sutures are removed at your first follow-up. You will have some wwelling which subsides quickly around 2-4 weeks, and final shape is reached approximately 12 weeks after your surgery.