Los Angeles Abdominoplasty/The Avelar "Awake" Tummy Tuck
Now only $3000!
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.
The benefits of a mini tummy tuck surgery are that it wil restore a flat tummy, give you a better appearance in clothes and swimsuits, and you will have a more youthful-looking body, but your recovery is much faster and the risks are drastically reduced.
Types of Tummy Tucks
Mini Tummy Tucks
Designed for those with looseness below the belly button only, these procedures combine SmartLipo with a nip and tuck of excess Bikini Zone skin to give tightness and an ultra low-riding scar. The umbilicus (belly button) and the abdomimal muscles are not involved in this procedure.
Full Tummy Tucks
This is a more extensive option for those seeking upper and lower abdominal skin tightening, maximal stretch mark removal, a tight rejuvenated umbilical zone and contouring along the hips. Options include Lipo, Muscle Tightening, and Brazilian Butt Augmentation combinations.
Lipo Tummy Tucks
Also known as lipo-abdominoplasty, the Awake Tummy Tuck technique was introduced by Dr. Juarez Avelar, MD in 1999. This more modern approach is done under local tumescent anesthesia so the great risk of general anesthesia is removed completely. It requires a smaller incision and allows for a faster healing time than traditional abdominoplasty, with the same body-slimming results as a standard abdominoplasty.
The Avelar tummy tuck allows for the removal of excess fat and skin without large-scale cutting. Without a full separation of the deeper layers of the abdominal wall it preserves important blood vessels and nerves and tends to have a faster and more comfortable recovery. With a healthy blood supply the incision normally heals very well, avoiding the risk of flap necrosis that can be as high as 30% in traditional tummy tucks!
We are also the only practice that we are aware that employe the use of 262 embryonic growth factors (EGF) that are sprayed inside the incision to accelerate the healing and improve the cosmetic appearance of the scar.
A compression garment may or may not be used. You will go home the same day.
You can return to work usually in 5-7 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 swelling which subsides quickly around 2-4 weeks, and final shape is reached approximately 12 weeks after your surgery.