Excess abodominal fat and lax skin are common side effects from pregnancy or weight loss. Pregnancies with modest weight gain, a common occurance for most moms, often result in tummy fat and sagging skin. Typically, dieting and/or exercise alone are not enough to regain the flat stomach most crave for. Tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is often a viable choice for those desiring a narrower waist, reduction in strech marks and a flatter tummy. More information on tummy tuck can be found here. Tummy tuck is now one of the popular plastic surgeries, either as a standalone procedure or as a combination as part of a mommy makeover.
The tummy tuck is truly a transformative procedure, and many of our patients tell us that they wish they’ve scheduled for a consultation in our Beverly Hills office sooner. You’ve done the work-outs, you’ve lost the weight, and you owe it to yourself to pursue your desired figure. Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker’s detail-oriented, results driven tummy tuck technique makes every effort to achieve the best possible results with the least amount of trauma and scarring, minimize potential complications and lead to an optimal recovery process for the patient.
If you are planning for additional child bearing or significant weight loss, then it is better to postpone the surgery until your weight is brought to a stable lower range.
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Everyone desires a flatter stomach or flatter tummy. By creating firm abdominal muscles and tightening the abdominal skin, a new contour is created. A tummy tuck procedure can smooth out skin, reducing stretch marks and creating the tight, toned stomach that almost everyone desires.
You want a tummy tuck because you want to tighten and firm the abdominal muscles while removing excess abdominal skin. You also want a tummy tuck to reduce severe stretch marks in the process of getting a soft and smoother layer of the skin.
Tummy tuck procedures performed in Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker’s office in Beverly Hills suits both women and men who are in good health, and can find the procedure useful for tightening the stubborn skin around their abdomen that won’t disappear after working out. Best candidate for a tummy tuck are those who have undergone massive weight loss and post-partum women who have had multiple pregnancies.
A tummy tuck procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia. A horizontal incision is made just above the pubic hairline. The skin is then dissected up toward the rib cage, the muscle is tightened, the belly button is repositioned and excess skin is removed. A tummy tuck itself requires anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to perform. Drains are most often used and are usually removed within 2 weeks following a tummy tuck procedure.
The overall tummy tuck result will be a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. Your final tummy tuck result is a new slimmer profile which will begin to be apparent within several weeks following the tummy tuck procedure. It will take longer to appreciate the final result therefore we ask our Beverly Hills patients to be patient during their recovery period.
Tummy Tuck Consultation
Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker aim to provide the top tummy tuck procedure in Beverly Hills. The doctor will meet with each patient one-on-one to determine their candidacy for this procedure. The doctor discusses the patient’s desired aesthetic, concerns, needs and medical history. Through this information, Dr. Kapoor or Dr. Schlenker will create a personalized tummy tuck procedural plan to address all the patient’s concerns. Before the procedure date, the doctor will schedule an appointment to educate the patient on the procedure, recovery and aftercare. During this time they will answer any further questions the patient may have.
The mini abdominoplasty is performed on those patients with mild to moderate tummy contour changes, relatively little skin excess and little weakness of the abdominal wall. In the mini abdominoplasty, the navel incision is avoided. In addition to a tummy tuck, liposuction may also be performed at the time of mini abdominoplasty surgery in Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker’s Beverly Hills office.
A complete abdominoplasty requires an incision above the pubic hairline, an incision around the umbilicus, or belly button, and a tightening of the rectus abdominis muscles (the pair of muscles that run vertically on each side of the stomach’s front wall). Muscle tightening, as well as skin removal, is the most important step in improving the stomach’s contour. Liposuction may also be performed at the same time of a complete tummy tuck
Skin laxity or skin excess is a three-dimensional issue and involves not only the abdominal area, but also the back region. When there is significant excess of fat in the back area, abdominoplasty can be performed along with liposuction of the back region in addition to circumferential abdominoplasty. The benefit of the circumferential abdominoplasty is that both skin and fat can be removed in the hip and back region, improving your body contour three dimensionally.
Tummy Tuck Aftercare
Patients should take all prescribed medication and closely follow all aftercare instructions from the doctor to have a seamless recovery. Compression garments should be worn for as long as directed by the doctor to minimize swelling and reshape the body after the tummy tuck. Drains will be placed in the abdomen to help expel fluids collected after surgery. It is imperative to follow all instructions given by the doctor concerning drain care. Following the tummy tuck procedure, the doctor will schedule several postoperative appointments to monitor and track the recovery process. Loose clothing should be worn to avoid placing pressure on the incision. Any strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks or until further instructed. Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Schlenker aim to stand as a resource throughout the entire recovery process to provide the leading care for their patients.
Liposuction is a procedure used to eliminate fat. A tummy tuck is utilized to remove excess skin.
Yes, a tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction and mommy makeovers.
It takes around 1 to 3 hours depending on the type of tummy tuck performed.
Although there is scarring with this procedure, our surgeons work hard to minimize the appearance and visibility of scars.
Results can be seen immediately. Full results are typically seen 6 months after the procedure.
Results can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle.
No, most insurance companies view a tummy tuck as a cosmetic procedure.
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