The “tummy tuck” is also known as abdominoplasty. This procedure, when executed correctly, removes unwanted excess skin and fat from around your abdomen and tightening your abdominal wall at the same time. Most often this procedure is performed to correct the changes after pregnancy or significant weight loss when it is common for skin to become slack and saggy. Widening of the muscles and fascia (rectus diastasis) are corrected repairing the stretched muscle back together like an internal corset. Abdominoplasty can give you a slimmer waist and flatter abdomen in one surgery by removing excess skin and fat on the outside and tightening the muscles from the inside.*
Age, heredity, prior surgery, and a number of other factors can lead you to a place where you might consider this procedure for your aesthetic enhancement needs. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group has a long track record of successful tummy tuck procedures under our belt. We also house the state-of-the-art facilities, technology, and instrumentation necessary to build a reputable aesthetic enhancement practice in a city with the particular type of demand that Beverly Hills possesses.
There are some benefits to the tummy tuck procedure beyond removal of superfluous skin and fat. The tummy tuck can also reestablish your stomach’s weakened or separated muscles, giving you a tighter physique in the process. Together, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group can help restore your abdominal profile’s firmness and smoothness once again.*
Of course, the tummy tuck procedure is meant to be utilized in conjunction with a healthy diet and daily exercise routine and is in no way intended to be a substitute for these life-altering habits. A great diet and exercise routine will help ensure optimum results.
Please take a look at our archive. We have extensive before and after photos to show the impact of the results we can achieve at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group.*
We provide multiple tummy tuck procedures to offer optimum results for your particular situation:
There are a variety of types of tummy tucks depending on the extent of excess skin and fat that need to be removed and whether or not there is muscle separation that needs to be repaired.
Full Tummy Tuck
This is the most common tummy tuck procedure. Performed under general anesthesia, which means medically prescribed drugs or gasses (or a combination of the two) used in operating procedures to alter consciousness and relieve pain. The full tummy tuck will remove excess/loose skin between the pubic area and belly button, expanding the skin of the upper abdomen to cover the area left from the removed skin. Beyond skin removal and skin tightening, the rectus diastasis (separation of abdominal muscles) can be repaired, restoring your muscle. The fat that is stubborn and resistant to vigorous exercise and change in diet is removed during this procedure. Liposuction is also done in conjunction to sculpt the flanks and other areas as needed.*
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck removes the skin from the lower abdomen, which won’t affect the upper abdomen. Can also be done in combination with liposuction of the upper abdomen and surrounding areas when needed. This type of TT addresses skin laxity below the belly button and does not repair muscle separation.
Extended Tummy Tuck
This is a full tummy tuck, but an extended procedure to remove the additional skin on both sides of the abdomen. This procedure is ideal for when a patient wants to focus on and tighten their sides when a patient desires to lose a significant amount of excess skin and fat. This allows more skin to be excised and is most commonly used for patients that have lost a significant amount of weight.
Tummy Tuck Combination Procedures
Our tummy tuck procedures can be performed in combination with other procedures to optimize the effects and customize your results. Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke are known as the MOMMY MAKEOVER specialists, performing multiple procedures in combination with a tummy tuck to restore a patient’s pre-pregnancy body.*
Your Tummy Tuck Consultation
Your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke is a unique and pleasant experience. You are seen and evaluated by two board-certified plastic surgeons that have worked together performing surgeries for over 10 years. Both of them will evaluate you and give you their recommendations. You are basically getting a second opinion at the same time. The Doctors will then meticulously tailor a plan designed specifically for you.
Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
The tummy tuck surgery takes about 2 hours depending on the extent of excess skin that needs to be removed. Abdominal muscles can be joined back together, taut and tight. Your unwanted excess skin will be removed, remaining skin will be redraped and tightened, and your navel will be carefully stitched back into place. This procedure should result in a flatter, firmer, softer appearance.*
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group conducts our tummy tuck surgeries with state-of-the-art, fully-equipped, brand new operating rooms located in our brand new Beverly Hills facility. This facility is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), an organization that recognizes surgical operating environments that set, develop, and practice the highest standards of care.
Your Tummy Tuck Recovery
The tummy tuck is not a scar-free surgery. Length and size of scars will depend on a variety of factors, including the amount of skin removed, your own body’s unique ability to heal and scarring process, as well as the tummy tuck technique used.
We execute our tummy tuck procedures as conservatively as possible. We use the smallest incision possible, leaving the minimum amount of scarring, which can be concealed by a standard bikini. We also use the Embrace Scar therapy system in order to provide the best results with minimal scarring. We also inject a long-acting pain medicine (Experel) at the time of surgery to alleviate immediate postoperative pain.
We will encourage you to walk around the very next day after your procedure. There will be some recovery time that should be planned ahead for, depending on your line of work. If your job is sedentary (mostly done in the seated position), you can return in as little as a few days to a week. If you work a more labor-intensive job, it could take up to 10 days to get back to your routine. There is a strict 6 week period of no exercise or heavy lifting to ensure proper healing.
Make the Decision Today
Contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group today to schedule your initial consultation. We will discuss your aesthetic enhancement desires and develop realistic yet ambitious goals. Together, we will determine which variation of our tummy tuck procedures suits your needs best.