Nothing can refine the shape of your belly more effectively than abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck. This is among the most highly sought-after procedures at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, and many residents of Beverly Hills, California, are so pleased with their results they recommend the practice to friends and family. Call or click today to schedule your consultation.
Abdominoplasty is a surgical alteration of the tissues that shape your abdomen. Abdominoplasty has the power to transform your body from the area just beneath your breasts to the top of your pubic line.
Commonly called a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is a wonderful way to feel great about your appearance. If you’ve struggled to achieve the definition or contouring you desire through diet and exercise, abdominoplasty offers a solution.
Tummy tuck procedures are done using general anesthesia, so you rest comfortably from start to finish. Your surgeon creates an incision low on your abdomen to access the tissues beneath your skin.
After carefully separating your skin, your specialist begins removing excess fat and other tissue. If needed, torn or separated stomach muscles are sutured back together to create a tighter abdominal profile.
Repositioning your belly button might be necessary, depending on how much tissue was removed. Once your surgeon is pleased with the results, the next step involves stretching your skin taut and trimming away any excess skin before closing the incision.
Many women who’ve gone through pregnancy and childbirth look forward to the day when they can have a tummy tuck to return to a taut and shapely stomach profile. Once you’re certain you are finished adding to your family, a tummy tuck is a well-deserved reward.
In other cases, a tummy tuck is the final step after extensive weight loss. Once you’ve achieved and can maintain a healthy weight, abdominoplasty can remove excess skin and other tissue to reveal a flatter, more toned abdomen.
Some people are genetically predisposed to a protruding abdomen, even if they are never overweight. In such cases, a tummy tuck is a great way to create a slimmer, trimmer profile.
Abdominoplasty is a serious surgical procedure. The most important step to ease the recovery process is following your post-procedure care instructions.
Take any medications as prescribed, and come in for your scheduled follow-up visit. If you notice any unusual changes or signs of infection, don’t hesitate to call the office.
If you smoke, make every effort to quit the habit for good before your procedure. Smoking prevents proper circulation, which plays an essential in the healing process. Quitting will help you heal faster and reduce the risk of complications.
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