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Beverly Hills Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A flat and defined stomach is something that many people desire to have. Unfortunately for some people, even meticulous dieting and exercise cannot get them the results that they wish for. Luckily, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure in Beverly Hills can give individuals a well-contoured stomach that is attractive to the human eye.
Good candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are in good physical condition but have loose skin and muscle that does not respond well to regular diet and exercise. Potential patients should also not plan on having children in the near future as this can cause weight gain and possibly negate the effects of the procedure.
Important: The tummy tuck procedure is not intended to be a means of weight loss.
The tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited facility and takes a few hours to complete. Incisions are made inconspicuously from the hip over the pubic area. An incision is also made just below the hips in the pubic area so that scarring is easily hidden underneath clothing and swimwear. Excess skin and fat are elevated off the muscles, which are then tightened in order to flatten the abdomen and provide a slimmer waist. The belly button is repositioned after the tissues are flattened. Then the excess skin and fat are removed and the incisions are closed.
After the incisions are dressed, a compression garment will be applied to the midsection to minimize swelling. Minor discomfort is expected for a couple weeks but can be relieved by prescribed pain medication. Although results are noticeable after a few weeks, it may take up to nine months before the final improvements are seen.
Your New Look
A tummy tuck can be a very rewarding procedure that can give people not only a more attractive midsection, but also instill a new sense of self-confidence. In order to maintain results, a healthy diet and regular exercise should be maintained.
To schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Gabriel Chiu, please call our Beverly Hills practice at (310) 888-8087 today.