A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), is a very effective procedure that provides the stomach with a slimmer and more well-defined appearance. Although the procedure is intended to be long-lasting, various conditions such as pregnancy and weight gain can cause the abdominal muscles to become loose and skin around the midsection to sag. Through a tummy tuck revision, excess skin is removed, and the abdominal muscles are retightened.
Candidates for tummy tuck revision are in good overall health and are not pregnant or breast feeding at the time of surgery. Potential patients should not smoke or take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, since this can increase the risk of complications developing during and after surgery. Tummy tuck revision surgery is usually very effective, but individuals should have realistic expectations about the procedure and need to correct one or more of the following:
- Excess skin on the stomach
- Loose abdominal muscles
- Loss of definition on the abdomen
During your consultation with Dr. Chiu, your midsection will be evaluated, and your expectations will be taken into consideration.
Tummy tuck revision is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia at our very own accredited facility in Beverly Hills. There are various incision techniques that Dr. Chiu can utilize depending on the severity of sagging and muscle laxity in the abdominal region. A full tummy tuck is needed in cases where the entire stomach needs to be improved. Other times, a mini tummy tuck can be performed if the lower portion of the stomach only needs to be addressed.
After the procedure is complete, Dr. Chiu will apply bandages to the incisions and wrap the midsection with a specialized compression garment. Any pain or discomfort that exists after surgery can be alleviated with prescribed medication. Even though patients may feel good enough to return to work after about a week, strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least four weeks.
Your New Look
Patients are often satisfied with the results of their tummy tuck revision and frequently develop a new sense of self confidence. With this procedure, Dr. Chiu can give individuals the look they had before pregnancy or wanted to achieve with their first tummy tuck surgery.
We welcome you to contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery for all of your body improvements. Call (888) 754-8955 or feel free to fill out our online consultation form today. Dr. Gabriel Chiu is one of the most respected plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Beverly Hills and looks forward to meeting you soon.