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Tummy Tuck Revision

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a very effective procedure that provides the stomach area with a slimmer and more defined appearance. Although results are intended to be long lasting, various life events such as subsequent 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 can be retightened. 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.

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Benefits of Tummy Tuck Revision

  • Improve Unsatisfactory Results

    Tummy tuck surgery can result in visible scarring, asymmetry, or a displeasing belly button. When a tummy tuck has a poor outcome, tummy tuck revision is necessary to achieve a more attractive abdomen. This procedure can improve the appearance of the midsection and produce a more satisfying aesthetic.

  • Address Postoperative Changes

    After tummy tuck surgery, a patient may experience changes that affect their results. Weight gain or loss, as well as pregnancy and aging, can have adverse effects on the stomach. Tummy tuck revision can restore the abdomen to a firmer, more sculpted form.

  • Enhance Body Confidence

    It can be disheartening to undergo tummy tuck surgery and still struggle with cosmetic abdominal imperfections. Dr. Chiu performs tummy tuck revision to not only provide patients with cosmetic enhancement but also to restore their self-confidence and overall quality of life.

Tummy Tuck Revision Techniques

Tummy tuck revision is done on an outpatient basis at an 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. During your consultation appointment, your midsection will be evaluated, and your expectations will be taken into consideration.

Full Tummy Tuck

  • Provides improvement to the entire abdominal area
  • Muscles can be repaired using this technique
  • The appearance of the belly button can also be addressed with a full tummy tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck

  • Ideal for patients who only have cosmetic concerns that fall below the navel
  • The incision created is shorter than that of a full tummy tuck

Recovery for Tummy Tuck Revision

  • Immediately After

    The recovery after tummy tuck revision will be similar to that of the original tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Chiu will bandage the abdomen and place a compression garment over the treated area to minimize side effects. It is essential for patients to get plenty of rest during the initial stages of recovery. Discomfort can be alleviated with pain medication.

  • 1 Week

    Most tummy tuck revision patients feel well enough to continue their daily activities and return to work within 7 days. Heavy lifting and strenuous activities, however, should still be avoided.

  • 2 Weeks

    Bruising and swelling should subside considerably by this time. Light activities and postoperative massages can be performed as recommended by Dr. Chiu.

  • 4 to 6 Weeks

    Patients can resume all of their normal activities, including exercise. Some minor swelling may persist.

  • 6 Months

    All of the swelling should be resolved by this point, revealing the final results.

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Why choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Chiu is an exceptional surgeon with an exhaustive amount of experience in tummy tuck revision. With his thorough understanding of plastic surgery aesthetics and human anatomy, he makes sure to take a unique approach to each surgery depending on the needs of the patient. Regarded in the industry among colleagues, patients, peers, and international media as one of the best plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Chiu can provide you with the results you are looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for tummy tuck revision?

Candidates for tummy tuck revision are in good overall health and are not pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of surgery. Potential patients should not smoke or take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, because these 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

What type of anesthesia is used during tummy tuck revision?

Tummy tuck revision is performed using general anesthesia to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible. For optimal safety, Dr. Chiu performs this procedure alongside a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Is tummy tuck revision surgery painful?

Patients can expect some pain following their tummy tuck revision, similar to that of their initial procedure. Following all aftercare directions, taking the medication prescribed by Dr. Chiu, and wearing the recommended compression garments can alleviate most of the postoperative side effects.

How long do the results of tummy tuck revision last?

Tummy tuck revision results are considered permanent. However, the appearance of the midsection is still susceptible to cosmetic changes due to aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations. Adopting a healthy and active lifestyle can help preserve results for longer.

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