Tummy Tuck in Beverly Hills

Excess fat around the midsection can be troublesome when it is diet and exercise-resistant. After losing a significant amount of weight, you may also have lax, hanging skin around your belly, which cannot be resolved through a healthy, active lifestyle. Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is designed to address these concerns by removing excess fat and sagging skin from the torso to reveal a tighter, slimmer midsection. By improving the contours of the abdomen, patients can feel confident and comfortable with their flatter, more attractive abdominal appearance.

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What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?

  • Tighten Abdominal Muscles

    Abdominal muscles stretch when weight is gained or to make room for a baby during pregnancy. When excess weight is lost or the baby is delivered, the abdominal muscles sometimes remain detached. During tummy tuck surgery, your surgeon pulls your abdominal muscles together to form a tighter stomach region using a suturing technique. Results from a tummy tuck include a toned, firm abdomen.

  • Eliminate Loose Skin

    Significantly stretched skin cannot be corrected through diet and exercise and can cause uncomfortable chafing, rashes, and self-consciousness. Tummy tuck surgery removes sagging skin by neatly trimming it away to produce a smoother, flatter belly.

  • Create Slimmer Contours

    After this procedure, the abdomen appears trim and taut without loose, hanging skin. Dr. Chiu uses liposuction to remove residual tummy fat and produce a flatter, slimmer midsection.

  • Reduce Stretch Marks

    Most patients are bothered by their stretch marks. Stretch marks on the lower abdomen can be removed if they are located on the excess skin being trimmed away.

What Will My Tummy Tuck Procedure Entail?

Dr. Chiu will evaluate your natural body type and discuss the best options to achieve your tummy tuck goals.

Traditional (Full) Tummy Tuck

This technique addresses the entire abdominal area by making a horizontal incision along the bikini line and a second incision around the belly button.

Partial (Mini) Tummy Tuck

Only the lower abdomen is addressed using this technique. A shorter incision is made below the bikini line.

Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck

For the lateral tension approach, skin laxity can be corrected in the abdomen and thighs. Abdominal muscles are sutured laterally using a single curved incision.

Reverse Tummy Tuck

In the reverse method, the upper abdomen is addressed using a chevron incision just below the breasts.

Modified Tummy Tuck

Modified tummy tuck surgery addresses specific needs and goals and is fully customized for each patient. A minimal incision technique is used. Your treatment may include:

  • Reconfiguring the navel to the appropriate location and contour
  • Stimulating postoperative weight loss
  • Strengthening the torso

What Can I Expect During My Tummy Tuck Recovery?
As with all surgical procedures, there is a recovery process after tummy tuck surgery to ensure that you heal properly and can fully enjoy your new and improved body contours.

  • Immediately After

    The abdominal area will be bandaged and wrapped with a compression garment to promote healing and support your new contours. Pain medication and muscle relaxers may be prescribed to ease swelling and discomfort. Our Recovery Protocol process will begin, which includes a series of supplements, vitamins, and anti-bruising medications.

  • 1 Week

    Patients can usually return to work and perform light activities after one week. You should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting. Swelling and bruising will begin to resolve.

  • 2 to 3 Weeks

    Swelling and bruising should continue to resolve. Dr. Chiu recommends light physical activity and massages during this time. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should continue to be avoided.

  • 4 to 6 Weeks

    Your results should become more apparent by this point. Patients may return to their normal activities, including strenuous exercise and heavy lifting, once cleared by Dr. Chiu.

Why Choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Chiu is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive skills and knowledge about tummy tuck surgery and other plastic surgery procedures. With an inherent ability to sculpt the body and medical experience to help patients achieve their desired results, Dr. Chiu is a qualified surgeon and offers Mommy Makeover, breast augmentation, male cosmetic surgery, and many other plastic surgery options in Beverly Hills. Patient safety, satisfaction, and comfort are the top priority of Dr. Chiu and his professional staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Liposuction is generally used to remove fat during tummy tuck surgery, and patients often choose to have liposuction performed on other areas of the body as well, such as the back, hips, and thighs. Tummy tuck surgery is also commonly combined with breast augmentation or breast lift surgery in a Mommy Makeover to rejuvenate a woman’s body after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Dr. Chiu has significant skills and experience performing tummy tuck surgery, and he offers a completely customized procedure to meet your individual needs. With an eye for current fashion trends, Dr. Chiu aims to give you natural-looking results, like an almond-shaped belly button with natural hooding and shorter, bikini-level incisions without “dog ears.”

Dr. Chiu performs tummy tuck surgery with the patient under general anesthesia. During surgery, the patient is supervised by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure the highest degree of patient safety.

As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid gaining a large amount of weight, the new contours of the abdomen will be long lasting. Patients should be aware that this procedure cannot stop the aging process, and the midsection will continue to age naturally over time.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost for tummy tuck surgery is around $6,253. Your procedure price may vary based on anesthesia, operating room facilities, surgeon fees, medications, which techniques are utilized, and other associated expenses.

Health insurance typically does not provide coverage for cosmetic surgery, but we do offer financing options. Please discuss these details during your consultation.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc.
A Medical Corporation

9454 Wilshire Boulevard
(Ground floor at S. Beverly Drive)
Beverly Hills, California 90212

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