Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills, CA
Women and men who have loose abdominal skin and fat concentrated in the abdomen can benefit from abdominoplasty. These conditions can be inherited or result from substantial weight loss. Abdominoplasty can tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy. This procedure may eliminate stretch marks, especially those located below the navel. Individuals with minimal to moderate skin laxity and tight abdominal muscles will benefit from Dr. Stanton’s “Short Scar Lipo-Abdominoplasty” a procedure that results in less scaring and generally a quicker recovery.
If you plan to become pregnant or lose weight in the future, you should discuss this with Dr. Stanton. It is important to disclose an and all previous abdominal surgery as the scarring may limit the results of a future abdominoplasty.
Who makes a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have:
Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck in Beverly Hills, CA
Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss all affect the appearance of the abdominal area, but their effects can vary from patient to patient. When your goal is to reduce stretch marks, resolve muscle separation, and remove loose abdominal skin, Dr. Stanton will design a tummy tuck procedure that specifically targets your problem areas. While each procedure varies, most follow the same basic pattern. Your surgeon carefully makes an incision on your lower abdomen, through which he tightens muscles and removes excess skin and fat. A typical tummy tuck takes approximately two to four hours to complete.
Your procedure’s cost will depend on the surgery’s extent. Dr. Stanton provides each prospective patient with a detailed quote during their consultation appointment.
Patients who work a low-activity, mostly sedentary desk job may be ready to ready to return to work after about two weeks. If remote work or a reduced schedule is a possibility, you may be ready to go back sooner. Patients who work in physically demanding industries like construction may need more time off work.
Tummy tuck incisions are low on the abdomen. Most clothing readily hides the resulting scars, including bikinis and lingerie. Dr. Stanton’s advanced suturing techniques help minimize the appearance of any scarring.