The abdomen is a trouble area for many people when it comes to excess fat and saggy skin. Women may experience a flabby stomach after the extraordinary experience of pregnancy, and all genders can stretch the abdomen from weight gain. While you can eat right and exercise to lose weight and tone, it is difficult to lose targeted fat, and no amount of exercise will tighten skin. To flatten and tighten the stomach, many individuals can benefit from tummy tuck plastic surgery.
At Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, we offer advanced options in abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery. Abdominoplasty is used to remove loose or excess skin, tighten the stomach muscles and trim away any fatty tissue. The goal is a flat, tighter abdomen that looks more youthful and attractive. A tummy tuck can accomplish what diet and exercise alone cannot, all in one procedure.
Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Obaid Chaudhry is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in advanced body contouring procedures like abdominoplasty. His experience and expertise have helped many of his patients reclaim a slimmer midsection with a tummy tuck. Dr. “O.C.” uses advanced techniques to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, then tightens the muscles and tissues to restore a flatter stomach. The procedure can also remove many of the stretch marks that are left behind from pregnancy or weight gain.
Dr. O.C. uses his skills to discreetly place the tummy tuck incision below the bikini line. The size of the incision will depend on the patient – the incision is smaller for “mini” abdominoplasty procedures versus full tummy tuck surgery. Patients can enjoy a gorgeous new abdomen they can show off at the beach with no visible scars from their procedure.
Flatten and Tighten Your Tummy
Pregnancy is the most common cause of saggy skin and tissue around the midsection. The process of stretching the stomach can damage the skin and muscles. Weight gain can result in the same problems. Even after child birth or weight loss, the skin sags and the abdomen muscles may protrude. If the stomach muscles separated, exercise alone is unlikely to restore a flat stomach. Loose skin does not always rebound, especially for those in their thirties or beyond, which is where plastic surgery comes in.
Tummy tucks come in a variety of levels. Some patients just need a small incision to remove and tighten the loose skin. Others need liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits in the lower abdomen. A full tummy tuck uses sutures to tighten muscles while removing fat and excess skin. Patients that also have love handles or lower back fat may combine Lipo 360 with a tummy tuck to reshape their entire lower torso for a slimmer 360-degree appearance.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
The recovery time from abdominoplasty is different for each patient depending on their specific procedure. A mini tummy tuck recovery is much shorter than a full abdominoplasty procedure. There is some swelling and discomfort the week after surgery, but this will dissipate every day. Patients will be required to wear a compression garment that will help reduce swelling and aid in the healing of the skin and tissues. By the second week, most patients have little discomfort and can return to light activities. Dr. Chaudhry and our surgical team will tell you what to expect during your recovery and ensure you have the medications you need to manage any pain or discomfort.
A tummy tuck can transform your midsection, giving you back a tight, flat stomach that is sexy and attractive. If you want to explore your options for reshaping your abdomen, contact our team at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. O.C. and begin your journey to a slim and youthful abdomen.