Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Los Angeles, CA
For a tightened and tautened tummy, a tummy tuck performed at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute by the board- certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., could be the perfect solution for all Beverly Hills and Los Angeles women who want a beautiful waist and stunning curves.
What is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, with Dr. Schwartz, removes excess skin and fat from your middle and lower abdominal areas and tightens the muscles in your abdominal wall. A tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck is particularly popular among women after they have their last baby, but also for both men and women who have lost weight, in particular, a considerable amount of weight. After pregnancy, you may find that your abdominal muscles have become loosened or saggy, and the tummy skin can be soft and wrinkled. This will not disappear with exercise because as the abdominal muscles are stretched by pregnancy, they will not return to their original, taut position without a surgical intervention to tighten them. Although a tummy tuck may be done after weight loss, bear in mind that if you have lost a great deal of weight, you may benefit more from a body lift which will not only take care of the tummy area but the hips and buttocks as well.
Is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Right For Me?
Many women seek out this procedure to address skin laxity and overstretched abdominal muscles following childbearing. It is often performed in conjunction with a breast lift – a combination procedure is known as a “mommy makeover”, but increasingly for guys, it is a go-to procedure for making your stomach look more youthful and tight following massive weight loss.
Elements of a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The length of your tummy tuck procedure can range from two to five hours, depending on the extent of repairs needed. A partial abdominoplasty may take only an hour or two, and the details of your specific tummy tuck procedure will be covered in your consultation with Dr. Schwartz.
What Is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure?
Once you have been properly anesthetized, Dr. Schwartz makes the incision and the skin are separated from the abdominal wall up to the ribs and then lifted to reveal the vertical muscles. These muscles are then pulled together and stitched into a new position to create a nice, firm and tight abdominal wall, which will do wonders to narrow your waistline. The muscles are then pulled back together; your skin is pulled back down as well, and any excess skin is removed, and a new spot is created for your belly button, which is then sutured into place. Dr. Schwartz closes the incisions with dissolvable sutures, and dressing is applied. Usually, two temporary drainage tubes will be inserted to drain any excess fluid from the surgery site. This tube is removed about a week after your procedure. Pain pumps that secrete local anesthesia are placed into the muscles at the time of your surgery, and this greatly reduces the discomfort after an abdominoplasty.
How Long Is The Recovery After a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure?
For the first few days after your abdominoplasty, your abdomen will be swollen, and you will have some measure of discomfort, which can be controlled with medication and avoid any excess movement. Dr. Schwartz will insert a pain pump, which is excellent for avoiding discomfort, but you will probably not be able to stand upright for a few days. We recommend you start walking as soon as possible, even though you’ll have to walk in a bent-over position. Following your surgery, an abdominal girdle is placed on the wound, which creates compression and helps the body to return any further fluids. This girdle is worn between three to six weeks or longer if needed. Dr. Schwartz will give you instructions for showering and change the dressing, and you’ll be seen in our office in a few days post-surgery. Dr. Schwartz recommends that you plan to take some time off from work and other regular activities for two weeks and that you get some extra help at home if you have young children. Only modest exercise, such as walking, will be allowed at first to help reduce swelling and lower the chance of blood clots, as well as toning your muscles. It can take up to nine months, even a year, for the scars to fade and ultimately, the scar line is tiny and is hidden under your clothing and even a bikini.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure Cost?
You want to do it right the first time, so choose Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, the best way for you to obtain the best possible Tummy Tuck results. The atmosphere and environment at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is soothing and Dr. Schwartz makes you feel that you are not only in a very professional setting but that you are also very comfortable, while The staff at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is amazing and interacts with patients like they are friends, so you will feel like you’re an extended part of the family. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms come with all of the equipment you would find in a normal hospital setting. Your cost for the procedure will vary based on your personal needs, aspirations and safety considerations. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and together you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Should I Do Next?
You want to look like yourself, only better, so contact us now to set up your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Schwartz, a RealSelf Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon” and Southern California 2016 Super Doctors “Rising Stars” who is a plastic surgeon that loves his job and is grateful to be able to improve the lives of his patients. We are dedicated to educating our patients so that they feel empowered to participate in their own care, and Dr. Schwartz will make you feel safe and confident about your decision to go forward with your procedure.
Board- certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute offers safe and effective Tummy Tuck procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.