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Tummy TuckLos Angeles
The tummy tuck is formally known as an abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty surgery at our Los Angeles Tummy Tuck practice is a popular and effective procedure for improving the look of the midsection by reducing excess skin from the abdomen area.
The procedure helps define and tone the stomach area by removing extra fat and skin tissue from the abdomen. Tummy tucks also tighten muscles underneath the skin. As a result the abdomen area is more visually and physically appealing. Common candidates for the tummy tuck procedure are post pregnancy women, since pregnancy may result in extra flabby skin around the tummy area. The tummy tuck is popular amongst celebrities and the general public. Its popularity and positive results have made tummy tuck a popular cosmetic surgery option.
Am I Candidate For The Tummy Tuck Procedure?
You are a candidate if you would like to have toned and flat abs. Common candidates are post pregnancy women and individuals who have lost significant weight, thus having loose skin in the stomach area. Other candidates include people who have had liposuction, or the lap band procedure. Often times there is a portion of extra skin which you cannot seem to get rid of. You also work hard for your body, and would like a minor tummy tuck to improve the tightening of loose skin. After pregnancy, weight loss, or aging the procedure can help patients with body contour and the shape of their abdomen. Many patients who plan to lose significant weight should postpone the tummy tuck procedure. It should be noted that scars that are visible, prior to the tummy tuck procedure, may affect the procedure. It is best to contact us for a in depth consultation. We have locations throughout Los Angeles.
How Much Will This Surgery Cost?
The cost is determined on a case by case basis. Contact us to schedule a free consultation, or you may attend a Patient Education Seminar, which we periodically host in the greater Los Angeles area. We will analyze your specific body type and determine the path and recommendations for an appealing outcome. We work with your budget and also offer financing options.
How Long Is The Healing Process & Risks?
Individuals have different healing times to the procedure, however generally, 1 week to 4 weeks recovery time is common. And as with any surgery the patient is advised to avoid extreme activities and movement. The surgery site may have soreness and tenderness during the recovery. The doctors are careful to minimize scars, which should fade over time. Scars may take up to 1 year to reach optimal visual appearance.
Even though thousands of tummy procedures are carried out in Los Angeles, there are certain risks that all surgery procedures have. If the procedure is performed by a certified doctor, the results are generally very positive for patients. Post operation complications can include infection and blood clots, however these cases are very rare. Patients who are subjected to infections are treated with antibiotics, which may increase your hospital stay. Anyone who actively smokes cigarettes will be advised to stop, since smoking can cause complications and delay of healing to your scars.
Finding the right surgeon in Los Angeles can be confusing. The surgery considered a major operation. Be sure to do your due diligence before choosing a doctor. Below are some tips on finding the right doctor.
Find a surgeon in Los Angeles with minimum of 15 years of surgical training.
Choose a surgeon that is trained in all types plastic surgery, including, body, face, breast, and reconstruction.
Procedures should be performed in an accredited medical facility.
The doctor should follows a strict code of ethics.
The doctor should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
You can verify a doctor certification by contacting the American Board of Medical Specialties at 800-776-2378 or 866-275-2267.