Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty popularly known as “Tummy Tuck” is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen (Tummy) and tightening of weak abdominal muscles by naturally redraping the skin to create a flatter and firmer abdomen. This procedure is a highly effective way of creating a tight, flat tummy.

The goal of this procedure is to produce a flatter and more toned-looking stomach and tighten the muscles that might be less effective due to weight loss or age.

Is Tummy Tuck for me?

You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have one of the following

Diastasis Recti: This happens when the abdominal muscles separate as a result of excess pressure. This condition is usually caused by pregnancy or frequent heavy lifting. Since tummy tuck involves tightening of abdominal walls, getting a tummy tuck can help you with this condition.

Pannus of the abdomen: This is a condition where the excess abdominal tissue covers the private part. This can be the aftermath of pregnancy or a major weight loss.

Your reason for getting a tummy tuck is not restricted to the aforementioned. If you’re uncomfortable with the size of your abdomen need it gone, or you need your abdominal muscles tightened. Book a consult or call the office. Dr. Obeng will see you and discuss the best procedure for you.

How do I get my body ready for surgery?

Just like with every other surgery, you can get your body ready for surgery by:

  • Eating healthy
  • Exercising
  • Getting as close to your ideal body weight as possible
  • Going off pills that are blood thinners

Benefits of Abdominoplasty

  • Minimize excess skin and fat in the abdominal area because they’d be taken out
  • Restores youthful flat and firm abdomen since your abdominal muscles will be redraped
  • Produces a lifting of the groin and perineal region
  • Improved cosmetic appearance

Patients Experience

A tummy tuck will sculpt and tone your abdominal area. The abdominoplasty procedure is customized depending on a patient’s specific goals.

What is my tummy tuck surgery option?

  • Traditional Tummy Tuck: Incision is usually made from hip to hip and on the navel. This procedure is commonly combined with abdominal liposuction.
  • Mini or partial abdominoplasties: require only a single small incision. Partial abdominoplasties result in less dramatic changes to the appearance of the abdomen.  Also, this procedure offers a shorter recovery time than most tummy tuck procedures.
  • Endoscopic: This tummy tuck technique is employed for patients who suffer from rectus diastasis (a disorder that involves the separation of the abdominal muscles at the midline of the belly). During an endoscopic tummy tuck, a plastic surgeon inserts a tiny camera attached to a slender tube (endoscope) into the site of the incision.
  • Extended: This technique involves the removal of love handles on either side of the waist as well as the removal of fat and excess skin from the stomach area.
  • Circumferential: This involves the removal of excess skin from the thigh, buttocks, and hips, as well as the central abdominal area.  This procedure is for individuals who endured gastric bypass surgery.

How much will my Tummy Tuck Cost in Beverly Hills

The exact cost of tummy tucks varies depending on the patient’s need. Please contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Obeng.  MiKO Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills will accommodate the most accurate cost estimates for your specific procedural needs in our Beverly Hills facility. If you’re not in the Beverly Hills or Los Angeles area, visit our travel section to arrange a trip to MiKO Plastic Surgery.

Recovery Time

After your tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Obeng will apply bandages on your body. He will also provide you with specific recovery instructions and prescribed medication to help with recovery. Your recovery time for an abdominoplasty depends on how fast your body heals but most people are good to resume their normal social activities within 2 weeks. You can contact us if you have more questions and concerns.

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