A tummy tuck, which can also be called an abdominoplasty, is a procedure that is intended to remove extra fat and skin and tighten weak or separated muscles to create a firmer, smoother abdominal profile. A toned, flat stomach is highly desirable, but it can be difficult to achieve even for those who exercise regularly and control their weights. If you are within a healthy weight range, and proportionate but for a protruding or loose, sagging stomach, an abdominoplasty might be right for you.
Los Angeles surgeon, Dr. Kerendian, often recommends abdominoplasties for those who:
• Are healthy
• Carry extra weight in their stomachs
• Have bulging stomachs due to aging, prior pregnancy, surgery, weight fluctuations, or heredity
• Have loose abdominal skin
• Have healthy, reasonable expectations
• Are able to maintain the results with healthy lifestyle habits
For the best results, tummy tuck candidates should avoid smoking, pregnancy, and significant weight gain or loss. The procedure is not a substitute for exercise or weight loss, and it cannot correct stretch marks although it might remove or improve them in some cases.
If you are self-conscious about your stomach and want to have a firmer, tighter, younger profile, Dr. Kerendian can use a tummy tuck to create the contours you want. Abdominoplasty procedures can be customized to meet your needs and goals and to target specific parts of the stomach or issues. With the right procedure, you can have sleek, natural-looking results and renewed confidence as well as the firm, flat tummy of your dreams.
An abdominoplasty is a type of abdominal surgery, and this type of procedure can require more downtime than types of procedures. After your surgery, you might need up to two weeks off from work. You will likely need to wear special compression garments during your recovery period, and you may want to have someone stay with you to help you until you can more easily manage necessary self-care.
A tummy tuck can be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction, a breast augmentation, or butt lift. Contact Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kerendian today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.