If you have stubborn belly fat or loose skin that lingers despite eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Farzin Kerendian, DO, FACOS, FAACS, and his experienced team can help. At Desired Beauty, with offices in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California, they offer full and mini tummy tucks to give you the smooth, flat midsection of your dreams. Schedule an appointment with Desired Beauty by calling the office or booking online today.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Kerendian tightens stomach muscles and removes loose skin and fat to improve abdominal contours. Tummy tucks can give you the smooth, firm midsection you desire and help you gain confidence.
You might be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if, despite eating a nutritious diet and getting regular exercise, you have:
You should be at or near your ideal body weight before the procedure to help you achieve the best results. Wait until you’re finished having children before getting a tummy tuck.
Dr. Kerendian reviews your medical history, completes a physical exam, and lets you know if you’re a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck, modified tummy tuck, or full tummy tuck.
Follow Dr. Kerendian’s pre-surgery instructions to prepare for a tummy tuck. Don’t smoke, avoid taking certain medications, and arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and stay with you during the first night. Avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight the night before your scheduled surgery.
Just before a tummy tuck procedure, you’re given general anesthesia that keeps you asleep, so you don’t feel any discomfort. Dr. Kerendian makes an incision in your lower abdomen and uses advanced technology and procedures to tighten your muscles, remove excess skin, and tighten the remaining skin to help you achieve smoother, firmer contours.
A minimally invasive endoscopic tummy tuck uses innovative technology with smaller incisions and shorter recovery times than traditional tummy tucks. Dr. Kerendian can complete a tummy tuck at the same time as other procedures, such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or a butt lift.
Tummy tucks require more downtime than many other plastic surgery procedures. You might need to take about two weeks off from work and wear special compression garments while you recover. Plan to have someone stay with you awhile to help with everyday chores.
Take medications as prescribed, get plenty of rest, and attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Kerendian to achieve optimal results.
Don’t live with tummy bulges that make you feel self-conscious. Schedule an appointment with Desired Beauty over the phone or request one online today.