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Celebrate Your New Year’s Weight Loss with Tummy Tuck

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Weight loss and healthier eating seem to be on the minds of nearly everyone in 2014, and if you are determined to stick to your New Year’s resolution we encourage you to work hard everyday towards your goal. However, successful weight loss is more than a resolution, for some people it is a committed lifestyle. There are still very many who feel that no matter what they do their figure cannot fully achieve what they are aiming for. If you have put the hard work in and are still unsatisfied with your midsection, then a tummy tuck may be the procedure that fine-tunes your New Year’s resolution.

There are many factors leading up to a person’s dissatisfaction with their abdominal section. The effects of dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, genetics and even aging can leave the stomach looking worn out and separate the abdominal muscles. Exercise and diet are a great to slim down, but the muscles need to be repaired to get rid of the distorted appearance. Most patients considering tummy tuck at this time of year want to get the best results that complement their weight loss achievements, a tummy tuck can restore the body by:

  • Redefining body contour
  • Eliminating excess and sagging skin
  • Reducing fatty areas that exercise cannot remove
  • Repairing and tightening abdominal muscles

A weight loss resolution is not an easy feat to accomplish for most people, but those who are successful have turned to tummy tuck and achieved a high rate of sustained weight loss. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, overweight or obese patients who underwent tummy tuck reported long-term weight loss was sustained in 70 percent of the patients studied. Most patients declared that the reason for their successful long-term weight loss was due to the increase of satiety after surgery.

This study reveals that people who were once overweight have the ability to reshape their body without having to worry about putting the weight back. As long as they continue to follow a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercising, long-term weight loss is sustained well after tummy tuck.

To get a better understanding of how to accomplish the best look for your body, schedule a consultation with Dr. Grigoryants in Los Angeles. Enhancing your New Year’s resolution results with a tummy tuck is the perfect solution to give you the tighter and slimmer abdominal section you deserve.

Managing Healthy Weight After Tummy Tuck During Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The holiday season is upon us and the meal that we feared the most has come and we find ourselves dreading the damage that we are most likely to cause at the dinner table, but this Thanksgiving give yourself something to celebrate. The average American Thanksgiving meal consists 3,000 calories. That is in just one meal! According to the Calorie Control Council, the average weight gained on the holidays is 1 to 3 pounds. It may not seem like much, but after an invasive tummy tuck procedure it may disrupt your weight loss plan.

Here are some tips to help plan a healthy Turkey Day, to maintain that smooth and slim midsection.

Plan to Eat Beforehand

Most of us succum to spontaneous eating habits around the holidays, but that should not be a factor after abdominoplasty. We are adapting to a healthier lifestyle, which means having a well-balanced meal with minimal fatty foods and sugars daily. Instead of packing on the fat from Thanksgiving buffets, eat and fill your cravings at home. This way your stomach is full and you avoid making unhealthy choices of building more unwanted fat cells.

Take a Bite of Flavor

Mindfully eating the flavors you crave most on the holidays is easier said than done, but keeping to your daily intake of food is still important. Instead of filling up your plate by the mouthful, take a fork and acquire only a bite of the foods you enjoy most. Sugars and starches tend to cling on to us longer, so avoiding such foods when possible is recommended.

Earn Your Meal

Kick your physical activity up a notch and avoid the dangers of holiday weight. Our bodies can burn up to 100 calories per mile when running or walking, so know the facts about the calories on your plate, before stuffing your body. The average dishes served on Thanksgiving are followed with the distances of exercise to burn off the calories:

  • Three turkey slices – 1.5 miles
  • Half a cup of sweet potatoes – 1.3 miles
  • One cup of mashed potatoes, added with gravy – 2.9 miles
  • One slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream – 4.8 miles
  • One cup of eggnog – 3.4 miles
  • One glass of wine, 4 ounces – 0.9 miles

Add Your Own Dish

The holidays are a time of celebration, but you do not need to eat everything that is in front of you, especially when it affects your weight management. Make your own contribution to the holiday dinner and bring along your own healthy dish, which will allow you to get your fill while avoiding the fatty and unhealthy portions of processed foods.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, tummy tucks help improve weight loss in patients as it increases satiety, the feeling of being full after eating. Most overweight women who undergo abdominoplasty report that they achieve continued weight loss when they follow their healthy diet, all because they feel full throughout the day. The fat cells removed, reduce the patients’ need to feed in order to feel full, and during the holidays it will be a great contribution to avoid the calorie fillers.

Get to Bed On Time

Naturally, we feel the need to stay up well into the night since we do not have to go to work or school the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas, however research shows that weight loss can be disrupted if we do not follow a regular sleep schedule. A study from Brigham Young University reported that women who slept and woke up at regular hours daily had lower body fat than those who did not.

There are many advantages to maintaining your diet during the holidays. Your abdominal section will remain tighter and slimmer, your clothes will fit better, and you will feel happier about your body contour for the new year. Sticking to a structured holiday eating plan will help maintain results after tummy tuck. Abstaining from processed an unnatural foods will ensure that unwanted fat cells do not return. Add some of your own holiday flavor with your own healthy dish to achieve your filling this Thanksgiving.

Tummy Tuck: A Smarter Solution to Lose the Fat

Friday, October 4th, 2013

With all the talk about weight these days it’s no wonder that both men and women are looking down and trying to figure out how to fight the battle of the bulge. You would be hard pressed to find someone that is NOT  concerned about their bodies in today’s society. They continuously promise themselves that they are going to lose the excessive body fat by eating right and getting in shape. Spending time at the gym every month and eating smaller meals throughout the day are all great for everyone’s health overall, and you will definitely see results when you look in the mirror, but you might also still see the stubborn stomach fat that just won’t budge or the excess skin where the fat used to be. The pace at which a man or woman loses weight often makes a snail look fast. Fortunately, people struggling with excess abdominal body fat and loose skin can turn to tummy tuck as the solution to get the beautiful body they have been working so hard for.

Tummy tuck, medically termed abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from a man or woman’s midsection. A protruding abdomen stretches the abdominal wall and over time the skin sags and abdominal definition is hidden. Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants evaluates his patients during consultation and offers his years of training and experience to help you get the results you want.

During the procedure, a well hidden incision will be made to access the underlying abdominal structures. Dr. Grigoryants elevates and pulls the skin down to create a tight, flat contour. Excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles and fascia are tightened.

Why Is It Smarter to Get a Tummy Tuck?

Men and women everywhere resort to extreme diet plans and exercise videos to help trim their bodies, but often times the results they seek simply can’t be accomplished by diet and exercise due to their genetic limitations. Unfortunately many people end up becoming frustrated after months and years of working out and dieting that don’t yield the results they want. This often leads to people “giving up” and “letting go of themselves” simply out of frustration.

Instead of eliminating food or eating unordinary meals that do not provide enough nourishment, people can opt for abdominoplasty for a slimmer and toned abdomen. Several studies have shown that a tummy tuck can really increase the quality of life of the patient. An improvement in mood and self confidence following the procedure leads to a boost in desire to maintain the new body they see in the mirror everyday, leading to a happier, healthier life.

Why Do People Turn to Tummy Tucks?

There are multiple reasons for men and women to go under the knife and achieve what they have been working for. Common reasons for people to get a tummy tuck include:

  • Loose skin does not have the ability to shrink with diet and exercise
  • Postpartum women want to get their slim shape back
  • People feel self-conscious about their excessive flab in the abdomen
  • Improve quality of life
  • Boost self-confidence and image with a flatter stomach

Will Pregnancy Be Possible After Procedure?

Women are still capable of having children after the procedure. However, the results of the procedure will be affected and the mother’s abdominal section will once again suffer from excessive weight added during pregnancy. Dr. Grigoryants recommends that patients hold off on surgery until the they are certain that they will no longer have anymore children, otherwise the results will be compromised.

Are Results Long Lasting?

After surgery, the patient will initially feel sore, swollen and experience some bruising. These effects will subside and patients will notice that their abdomen is firmer and flatter as they expected. They will feel more comfortable in clothing and the results can be long lasting by implementing a healthy lifestyle. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, unless the patient gains or loses a significant amount of weight or becomes pregnant, the abdomen should remain firmer and flatter for many years. Should the patient see more effects due to aging and gravity, their body contour can be restored again.

Dr. Grigoryants wants his patients to make the smart choice and visit his office in Los Angeles to get the answers they seek in regards to body contouring. Men and women no longer have to struggle to in the battle of the bulge. Trim the fat with a tummy tuck and get that sexy shape you deserve!

Look your best with a tummy tuck

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Flat, well-toned abs is something everyone wants to make their body look better. When the body does not respond to dieting and exercise there still lies that excess layer of flab in front of the abdomen. Depriving the body of food will not help to diminish the saggy skin either. Pregnancy and massive weight loss can leave the abdominal area with excess loose skin that is unresponsive to even the strictest diet and exercise routine. So what options are Beverly Hills and Los Angeles women and men left with? The solution is a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck, technically known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that will remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The abdominal skin is elevated and then pulled down, and then the excess skin is removed. Loose skin is caused by severe weight loss and post-pregnancy, and sometimes trimming the fat can leave all of that skin and remaining fat in the abdomen. In some instances, the abdominal muscles become separated and weaken when the stomach walls enlarge. With a tummy tuck the body will regain its defined shape and smoother and firmer skin.

A new and improved version of the tummy tuck can do even more for a refined body shape. Lipoabdominoplasty is a procedure that combines liposuction and a tummy tuck to enhance results from the tummy tuck. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants frequently uses this method  to give his patients the best results possible. The procedure sucks out the fat from the flanks of the stomach, arms, back and thighs as the tummy tuck is performed. Most people do not know who is considered good candidates for such a procedure, but it is simple to determine .

The most common causes of a flabby and sagging stomach include:

·         Pregnancy

·         Aging

·         Significant fluctuations in weight

·         Heredity

·         Prior surgery

According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, tummy tuck surgeries have increased 70 percent since 2000. This indicates that more and more people are trying to maintain the slim body size that they had as they were growing up. Diet and exercise is something that does not always get the job done, but the benefits of a tummy tuck can be life changing.

People who are unhappy with their bodies often experience embarrassment and a drop in confidence. A tummy tuck can help improve the self-confidence of the individual and give them a greater outlook on life. After healing from the procedure, patients no longer feel unattractive or upset with themselves. Their clothes no longer reveal pudgy bellies and love handles. They can put on that bathing suit and reveal their bodies at the beach in the summer. Their confidence increases and they feel better capable of taking on whatever life throws at them.

After the tummy tuck patients no longer feel shy about their bodies and now feel comfortable socializing. Their bodies have given them the ability to be more outgoing and meet other people at public outings with friends and family. They take more time to go out to more intimate events and feel more comfortable leaving their comfort zone.

The results of the procedure even give patients the urge to try new things. Upon seeing the new body that they have been striving for they have the energy to get out and learn how to snowboard, go surfing or enjoying a three-mile nature hike. It can turn them into the life of the party whenever they are out with their friends dancing at a nightclub.

There are a lot of things holding people back from gaining that confidence back. They often wonder if they are even considered a good candidate for a tummy tuck. People never know until they get the information that they need. It is normal to feel shy about a saggy stomach but having a surgery is beneficial to improve life.

Abdominoplasty is a good option for patients if they:

·         Are physically healthy and at a stable weight

·         Have realistic expectations about their body shape

·         Are finished having children

·         Do not smoke


Everyone has the right to have a slim and trim waistline. People do not need to feel ashamed about getting work done. These days it is as common as going to the bank. Stop dreaming about having a good life. Get the look that makes the best come out to play. Continue that healthy diet and trim the fat that makes that slim body shine bright in the sun.

 

Dr. Grigoryants Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon provides plastic surgery services throughout Southern California including Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Encino, Huntington Park, Studio City, Arcadia, Montrose, Hollywood, La Crescenta, La Canada Flintridge, Valencia, Monrovia, Eagle Rock, Altadena, San Marino, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, North Hollywood, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, Calabasas, Palmdale, Fresno, Northridge, and Westlake Village, and Simi Valley.

Our Plastic Surgery center in Glendale, Los Angeles, California specializes primarily in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery inclding breast enlargement, breast augmentation, breast implants, liposuction, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, cosmetic facelifts, rhinoplasty (nose surgery, nose job), Forehead Lift, Eyelid Surgery and other body contouring procedures. The center led by an expert Los Angeles Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. As a board certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Dr. Grigoryants is dedicated to providing high quality yet affordable cosmetic plastic surgery options to Los Angeles patients and being the best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills.

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