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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!

Preparing for Plastic Surgery

Friday, November 21st, 2008

An important aspect of having a successful outcome following plastic surgery is preoperative preparation. As part of a preoperative visit, a surgeon will discuss instructions as to what to do and not to do before surgery.

Thirty days before surgery Depending on the patient’s age and presence of medical problems, some patients may need to undergo a preoperative medical clearance which is performed by the patient’s primary care physician or cardiologist. It is important not to smoke before surgery and during the healing period after surgery. For Los Angeles Facelift, tummy tuck, and other plastic surgery procedures, smoking  decelerates the healing and increases the risk of complications. There is no clear evidence as to how long the patient should not smoke prior to surgery. However, many physicians recommend avoiding smoking for at least a month prior to surgery.

Two to three weeks before surgery The surgeon will review patient’s medications and instruct which medication should be continued and stopped. Blood thinners such as aspirin, plavix, coumadin, ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medications would need to be stopped at least 10-14 days before surgery. In most patients, medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems can be continued. Many dietary and herbal supplement need to be stopped 2-3 weeks prior to surgery as they may increase bleeding and bruising. Some these common supplements include Ginkgo, Ginseng, Garlic, Vitamin E, Fish oil (Omega 3 Fatty acids). Alcohol should also be avoided at least 2 weeks prior to surgery as it may also increase bleeding. Many weight loss medications may interfere with anesthesia and should also be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Birth control pills may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in legs) especially in longer operations such as Los Angeles tummy tuck, large volume liposuction, and other Los Angeles body contouring procedures. Many Los Angeles Plastic surgeons may recommend stopping births control pills two weeks prior to surgery. For shorter procedures such as Los Angeles rhinoplasty or breast augmentation, birth control pills can be continued.

Day before surgery The day before surgery, the patient should review all preoperative and postoperative instruction sheets, including the directions to the hospital/surgical facility and the time of arrival. For same day surgery, the patient needs to have an adult person take the patient home and have someone take care of the patient at home during the initial postoperative period. Eight hour prior to surgery, the patient needs to stop eating or drinking. The morning of surgery, the patient can brush his/her teeth and take a shower while avoiding using body lotions or deodorants.


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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