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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.

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!

Dr. Grigoryants reviews safety of plastic surgery

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

This post will describes what steps we take to ensure safety for our patients. When these guidelines are followed, plastic surgery can be performed with a very high degree of safety.

1. Patient selection:   Prior to surgery, patients are screened for any medical conditions and their ability to withstand surgery and anesthesia. For young and healthy patients, surgery is very safe. Older patients and patients with medical problems will need to undergo medical clearance by their primary care doctors or cardiologists. In certain cases, even stress tests will be ordered to evaluate the patients cardiac function. From time to time, we will turn down patients based on their age and/or medical condition.

2. Type of surgery performed: Certain procedures like (rhinoplasty, facelift, breast augmentation etc.) are associated with relatively little bleeding and little stress on the body. On the other hand large volume liposuction (over 5 liters) or tummy tuck with a large volume liposuction is more stressful for the body. When patients undergo combined surgeries or large volume liposuction, we recommend the patients stay in the hospital for at least 1 day for observation and intravenous hydration. During surgery surgery the patients vitals signs and fluid maintenance is very important. Dr. Grigoryants’ training and experience in Critical Care Medicine in addition to plastic surgery, allows him to take extra steps in ensuring intraoperative safety for his patients.

3. Duration of surgery: Most procedures in plastic surgery when performed by an experienced surgeon are relatively short. For example, Dr. Grigoryants’ rhinoplasty takes about 2-2.5 hours, breast augmentation 1.5 hours, and tummy tuck with liposuction 3-3.5 hours. Certain procedures can be combined safely. Although the relationship between the risk of complications and duration of surgery is not very clear, Dr. Grigoryants limits the duration of surgery to less than 6-7 hours when procedures are combined. When more extensive procedures are required, it is best to do them separately at different times.

4. Surgical Enviroment: Surgical procedures with anesthesia have to be performed in the hospital or an accredited surgical center. These facilities will have the necessary equipment and medications to allow for safer surgery. For example, patients vital signs are carefully monitored before, during, and after surgery; warming blanket are used to keep patients warm; and sequential compression devices (SCD’s) are placed on all patients to minimize the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery Improves Self Esteem & Quality of Life:

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
When many people
think about cosmetic surgery, they only think about the physical improvements
that it has on someone. However, there is actually a great improvement to the
person’s self-esteem and overall quality of life. A recent study published by Market Watch has
confirmed through a scientific study that a tummy tuck or, abdominoplasty,
truly does better someone’s quality of life. During this scientific survey,
over 360 tummy tuck patients were interviews. So, if you have been skeptical of
a tummy tuck actually making you feel better as a person, you can now have
proof that it does have an impact. However, in order to be completely happy and
have this outcome from your surgery you need to have your tummy tuck in Beverly Hills
performed by an expert plastic surgeon.

With all of the
resources that the internet has to offer, finding a great plastic surgeon is
easier than ever. One of the best places to start when trying to decide on a
plastic surgeon is to view the immense number of before and after photos that
they have. By viewing the photos, you can get an idea of the results that
surgeon was able to obtain for their other patients. You can also spot out the
artistic skill that they either have or do not have. Whether you are having a
tummy tuck or a nose job in Beverly
, your happiness lies in the hands of the surgeon you choose. That
is why the process is so important.

So, for all
people that had done their research and picked an experienced board-certified
plastic surgeon they can have better assurance that they can say their
self-esteem was improved by the procedure. Of the 360 that were interviewed for
the study, 86% claimed that they had felt a boost in their self-esteem. Also,
70% of all interviewed patients said that they had an overall better quality of
life. In the study there was no explanation to why the other 30% did not report
a better quality of life. If I were to guess it could either be because they
did not set realistic expectations for the procedure or, they did not do the
research required to choose the best available plastic surgeon.
The study also
reviewed that 98% of patients would undergo the procedure again while 99% of
people said that they would recommend the procedure to a friend or family
member that was inquiring about the procedure. Tummy tuck surgery is life
changing because of the dramatic results that it is able to achieve. Finally,
people have the ability to get the body that they have always dreamed of. If
you feel that you are ready to take the next step, you can contact an expert
tummy tuck surgeon and schedule a consultation to answer any additional
questions and concerns you may have.
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Tummy Tuck Los Angeles for Complete Makeover

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Too much flab or excess skin in your abdomen may be worrisome and for some patients will not diminish with diet or exercise. This may make you consider a tummy tuck that removes extra fat and skin to flatten your abdomen and tightens your abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck should be performed only when you have reached your goal weight and is not be used as an alternative to weight loss. It may be suitable for both men and women who are in good overall health. However, you should not confuse a tummy tuck with liposuction as the surgeon may elect to perform liposuction as part of a tummy tuck to achieve maximum body contouring results.

The procedure may be useful for women who have muscles and skin stretched by multiple pregnancies. A tummy tuck Los Angeles is also an alternative for men or women who have lost a massive amount of weight and still have excessive fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area. Patients should be at their goal weight already as major fluctuations in weight may compromise the results achieved from a tummy tuck.

The surgery can take anywhere from 1 – 5 hours and is performed as an in-patient or outpatient procedure. You may be administered general anesthesia for the procedure and need to prepare accordingly as instructed by your doctor. All patients must arrange to have someone drive them home after the surgery as they will not be able to drive themselves. If you live alone, you will need someone to stay with for at least the first night after the surgery to care for you and ensure that you get your medications and adequate food and water. Tummy tuck Beverly Hills may be performed using:

· Complete abdominoplasty: Your abdomen is cut from hipbone to hipbone and the incision is made low, at about the same level as your pubic hair. The surgeon may then manipulate and contour the skin, tissue and muscle as required. Drainage tubes may be placed under skin that may be removed in a few days.
· Partial or mini abdominoplasty: Mini abdominoplasty is suitable for patients having fat deposits located below the navel and requiring shorter incisions. During the procedure, the skin between the line of incision and belly button may be separated. The complete procedure may be performed in 2 hours.
You may experience pain and swelling in the days following surgery as you recover. The surgeon may prescribe a painkiller and instruct you on how to adequately handle the pain. Soreness may last for several weeks. There may also be numbness, bruising and tiredness. It is important that you coordinate with your doctor to come up with an individual plan for recovery as everyone is different.

The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery:

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Patients that undergo tummy tuck surgery receive several different benefits after having the procedure done. A tummy tuck does not only help the patient to fix the flaws that they see themselves to have in their abdominal area, but tummy tuck Los Angeles patients say that they also feel a boost in their confidence and self-esteem. For some people, diet and exercise just does not seem to work no matter how many hours, days or months that they have put into it. During the tummy tuck procedure, also referred to as an abdominoplasty; the surgeon will take off all of the excess skin that can be a result of child birth, massive weight loss, or poor skin elasticity. Patients can finally get the body they deserve and become comfortable with the way they look.

Of course, in order to receive the desired aesthetic results of a tummy tuck, just like with breast augmentation and rhinoplsty Beverly Hills patients say you must search for an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. After years of feeling insecure after pregnancy or a massive weight loss left you with skin stretched beyond natural repair, you deserve to feel and see the physical benefits that a tummy tuck can give you. Patients that undergo an abdominoplasty will have their waist narrowed to a shape that they desire and their skin is pulled tight to regain its beautiful appearance across the abdomen they have always dreamed of.

The improved physical appearance cannot be denied as it is so dramatic, but what several people forget is that a tummy tuck can also have positive effects on the self-esteem. Patients that have suffered from loose skin and uneven fat deposits on their stomachs can tell you what a damper it can put on your self-confidence. When everyone else is out on the beach soaking up the sun in their bathing suites, it can be extremely depressing to sit on the side lines because you are too embarrassed to be seen in your swim suit. Tummy tuck surgery works wonders in return that self-confidence and making people feel comfortable with the way they look once again.
People that have had tummy tuck surgery report that the results are long lasting. This is only the case in patients that have dedicated their lives to a lifestyle change that includes eating healthy and exercising. Patients that gain a large amount of weight after having the surgery put themselves at risk for compromising the results of a tummy tuck. The skin will re-stretch and you may be left with what you once started with. Up keeping a healthy lifestyle is an easy change that can be made for patients that strive in following proper maintenance.

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Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgery: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Cosmetic surgery has helped many individuals throughout the United States gain confidence and enhance their lifestyles by improving problem areas of the face, breasts, and body. The truth is- many individuals suffer with body image and strive to remove imperfections in the body. With an experienced and skilled Plastic Surgeon Los Angeles residents and out of town patients can correct the imperfections in the body and gain the confidence they deserve. A plastic surgeon may approach each procedure and patient differently as no two patients are alike and will have different needs or techniques that may be applied during the procedure in order to receive optimal results.

Body contouring is a common struggle for both men and women. Looking and feeling fit and healthy are important to many individuals to living an active life. Typically, by following an exercise and diet regimen, many can reach their body contouring goals, however, this many not as easily to others. With Liposuction Los Angeles residents can remove excess fat from these problem areas once and for all. Problem areas may include a protruding abdomen, flanks, or thighs, but each individual is different. Liposuction cannot be deemed a weight loss option, however, more of a body contouring option for those hard to get rid of areas in the body that are stubborn, and make the body seem disproportionate.

For specific problem areas like the midsection, a Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, can give a slimmer, tighter midsection. With a Tummy Tuck Los Angeles plastic surgeons utilize Liposuction for the removal of excess fat while implementing a muscle-tightening technique to the underlying muscles.  This procedure is highly recommended for patients who have a protruding midsection with weakened abdominal muscles that may be due to weight gain, loss, or pregnancy and have not responded well to diet and exercise. A Tummy Tuck gives patients a slimmer midsection, making daily life enjoyable to do simple things such as shopping for new clothes.
For many women throughout Southern California, the breasts may be a reason for self-consciousness or low self-esteem. Many women relate their feelings of femininity, sensuality, and confidence from the size and shape of their breasts. For women with small breasts, and breast augmentation procedure can enlarge and enhance the breasts to a size that is better suited to their body. With Breast Implants Los Angeles residents can receive results that look enhanced, yet natural and youthful. Implant size and type are determined with the help and expertise of a plastic surgeon for results that match a patient’s body type in terms of height, weight, and frame.

Los Angeles Breast and Body Enhancing Treatments

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
For many, the struggle to look and feel healthy and fit is a top priority and is achieved with a healthy diet and exercise routine. What about certain areas of the body diet and exercise cannot change? Weight loss or genetics may result in excess and loose skin and fat in areas of the body such as the midsection and thighs. With a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Los Angeles and Beverly Hills patients may receive treatment to these areas of the body that have not been susceptible to diet and exercise.
Excess fat in the body, or problem areas, may make the body appear disproportionate. For patients who have tried diet and exercise to target these specific areas but have been unsuccessful, a body contouring procedure such as liposuction can provide desired results. With Liposuction Los Angeles and Beverly Hills patients can contour areas of the body that may make the body appear asymmetrical. This treatment can be performed in almost any area of the body making it highly recommended. During a Liposuction procedure, a cannula (hollow, thin tube) is strategically inserted into the body to target a specific problem area. Excess fat is then suctioned through the cannula resulting in an area that is slimmed, contoured, and tightened. When targeting the midsection, a separate type of body contouring procedure may be recommended. With a Tummy Tuck Los Angeles and Beverly Hills patients receive a procedure that focuses specifically on the body’s midsection. A Tummy Tuck procedure entails the implementation of liposuction for the removal of excess fat from the area. The plastic surgeon then implements a muscle-tightening technique for a flatter, tighter midsection. A Tummy Tuck reveals a midsection that looks natural and creates a more proportionate and attractive body contour.
For a woman, the size, shape, and volume of her breasts can be directly associated with her sense of sensuality and femininity. They may also be related to feeling confident and secure. For women who have small breasts, feeling feminine and confident may be an emotional issue they come across often. With Breast Implants Los Angeles and Beverly Hills patients can increase and enhance the size of their breasts to look youthful and natural, yet still enhance the overall shape of their figure. The breast implant size and type are determined with the help of a plastic surgeon as they will know which size and type will work well and look natural with the body.

Body and Breast Enhancement with Cosmetic Procedures

Friday, January 28th, 2011
Across the United States men and women have struggled to stay and look healthy and fit with diet, exercise, and cosmetic treatments. However, at times diet, exercise, and cosmetic treatments may not be enough to provide the results we all want and strive for. With Plastic Surgery Los Angeles residents can make physical improvements and enhancements that diet, exercise, and traditional cosmetic treatments cannot provide. Cosmetic plastic surgery has been a long-lasting, if not permanent means of physically enhancing features in the body with procedures and treatments that are safe, effective, and affordable as most plastic surgeon practices offer financing. 

In the United States, breast augmentation procedures have been a consistently the highest performed procedure among women to date. With Breast Implants Los Angeles patients can increase and enhance the size, shape, and volume of their breasts if they are uncomfortable and unhappy with the current size of their breasts.  Women with small breasts opt for this procedure to receive an overall feminine figure. Increasing the size of the breasts enhance a patient’s lifestyle by giving them more confidence and helping them look and feel better about themselves. With a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Los Angeles patients can receive an initial consultation for the procedure and decide the implant size and type which will be based on the patient’s size, weight, and daily activities to ensure the implant selected will work well with the patient’s anatomy. The plastic surgeon also decides whether or not a patient is a good candidate for the procedure by looking at factors such as medical history and current health among other variables to be evaluated.

For patients who have struggled with diet and exercise to achieve desired body contouring results, the midsection is the hardest area to sculpt and reshape. The abdominal muscles take some time to show results but require a lot of work and at times, men and women cannot receive the results they are trying to achieve. With a Tummy Tuck Los Angeles men and women can finally get the results they deserve with a body contouring procedure that targets the abdominal area. A Tummy Tuck procedure uses Liposuction to remove the excess fat between the abdominal muscles and skin while a muscle-tightening technique is implemented. The results are a midsection that is reshaped, flattened, and contoured  with results that could have not been achieved with diet and exercise alone.

Body Contouring and Breast Enhancement for Los Angeles Patients

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
With a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Los Angeles residents and out of town patients have access to the latest plastic surgery techniques and advancements in breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring procedures. A plastic surgeon will individualize each procedure and treatment to fit a patients needs as each need and treatment will require different technique implementation. Finding a plastic surgeon that also specializes in the type of plastic surgery procedure a patient is looking to receive, can result in procedure outcomes that exceed patient results.
For those seeking Breast Enhancement, with Breast Implants Los Angeles patients are able to increase and enhance the shape, volume, and size of their breasts. The goal of the procedure is for patients to receive enlarged breasts that are youthful and look natural to give the patient a figure that is feminine in shape. There are different implant types and size, and Breast Augmentation procedure techniques that are all discussed between the patient and plastic surgeon during the initial consultation. There are silicone and saline types of implants, both FDA-approved and safe, and which one to be used is typically determined by the plastic surgeon for the type that will best suit the patient’s body. The size is also decided based upon the patient’s body type, height, and overall frame to that the procedures results do not look “done” or manipulated in any way.
For those that have struggled with body image and have not been successful in achieving their body image goals with diet and exercise, body contouring procedures are available. With a procedure such as Liposuction Los Angeles patients are accessible to a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat targeting localized fat deposits or “problem areas”. Liposuction may be performed on different areas of the body such as the face and neck, back, chest, abdomen, flank, arms, thighs, and buttocks, making it a popular and recommended procedure. For those looking to receive body contouring focused on the abdominal area an Abdominoplasty procedure provides desired results. Many Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck Los Angeles patients have received outstanding results as the procedure includes liposuction and a muscle-tightening technique implemented by the plastic surgeon during the procedure, to leave the midsection tightened, slimmed, and contoured.

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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