27 Jun Tummy Tuck Los Angeles for Complete Makeover
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.