Known by industry professionals as the abdominoplasty, the “tummy tuck” is a procedure that can remove unwanted excess fat and skin from around the abdomen, to achieve a more contoured midsection. This is a popular procedure for women who’ve experienced changes due to pregnancy or extreme weight loss in cases where their skin has become slack and saggy. Rectus diastasis commonly occurs, which involves widening of the muscles and fascia. Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke can correct this by repairing stretched tissue, pulling the muscle back together, much like an internal corset. Achieve a slimmer waistline and a tighter, flatter stomach with a one-two punch, removing excess fat and skin, as well as tightening muscle from the inside. The tummy tuck is truly a way to sculpt your stomach from the inside out!
Women consider the tummy tuck procedure for a number of reasons. Age, heredity, prior experience, and surgery, multiple pregnancies can all lead to the exploration of aesthetic enhancement procedures. Sometimes exercise and a healthy diet prove inadequate in removing unwanted fat and excess skin. That’s where Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group has a lengthy history of successful tummy tuck procedures with satisfied clients all over Beverly Hills, a city with much demand and high expectations in this realm. We’ve built a reputable practice where the safety, well-being, and satisfaction of our patients are always on the forefront of our minds.
We would like to remind our patients of the fact that the tummy procedure is in no way meant to perform as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. As a matter of fact, our tummy tuck procedure is actually a great catalyst for change. Normally our patients who undergo this specialized procedure go on to live healthier, more active lives in so they can continue to experience their fantastic results.
Feel free to take a look at our before and after photos, we have an extensive archive that shows the types of results we get, even under extreme circumstances.
To give you an idea of what is possible at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, we’ll go over the multiple tummy tuck procedures a little more in depth:
Full Tummy Tuck — This is our most common tummy tuck procedure. Performed under general anesthesia (medically prescribed drugs or gases — or a combination of the two), which is used in operating procedures to relieve pain and alter consciousness. We remove excess skin between the bellybutton and pubic area, stretching the skin of the upper abdomen to cover the more surface area, yielding a flatter, more contoured look. We can also repair rectus diastasis (separation of stomach muscles) during this procedure, improving functionality in addition to aesthetic value. Liposuction can also be done in conjunction with the full tummy tuck to sculpt the flanks and surrounding areas on an as-needed basis.
Mini Tummy Tuck –Removes the skin from the lower abdomen. This procedure doesn’t affect the upper abdomen whatsoever. The mini tummy tuck can also be done in tandem with liposuction of the upper abdomen area and surrounding regions as needed. The mini tummy tuck addresses skin laxity below the belly button, but will not repair rectus diastasis.
Extended Tummy Tuck — An extended procedure to remove the additional skin on both sides of the abdomen, areas that the full tummy tuck does not address. This is an ideal procedure when a patient would like to focus on their sides and tighten their abdomen when a patient wants to lose a significant amount of excess loose skin and stubborn fat. We turn to this procedure often when a patient has lost a significant amount of weight due to a healthy lifestyle or a surgical procedure.
Tummy Tuck Combination Procedures — Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group custom tailors our tummy tuck procedures to optimize and customize your results. We know that no two people are the same, so we like to explore the many options in our repertoire. Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke are known in Beverly Hills and around the world as the MOMMY MAKEOVER specialists, performing multiple procedures in combination with our selection of tummy tucks to restore a patient’s pre-pregnancy body.
Your Tummy Tuck Procedure Consultation with Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke
Your tummy tuck consultation will be a unique and pleasant experience. You will be seen and evaluated by two board certified plastic surgeons who have worked together, successfully performing surgeries for over 10 years. Both will evaluate you and give their recommendations. One of the many benefits of our tandem consultation is that you basically get a second opinion during the same visit. The Doctors will then meticulously custom tailor a plan designed to fit your specific, individual needs!
Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
The surgery itself takes only about 2 hours, depending on the individual and the extent of excess skin and fat that needs to be removed and corrected. Tightening of the abdominal muscles, joining them back together may increase surgery time. We’ll remove your unwanted excess skin, redraping the remaining skin taut and tight. We will also carefully stitch your navel back into place during this time. You’ll enjoy a flatter, firmer, softer appearance from that point forward.
Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke conduct tummy tuck surgeries in brand new state-of-the-art, fully-equipped, newly-furnished operating rooms located in our brand new Beverly Hills facility. This facility has an active certification by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. AAAASF is an organization that recognizes and awards certain surgical operating environments that incorporate, develop, and innovate the highest standards of care into their practices.
Your Tummy Tuck Recovery
The tummy tuck will not be a scar-free surgery. Length and size of scars can depend on a variety of factors. Amount of skin removed and your individual and unique ability to heal both affect the scarring process, as well as the tummy tuck technique we determine will be best for your needs.
Of course, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group will execute each tummy tuck procedure as conservatively as we are able, using the smallest incision possible. We make sure to leave the absolute minimum amount of scarring, which can be concealed by a standard bikini or underwear. We also incorporate the Embrace Scar Therapy system which will provide minimal scarring, the absolute best results. We also make sure to utilize and inject a long acting pain medicine (Experel) during the time of surgery, which will alleviate immediate post-operative pain and discomfort.
We do encourage you to walk around — the very next day after your tummy tuck procedure. Recovery time will be inevitable, so we want to remind our patients that this should be planned ahead for, depending on our patient’s line of work and lifestyle. If your job is sedentary, with long hours spent in the seated position, you will be able to return to your work in as short as a few days or one week. If your line of work is more labor-intensive, it might take up to 10 days for you to get back to normalized routine. We have a strict 6 week period of no exercise or heavy lifting, just to ensure proper healing.
Make the Decision, Don’t Hesitate a Moment Longer
Contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group today. We’ll schedule your initial consultation and get to work for you. We will discuss what the results you’d like to see while developing realistic, yet ambitious goals. Together, Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke will determine which variation of our tummy tuck procedures suit your individual needs in the best ways possible.