Tummy Tuck in Beverly Hills
A flabby midsection that won’t respond to any amount of exercise or diet is just plain unfair. Fortunately, a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills from world-class plastic surgeon Dr. J can address this all-too-common injustice.
Why You Might Get a Tummy Tuck with Dr. J
Tummy tuck plastic surgery (or abdominoplasty) may be desired when the abdomen has lost its former shape and has taken on a saggy appearance with visibly loose skin. The most frequent causes include aging, childbirth, and a major weight loss following bariatric surgery.
A tummy tuck removes excess skin and lingering fat deposits for a tighter, more attractive midsection. Of course, plastic surgery is not for everyone. A consultation with Dr. J will help patients understand if the procedure is right for them and they are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, or if another approach will produce a better outcome.
How a Tummy Tuck Works
A horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area, sometimes extending toward the back. The skin is elevated from the abdominal muscles, making room for Dr. J to remove the excess tissue. Next, abdominal muscles are tightened to correct separation of the muscles (rectus diastasis) and the incision is closed in multiple layers. In some cases, hernia repair is added to a tummy tuck procedure at the same time. Surgical drains may be placed to allow excess liquid to drain. The procedure generally takes from one to five hours.
Tummy Tuck Recovery Period
Recovery from a tummy tuck can take anywhere from one to four weeks, depending on the extent of the treatment. It will be necessary to take some portion of this time off work and, over a longer period, recovering patients will need to avoid heavy lifting and vigorous exercise until the body has more fully healed. There may be some discomfort and bruising associated with recovery which can be handled with prescription and over-the-counter medications. Patients will wear post-operative compression garments to minimize swelling, allow maximum skin retraction, and promote optimal healing.
Smokers and users of other tobacco products should be aware that avoiding nicotine in all its forms is recommended for a month or more before and after surgery. Smoking has been found to increase the risk of complications following surgery.
After three months, the patient will typically be healed, and scars will fade in the months that follow. Changes will be apparent, but it may take a full year to adapt to the new configuration of the abdomen, with final results maturing at one year post-op. However, with a consistently healthy diet and sufficient exercise, the results of your tummy tuck in Beverly Hills will last for a very long time to come.
Working with Dr. J
Few places on Planet Earth play host to as many plastic surgeons as Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Even in this extremely competitive climate, Dr. J, aka Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., has emerged as a leader. To him, plastic surgery is both a science and an art, and his mastery of all aspects of his specialty is unquestioned. Patients rave about their stunning outcomes on social media and also appreciate his friendly and open approach to his work. Doubled board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. J believes that patients must always fully understand their procedures and know what to expect once recovery has been completed.
If you are interested in a tummy tuck or any other procedure, Dr. J may be the very best plastic surgeon for you. Your next step is to call Dr. J now or visit his contact page for details on an initial consultation.