Tummy tucks are one of the most popular procedures performed in Beverly Hills. Abdominoplasty addresses concerns with loose abdominal muscles and excess skin, which is often caused by significant fluctations in weight or pregnancy. Each procedure is custom tailored to address your individual concerns.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck only address concerns below the belly button and is ideal only for a small number of patients. The best candidates are patients who have excess skin below the belly button, usually left behind after pregnancy.
A small incision is made along the bikini line between the hip bones. Usually the mini tummy tuck incision is much shorter than a standard tummy tuck, but is dependant upon how much skin needs to be removed. The skin is pulled down and excess skin and tissue is removed. In some cases the lower abdominal muscles may also be tightened.
Standard Tummy T uck
Most Beverly Hills abdominoplasty patients suffer from loose abdominal muscles & excess skin, which makes them an exellent candidate for a standard tummy tuck.
A thin incision is made in the same fashion as the mini tummy tuck, from hip to hip along the bikini line. The skin and tissues are then lifted up and the abdominal wall tightened like an internal corset, for a tight and toned result. The skin below the belly button is then pulled down, removed and a new belly button created.
Fleur De Lys Tummy Tuck
A fleur de lys tummy tuck is performed in the same fashion as a standard abdominoplasty, but also includes a vertical incision along the midline to remove large amounts of excess skin on the upper portion of the abdomen. This is performed for patients who hanve lost significant weight from gastric bypass surgery or the Lap Band.
Beverly Hills abdominoplasty patients who suffer from discomfort and rashes due to excess fat and skin around the mid section (known as the pannus), a panniculectomy may be the best the best option. This is also performed similar to a standard tummy tuck, but does not involve any tightening of the muscles. In many cases a panniculectomy may also be covered by insurance.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Most Beverly Hills abdominoplasty patients generally take 2 weeks to recover from their surgery depending on the extent of their procedure. Patient who undergo a mini tummy tuck or panniculectomy where only skin is removed, often recover in about a week.
Immediate recovery for a standard abdominoplasty is about one week and are able to get back to normal activites after about two weeks, and back to heavy lifting and excercise after 4-6 weeks. A compression garment is to be worn for 1 month.