Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
Not all tummy tucks require a large incision and scar. An endoscopic tummy tuck can be performed with tiny incisions that leave virtually no scars. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills is a top plastic surgeon who uses advanced techniques to perform body contouring procedures, including endoscopic tummy tuck surgery.
Most standard and modern tummy tuck procedures require extensive incisions to remove skin and tissue from the abdomen area. When the skin is stretched and loose, the only way to tighten the abdomen is to remove the skin with an incision. However, not everyone who needs abdomen tightening has excess skin. For those who only need slight muscle separation repair to tighten their abdomen may be good candidates for an endoscopic tummy tuck.
No-Scar Tummy Tuck
The main benefit of an endoscopic tummy tuck is the discreet incision. Dr. Anastasatos uses one or more small incisions to access the abdomen wall with endoscopic instruments. Slight muscle separation can be repaired and tightened, restoring a tighter, toned abdomen. However, the skin is not tightened or removed. Good candidates for a no-scar tummy tuck are those with relatively good skin elasticity and tone who need only need the abdominal wall tightened.
While there is only a tiny incision and virtually no visible scar with an endoscopic tummy tuck, the recovery time is still similar to most tummy tuck procedures. The repair to the muscles in the abdomen will need time to heal before any lifting or extensive activities can be resumed.
If you have a flabby stomach area after pregnancy or weight loss and want the abdominal wall tightened, an endoscopic tummy tuck may be right for you. Contact our team at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment at our clinic in Beverly Hills. Dr. Anastasatos can perform an exam and discuss the tummy tuck options available, including his no-scar endoscopic method.