Abdominoplasty, or the tummy tuck, is one of the most commonly sought body contouring procedures. The abdomen is a common trouble spot for both men and women, as obtaining a flat, well-toned stomach can be difficult with diet and exercise alone. The tummy tuck procedure has transformed greatly over the years, from the traditional or standard tummy tuck to modern versions to address specific concerns. Dr. John Anastasatos offers a wide variety of tummy tuck plastic surgery options at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
The traditional or standard tummy tuck has been used to address excess skin and loosen abdomen muscles for over 50 years. A large incision is made to span the entire lower abdomen, allowing access to the muscles, skin and belly button region. The standard tummy tuck specifically is used to remove excess skin and tighten the abdomen. It can also reposition the belly button, but it does not remove excess fat in the process.
Modern tummy tuck procedures use different incision options and combine liposuction with skin removal and tightening, as well as tightening the abdomen muscles. Modern abdominoplasty can vary from extensive procedures for those who have excessive amounts of skin and tissue to be removed, to less invasive options for post-pregnancy. The type of tummy tuck used depends on the patient and the desired results. Dr. Anastasatos offers many versions of the modern tummy tuck that create beautiful results with less downtime and quicker recovery.
Modern Abdominoplasty Procedures
Loose tummy skin or a flabby stomach can impact your self-confidence. No amount of planking or sit-ups will tighten abs or skin that are stretched out of shape. Abdominoplasty procedures can remove excess skin with stretch marks, remove fatty tissue and tighten the abdomen walls to reform a toned, tight abdomen. Different tummy tuck methods and techniques can be used to accomplish a toned abdomen. Dr. Anastasatos offers various tummy tuck options, including:
To obtain the best results from your abdominoplasty, your procedure should be tailored to your specific concerns. Some people need a panniculectomy, a procedure to remove excessive amounts of skin and tissue after bariatric or extreme weight loss. Others may only need a mini tummy tuck, removing the small pouch under the belly button. Dr. Anastasatos can recommend the right procedure to give your stomach the appearance you desire with the least amount of scarring and recovery time.
Abdomen Contouring Surgery
Do you hide your stomach under a wrap at the beach or keep your shirt on at pool parties? If loose stomach skin or sagging tissue are impacting your confidence and appearance, abdomen contouring with a tummy tuck or lift may be the solution. You deserve to feel confident in your appearance. A tummy tuck can restore a tighter, toned abdomen for men and women, improving your overall shape.
Most tummy tuck procedures will require time to completely recover, and the extent of recovery depends on the type of abdominoplasty performed. It is common to require six weeks or longer before all regular activities can be resumed, especially those involving heavy lifting. Dr. Anastasatos will discuss in detail what to expect after a tummy tuck procedure and how to best care for yourself for a quicker recovery without complications.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen due to sagging, excess skin or muscle separation, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. We can schedule a personal tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss the plastic surgery solutions available.