A Tummy Tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a common plastic surgery procedure that addresses the deflated appearance of overly stretched abdominal muscles and skin as a result of weight loss or pregnancy. Through this highly effective and safe procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened along with the removal of excess skin to create a tighter abdominal wall as well as a smaller waistline.
With the Full Tummy Tuck procedure, an incision is made along the lower abdomen hidden in the underwear line, right above the pubic area. By stitching together the abdominal muscles under the skin, Dr. Nazarian is able to create a tighter abdominal wall. Excess skin is then removed and tightened for a flatter, smoother abdomen. The Partial or Mini Tummy Tuck involves smaller incision and less dissection. A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients who only have excess skin below their belly button and not a lot of muscle separation.
A tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures as well. These include breast procedures like breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or breast lift and augmentation. Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Some will opt to have liposuction performed and use that fat to augment other areas of their body or face. Whatever your wishes are, you can discuss them freely with Dr. Nazarian and she will tell you if a combination procedure would be possible for you.
Before coming in for your consultation, there are a few things you should know:
A tummy tuck is not an alternative to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle
Ideal candidates are stable in their weight and within 15 pounds of their ideal weight. If more than 15 pounds is lost after surgery, there may be some loose skin again.
Increasing your protein intake before and after surgery will help you heal faster. Dieting immediately before or after surgery is not recommended.
A minimum one-night-stay in an aftercare facility like Serenity Aftercare is mandatory for your safety and comfort. We want all of our patients to have an amazing experience after a tummy tuck procedure. Our aftercare partners are a part of making that possible.
Schedule a Consultation » with our board certified plastic surgeon and Beverly Hills Tummy Tuck Specialist, Dr. Sheila Nazarian, to discuss your desired results as well as different options available to you. During this time, we will review your medical history, as well as a conduct a physical examination to explain if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure.
Partial Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck
Choose from below the kind of tummy tuck you’re interested in for more information.
Partial Tummy Tuck
The Partial Tummy Tuck or Mini Tummy Tuck incision is smaller, extending just above and beyond the pubic bone. The navel is rarely repositioned in this procedure, leaving no scar.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMS is a board certified plastic surgeon and a Liposuction Specialist in Beverly Hills. A member of the faculty of the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Nazarian has undergone extensive training in liposuction procedure and specializes in body contouring. Known for her warmth and ability to put patients at ease, she helps patients explore available options to achieve their aesthetic and health goals.
Dr. Nazarian attended Columbia University in New York and Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the USC, as well as earned a Masters in Medical Management (MMM) at USC’s Marshall School of Business. A trilingual (English, Spanish and Farsi), Dr. Nazarian has also been published in numerous medical publications, and well-respected among the plastic and reconstructive medical community.
Your initial consultation will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for a Tummy Tuck. Dr. Nazarian may perform this procedure with Liposuction for a more ideal shape, or with breast surgery referred to as a Mommy Makeover. If you are in good physical and mental health with reasonable expectations you should be a good candidate. Meet with our experienced and successful team in Beverly Hills to see if a Tummy Tuck would be right for you. Schedule a Consultation »
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Following a Tummy Tuck surgical procedure, two drains may be placed under the incision to remove normal healing fluid for one week up to ten days. This surgery can also be performed without drains in the right patient. You will be asked to wear a compression garment for the next six weeks following Tummy Tuck surgery. Most patients return to work in two weeks following a Tummy Tuck procedure. If you are interested in enhancing your appearance with a Tummy Tuck, please contact our plastic surgery office today.
More on Tummy Tuck
A Tummy Tuck should not be used as a weight loss solution and rather, should only be done to rid a person of stubborn excess abdominal fat and sagging skin. In some cases of extreme weight loss, a tummy tuck procedure is medically necessary to help the person adapt to a leaner body and achieve a better quality of life. After a Tummy Tuck procedure, we encourage our patients at Nazarian Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to continue to lead an active and healthy lifestyle for a long lasting result.
Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions
Our list of frequently asked questions is intended to provide you with general information. Remember, every patient is unique and will likely have different areas of interest and concerns. We encourage you to take advantage of our no-obligation consultation for liposuction treatment in Beverly Hills so we may be able to address and discuss your options.
Yes, Tummy Tuck consultation is required at Nazarian Plastic Surgery! Every person is unique and we cannot schedule a procedure without meeting with you first and discuss your goals, expectations, answer questions, and develop a customized treatment plan for you. Call (310) 659-0500 or click Request a Consultation »
Our Beverly Hills Tummy Tuck surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon who has undergone extensive training in Tummy Tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty and highly specializes in body contouring. Nazarian Plastic Surgery’s team provides patients the highest degree of attention and care.