After pregnancy, weight loss or just plain aging, many people find themselves with excess skin and fat around the belly
and decreased strength and tone of the muscles beneath. Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck addresses these problems
for both women and men. The result is improved body contour and a smoother shape to the abdomen. During the surgery an
incision is made within the bikini or boxer line under the abdomen; this helps to hide the scar
under clothes following the procedure. Excess skin and fat are removed, the muscle beneath is tightened, the skin is
redraped to provide a pleasing body shape, and often the belly button is moved to a new position within the newly
contoured abdomen. In some cases, a mini abdominoplasty can be performed, which affords many of the same
results with shorter scars. In other cases, abdominoplasty is combined with liposuction for further fat removal and
body contouring. Your surgeon at Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery will work with you to develop an operative plan that
addresses your specific needs.
All of our tummy tucks feature the Rodeo Drive Belly Button,
recently featured on KTLA Morning News. Read what's interesting about the Rodeo Drive Belly Button™. Sometimes our tummy tucks can be done as part of the Rodeo Drive Mommy Makeover,
recently featured in The Los Angeles Times.
During your consultation at Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, your plastic surgeon
will examine you and discuss recommendations for the specific type of abdominoplasty to yield the best results.
The procedure is often done as an outpatient with recovery either at a specialized overnight care center or at home,
sometimes with a private duty nurse. It is performed under general anesthesia administered by a physician
anesthesiologist to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Most patients have very little pain following
the surgery as well because long-acting local anesthetic is administered as part of the procedure.
Most patients return to work about ten to fourteen days after surgery. Your surgeon usually will use
drains to remove excess fluid and these may be in place for several days following surgery. There may
be some bruising for a week or so and some swelling for a few weeks following surgery. For more information about having a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles contact Dr. Krieger today.
Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery
421 North Rodeo Drive
Terrace Level South
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgery.