Patients who notice folds of extra skin in their abdominal region can often be frustrated by their inability to find a non-surgical method for dealing with the problem. Some people are predisposed to extra skin around their abdomen at a young age. In some cases however, the extra skin is the result of certain kinds of exercise, or results from losing large amounts of weight. Oftentimes, women who were recently pregnant develop loose skin. It can be a relief to know that abdominoplasty in Beverly Hills is an option since getting rid of this loose skin is often not a matter of diet and exercise, excess fat can be lost, but it can also be stubborn, and extra skin is even more difficult to lose. However, a tight, athletic look can be achieved with a tummy tuck.
Coming in for a FREE consultation with Dr. J is the first step toward solving your problem. He will listen to your concerns, and together you will determine whether your case is the type that will benefit from a abdominoplasty in Beverly Hills, or if it might be better to consider something like mini abdominoplasty. He will make sure you understand the procedure and its alternatives before you make your decision.
How the Procedure Works
With a tummy tuck, Dr. J will start with a hip-to-hip incision just above the public area. A second incision is required to free the bellybutton from the surrounding skin. Dr. J will next lift the skin and the muscles of the abdomen will be tightened. At this point the skin the patient was so concerned about will be trimmed away, and then draped. The new draping of the abdominal skin will be much flatter and tighter without the extra. Now the bellybutton must be stitched back into place.
Since Dr. J is an extremely reputable board certified plastic surgeon, all this will be performed with the utmost care and the highest standards of safety.
While it is true that the patient will recover over the course of several weeks, the effects of the surgery will be evident very quickly. Additionally, before recovery is complete, the patient will be able to return to their normal routine after only one or two weeks, especially with rapid recovery abdominoplasty in Beverly Hills. Swelling and bruising are to be expected, and the discomfort is generally within a level that is highly manageable with the use of pain medication.
To avoid complications, strenuous exercise should not begin until around six weeks after the procedure, and during this time other kinds of strain should also be avoided. Some movement, however, is necessary to avoid blood clots. Once exercise resumes, the patient can expect results to improve with good habits like diet and exercise. Scars will fade in time, but will usually be hidden by clothing, even revealing clothing like a bathing suit. If scars are a big concern, low, short scar abdominoplasty promotes scars that will be totally hidden by clothing in almost all circumstances.