Payam Jarrah-Nejad, MD, FICS, FACS is one of the finest plastic surgeons in the Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles area. Known more familiarly as "Dr. J" to his patients, he is an outstanding physician who is hugely experienced in all types of plastic surgery. He has found that some of his most stunning results have been on procedures that impact the stomach and abdominal areas, specifically, the tummy tuck.
Such factors as aging and weight gain followed by weight loss can wreak havoc on a man or woman's midsection. A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) may be desired when the abdomen has lost its former shape and has taken on a saggy appearance with some amount of loose skin. In cases where individuals have lost a great deal of weight following a pregnancy or weight loss surgery, the amount of loose skin tissue may be significant. A tummy tuck can correct this issue with often truly stunning results. At the same time, no surgical procedure is for every patient. A consultation with Dr. J will help a patient understand if a tummy tuck is right for them or if another approach might produce superior results.
When Dr. Jarrah-Nejad performs a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills, it generally takes from 1-5 hours. A horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area, sometimes extending to the back. The skin is pulled away from the stomach muscles, making room for Dr. J to remove the excess tissue. The stomach muscles are then enhanced for tightness in the stomach and waistline, and the incision is closed with a stitch. In some cases, the very best results may be achieved by adding a second stitch around the navel. Next, drainage is added by putting tubes in place that reduce swelling, and allow excess liquid to flow out.
Recovery from a tummy tuck can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks, depending on the extent of the treatment, and the variety of different results that might be desired. It’s usually best to take some of this time off work and avoid heavy lifting and rigorous exercise for a while. There will probably be some pain, bruising and discomfort associated with recovery, and some patients wear a supportive abdominal garment to minimize swelling and help the tissues heal. Smokers and users of other tobacco products should be aware that avoiding nicotine in all its forms is recommended for a month or more after surgery.
After 3-6 months, the patient will typically be fully healed, and scars will fade in the months that follow. It may take a full year to adapt to the new configuration of the abdomen. However, with a good diet and exercise in the years that follow, the results of your tummy tuck in Beverly Hills will be noticeably positive for a very long time to come.
No area on Planet Earth may play host to as many plastic surgeons as Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Even in this extremely competitive climate, Dr. J has emerged as one of the leaders in his field. To him, plastic surgery is both a science and an art, and his mastery of all aspects of his specialty is unquestioned.
At the same time, patients appreciate his friendly and positive approach to his work. Dr. J believes that it's absolutely crucial that patients understand their procedures and have the most realistic expectations. If you are interested in a tummy tuck or any other procedure with Dr. J, your next best step is to call Dr. J now or visit his contact page for details on a free initial consultation.