A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that yields a flatter and firmer appearance to the stomach area. This type of body sculpting surgery tightens your abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. While patients should rely on exercise and a healthy diet in order to lose weight, a tummy tuck is a viable option for any fat tissue that remains after achieving an ideal goal weight.
Both women and men can benefit from receiving a tummy tuck in Encino. It is beneficial for men with weight around the mid-section that does not respond to lifestyle changes or who have undergone rapid weight loss and have extra skin that remains. For women, abdominoplasty can correct sagging skin or separated muscles that occurred due to pregnancy. Dr. Yaghoubian and the experienced staff at AESTHETICA LA can help you get back to your ideal figure.
Dr. Yaghoubian can perform either a partial (mini) or full abdominoplasty. Although both types of surgeries are outpatient procedures, meaning you get to go home the same day, a full tummy tuck in Encino is more involved and requires more time in the operating room. While a mini tummy tuck is less invasive, it is not suitable for a patient who has a significant amount of skin and fat to get rid of.
During a full tummy tuck, you will be under general anesthesia and asleep throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Yaghoubian starts by making a horizontal incision above the pubic area and a second incision to separate the belly button, or navel, from the underlying tissue. She then pulls the skin up towards the ribs, sutures separated the abdominal muscles, and repositions the belly button. After she removes excess skin, the incision is closed, and the surgery is complete. The entire procedure can take up to five hours.
Mini tummy tucks are ideal for individuals whose fat deposits are primarily contained below the navel. In this procedure, Dr. Yaghoubian will make a smaller incision than required for a full abdominoplasty and leave the belly button in place. She will pull the skin down and trim away excess fat and tissue before closing the incisions. This procedure takes one or two hours and is done at our outpatient surgical center.
Like most other elective surgical procedures, a good candidate for a tummy tuck in Encino is physically healthy, has realistic expectations about their results, and has a support network to assist them through the recovery process. Women who want to undergo abdominoplasty should be finished with having children and fully recovered from childbirth. If you are considering a tummy tuck, you should be at your ideal weight and be in a position to maintain it. During your initial consultation, we can go over all aspects of being an ideal candidate to determine if this procedure is right for you.
Whether you require a full tummy tuck or a partial one, AESTHETICA LA is your destination for abdominal improvement. Our entire support staff will listen to your concerns, walk you through every step, and be in communication with you during recovery. We know that getting plastic surgery is a big decision, which is why we want you to have all of the important information to make the process as smooth as possible. The first step is a phone call to schedule your initial consultation.
As a well-informed patient, you will be confident with your decision, prepared for your surgery, and satisfied with your results. Tummy tucks in Encino are done with the most up-to-date techniques and technology so that you look just as great as you feel at the end of the experience.