Stubborn, excess stomach fat is a common problem for many adults, even with healthy diet and regular exercise. Even after weight loss, many people may struggle with loose abdominal skin and stretch marks. Luckily, there is a solution. AESTHETICA LA offers tummy tucks in West Hills to eliminate extra fat and skin for a slimmer, firmer, and more contoured appearance.
There are two approaches to this surgical procedure, based on your specific needs and goals. Both options provide significant enhancements to your appearance and physical functioning. In an initial consultation, our experienced surgeon Dr. Yaghoubian can explain your options and help determine a treatment plan that fits your unique cosmetic goals. Reach out to us if you want to learn more about how this surgery can help tone, tighten, and contour your look.
There are two approaches to tummy tuck surgery: a complete abdominoplasty or a partial abdominoplasty. Both procedure options remove excess fat and loose skin while repairing damaged abdominal muscles. However, the vital difference between the operations is the targeted treatment areas.
A complete abdominoplasty targets the entire stomach to address weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This procedure removes excess fat and sagging skin on areas above and below the belly button, which may require reposition afterward. Additionally, the surgery repairs the abdominal muscles by tightening and bringing them together.
A partial abdominoplasty targets the same concerns but only on the lower half of the abdomen beneath the belly button. Thus, patients who choose a partial tummy tuck typically do not need abdominal muscle repairs. An added benefit of the approach is the elimination of stretch marks on the lower abdomen for a smooth, youthful appearance.
Since a tummy tuck is an invasive procedure, it typically takes one month before a patient may resume normal, light-impact activities. More strenuous, high-impact activities, including exercise, are safe to resume after at least six weeks of recovery. During this time, compression garments, dressings, or bandages help to minimize swelling and support the area as it heals.
Immediately after surgery, swelling typically obscures the results. Results become apparent after one to two weeks of recovery. Afterward, the abdomen appears flatter, firmer, and more defined due to newly revealed contours. Additionally, the procedure creates a more proportional stomach size to further enhance a patient’s overall figure.
If you struggle with sagging skin, damaged abdominal muscles, and extra stomach fat, then a tummy tuck in West Hills may be your best choice for achieving your dream figure. The surgery produces a leaner, more toned, and firmer abdomen due to stronger muscles, smoother skin, and significantly reduced body fat.
Though the recovery after a tummy tuck takes several weeks, the enhancements are long-lasting while maintaining a stable weight. If you are looking to rejuvenate and contour your appearance, contact AESTHETICA LA today and set up a consultation. Dr. Yaghoubian and the skilled team at our clinic are here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals as well as a happier, healthier life.