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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can give you the flat, toned look you've always wanted

"Whether you have a little extra skin or are just sick of being asked, 'How many months along are you?', these tummy tucks will get your abdomen flat and toned. Some people are candidates for short scars, no scars, and minimally invasive techniques, so we offer a range of tummy tucks that take care of the problem without extra surgery or risk."

Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo

Tummy Tuck Beverly Hills

Age: 47, from Beverly Hills, California. Tummy tuck with liposuction of the love handles area. Post photo is five months after her surgery.

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Thank you for giving back to me a very positive body image. People always told me it was an achievement to have lost over 110 lbs, but even after the weight loss, I could not stand to see my stomach… Today I have become a stomach exhibitionist, strutting my flat abdominals for all to see. There have been sightings of my bellybutton all over town. Imagine that!!"

Good Candidates for a Tummy Tuck

Do you have...

  • Loose skin and/or weakened abdominal muscles from pregnancy?
  • A stubborn bulge around your waistline that persists despite exercise and a healthy diet?
  • Excess abdominal skin after weight loss?

Most of us would love to get a flat tummy through exercise alone, but the nature of some body types, as well as damage caused by pregnancy or yo-yo dieting can mean that no amount of exercise will give you the results you want.

We offer several types of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) techniques to help you achieve a slimmer, flatter, and more toned waistline.

The Mommy Tuck

Motherhood is an amazing gift, but unfortunately, pregnancy can stretch, separate, and weaken the muscles in your abdomen. When you start getting sick of people asking if you are pregnant, you may want to do something about it. A mother of three herself, our doctors thoroughly understand these issues and have great skill in correcting them. Using a "Mommy Tuck" technique, we repair the abdomen muscles and restore essential muscle tone. We can also improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially below the navel. We also use this tummy tuck technique for our highly sought after mommy makeover.

This endoscopic Mommy Tuck is ideal if you have separation of the abdominal muscles with minimal skin laxity. Using this technique, our doctors work through a tiny incision in the bikini line to repair the abdominal muscles and restore muscle tone. You'll enjoy a more beautiful, slimmer, flatter waistline.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck is the best tummy tuck technique for abdomens with a small amount of excess skin. Using a short incision, a doctor removes the excess skin and often performs liposuction at the same time. She can also tighten the underlying muscles when needed. The result is a flat, smooth tummy that you can be proud of.

Full Tummy Tuck

The full tummy tuck is for abdomens with more excess skin. You will need a full tummy tuck if:

  • You can pinch the skin between your belly button and your bikini line and pull it away from your body
  • You have a significant amount of skin hanging over the top of your bikini line
  • You have excess skin on the upper half of your abdomen

A full tummy tuck requires a "smile-shaped" incision, which our doctors can ensure is hidden below your undergarments or bathing suit. In some cases, a second incision is needed around the belly button. The doctor removes excess skin and fat, and skillfully repositions the belly button. As a result, you"ll enjoy a much flatter tummy and a slimmer waistline.

Patients who have undergone massive weight loss, such as after gastric bypass surgery, or those who develop rashes and/or infection under the overhanging tummy skin may qualify for their tummy tuck (panniculectomy) to be covered in part by their insurance company. Before surgery, our billing team will verify your benefits to see if your insurance plan provides coverage.

Preparing for a tummy tuck

One of our doctors will meet with you to personally discuss your goals and expectations. She will assess the muscles around your abdomen when sitting, lying down and standing, your skin laxity, and the amount of fat on the tissue. When you decide to proceed with a tummy tuck, you'll be provided with detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure and how to get the best outcome.

What to expect after your tummy tuck

Full tummy tuck surgery generally takes 2-5 hours to perform. Following your procedure, you may be under medical supervision for one night at an aftercare facility or discharged to go home the same day.

After one week, you will return to see us for a follow up visit. Most patients can choose to work after 7-14 days, but you will need to refrain from exercise and tasks that require lifting or other stress on the abdomen for about 6 weeks. Walking is a good idea because it increases blood flow, reduces swelling, and helps speed your recovery. Additional follow-up appointments will be scheduled at 30 days and 6 months.

After losing about 90 lbs at the age of 26 I had a great amount of loose skin on my belly area and my boobs had gone down south. So I decided to get a tummy tuck and a breast lift… It has been 2 months after my surgery. I look & feel great and I thank the talented woman that did this for me. I wish everyone's experience has been as positive as mine."

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