Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, trims, flattens and firms a bulging abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while also tightening loose abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck may be appropriate if you have trouble trimming your abdomen following changes in your midsection after pregnancy or despite exercise and weight loss.
As mentioned, abdominoplasty helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin while tightening the abdominal wall muscles. By tightening the underlying muscles, Dr. Hovsepian creates an "internal corset" effect that produces a beautifully balanced waist line and abdominal silhouette. The procedure can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy. After the effects of pregnancy, a breast lift may also be needed. This combination of procedures is commonly known as a "mommy makeover."
A smooth, firm, abdomen gives the whole body a look of fitness and vitality. As a plastic surgeon committed to staying at the forefront of the latest plastic surgery developments, Dr. Hovsepian has advanced surgical skills in delicate procedures ranging from tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) to body lifts and liposuction (liposculpture). Providing his patients with the best possible care while utilizing innovative advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Hovsepian uses his aesthetic talent and surgical skills to restore a more trim, youthful and natural appearance; receiving him accolades from patients for his tummy tuck results. He recognizes the importance of minimizing incisions and utilizes minimally-invasive techniques. Learn more about your tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) options and how Dr. Hovsepian can support you in meeting your body contouring goals when you request your consultation online or by telephone.
A skilled body contouring surgeon, Dr. Hovsepian is passionate about providing natural, aesthetically pleasing results in every procedure. He will assess your shape carefully, review your health history, and explain your options before crafting an individualized surgical plan focused on your needs.
Sagging abdominal tissues have many different causes; customization and accuracy are key factors in a successful tummy tuck procedure. When you meet with Dr. Hovsepian you can be confident that his extensive experience in a full selection of body contouring techniques will offer you safe, high-quality options and results, which accurately match your objectives.
A tummy tuck has three different components which Dr. Hovsepian can customize to fit your lifestyle and needs to achieve the maximum improvement for your shape. These include:
For post-weight-loss patients, Dr. Hovsepian may also recommend a circumferential abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy or a body lift to tighten loose skin at the hips, tummy or thighs. Dr. Hovsepian has extensive experience in these procedures, which generally yield dramatic results and extremely grateful patients. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are healthy men and women who maintain a healthy diet and a stable weight.
Dr. Hovsepian is committed to understanding and meeting each patient’s individual needs and has experience implementing some of the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques available today. He will perform a thorough examination of your abdomen and discuss your enhancement goals with you personally before you agree on a customized plan for the technique that offers the results you desire.
A body contouring specialist, Dr. Hovsepian and his highly skilled surgical team demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in pursuing aesthetic and surgical standards for each procedure while providing personalized quality care. He is happy to discuss the measures he takes to minimize incisions and ensure your results harmonize beautifully and naturally with your body silhouette.
Before your procedure, Dr. Hovsepian and his skilled team will meet with you to answer any questions you may have and make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly. Safety, privacy, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care is the assurance of Dr. Hovsepian’s patient experience.
Prior to coming into the Beverly Hills or Newport Beach surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure, which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. Expect an overnight stay at a fully accredited surgical center, where a "private duty" nurse is available. The surgery itself generally takes several hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas.
A talented body contouring surgeon, Dr. Hovsepian’s goal is to provide you with the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you reach your tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) aesthetic goals. Contact Dr. Hovsepian in his Beverly Hills or Newport Beach office to discuss how he can support you in achieving your body contour enhancement goals. Please request your consultation online or schedule by telephone today.