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Tummy Tuck: Abdominoplasty

Posted on Apr 09, 2014 at

Several patients seek out the help of Dr. Tahernia for the common reason of stretch marks, loose skin and access fat located on the abdomen. Often times, these patients first have tried diet and exercise to sculpt the contours of their body with no avail. After undergoing a massive weight loss, pregnancy or even as you age, the skin begins to lose its elasticity and simply not bounce back to its original orientation. Dr. Tahernia is able to help his Beverly Hills patients with an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck to achieve a youthful figure for them.

If you think a tummy tuck can help you meet your goals in getting a flatter and more toned abdominal area, then call our office at 310-614-9701, or request your consultation online.

With a tummy tuck, patients are able to achieve drastic results that can be life changing and even improve the quality of their life.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

A person that is seeking to have a tummy tuck should be in overall good health with no major medical complications. Before performing any surgery, Dr. Tahernia first orders a variety of pre-operative tests to ensure that the patient is in good enough health to undergo surgery. The patient should also be a non-smoker or at least be willing to stop smoking well before the surgery as tobacco intake interferes with healthy wound healing and can lead to more complications during surgery. A tummy tuck should not be considered as a weight loss alternative and is optimal for patients close to their goal weight and looking to tighten their contours.

If you have some, or all, of the below problems, then a tummy tuck may be the procedure for you:

  • Muscle Laxity in the abdominal region
  • Excess loose skin on the lower abdomen
  • Stretch marks on the lower abdomen
  • Laxity in the pubic area

What Are The Procedure Steps Of A Tummy Tuck?

During a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Tahernia will first remove a large amount of lower abdominal skin. If there are any stretch marks on this lower region, these will also be removed. He will then remove the excess lower abdominal fat in order to tighten the underlying muscles of the abdomen. Dr. Tahernia can then redistribute the upper abdominal skin over the entire abdomen for the tightened appearance. Lastly, the doctor will create a new belly button in the tightened skin and tighten the pubic area below. Results of a tummy tuck can vary from patient to patient and it is important that you find a doctor that is skilled in abdominoplsaty to achieve the most optimal results.

Questions or want to talk to Dr. Tahernia?

Give us a call: (310) 614-9701
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