LOS ANGELES & BEVERLY HILLS
Dr. Ariel Ourian is a renowned plastic surgeon offering a range of cosmetic procedures, including tummy tucks, in Beverly Hills. Tummy tucks are a popular option for individuals looking to achieve a firmer and flatter midsection. Whether you are looking to address loose skin and excess fat after weight loss or pregnancy, or simply want to achieve a more sculpted appearance, Dr. Ourian can help. Using the latest techniques and technology, Dr. Ourian can help you achieve your desired results with minimal scarring and downtime. Trust Dr. Ourian for your tummy tuck in Beverly Hills.
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening the muscles to create a flatter, more toned appearance. This procedure is typically performed on patients who have lost significant weight, women who have had multiple pregnancies, or individuals who struggle to achieve a flatter stomach through diet and exercise. Dr. Ariel Ourian, a highly respected plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, is experienced in performing tummy tucks to help his patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.
AT A GLANCE
WHO IS A GOOD
Candidate for a tummy tuck?
Candidates for a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, are individuals who have excess skin and fat in their abdominal area, and have tried diet and exercise without achieving the desired results. They may have loose or sagging skin due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or aging. Candidates should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. It’s important for individuals to discuss their medical history and any medications they are taking with their plastic surgeon to ensure they are suitable candidate for the procedure.
How is a tummy tuck performed?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Ourian will make an incision in the lower abdomen, from one hip bone to the other, below the belly button. The skin and fat are then lifted up to reveal the abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles are then tightened with sutures to create a firmer abdominal wall. Any excess skin and fat are then removed, and the belly button is repositioned to match the new shape of the abdomen. The incision is then closed with sutures or skin adhesive. The entire procedure usually takes around 2-3 hours to complete.
What is Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck recovery is different for everyone, but most patients experience swelling and discomfort for the first week or two. Dr. Ourian may recommend that you wear a compression garment during this time to help reduce swelling and promote healing. You may also need to take pain medication for the first few days. It is important to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for several weeks following surgery to allow your body time to heal properly. Most patients are able to return to work within two weeks, but it may take several months for the full results of the tummy tuck to be visible.
Frequently asked questions
A full tummy tuck involves a longer incision and addresses both the upper and lower abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck involves a smaller incision and only addresses the lower abdomen below the belly button.
Yes, there will be a scar after a tummy tuck. The length and location of the scar will depend on the type of tummy tuck performed. However, the scar can often be hidden by clothing and swimsuits.
Yes, a compression garment is typically worn after a tummy tuck to reduce swelling and support the healing process. The length of time the garment must be worn will depend on the individual’s healing process and the surgeon’s instructions.
While a tummy tuck can remove some stretch marks that are located on the lower abdomen, it cannot remove stretch marks that are located above the belly button. However, the overall appearance of stretch marks can be improved by tightening the skin during the procedure.
No, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It is designed to remove excess skin and fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is important for patients to be at or near their ideal body weight before undergoing the procedure.
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Dr. Ariel Ourian is a top Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, Labiaplasty, Facelift, and Liposuction. Dr. Ourian proudly serves the greater Los Angeles area, including West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu as well as the San Fernando Valley, encompassing Encino, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.