A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin from the abdominal area. This often occurs when the stomach has suddenly shrunk and the excess skin has nowhere to go. One such example of this is after a pregnancy. Another is rapid weight loss. In both cases, the skin surrounding the stomach has been acclimated to larger dimensions, and now that the dimensions are smaller it looks like a deflated balloon. As a leading provider of the tummy tuck Los Angeles has to offer, Dr. Grigoryants is adept at restoring your youthful and fit appearance.
PATIENT 2: This patient underwent lipoabdominoplasty, a procedure that includes liposuction and a tummy tuck. Waist definition was improved using liposuction and muscle tightening.
In addition to a traditional tummy tuck, Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants performs a procedure that combines a tummy tuck with liposuction, called a lipoabdominoplasty. This is an effective procedure for those with excessive fat in their abdomen in addition to excessive skin. It serves to tighten the skin and muscles around the entire abdomen, removing any excessive fat that would prevent you from looking naturally fit.
An abdominoplasty may be beneficial to many candidates, including:
- Patients with stretched abdominal skin
- Patients with excessive loose skin after rapid weight loss
- Women after childbirth experiencing a stretched and protruding abdomen that does not improve with exercise
- Patients with stretch marks in the lower abdomen
During a tummy tuck, the incision is placed in the lower abdomen so it is well-hidden. The length of this incision depends upon the amount of skin and fat that is to be removed. In some patients, a mini-abdominoplasty may be done, which uses an unusually short incision.
The length of the incision will be determined during your initial consultation. We will assess the amount of skin and fat to be removed and will actually draw the incision line on your abdomen with a marker, if you are comfortable with it. The only purpose of this is to give you the complete picture of your procedure.
During the tummy tuck procedure, the abdominal skin is pulled down to give it proper elasticity. The excess skin is then removed and the abdominal muscles are also tightened if they are weak. The sutures are then applied, giving your entire abdomen a smooth, natural contour.
Abdominoplasty techniques have been highly refined over the years, and Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants' exceptional technique ensures your recovery period is shorter than it has ever been. In addition, discomfort is at an all-time low. Abdominoplasty patients often prefer to stay in the office the first night following their surgery, and this does allow us to keep an eye on you to ensure everything is going as planned.
Once you leave our premises, Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants is available to consult with you regarding any questions or concerns that may arise during your recovery. Even if no concerns arise, he will follow up with you to make sure no problems have come up. At Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants' office in Los Angeles, results are the foremost concern and we do want to ensure your total satisfaction with any procedure you receive. This is just one of the ways that we provide the best tummy tuck Los Angeles has available.