Abdominoplasty Beverly Hills
Fat often accumulates in the abdomen in both women and men. Skin laxity in the abdominal region can be caused by a number of factors, including aging, pregnancy, improper diet, hormonal imbalances, stress, genetics, and massive weight fluctuations. All of these factors can contribute to the appearance of a loose abdomen. Unfortunately, diet and exercise sometimes do little to eliminate unwanted fat and excess skin in the abdomen. This is particularly true after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Additionally, as we age the skin begins to lose its elasticity and simply will not return to its original orientation.
A tummy tuck, known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which Dr. Hadeed removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen while tightening the muscles to create a flatter shape to the abdomen. Liposuction is often performed during the procedure to remove excess fat and enhance the overall results by achieving an optimal contour. Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Hadeed offers cutting edge approaches for abdominoplasty.
There are several different techniques that can be used to perform an abdominoplasty, including a full abdominoplasty or a mini-abdominoplasty. In a full abdominoplasty, the incision is made across your lower abdomen from hip bone to hip bone. The excess skin and fat from the entire width of the abdomen is removed. The muscles in the midline of the abdomen are then tightened. Finally, the remaining abdominal skin is pulled down to the pubic area, creating a firmer looking abdomen. In some patients, however, a mini-abdominoplasty is more appropriate. This can be considered from patient who have a minimal amount of excess skin or fat in the lower abdomen just below the navel.
During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will discuss the various surgical techniques with you and then formulate the ideal surgical treatment plan based on your anatomy and specific aesthetic goals. Abdominoplasty can produce excellent results in women following pregnancy, and in both men and women with excess skin and fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. You will have drainage tubes that stay in place for one to two weeks to collect blood and other body fluids. You will wear a compression garment six weeks to help with swelling and maintain the contours of your new abdomen. Strenuous activity is generally not permitted for six weeks after surgery, but most patients are back to work within two to three weeks. In every case, Dr. Hadeed brings artistic precision when contouring the abdominal area of his patients to achieve long-lasting results.