Is a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills, CA a safe procedure?
Dr. Dennis Dass in Beverly Hills, CA is a Board-certified plastic surgeon and respected professional. He provides a variety of plastic surgery procedures for patients, including the tummy tuck. Sometimes referred to as an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is perfect for patients who have excess skin on the abdominal area from rapid weight loss. This may be due to a pregnancy or from diet and exercise that has resulted in a fast drop in weight. Addressing this extra skin can be done with a tummy tuck.
Is a tummy tuck a safe procedure?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. However, the procedure itself is safe and effective in the treatment of excess skin in the stomach area. Dr. Dennis Dass can walk patients through the process, so patients can feel comfortable knowing they are in experienced hands!
What is involved during a tummy tuck procedure?
During an abdominoplasty, Dr. Dennis Dass will remove the excess skin with precision and then stitch the area together in a way that reduces the appearance of scarring. This scarring is normally around the panty line, making it practically unnoticeable when patients are wearing a two-piece bathing suit. Because of the amount of excess skin removed, it is important for the doctor to also reposition the belly button so that it does not look unnaturally placed lower than before. With years of experience, Dr. Dennis Dass can provide results that exceed patient expectations.
Who is a candidate for abdominoplasty?
Patients who are of a healthy weight and have already been following a proper diet and exercise regimen will benefit from a tummy tuck to improve their body contours and rid themselves of the excess skin that may make them feel extremely self-conscious about the way they look. Dr. Dennis Dass will evaluate patients who visit him for a consultation to determine if they are a good fit for this treatment. A tummy tuck is not for weight loss. It is a body contouring procedure. It is an elective option for patients to consider when they are unhappy with the way their body looks. Patients should be doing this procedure for themselves and not for someone else!
What can I expect after the procedure?
Patients should take great care in following the after-care instructions that are provided following treatment. It is important for patients to do this because it reduces the noticeability of scarring and the chance of developing an infection. The healing process is essential for optimum results. Patients will need to take some time off work and normal activities to recover. They should attend their follow-up appointment to monitor the healing process. This is also a time to take out any stitches or discuss any possible complications patients may be experiencing following their surgical procedure.
Does a tummy tuck remove fat?
A tummy tuck does not remove excess fat from the midsection, only excess skin. Patients who have excess fat in the area may want to ask their plastic surgeon about the “mommy makeover” which integrates liposuction and fat removal as part of the process of contouring the midsection of the body. These procedures are also available at our practice, and some patients choose to combine surgeries to reduce the overall healing time necessary versus if they chose to have them performed separately. During the initial consultation appointment, patients can discuss liposuction or even the Brazilian butt lift, which can be done to improve several areas at once with fewer appointments.
Interested in body contouring procedures such as the abdominoplasty?
The tummy tuck is commonly requested by patients who have lost substantial amounts of weight, which has left them with excess skin in the stomach area. If you are ready to learn more about this procedure or other ways to improve the contours of your body, we encourage you to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Dennis Dass and his team in Beverly Hills, CA. Call (855) 496-4646 today to book a visit at 8929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 420.Back to Tummy Tuck Page