The cost and expectations of a tummy tuck with Beverly Hills area surgeon
At the practice of Dr. Dennis Dass, men and women have access to a variety of procedures that can be used to enhance the body. Patients in Beverly Hills who are dealing with excess skin on the stomach area may find that diet and exercise will not improve these issues. Instead, patients need to speak to a surgeon about the benefits of a procedure called a tummy tuck.
Tummy tuck explained
A tummy tuck is a procedure performed by Dr. Dennis Dass to reduce the excess skin that may develop in the tummy area. Some patients combine this procedure with liposuction to reduce excess fat in the area as well. Liposuction is performed to remove extra fat, and then the skin is tightened with a surgical procedure. The skin is cut, a portion is removed, and then the skin is sutured together to create a flatter tummy. The entire process is done during just one appointment under the care of our experienced surgical team.
Who is a candidate for a tummy tuck?
Candidates for tummy tucks are patients with excess skin in the abdominal area. They are:
- At a healthy weight
- Patients who follow a diet and exercise plan
- Aware of the risk of surgical treatment
- Ready to look and feel their best!
What is the cost of a tummy tuck?
This procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a treatment many patients consider to trim their tummy. Many patients who think about moving forward with a cosmetic surgery procedure are often interested in learning about the cost, so they can save up for it or prepare a personal loan to use for achieving it. The cost of a tummy tuck will vary from patient to patient because there are several factors to take into consideration when determining the initial quote. Additional procedures performed during this treatment, including liposuction or other cosmetic options such as breast augmentation, will affect cost.
What can I expect in terms of post-operative care and recovery?
Patients must understand that the timeline for recovery varies from patient to patient. However, with the help of our team and following the instructions for healing, many patients will be back to their active lifestyles in no time at all. Within the first week or so, patients can use prescription medication to manage their discomfort. Standing up straight may be difficult for about a week. Driving a vehicle and enjoying light exercise should be done no earlier than two weeks post-procedure, with most individuals resuming all their regular activities again around two months after their treatment. Scarring is common with a tummy tuck procedure, and how visible they are over time will vary, depending on how well patients take care of the incision area. Over the years, the scar will fade. Patients should also make sure that they:
- Stay hydrated
- Walk to reduce clots and swelling
- Maintain pain management medication
- Eat a diet high in fiber for better digestion
- Wear compression garments
- Wear loose clothing for comfort
- Contact Dr. Dennis Dass if any concerns or questions arise
Are tummy tucks successful?
Tummy tucks are extremely successful. Patients find that the incision made during the treatment is disguised along the underwear line, so it does not affect one’s appearance when they wear a two-piece swimsuit. It is not only successful, but many patients who have it completed are extremely satisfied with their results and will tell their friends about the wonderful experience they have had with Dr. Dennis Dass and his staff.
Are you interested in discussing the benefits of a tummy tuck with a plastic surgeon?
Dr. Dennis Dass and his team in Beverly Hills are proud to provide a wide selection of cosmetic procedures for patients to consider when it comes to improving the contours of their body. If you are interested in improving your self-esteem and confidence with procedures such as the tummy tuck, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our team to learn more. We can be reached at (855) 496-4646 and our practice is located at 8929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 420.Back to Tummy Tuck Page