Tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall and tightens lax, separated muscles. At the same time, unsightly striae are often removed. Internationally known, double board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer often recommends tummy tuck to women who have completed their families and are seeking a flatter, more toned-appearing abdomen.
Are You a Candidate?
Pregnancy changes are not the only reason patients choose tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. Men and women who were once overweight find tummy tuck to be an effective way to target excess skin and muscle laxity following weight loss.
Skin elasticity determines whether your weight loss will leave behind noticeable skin excess. Genetics, lifestyle and age influence your skin tone. If you have loose skin around the belly that doesn’t improve, even after diet and exercise, tummy tuck may be a pleasing option.
A good candidate is not someone who is seeking an easy way to lose weight, however. While tummy tuck will remove some unwanted weight, it should not be thought of as a weight reduction procedure. In addition, individuals who have not committed to a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise, may not have a long-lasting result.
Dr. Orringer’s patients report a variety of benefits from tummy tuck surgery, including increased confidence and a better self-image. Many can’t wait to show off a more taut stomach at the beach, or add form-fitting fashions to their wardrobes.
Sometimes the benefits are unexpected. Although tummy tuck is not a solution for stretch marks, if the marks are located on the loose abdominal skin, they may be removed as part of the surgery. Some patients feel stronger in their core as a result of the muscle tightening.
Another benefit of a tummy tuck is that it is often long-lasting. Patients may require only a single procedure, as long as they keep their weight under control. Apart from the normal effects of aging, the abdomen tends to remain fit for years.
To learn more about tummy tuck, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Orringer by calling 310-273-1663 or using our contact form. Dr. Orringer welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Northern California, across the nation and throughout the world.