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Things You Should Know Before Getting a Tummy Tuck

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Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most effective procedures available to achieve a flatter, more toned appearing abdomen. Internationally known Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, shares this relevant tummy tuck information of which prospective patients should be aware:

Eliminating Loose Skin Should Be a Key Focus

Excess abdominal skin frequently occurs following pregnancy and weight fluctuation. While Dr. Orringer routinely includes liposuction as part of a tummy tuck, removal of excess skin is at least as important for an optimal result.

Muscle Tightening

Separation of the muscles also occurs with pregnancy and with weight gain. Tightening of the muscles during a tummy tuck may further contribute to a flatter, more toned appearing abdomen.

Recovery Time

Recovery varies from patient to patient. Dr. Orringer encourages his patients to move about beginning the night of surgery. Most patients require about two weeks before resuming driving and out-of-home work activities. Some working from home may resume work as early as 5-7 days after surgery. Most patients resume increasing exercise activity 4-6 weeks postoperatively.

Scarring

Scars on the lower abdomen and often around the belly button result from a tummy tuck. Dr. Orringer will attempt to position the main scar according to your preferred underwear and bathing suit style. While the scars do not completely disappear, they typically continue to fade over time.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Some improvement in contour is often permanent over time, if significant weight gain does not occur. Those patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle tend to see the most impressive long-term outcomes.

Contact Dr. Orringer

To schedule a consultation with double board-certified, internationally known Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, please call (310) 273-1663. Dr. Orringer welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Northern California, nationally and internationally.

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