“Tummy Tuck,” also known as Abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove loose hanging abdominal skin, as well as to tighten weakened abdominal wall muscles. Because diet and exercise cannot solve these issues, thousands of Los Angeles men and women undergo Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty every year, in order to regain their figure and abdominal strength.
There are several things that cause the abdominal wall to lose its strength and tightness, and to develop excessive, loose skin. Examples of these are pregnancy and massive weight loss – such as the large weight losses from Gastric Bypass or “Bariatric” surgery.
Stretch marks and loose lower abdominal skin are hallmarks of pregnancy. Los Angeles women often complain of a lower abdominal stretch marks and pouch which protrudes and is unsightly when wearing tight clothes or low-cut shirts.
During the last months of pregnancy, the rapid growth of the uterus stretches the lower abdominal wall and skin. Rapid stretching causes the deeper layer of skin to break, thereby forming stretch marks centered mostly in the lower abdomen, and covering the flanks and hips. The rapid stretching also causes the separation and stretching of the abdominal muscles that give the belly its core strength. The resulting weakness causes a pouch to develop in center of the abdomen. Because there is no longer adequate muscle support, exercise and dieting are ineffective in tightening the abdomen.
Men and women who have lost large amounts of weight by any means, including those who have dieted or have lost it through “Gastric Bypass” — also known as “Stomach Stapling” or “Bariatric Surgery“ — are often left with folds of skin that hang like an apron. This is not only demoralizing for those who have gone to the effort of achieving a significant weight loss, but it also makes personal hygiene, exercising and wearing normal clothes difficult.
During your consultation Dr. Younai reviews your treatment options for body contouring and tummy tuck, including pros and cons, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures, high resolution images of abdominoplasty available in our photo gallery.
“After I had my children, I was never with my husband when the lights were on because I was embarrassed by the loose skin on my belly. He thought I was imagining my need for this surgery, but finally I showed him what I was talking about, and his eyes got wide as saucers. Even though he didn’t care if I had this surgery, he has been supportive of my need to do it.”
Laura, age 30
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