It’s no secret that the abdominoplasty, more commonly called the “tummy tuck,” is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to date. Many individuals receive tummy tucks to improve the contours of their body and create a slimmer, more toned appearance. A tummy tuck, however, is not just a quick fix to personal aesthetic issues, and many times, an abdominoplasty is one of the last procedures patients receive during their cosmetic journey, especially when they’ve lost a significant amount of weight. If you’ve reached your weight goal, but now have excess skin as a result, a tummy tuck at Rodeo Surgical Art can help you create those finishing touches.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, thereby tightening the muscles and improving the appearance of the stomach. It’s a surgery that can be combined with other cosmetic procedures that all work to enhance physical appearance.
Depending on the amount of fat and skin present on the body as well as the strength of the muscles, different tummy tuck techniques may be used. Mini tummy tucks, dermolipectomy, and post bariatric body contouring are all options in our Beverly Hills office depending on the amount of skin present and the location of the excess.
Regardless of the procedure you receive, your tummy tuck will involve an incision from hip to hip so that the skin can be lifted, the abdominal muscles tightened, and the stomach flattened.
How Does Weight Loss Impact a Tummy Tuck?
Weight loss is an incredible achievement, and if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you know what it feels like to have accomplished something so monumental. But with weight loss comes some cosmetic setbacks, such as the amount of sagging skin that remains on your body after you’ve hit your weight loss goal. Although your renewed appearance and improved health should make you feel more confident, the excess skin can take away some of the excitement you feel and make you want to hide your body rather than show it off.
A tummy tuck can remove the remaining folds of skin surrounding the stomach so that you’re able to better recognize and appreciate the body’s natural contours. Essentially, a tummy tuck picks up where diet and exercise left off and makes your weight loss feel more complete.
A Tummy Tuck with Dr. Mashhadian
Dr. David Mashhadian works specifically with patients who have a post bariatric body, and understands how to design a treatment plan that will help patients obtain the body they have worked so hard to achieve. Dr. Mashhadian will typically perform a variety of post-weight loss procedures in tandem with an abdominoplasty, including a breast lift, face lift, fat augmentation, upper thigh lift, or gluteal lift. Each procedure is designed to re-sculp your body so that you can feel more confident about your overall appearance.
You’re a good candidate for post-bariatric surgery if you:
- Are at a stable weight
- Desire to continue a healthy lifestyle
- Are a non-smoker
- Are in good general health
- Have realistic expectations.
If you’re curious about a tummy tuck after weight loss, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Mashhadian who will assess your qualifications in his Beverly Hills facility.