Tummy Tuck

If you’re a mom, you know the reality: that having a baby changes your body in ways that can’t always be erased with diet and exercise. No matter how long it’s been since you delivered, no matter how hard you’ve worked to get back in shape, if your abdomen still won’t completely retract, don’t blame yourself. Once skin and muscle have been stretched from pregnancy, they frequently will not return to their pre-pregnancy form. That is, without the help of the Los Angeles tummy tuck surgeons at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates.

If you are considering tummy tuck or any Mommy Makeover procedure, take the next step and call us at 877.298.9915 in Marina Del Rey today or take the next step and receive a free consultation when you request your appointment online and schedule during one of the convenient times our surgeons have set aside for Web visitors. If you’re unsure about scheduling a consultation, but you would like additional advice and information you can trust, you can Chat with Charlie using our specialized confidential online form.

Tummy Tuck Mommy Meter

Cost:

4 out of 5

Surgery Time:

2 out of 5

Tummy Tuck surgery takes 1 to 2 hours.

Recovery:

3 out of 5

Light activities may be resumed in 4 or 5 days. You may return to work in 2 to 3 weeks. Heavy exercise should be avoided for 6 weeks. Some walking is necessary after surgery to decrease the risk of blood clots. A special compression garment may be worn for extra support.

Why consider a tummy tuck?

Stretch marks, belly button deformities and skin laxity are all reasons a mother might benefit from tummy tuck surgery in Los Angeles, California. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat to create a trimmer waistline. Also known as abdominoplasty, Los Angeles women choose this procedure to get their midsection back in shape.

After childbirth, abdominal muscles and skin may be stretched beyond their ability to flatten out again. In most cases, there is no other remedy than a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery allows the surgeons at Marina Plastic Surgery to suture the walls of the muscle together, strengthening and tightening the muscle to create a smaller waist. If you maintain your weight, a tummy tuck can provide long-lasting results.

Many women choose breast augmentation or breast lift in Los Angeles to complement their slim new abdomen. Youthful, perky breasts may help you feel even more confident about your appearance.

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How it works

Tummy tuck can be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthetic. There are several different types of tummy tucks, but all of them involve the removal of excess skin and fat using a lower abdominal incision. The abdominal muscles are tightened and the remaining skin is then pulled downward. In most cases the belly button must be repositioned resulting in a circular scar around it. The lower abdominal incision usually extends from hip to hip and is discreetly concealed below the bikini line, so you can still hit the beaches around Los Angeles. During a tummy tuck, drains are used to assist healing, and they’re removed 1 to 3 weeks after the surgery.

Is follow-up required?

You will need to return to the doctor’s office for routine visits to follow-up on your recovery.

If you are seriously considering abdominoplasty, we invite you to continue your research by reading the eBook prepared by our practice, explaining the plastic surgery process from start to finish. Also, visit a site our specialty site that focuses exclusively on Los Angeles abdominoplasty. The site explores details of how the surgery is performed and explains more about the potential risks and complications that come with this procedure.

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