Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as the “tummy tuck,” is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world. It currently holds a 97% rating on RealSelf, the largest plastic surgery review website, and it is one of the most well practiced and requested plastic surgery procedures in the United States, with over 117,000 plastic surgery candidates in 2014 alone.
The tummy tuck is especially popular in Los Angeles, which has a community that often spends a lot of time outdoors, showing off their body. Many people in LA seek out the tummy tuck in order to address specific issues that relate to the weight and look of your stomach, including:
Age related sagging.
Post pregnancy belly.
Excess skin and fat after weight loss.
Tummy tucks are performed at almost any age, and in Los Angeles, the best place to get an LA tummy tuck is through Plastic Surgery Newport Beach with Dr. Agha.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck, which usually goes by its more technical name of abdominoplasty in medical circles, is actually a combination of separate, but related procedures that are all targeted towards creating a flatter, younger, and healthier looking stomach. Although they all go by the same name, the exact choice in procedures depends on your doctor and body type. Yet most tummy tucks involve:
Removing excess skin and “tightening” the skin to help it look flatter.
Removing excess fat connected to the abdominal skin.
Tightening the abdominal wall, so that the muscles look healthier.
Umbilicoplasty, or the development of a new belly button.
Other procedures may be performed as well. For example, often doctors combine liposuction with the tummy tuck, in order to shape the love handles and the parts of the body that are not removed with the skin. In some cases you may also receive what is known as a “mid-line” tightening.
The tummy tuck remains a very popular plastic surgery procedure, especially in Los Angeles, and may also be combined with other procedures – like breast augmentation – designed to complete the overall look.
What to Know About Your Los Angeles Tummy Tuck
All surgery carries risk. Tummy tucks are considered one of the safer plastic surgery procedures, because the excess skin and fat tends to be easier for doctors to remove safely, but all surgery does carry risks, so the benefits and risks of the tummy tuck have to be weighed before the procedure is considered.
Tummy tucks are not replacements for diets and exercise. They are more like finishing touches. Those that get a tummy tuck too early – especially before they are ready to commit to healthier lifestyle practices – may find that they either need additional procedures to complete their new look, or they can gain weight in areas that help cause additional problems with the individual’s body image. Scarring can also be a problem, especially if you are prone to scarring. In some cases this scarring may be significant.
That said, the tummy tuck remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available today, with millions of women and men remarking on the benefits. If you’re interested in learning more about LA tummy tucks and finding out if our abdominoplasty solutions are right for you, call us today at 949-558-2896.