TUMMY TUCK BEVERLY HILLS

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure used to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening and restoring weak abdominal muscles. The result is a firm, smooth, attractive abdomen. This procedure is particularly sought after by women who have protruding skin and fat on the lower abdomen after pregnancy. Abdominoplasty is also a helpful procedure for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and would like excess loose skin removed from the abdomen.

The ideal candidate for a procedure is someone who is in good physical shape, does not smoke, and does not have any significant medical problems. Surgeries are commonly performed in combination with other complimentary cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, such as liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lifts, and body lifts to enhance the overall aesthetic result. During your consultation, Dr. Hoefflin will discuss with you which treatment or combination of treatments best fit with your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Hoefflin specializes in all aspects of body contouring procedures, including liposuction, arm lifts, body lifts, plastic surgery after weight loss and Mommy Makeovers.

 

ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

During the procedure, an incision is made very low on the abdomen through which the doctor removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the abdominal muscles. Dr. Hoefflin takes special care to make sure the belly button area looks completely natural after surgery. He also takes special care to ensure incisions are as inconspicuous as possible. Because the incision is made so low on the abdomen, the scar is usually well concealed even when wearing a bikini.

Dr. Hoefflin performs the procedure as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Smaller “mini-tucks” can be performed under local anesthesia with deep sedation. The procedure usually takes about two hours. All operations are performed in our fully credentialed and state-of-the-art surgical facility.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY

After surgery, patients are discharged to their homes with wound dressings and an abdominal binder used for comfort and support. Small suction drains around the incision are usually removed five to seven days after surgery. Dr. Hoefflin uses permanent and dissolvable sutures for this procedure, so no sutures will need to be removed following surgery.

Dr. Hoefflin’s patients are sent home with a local anesthetic pain pump (On-Q Pain Pump). This pump administers anesthetic directly to the abdominal area and greatly reduces any pain or discomfort in the days following surgery. Any remaining post-operative discomfort is easily controlled with oral pain medication. Patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting and exercise for at least three weeks post-procedure.

 

RISKS

Abdominoplasty is very safe when performed by a properly qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon. The risk of serious problems after liposuction are rare. During your consultation, Dr. Hoefflin will discuss any specific risks with you and determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. As always, you can reduce your risk of complications by closely following Dr. Hoefflin’s pre- and post-operative instructions.

If you are interested in a surgery, Los Angeles board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin can help. Please contact our offices for a complimentary consultation.

 

TUMMY TUCK OR ABDOMINOPLASTY LINKS

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty FAQs

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

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Above (3 sets): All stretch marks below the belly button were removed and the abdominal muscles tightened. Postoperative photographs taken one month after surgery.

Tummy Tuck 2

The procedure included tightening of the abdominal muscles, liposuction, and full abdominoplasty.

Tummy Tuck 3

Above (3 sets): Dr. Hoefflin performed the Abdominoplasty and breast augmentation procedures. This included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles. 397cc moderate profile saline breast implants were used.

Above (2 sets): The procedure included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles, and abdominoplasty.

Above (2 sets): This patient underwent a full Abdominoplasty. The procedure included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles, and abdominoplasty. Note the improvement in shape and abdominal flatness.

Above (2 sets): This patient underwent full lipo abdominoplasty. The procedure included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles, and abdominoplasty. Note the improvement in waist definition.

Above (3 sets): Patient underwent a Mommy Makeover procedure. Abdominoplasty, vertical breast lift and implant placement. 330 cc Moderate Profile Saline Breast Implants. After photos taken one month after surgery.

Above (2 sets): This patient underwent full lipoabdominoplasty. The procedure included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles, and abdominoplasty. Note the improvement in waist definition.

Above (3 sets): Full abdominoplasty performed. Notice the difference in the waist and abdominal definition. Post-operative photographs taken three months after surgery.

Above (3 sets): Dr. Hoefflin performed a abdominoplasty and breast lift procedures. The patient had previously underwent a laparoscopic gastric banding procedure and lost close to 100 pounds.

Above (2 Sets): Mommy Makeover, including a full Abdominoplasty and breast augmentation with Allergan/Natrelle Style 68MP (Moderate Profile), 400cc saline implant, infra-areolar incision.

Above (3 sets): Dr. Hoefflin performs Mommy Makeover, including a Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck.

Above (3 sets): This patient underwent full lipoabdominoplasty. The procedure included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles, and tummy tuck. All stretch marks at or below her belly button were removed.

Above (3 sets): Dr. Hoefflin performed the Mommy Makeover procedure, including a breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Allergan/Natrelle Style 15 (Moderate Profile), 339cc, silicone gel implants, infra-areolar incision.

Above (3 sets): Dr. Hoefflin performed full abdominoplasty, tightening of the abdominal muscles, and liposuction.

Above (3 sets): This male patient underwent full lipoabdominoplasty. The procedure included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles, and tummy tuck.

Above set: Dr. Hoefflin performed a mini-abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction of flanks. There is great improvement in the waist with a more toned appearance.

Above (3 sets): This patient underwent full lipoabdominoplasty. Note the dramatic improvement in waist definition.

Above set: This patient underwent full lipoabdominoplasty. The procedure included liposuction, tightening of abdominal muscles, and tummy tuck.

Above (3 sets): Dr. Hoefflin performed a Mommy Makeover procedure, including a breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck. Allergan/Natrelle Style 15, 457 cc silicone gel implants, vertical or “lollipop” incision.

Above (3 sets): Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover. Full tummy tuck, vertical breast lift and breast augmentation 397cc Moderate Profile Saline Implants, and flank liposuction. Post-operative photographs taken one month after surgery.

These before & after photographs are patients of Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin, who have given permission to have their photos published. They are for illustrative purposes only. While these photos depict actual patients, they are not a guarantee of results. Individual results for abdominoplasty patients may vary.

To learn if you are a candidate, contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.

 

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