A Tummy Tuck surgery creates firm abdominal muscles and tightens the skin on your stomach. It also smooths out skin and reduces stretch marks. Do you have a large amount of excess skin around your stomach? Do you have lax skin with stretch marks or very stretched out stomach muscles? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might be a candidate for a Tummy Tuck surgery in Los Angeles. Do you want a flatter stomach? A tummy tuck will also give you tight, toned abs that we all want so much!
Dr. Vishal Kapoor is a well-trained, experienced, board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon. He uses a refined, mastered technique to improve his patients stomach shape and size. This gives you the desired results you want. Dr. Kapoor’s close attention to detail drives your tummy tuck results. He uses a technique to lessen scarring and reduce potential complications. This leads to an optimal recovery for all patients.
Both liposuction and abdominoplasty surgery get rid of belly fat. But, they are very different surgeries. An abdominoplasty is more extensive and invasive than liposuction. It involves the removal of a large amount of skin from the lower abdomen. It also tightens the muscles of your abdominal wall.
Sometimes no matter how much we diet and exercise we can’t stop our stomachs from sticking out. This surgery can help patients in any of these situations. Now you can fix what you don’t like about the shape of your stomach. You can have a firm and flat stomach, too.
This is the most asked question by patients who have surgery on their stomachs. And it is a good question to ask. Living in sunny Southern California, many men and women of all ages want to look good in a swimsuit. Whether you are at the beach or in your pool, you don’t want to feel self-conscious about a scar on your stomach. Dr. Kapoor does his very best to place the scar beneath your bikini bottom or underwear line. The most important thing to remember is that you must stay out of the sun while your scar is healing. It takes almost a full year for a scar to fade as much as it is going to. Ask Dr. Kapoor what you can do to be proactive about scarring.
Not all stomach surgeries are the same. The extent of loose skin and excess fat are major factors in your procedure. Your abdominal strength is another main factor in selecting the right body procedure. You will discuss these items and much more during your consultation with Dr. Kapoor.
The ideal procedure for individuals with only a small amount of excess fat and skin.
Good option if you have a moderate amount of excess fat and skin on your stomach. Also, the best option for those with/without weak abdominal muscles.
Dr. Kapoor recommends this if you have weak stomach muscles. If you have a large amount of loose skin on your belly, hips, and flanks, this is a good option.
The scar will go across the lower abdomen and extend from one hip to the other. This is the common incision made in a full abdominoplasty surgery. There is also a scar around the belly button. A standard tummy tuck repairs the rectus muscles. The removal of the excess loose skin and tissue is very important as well. If you get a mini abdominoplasty, the lower stomach scar is shorter in length. There is no scar around your belly button with this surgery. A mini abdominoplasty is not as invasive or extended as a standard abdominoplasty.
Before surgery you and Dr. Kapoor will have:
Why do I have so much excess fat and skin on my stomach?
The obvious cause of weight gain is overeating. This can range from too much fast food to excessive liquor consumption. Also, you may get little to no exercise. But these aren’t the only reasons for loose stomach skin. A lot of mothers gain excess weight during pregnancy. They have a difficult time losing this weight after they have their baby. If a woman has decided not to have any more children, this is a great option to restore her stomach. Hanging skin is common if you lost a large amount of weight. This might be the result of diet, exercise, or gastric bypass surgery. The only way to get rid of hanging, loose skin is with abdominoplasty surgery.
Am I a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Any adult who is at a stable weight and in good health is a candidate for this procedure. Of equal importance is your expectation of the outcome. Do you have realistic results in mind? There needs to be some degree of extra skin and fatty tissue in your stomach area. Massive weight loss patients are the most common surgical patients in 2019. Dr. Kapoor also sees a steady number of women with more than two pregnancies. If you plan to become pregnant then it is best to postpone your tummy tuck until you have given birth. The recommended wait time is at least six months after childbirth.