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Female Tummy Tuck

The main reason women have a tummy tuck is to rid themselves of the effects of pregnancy or weight loss. Both cause the abdominal skin to stretch and hang below the navel. Part of the cause of the sagging belly is slackness in the underlying muscle structure. Diet and exercise won’t fix this, only the best tummy tuck surgeon in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles has the skill needed to sculpt this area. Tummy tuck specialist Dr. Sean Younai has done thousands of tummy tuck procedures as it is among the most requested body contouring procedures by women.

What is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is designed to remove lose hanging skin and tighten muscles. There are degrees of tummy tuck from the more minor mini tummy tuck, to a full tummy tuck.

Mini tummy tuck only removes the hanging skin beneath the navel and does not tighten muscles. For some women this is all they need to smooth the abdomen. Pregnancy and weight loss cause other women to need a full tummy tuck to address not only excess skin, but to repair stretched muscles.

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Liposuction removes excess fat but does not tighten the loose skin or muscles. Tummy tuck will remove the excess skin and repair the muscles but does not reduce the size. The best course of action is to consult Dr. Younai for advice. There are patients who can have a tummy tuck and some liposuction simultaneously, but this is not generally recommended. After examining prospective patients and listening to their image goals, Los Angeles tummy tuck specialist Dr. Younai will recommend the best way to achieve these goals. Liposuction may need to be done initially with a follow-up tummy tuck a few months later.

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Candidates

Candidates for a tummy tuck have good general health and have attained a stable weight. If weight is fluctuating, it is better to correct this with proper diet and exercise before undergoing the procedure. Women should not be planning to have children after a tummy tuck. If subsequent pregnancy occurs, the procedure may have to be redone.

Plus sized patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight will especially benefit from a tummy tuck to finally achieve the smooth, tight midsection they have earned. In these cases, a high tension abdominoplasty, or body lift, is usually recommended to remove the excess flap of abdominal skin, but also excess skin on the flanks and around the back. The incision is closed using a lateral technique which also lifts the buttocks and thighs giving a slimmer, more toned shape.

If you've been contemplating this procedure and are looking for the best female tummy tuck Beverly Hills has to offer, consider Dr. Younai, an experienced board certified surgeon.

How is a Tummy Tuck Done?

A mini tummy tuck is done by making a small incision the width of the pubic bone very low on the torso. The excess skin is removed and the incision is closed. There is no muscle repair done during this procedure.

Abdominoplasty involves an incision from hip bone down the torso to just above the pubic hair line across to the opposite hip bone. Excess skin is pulled down and removed. Underlying muscles are repaired and the navel is repositioned. The incision then closed. Incisions are placed as low as possible in all abdominoplasty surgeries so they can be covered by clothing such as swim suit bottoms and underwear. An added benefit is that stretch marks can be minimized as the skin containing them is removed.

The Surgical Facility

The procedure is done at Dr. Younai’s fully certified Regency Surgical Center. This center operates like a hospital with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment; board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses. The center was designed with patient comfort and safety at the forefront. Dr. Younai is a top female tummy tuck specialist in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area, and his skill combined with his state-of-the-art facilities combine to give superb results in tummy tucks.

Full instructions are given as to recovery stages during the preoperative visits but generally patients will need to take at least 2 weeks off work for a full tummy tuck if they have sedentary jobs. More recovery time will be needed depending on activity level of the job. Patients will need help at home for the first 48 hours and more if possible. Women with young children should arrange to have someone help with childcare, as lifting will be prohibited for several weeks.

Consult with a Board-Certified Surgeon

Tummy tuck is a commonly done procedure but it is still major surgery. Dr. Younai is a dedicated and skilled board-certified tummy tuck surgeon in Los Angeles committed to his patient’s safety. He is willing to go the distance for his patients who are striving to achieve a long term goal and has the skills and artistry necessary to do so while ensuring their safety.

Get started by arranging an initial consultation. Dr. Younai helps people attain the goal of a flat, sexy abdomen.