A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that will shape our upper body into an hourglass figure.
- 1 About Abdominoplasty
- 2 Your Plastic Surgeon Should Know the Difference
- 3 Before & After Photos
- 4 Benefits
- 5 A Recent Rise in Representation
- 6 Your Personal Consultation With Dr. Younai
- 7 Preparation
- 8 A Procedure Should Never Be Routine
- 9 Types of Tummy Tucks
- 10 Recovery
- 11 Results
- 12 How Much Does an African American Tummy Tuck Cost in Los Angeles?
- 13 FAQ
- 14 References
African American women have their own goals in mind when it comes to transformative, Body Contouring procedures like abdominoplasty, also called a “Tummy Tuck.” But Dr. Younai’s supreme skills in body enhancement and his deep love of all beauty, no matter its shades or origins, make up the perfect plastic surgeon to help his Black female patients achieve their goals. He wants to help.
Your Plastic Surgeon Should Know the Difference
As one of the top plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Sean Younai has seen thousands of women of all ethnicities who have their own unique ideal for beauty. He is particularly proud of the amazing work he’s done on African American tummy tucks for the gorgeous women of Los Angeles. For black women, in particular, the emphasis tends to be on a curvaceous feminine shape.
Contact Dr. Younai to enhance your essence to perfection. The perfect version of you is waiting, so call 310.275.1971 (in Beverly Hills) or 310.275.1971 (in West Hollywood) to secure your personal consultation. Dr. Younai can now accommodate patients’ preferences for Virtual Consultations.
Before & After Photos
African American women want a tummy tuck that accentuates their curves. The petite, model stick body is not the goal. Full-bodied women with curves want a flat tummy, leaving the curves in place.
A tummy tuck can be large or small in terms of the areas of the body that are addressed. A Mini Tummy Tuck may be all that some women need to achieve the silhouette they are after.
This procedure removes the small overhanging pouch of excess skin and fat but does not also tighten the underlying muscles. If the protruding belly is caused by both excess skin and slack muscles, this procedure won’t be adequate.
The standard tummy tuck will remove the excess skin and tighten the muscles to produce the flat tummy that everyone wants, no matter the ethnicity.
Dr. Younai can perform a more extended tummy tuck which also removes excess fat from the hips and back which accentuates the waist, creating the curves that African American women so desire.
However, keloid scars are a concern for African Americans. Dr. Younai uses only internal sutures and surgical glue on the skin to prevent the formation of keloid scars.
Dr. Younai additionally performs African American liposuction, which procedurally is the same as any liposuction, but he puts special focus on the different desires of his patients. His artistic application when doing liposuction for African Americans differs depending on the needs of his patients.
A Recent Rise in Representation
From 2005 to 2013, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that black patients increased by 56%. In 2016, 8% of all plastic surgery procedures were for black patients.
Your Personal Consultation With Dr. Younai
Dr. Younai can now accommodate some patients’ preferences for Virtual Consultations.
Dr. Sean Younai is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, the most competitive market in aesthetic enhancement. Contact Dr. Younai to learn more about his complete suite of transformational procedures. Call 310.275.1971 (in Beverly Hills) or 310.275.1971 (in West Hollywood) to schedule your personal consultation.
Avoid smoking for a minimum of four weeks prior to your procedure. Discontinue anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements as these increase bruising and bleeding.
Please have a friend or family member drive you home from surgery as you will not be able to drive yourself. We highly recommend having someone stay overnight with you to aid in your ongoing recovery.
Dr. Younai will give you additional personalized preparation tools, as well as specific postoperative instructions so you have ample time to get any supplies you may need during your recovery.
A Procedure Should Never Be Routine
Through the artistic application of tummy tuck techniques, Dr. Younai makes each abdominoplasty a unique experience for every woman. For Black women, aims to be especially attentive to their aesthetic desires. That’s because aesthetics are different for everyone. Dr. Younai prides himself on being able to masterfully apply his surgical skill to help his patients achieve their goals.
Types of Tummy Tucks
Often referred to as a “mini tummy tuck,” this procedure treats baggy skin in the lower stomach that is not able to be improved with diet and exercise. The surgeon removes the excess skin and fatty tissue via a shortened incision, providing the patient with a flattened tummy and no lower bulge in the abdomen. In the mini tummy tuck, the abdominal muscles generally don’t need plication.
This is the most popular type of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. The traditional approach addresses both the repair of the abdominal muscles as well as removing the excess skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen. This procedure is most frequently requested by patients who have had multiple pregnancies. It is also appropriate for patients who have experienced extensive weight gain and loss. Tummy tuck candidates have loose skin and muscle at the abdomen that negatively affects their appearance and quality of life.
This particular approach is reserved for patients who have generally undergone significant weight loss, either by diet and exercise or with bariatric surgery. In this procedure, the excess skin and fatty tissue is removed from the abdomen, as in traditional abdominoplasty, but also the hips, and may extend onto the back. Generally in these patients, muscles in the flanks and abdomen are repaired.
Patients who undergo this procedure see dramatic improvements in their body contour and in their overall wellbeing.
Recovery varies according to the type of procedure. Patients having a mini tummy tuck are usually up and about within a few days, and back at work within two weeks. More extensive procedures will require longer recovery time. Patients undergoing a full tummy tuck should plan on being away from work for about three weeks. All tummy tuck procedures have an acute recovery stage, followed by weeks or months of continuous improvement in swelling and bruising until the final result is achieved.
Tummy Tucks and African American Skin
Dr. Younai takes specific steps when performing tummy tucks on African American patients to help reduce the chances of scarring. Although keloid scarring is generally less common than people realize, Dr. Younai will carefully evaluate your skin and your medical history to make sure a tummy tuck is right for you. In some cases, Dr. Younai can even utilize internal sutures to help prevent the formation of scars.
Dr. Younai has a library of before and after photos, he loves to share with his prospective patients. In it, they can see others who have had similar procedures and make their decisions accordingly. The initial consultation is where Dr. Younai gets to know his patients and their goals.
He takes his time to ensure he fully understands what his patients want and enthusiastically helps achieve it with high-quality tummy tucks in Beverly Hills.
How Much Does an African American Tummy Tuck Cost in Los Angeles?
At your private consultation with Dr. Younai, he will come to understand your medical needs and your aesthetic goals. Every patient presents a unique set of challenges, and so Dr. Younai must devise an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to each of them. Once the doctor has become acquainted with your case, he will quote you an accurate cost estimate. You can browse our sample menu of plastic surgery pricing to get a sense of our fair prices.
Is a tummy tuck for African American women done differently?
Dr. Sean Younai tells RealSelf that a tummy tuck for African American women is performed with a different emphasis than it is for other women in Los Angeles:
“African American women want to emphasize their curves and buttocks therefore when I perform a tummy tuck for African American women I give them more curves with liposculpture of the lower back in order to make the buttocks look more pronounced.”
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