WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?
Due to the way the skin and muscles of the abdomen stretch out after pregnancy and weight loss, many men and women find diet and exercise inadequate for slimming and toning down their stomachs. Surgery is often the only solution, especially for mothers who have had multiple pregnancies. Dr. Jaime Schwartz’s tummy tuck procedure in Beverly Hills, CA can:
- Remove excess skin and fat from your middle and lower abdomen
- Tighten the muscles in your abdominal wall
- Reshape the contours of your waist
- Dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen
Schedule your free and personalized consultation today with Dr. Jaime Schwartz regarding tummy tuck surgery at his Beverly Hills, CA or Dubai office, and learn how you can get the waistline that you desire.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A TUMMY TUCK?
- Eliminates stubborn fat
- Tightens loose and sagging skin
- Reduces stretch marks
- Reshapes and sculpts the abdomen
- Achieves a slimmer, more toned look
- Boosts confidence and image
- Helps with stress urinary incontinence
- Improves the posture
- Makes physical activity and exercise easier
- Corrects hernias
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A TUMMY TUCK?
Tummy tucks can be performed on both men and women. If you are dissatisfied with loose, wrinkly skin and stubborn fat in the lower abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help you regain a tighter and slimmer appearance. Dr. Schwartz advises patients to be at a healthy, sustainable weight before surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it focuses on tightening loose skin. A form of liposuction is usually incorporated during surgery to remove unwanted fat. If your abdominal area has good skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with how your tummy looks even with a healthy diet and exercise, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to ensure the results are not affected.
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WHAT IS THE SIGNATURE TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
Dr. Schwartz's signature tummy tuck is best known for creating a contoured waistline while also defining the natural curves of the abdomen and the belly button. Candidates who would benefit from a tummy tuck have either lost a lot of weight or have stretched out their abdominal skin and muscles due to pregnancy. Patients should have some skin laxity above and below the belly button. With a standard tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz can remove as much skin as possible while tightening the abdominal wall muscles, giving you a shapelier waistline.
A Fleur De Lis tummy tuck may be performed for patients who experienced a significant amount of weight loss and have large folds of excess skin. Named for the floral shape of the incision pattern on the abdomen, the advantage of a Fleur De Lis tummy tuck is that the entire torso can be tightened up by removing a larger amount of loose skin.
WHAT IS A SIGNATURE MINI TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
Candidates for a mini tummy tuck have lost a lot of weight or have skin laxity from pregnancy. However, the excess skin is mainly below the belly button. With this procedure, Dr. Jaime Schwartz can keep the scar very low on the abdomen, similar to the kind made in a C-section. Excess skin is then excised, and the lower abdominal wall muscles may also be tightened if necessary.
WHAT IS A SIGNATURE EXTENDED TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
For clients with skin laxity above and below the belly button, as well as around the hips and waist, an extended tummy tuck may be the best procedure. During an extended tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz extends the incision to the back to remove as much skin as possible from the abdomen, waist, and hips. The muscles of the abdomen can also be tightened if needed.
WHAT IS THE FLEUR DE LIS TUMMY TUCK TECHNIQUE?
This incision technique allows us to help patients with a significant amount of sagging skin on their stomachs and around the waistline. During your procedure, we make a traditional tummy tuck incision, which runs horizontally just above the pubic area, and a vertical incision that goes up the middle of your stomach. A Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin on the tummy, whereas an extended tummy tuck removes saggy skin from the love handles and sides. Based on your needs, Dr. Schwartz will determine the best technique for you.
INTERNAL WAIST TRAINER SIGNATURE TECHNIQUE
Dr. Schwartz is the creator of the Internal Waist Trainer, a technique designed to complement a traditional tummy tuck by correcting the underlying muscles. Typically surgeons will remove the strong connective tissue (also called the Scarpa’s Fascia) during a tummy tuck. However, with Dr. Schwartz's signature approach, he uses this layer to create the Internal Waist Trainer, which restructures the waist for a more desired contour. We also lift the lower region of the abdomen for an added pubic and thigh lift, resulting in a complete and permanent re-shape of the midsection.
SIGNATURE TUMMY TUCK FAQS
SHOULD I RECEIVE TUMMY TUCK OR LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction may be incorporated into your signature tummy tuck if you're concerned about excess fat. However, if someone has excess fat and loose skin around the midsection, they may benefit from Dr. Schwartz's LipoLift® Tummy Tuck, which combines fat removal, excess skin excision, and abdominal wall tightening.
CAN I COMBINE ANOTHER SURGERY WITH A TUMMY TUCK?
Many women seek out a tummy tuck to address skin laxity and overstretched abdominal muscles after childbirth. A signature tummy tuck is often performed in conjunction with a breast lift – a combination procedure is known as a mommy makeover. Tummy tucks aren't just for women, though. It's also used in men who want to appear more toned following weight loss. Although a tummy tuck may be done after weight loss, bear in mind that if you have lost a great deal of weight, you may benefit more from a body lift, which will not only take care of the tummy area but also refine the hips and buttocks as well.
CAN I EXPECT SCARRING WITH A TUMMY TUCK?
Scars are an unavoidable part of the surgery, but they don't have to detract from your results. Understanding the cause of imperfect scarring is the best way to minimize the chances of developing noticeable scars. By relieving tension on incision sites and hiding scars in the natural folds of the body, Dr. Schwartz can do his best to prevent excessive scarring. You can also be proactive by refraining from smoking during your recovery, getting proper nutrition, and carefully following post-op guidelines. It can take up to nine months or even a year for the scars to fade. Ultimately, the scar line will be fine and easily hidden under your clothing.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET PREGNANT AFTER A TUMMY TUCK?
Most people undergoing a signature tummy tuck are finished having children. But if you do become pregnant after a tummy tuck, it shouldn't interfere with the safety of your pregnancy. However, we may have to perform a touch-up surgery to restore your original results.
ACHIEVE A FLATTER STOMACH
A variety of factors can lead to a stretched-out abdomen that creates hanging folds of skin. We understand it can be a troubling problem to have — abdominoplasty is usually the only way to overcome this. If you are bothered by the loose skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, surgical body contouring by our team in Beverly Hills, CA can allow you to get the look you desire. We invite you to call Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz MD FACS to learn more.