The Final Touch
You’ve worked diligently to get back to your ideal weight, but when you look in the mirror, you know that there is more than can be done. So rather than getting frustrated with the results, let the team at West Empire Aesthetics help you get over that hump with a tummy tuck that will help you achieve not only the body you want but the body you deserve! With our experienced and dedicated team at West Empire Aesthetics, you can trust that you will receive world-class care. So book your Los Angeles Tummy Tuck consultation now at West Empire Aesthetics, and be prepared for the compliments from your friends and family!
A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, is a procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat to improve body contours by tightening the abdominal muscles or abdominal wall. A tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction to remove left-over fatty tissue and contour your abdomen so that it is tighter and smaller in terms of width.
A tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure. Rather, it is a body contouring procedure that does what diet and exercise cannot do. However, many patients do lose 10 - 20 pounds, depending on the amount of tissue removed and exercise and diet regimen after the procedure.
Reclaim Your Body
A tummy tuck is a very popular procedure among people who have lost an excessive amount of weight and want to reclaim their body. Beyond boosting your confidence and self-esteem with a Tummy Tuck Los Angeles patients can enjoy other health benefits as well.
The Shape You Worked For
At West Empire Aesthetics in Los Angeles, our Tummy Tuck procedures can help you regain your aesthetic objective. So book your consultation now and take the first step to reclaim the body you deserve.
To begin, an incision will be made below your bikini line. Next, your skin is lifted to your lower chest area. We carefully preserve your belly button and maintain the blood supply to your skin. Next, the loose skin below your belly button is removed, and the abdominal wall and muscles are tightened with sutures.
The skin is pulled back down to your incision area, a spot for your belly button is marked, and the skin is removed. Sutures secure the new belly button, usually measuring about 1.5 cm (0.59”) in diameter. Finally, drains are placed throughout the pubic area, below the skin, and over the abdominal wall. During healing, the drains will stop fluid from building up in and around the incision. We often perform liposuction to remove the fat that collects above your hips (aka love handles) and remove additional skin from that area, if needed. Then, the incision is closed with absorbable sutures, and dressings are applied.
A New, Familiar You
Although your final results from your Tummy Tuck will be obscured for up to two weeks due to swelling and the inability to stand up straight, you will be standing tall within two weeks, proud of your slimmer profile that is more proportionate with your full body shape!
The Road to Recovery
During your recovery, your treatment area may be tender, sore, numb, swollen, or bruised, and drains will be present. Burning and itching may be present. Bed rest is recommended for the first two days post-procedure. A compression garment should be worn. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting are to be avoided until cleared by your team at West Empire Aesthetics.
The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck should be at a stable weight and within 10 - 15 pounds of your ideal weight. We do not operate on active smokers. Patients must not smoke four weeks prior to surgery.
Although each patient's results vary, you should plan at least two weeks of downtime before resuming light activity. Tummy Tuck recovery can take up to six weeks until you are ready for strenuous activity.
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