Details for Case #5598
Multiple pregnancies had stretched out this 32-year-old woman’s abdominal skin, and she wanted to know if a Beverly Hills area plastic surgery procedure could help. She thought that a tummy tuck might be the right solution, so she called Marina Plastic Surgery Associates and scheduled a time to meet with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons. After examining her and hearing her goals, he recommended a full tummy tuck.
Depending on the patient, a plastic surgeon may recommend tummy tuck alone or paired with another procedure such as liposuction to help smooth out other areas. After talking over the pros and cons of both options, this patient settled on a tummy tuck alone.
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and begins with an incision from hip to hip. The incision is positioned low enough that the thin scar will be concealed easily beneath underwear or lingerie. Through this incision the surgeon carefully sutures loose abdominal muscles tight, then trims away excess fat and skin and repositions the belly button without detaching it, before closing the original incision.
This patient’s surgery and recovery went very well, and afterward her whole abdomen and upper-pubic area are much smoother and firmer. Even though she did not receive liposuction for her back and sides, her firmer tummy helps give her whole body a much softer, more appealing contour. She no longer has any “rolls” of fat near her lower abdomen, and she and her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon are both pleased with how much slimmer she looks.