There are dozens of options presented to you every year of how you can slim down and get your body to look better. However, any diet or exercise routine you may have tried may not have given you the results that you have craved. You may have lost weight and improved some of the muscle tone throughout your body. However, no matter how much you may have tried, you may still be left with a larger waist than you would wish. With an abdominoplasty, you can have extra skin and fat removed permanently, and you can even get your abdominal muscles tightened if they have split apart.
The main reason that you may want an abdominoplasty is to correct your shape, size and skin tone after your pregnancies. However, abdominoplasties are also good for those who have lost their tissue tone in this area following a past surgery or after weight gain and weight loss. An abdominoplasty, more commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Katzen will begin the procedure and remove the excess abdominal skin and tissue. The repair of the abdominal muscles is performed to make your tummy look flat, tight and toned once again. The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is done as an outpatient procedure, meaning that you will be sent home as soon as you are awake and stable. Dr. Katzen and the nursing staff will ensure that you have all of the information that you need to care for your incision at home and to know when you can resume your favorite activities. You will also be told when to return for a follow-up appointment.
During your abdominoplasty, liposuction can be performed to remove unwanted pockets of fat. Many patients who have a tummy tuck also elect to have their love handles and saddle bags removed with liposuction. If you have extra fat in other body areas, ask Dr. Katzen about performing liposuction along with your abdominoplasty. There are several other procedures that can be combined with your abdominoplasty as well. If you are looking for a permanent way to slim down and are already close to your goal weight, ask us how an abdominoplasty can help you. Call the office of Dr. Katzen, located in both Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, today to see if abdominoplasty can give you the results you’re looking for.