An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, surgically removes unwanted skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen. This particular surgery comes as a life saver for patients who have struggled with loose or sagging skin in that region due to massive weight loss or childbirth. If needed, the underlying muscles can be tightened, since they may have weakened over time.
The abdominoplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient is not awake during the operation. Depending on the techniques used (like liposuction) and the scope of the surgery, it typically takes two to four hours to complete.
To schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Andrew Ordon and Ritu Chopra about the abdominoplasty procedure, contact our Beverly Hills office to make an appointment. From there, any questions about the process or risks involved will be discussed in greater detail.