Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

Tummy Tuck

Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is often an excellent option for people having trouble eliminating unwanted skin and minor fat deposits in the abdominal area. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Jacobson frequently performs tummy tuck surgery in Beverly Hills, so his patients can enjoy a shapelier waistline.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

You may be a great candidate for a tummy tuck if you are in good physical health, are close to your ideal body weight, and are bothered by one or more of the following:

  • Excess skin in the abdominal area
  • Stubborn pockets of abdominal fat
  • Back pain and/or poor posture from the weight of loose, hanging abdominal skin
  • Low self-esteem due to unflattering midsection contours
  • Weak and/or separated abdominal muscles
Women who plan to become pregnant will be advised to postpone tummy tuck surgery until their family is complete, as future pregnancies have the potential to negatively affect abdominoplasty results.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Also referred to by the medical term, abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is utilized to flatten and tighten a patient’s midsection. This cosmetic surgery is intended to remove excess skin and small amounts of unwanted fat in the abdominal area.

A tummy tuck can also resolve diastasis recti, a condition in which the belly protrudes due to weakened or stretched abdominal muscles. Diastasis recti is most often caused by pregnancy, though abdominal obesity can also lead to a separation of the left and right abdominal muscles.

Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

The first step of the tummy tuck treatment process is a consultation with Dr. Jacobson. During your consultation, he will want to discuss your aesthetic and functional concerns, medical history, and expectations for the procedure’s outcome, so he can determine if an abdominoplasty is advisable for you.

If you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, pre-and post-op instructions will be reviewed with you, including the importance of abstaining from smoking for four to six weeks before and after the procedure. You will be instructed to stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatories at least one week before your surgery and may need to adjust the dosage of certain prescription medications, as directed, as well.

What to Expect During Tummy Tuck Surgery

For your comfort, anesthesia is necessary at the start of this procedure. Dr. Jacobson can then make the appropriate abdominoplasty incision for your unique anatomy and treatment goals.

Next, excess skin and fat can be removed, and the abdominal muscles can be tightened, if needed. In cases involving the excision of a large amount of skin, the belly button may need to be repositioned to complement your enhanced midsection contours. The incision will be closed and dressed to complete the surgery.

What to Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery

You may be asked to wear a compression garment for several weeks to reduce swelling and support your realigned skin as it heals. Small drainage tubes may be placed temporarily at the incision site to prevent fluid buildup.

To limit disruptions in the healing process, minimize the risk of complications, and promote optimal results, it is essential that you restrict your physical activity, as advised by Dr. Jacobson. High-intensity exercise during recovery or straining the abdomen with sudden or sharp movements can jeopardize treatment outcomes.
You’ll need to return to our office for one or more follow-up appointments during your tummy tuck recovery. Doing so allows Dr. Jacobson to monitor the healing process and guide you through a gradual transition from limited physical activity to a full return to your normal routine.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck is based on the complexity of a patient’s customized surgical plan. The price of your abdominoplasty will be determined and reviewed with you during your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation for a Tummy Tuck in Beverly Hills

If you are ready to learn your options for achieving a slimmer waistline, contact the office of Dr. Joshua Jacobson today to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to providing personalized care and supporting you at every step of the treatment process.

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Dr. Jacobson is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has vast experience in Body Contouring, Brazilian Buttock Lift, VASER Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, and facial procedures.

Abdominoplasty Before and After Photo by Dr. Jacobson in Beverly Hills California

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Meet Dr. Joshua Jacobson

Dr. Jacobson is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has vast experience in Body Contouring, Brazilian Buttock Lift, VASER Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, and facial procedures.

Dr. Jacobson was then chosen to complete his plastic surgery training at the prestigious Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, where he was trained by graduates of Ivy League and other top training programs. There, his superb performance led him to be chosen as the Education Chief Resident, teaching plastic surgery to his junior colleagues.

Dr. Jacobson prioritizes patient satisfaction above all else. He spends a considerable amount of time during his consultations to understand exactly what the patients want and what can safely be achieved for them.

Joshua Jacobson, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery.

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