Beverly Hills Tummy Tuck Surgery
The tummy tuck is truly a transformative procedure for any patient who has desired a well-toned flat tummy. For some women, the physical effects of pregnancy can create a tummy that just won’t bounce back even after months of working out.
If pregnancy or weight loss have left excess abdominal skin then a tummy tuck is a worthwhile solution. When performed by Dr. Applebaum, a tummy tuck with a discrete incision placed in a favorable position will yield beautiful results with a contoured exterior and tightened underlying musculature. By addressing the functional repair of the muscles along with the cosmetic improvement in contour a tummy tuck is an upgrade to one’s quality of life.
Taking care of others should not impact you from taking care of yourself during the recovery of a tummy tuck procedure. During the consultation, Dr. Applebaum will in addition to creating a detailed treatment plan, he will discuss at length a realistic picture of the recovery process for each patient.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you tell if liposuction or a Tummy Tuck is my procedure of choice?
It is up to the plastic surgeon to determine during your examination and consultation whether the best result will be obtained with liposuction alone or with a Tummy Tuck procedure. In some cases, both can be performed to obtain the optimal outcome.
Can the scar be well hidden in small bathing suits and in underwear?
Dr. Applebaum places the scar in the most favorable position for each patient. The scar is concealed in a low spot that can be covered even while wearing low-riding jeans. If the client desires, Dr. Applebaum will make markings prior to surgery while the patient wears a bathing suit or underwear to ensure the scar will be well hidden.
How much extra skin can be removed, and will it look normal after it has healed?
A significant amount of skin can be removed to eliminate the crepe appearance and in some instances, to remove stretch marks. The final appearance after surgery is normally a significant improvement over the extra skin and fullness. After liposuction or abdominoplasty surgery, women typically wear more contoured clothing and are very comfortable exposing their tummy areas in bathing suits and low-riding jeans.
Do you have to be finished having children before undergoing abdominoplasty?
It is best to delay Tummy Tuck surgery until after giving birth to your last child. Liposuction can be performed between pregnancies to help contour the hips and thighs or abdominal areas.
What Our Patients Say
"Because of Dr. Applebaum and my Tummy Tuck result, I am back to my pre-pregnancy size, and I feel fabulous. I cannot believe the types of clothes that I am wearing, which I never thought I would ever be able to wear again."
— M. K., a 38-year-old mother of three who had children close together and underwent a major tummy tuck to restore her abdominal contour.
"I never thought I would ever wear a two piece bathing suit again. I was wrong! After my Tummy Tuck, I felt great about wearing anything that showed my tummy."
— C.A., a 45-year-old flight attendant who had one child and felt self-conscious about her mid-abdominal area.
"I waited until I was 58 to have a tummy tuck and I should have done this years ago because I cannot believe how great I look."
— P.R. an active middle age women who had two grown children when she decided to have surgery.
To find out more about Dr. Robert Applebaum or the cosmetic procedures offered at his office in Beverly Hills, please contact us today.