Love Your Tight, Toned Tummy

If you’re searching for a way to eliminate a frustrating pooch and show the world a more toned abdomen, a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills & Pasadena with Dr. Leif Rogers may be ideal for you. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, and tightening the underlying muscles. The procedure is designed to help create a flatter, smoother, and more toned-looking abdomen.

Many patients find that life can make weight loss difficult…especially when it comes to those stubborn pockets of fat that remain in defiance of healthy eating and regular exercise. For many patients, a tummy tuck represents an ideal final step in their body contouring journeys, and Dr. Rogers is excited to put his extensive skills to use, developing a personalized treatment plan and creating results that will fill you with confidence.

Dr. Rogers and his team have spent years earning a reputation for excellence by creating exciting surgical results for patients in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and all over the world. He remains committed to utilizing the most advanced and innovative techniques and will be excited to learn more about how he can unite you with your ideal cosmetic outcome. To learn more, reach out to us and set up your consultation today.

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Who Qualifies for a Tummy Tuck?

To qualify for a tummy tuck, you should be in good overall health, without any serious medical conditions that could interfere with the healing process. You should have maintained a stable weight for at least six months and be at or near your ideal body weight, with excess skin and fat in the abdominal area that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise alone. Smoking is a risk factor, so candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for a period of time before and after the procedure.

It’s worth noting that the tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure but is rather a surgery designed to eliminate the presence of stubborn excess fat and sagging skin that droops or hangs. When you visit Dr. Rogers for your initial consultation, he’ll get to know your cosmetic goals, take your physical characteristics into account, and work to guide you to a treatment plan that is ideal for you and your aspirations, so you can experience total peace of mind as you look forward to your life-affirming tummy tuck results.

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Preparing for Your Surgery

When you visit Leif Rogers, MD for an abdominoplasty in Beverly Hills & Pasadena, you get to work with a staff that remains deeply passionate about offering patients an elevated level of care. We’ll be available to you at every step of your journey to answer any questions that might arise and address any concerns that you may have. Take a look at the general timeline you might experience when visiting us for a tummy tuck, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our office when you’re ready to set up your initial consultation.

  • Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  • Create a customized surgical plan
  • Take pre-op photos
  • Meet with our practice manager
  • Schedule surgery with our surgical coordinator
  • Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • Return to the office for a pre-op before surgery
  • Have surgery
  • Return to the office for your post-op visit

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The Tummy Tuck Procedure

General Anesthesia

Tummy tuck surgery is typically performed using general anesthesia, which means the patient is completely asleep and unaware during the procedure. General anesthesia allows the surgeon to perform the surgery safely and comfortably for the patient.

Procedure Duration

The duration of a tummy tuck procedure can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the individual patient's needs. Generally, a full tummy tuck can take between two to four hours to complete, while a mini tummy tuck can be completed in about one to two hours.

Surgical Technique

During the surgery, the skin will be lifted, and the underlying muscles will be tightened and stitched into place. Any excess skin and fat is removed, and the remaining skin is pulled down and stitched into place. The belly button may also be repositioned to a more natural location. 

The Mini Tummy Tuck

If the fat deposits are limited to the area just below the navel, you may require a less intense procedure called a mini-tummy tuck. Dr. Rogers will be happy to discuss this option with you during your preoperative consultation.

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Why Patients Love the Tummy Tuck

Many of our patients find that the tummy tuck is an ideal way to address stubborn excess fat or drooping skin. After your tummy tuck procedure, you’ll feel more confident showing off your stomach and abdomen when beach season rolls around, in addition to enjoying a better fit in other outfits of your choosing. 

Take a look at just a few of the reasons our patients absolutely love their abdominoplasty results.

  • Improved abdominal contour
  • Improved posture
  • Strengthened abdominal muscles
  • Easier maintenance of a healthy weight
  • Increased confidence
  • Relief from certain medical conditions

Your Recovery Experience

Most patients will need to take at least two to four weeks off work to rest and recover after the procedure. During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activities and exercise and follow Dr. Rogers’ post-operative instructions closely to ensure proper healing.

You’ll be given a clear idea of what to expect in advance of your procedure, and our team will make sure you have a detailed timeline, clear aftercare instructions, and everything you need to manage any swelling or bruising and remain as comfortable as possible.

Our team will set follow-up appointments to ensure that you’re healing properly and will remain available to you at all times to ensure your comfort and peace of mind. When you’re ready to get started, reach out and set up your consultation today.

Tummy Tuck FAQs: 

When will I see the final results of my tummy tuck?

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

How do I choose the right surgeon for my tummy tuck?

What can I do to maintain the results of my tummy tuck?

When will I see the final results of my tummy tuck?

While some results may be visible immediately after the procedure, final results typically emerge as swelling subsides and the tissues settle into their new position, which can take several weeks to months.

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Yes, a tummy tuck can be combined with other body contouring procedures such as Liposuction or Breast augmentation for a more comprehensive enhancement, depending on individual needs and goals.

How do I choose the right surgeon for my tummy tuck?

It's crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing tummy tuck procedures. Look for a surgeon who listens to your concerns, explains the procedure thoroughly, and provides personalized recommendations based on your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals.

What can I do to maintain the results of my tummy tuck?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, can help prolong the results of your tummy tuck. It's also essential to follow any post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon and attend regular follow-up appointments for monitoring and support.

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