Tummy Tuck in Pasadena, CA
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What is a Tummy Tuck?
For women and men alike, sagging skin and pockets of fat surrounding the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the typical reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer tummy. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a cosmetic enhancement that reshapes the abdominal region, creating great outcomes for patients. Pasadena, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias performs abdominoplasty that is based on the patient's needs. This popular surgery at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery allows men and women the chance to have a toned, smaller abdomen.
What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?
If you have sagging skin, as well as unwanted fat in the stomach, this cosmetic surgery can help reclaim a slimming and more toned look. Dr. Elias suggests you be at a stable weight prior to surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure — it removes loose skin. Liposuction is generally implemented during the procedure to remove fat. If your tummy section has good skin tautness, but you are still unhappy with how your tummy looks and feels even on a healthy diet, you may be more suited for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to ensure the results are not affected.
This procedure is performed using general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options to consider when this surgery is performed by Dr. Elias, which is applied toward the patient's specific goals. To start, the incision length is chosen based on the quantity of excess skin. Some patients with an abundance of sagging and loose skin might benefit best from a full tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. Some individuals who have minimal skin looseness may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. These individuals still benefit from an abdominoplasty but will simply have a smaller scar. Regardless of the nature of the surgery, all abdominoplasty procedures at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery involve the removal of sagging skin and fat removal.
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling. Walking upright will be difficult at first so you should rest for several days. Moving about becomes easier once the tightness subsides and the incision begins to heal. Most patients can generally resume normal activities in about two weeks.
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Dr Elias, Katrina, Gaby , Hilda and Dianne changed my life !!!! This office is like no other. They treat you like family from the moment you walk in. I genuinely love this office. I can honestly say dr Elias restored my faith In medicine. His approach is up to date and he is detailed in all he does. I am a tummy tuck patient and I am more than happy with my results. I will ONLY trust dr Elias when it comes to cosmetic surgery. He has your best interest at heart not your wallet. Thank you dr Elias for helping me feel beautiful again and rock a two piece bathing suit again!! I love my tummy! I can’t believe I’m saying that after 2 kids !
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Many factors can lead to a stretched-out abdomen that creates hanging and wrinkled skin. We know it can be frustrating — surgery is generally the key to overcoming this. If you are embarrassed by the hanging skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, abdominoplasty by Dr. Elias in Pasadena, CA can allow you to get the look you dream of. Please contact The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery to learn more.