With beautiful weather year-round in Long Beach and plenty of outdoor activities, many patients are concerned about looking their best, especially in swimsuits. Pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations can all have an impact on the midsection. Luckily, Dr. Esmailian performs abdominoplasty to help achieve a slimmer, more sculpted physique. Benefits of a tummy tuck include enhanced self-confidence, a wider array of clothing options, and improved stamina and energy.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is performed to remove excess skin, tissue, and fat from the stomach while also firming the underlying six-pack muscles and repositioning the belly button in a more youthful-looking location. The surgery is often a component of the mommy makeover, a comprehensive procedure designed to help moms reclaim their figures after childbirth.

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What are the Benefits of Abdominoplasty?

A tummy tuck can transform a patient's self-image, provide them with more wardrobe choices, create a more balanced, proportionate physique, and maximize the benefits of workouts at the gym. After abdominoplasty, the stomach is flatter and more toned, and the abdominal wall is firmed and strengthened. This is especially important for women who have experienced weakened or separated belly muscles after giving birth.

A tummy tuck can also help Long Beach patients to avoid:

  • Back pain
  • Hernias
  • Incontinence
  • Bloating
  • Poor posture
  • Distended, bulging midsection

Who is an Ideal Candidate For a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Patients should only pursue a tummy tuck to please themselves and not to conform to any outside pressures. They should have realistic, positive expectations for improvement, recognizing that perfection is unlikely. All candidates for surgery should be healthy non-smokers who are free from any uncontrolled medical concerns that might interfere with the surgery or its recovery. Lastly, they should be at or close to a stable, healthy weight.

What Does Abdominoplasty Entail?

Tummy tuck surgery will target both the upper and lower regions of the stomach at the same time. After the patient is made comfortable with anesthesia, an incision will be made, stretching from hip to hip, through which the doctor will remove excess tissue. Dr. Esmailian will tighten the underlying muscles and trim folds of redundant skin to create a more shapely, well-defined silhouette. Liposuction can be performed in combination with a tummy tuck to suction out pockets of stubborn fat, further refining the area.

What Will Recovery Entail?

After surgery, patients will need a friend or family member to drive them home as the anesthesia wears off. Dr. Esmailian will provide a compression garment to help minimize swelling and keep the newly sculpted abdominal contours intact. He will also offer a personalized aftercare plan and prescriptions for pain management. Drains may be placed to help escort excess fluids out of the body. Patients will need to rest and recuperate for several weeks before resuming work and other activities. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4-6 weeks, as advised by Dr. Esmailian.

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Why Choose Dr. Esmailian?

Dr. Esmailian is a sought-after, board-certified aesthetic authority who has proudly served patients in and beyond Long Beach, CA, for years. His patient-centric approach and genuine compassion help to establish lasting relationships with his patients, many of whom view the practice as their second home. If you are in Long Beach and you wish to learn more about how a tummy tuck can transform your appearance, call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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