Tummy Tuck Newport Beach
Abdominoplasty, or “Tummy Tuck”, can markedly improve the appearance of a large or protruding abdomen (pouch) as well as significantly narrowing the waistline. This is achieved by removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen as well as by tightening the loose underlying abdominal muscles.
Some patients may only require a “mini-abdominoplasty” with or without liposuction.
The procedure is performed using general anesthesia either in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
About a Tummy Tuck
If you are living with a flabby, loose tummy, you may be considering surgery. An abdominoplasty tightens the muscles in the abdomen and removes excess skin. Dr. Grover uses an advanced surgical procedure that produces a sculpted, fit appearance. The procedure requires exceptional surgical skills to produce attractive, taut, smooth results.
Tummy Tuck: An Advanced Surgical Technique
Dr. Grover performs tummy tuck surgery with an advanced surgical technique for faster healing time and more sculpted results. This procedure, called a “drain-free abdominoplasty,” will not leave the patient facing the problem of surgical drains to remove excess fluid during recovery. Many people would like to have a firmer, tauter tummy zone, but dread the thought of dealing with surgical drains. Dr. Grover has been performing the drain-free abdominoplasty for over seven years and is a leading authority on this groundbreaking surgical technique.
No Drains – Faster Recovery and More Sculpted Results
In a standard, traditional tummy tuck, drains are inserted into the incision site to collect and remove excess fluid. In the drain-free technique, liposuction along with the surgical correction re-sculpts the abdominal area for a more defined, athletic look once the area has healed. Issues such as love handles are resolved, excess fat in the abdomen is removed, and the muscle structure tightened to restore a flatter, firmer outcome.
Liposuction Plus Tummy Tuck = A Trim, Fit, Sculpted Abdomen
In the drain-free procedure, the liposuction is performed first. After the excess fat has been extracted from these zones, muscle repair is performed, and excess skin and tissue are removed. The procedure involves the use of multiple “quilted” stitches to create a smoother, more natural and defined look, and make it possible to have a faster, less stressful recovery – with no worries about surgical drains.
Tummy Tuck Candidates
Many people choose to undergo a tummy tuck as they are tired of seeing a bulging abdomen, and no diet or exercise can successfully tighten the area. When the underlying muscle structure has stretched or split, there is little that can improve the appearance other than surgical intervention. Patients come to us to resolve the following aesthetic issues:
- An unsightly, bulging abdomen
- Split tummy muscles
- Flab and lack of muscle tone in the abdomen
- Unsightly stretch marks
- Saggy skin and tissue on your abdomen
- You wear loose clothing to try to hide the bulge
- Lost muscle tone and firmness after pregnancy
- Excess hanging skin left after weight loss or bariatric surgery
Recovery from a Tummy Tuck
When planning for abdominoplasty surgery, you need to ensure you have sufficient time away from work or vigorous activities. The body needs time to heal. Most patients should plan on taking at least two weeks off work and plan for help around the house, as you must avoid lifting (including children!) or other activities that will stress the abdomen.
Your most effective plan will involve plenty of time for rest and recovery, and ensuring another person is there to manage the day-to-day activities for at least a few days. With the drainless tummy tuck procedure, you do not have to worry about managing surgical drains or a lengthy process to remove sutures.
Abdominoplasty for Mommy
While having children is one of the most joyous events in life, the body can suffer. A once fit, firm tummy may now sag and droop and be marred by extensive stretch marks. Many mothers take the step to restore the abdomen to a pre-baby condition – or even better!
With the drainless procedure used by Dr. Grover, much of the skin with stretch marks can be removed, improving the look of the skin on the tummy zone. The added process of removing excess fat with liposuction is a benefit to mothers as the body, after pregnancy, often develops love handles and fatty deposits that linger. A once trim, fit woman can feel embarrassed, dismayed, and dejected with these body changes – but our abdominoplasty surgery can help you restore the youthful flat abdomen you had prior to having children.
The Post-Op Experience: Dr. Grover
Any surgery is a shock to the body. We are committed to helping our patients throughout the recovery process and providing extensive aftercare instructions to make the healing process easier on you – and your body. A tummy tuck that does not involve drains is a far superior post-op experience, and healing typically proceeds as it should, and in less time. Some of the important issues to plan for include:
- Arrange a friend or family member to drive you home and to stay with you for the first 24 hours.
- Get everything prepared for your recovery, within easy reach of your bed, including plenty of liquids (water advised) and any books, TV remotes, tissues, or other usual needs. You won’t be able to move around easily in the early stages of recovery.
- It may require up to three days for the effects of anesthetic to wear off, so do not undertake any action that could cause you to fall or trip due to grogginess. Get help when moving around!
- Eat bland foods for the first few days and avoid excess salt (causes you to retain fluid).
- Gentle exercise is necessary, primarily gentle walks three times a day.
- No sports and no exercise until you are given medical okay.
- No lifting of anything, including grocery bags, children, or any item weighing ten pounds or more for at least six weeks.
Full aftercare instructions will be provided – follow them carefully so that your healing progresses quickly and you can get back to life – and show off your new figure!
A Firm, Fit Body Contour
If you are tired of seeing a flabby, loose abdomen, are at a healthy weight, and are in a state of good general health you are likely a good candidate for a tummy tuck. After the skin and muscles have stretched, in many cases only a surgical procedure will repair the damage. It is imperative that the procedure is performed by a skilled plastic surgeon who employs this groundbreaking, drain-free surgical technique. Reach out to Dr. Sanjay Grover at his offices in either Beverly Hills or Newport Beach.
Testimonials from Dr. Grover’s Patients
“I could never thank Dr. Grover enough for what he has done for me and given me. He has given me the perfect shape that I have always wanted and a beautiful, hard, flat, stomach that so many people dream of having…I have had two children, and I thought that after pregnancy my breasts and stomach would never look the same. I was right. Thanks to Dr. Grover my breasts and stomach look better than they have ever looked before. Dr. Grover has given me a type of self confidence that I had never had before. I have never met such a kind, caring, respectful physician/surgeon who is not only a perfectionist, he believes in the natural look. Thanks Dr. Grover!”
S.M., breast augmentation & abdominoplasty patient
“Just a little token of my appreciation for working wonders on my tummy and for your patience…I made the right decision in choosing you.”
N.R., abdominoplasty patient
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