Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure for both women and men. Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers numerous types of tummy tuck surgery for individuals with loose skin in the stomach area. There are several factors that can lead to the development of loose skin around the abdomen including pregnancy, a significant weight loss, and aging. Thankfully, there are cosmetic treatments such as tummy tuck surgery that can be performed to remove excess loose skin and create a younger, tighter appearance. While most of these surgeries address the lower abdomen, there are a number of patients who come to our Beverly Hills plastic surgery center because of loose skin and fat in the upper stomach. To correct this, Dr. Schwartz performs what is known as a reverse tummy tuck (upper abdominoplasty). This treatment addresses the upper portion of the stomach, as well as the "bra fat pads" that develop from excess tissue and skin that accumulate below the breasts and are most prominent when sitting. If you believe you may be a candidate for this procedure, we invite you to call our office to learn more.
Reverse Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I was really pleased with the tummy tuck I received and the aftercare I received as well. I was nervous during my pre-op but the doctor had such a pleasant comfortable manner that I immediately felt at ease. He explained things thoroughly about the procedure, and encouraged any questions I had. Ladies, I cant emphasize enough how wonderful of a doctor and surgeon Mr. Schwartz is. If you're looking or researching for a surgeon, look no further. Dr. Schwartz is the best choice you could make. I'm very happy with the results of the tummy tuck, it's a life changer in so many ways. I know it can be scary choosing a surgeon, but Dr. Schwartz really cares about his patients and his professionalism is superb. I cant say enough about this doctor."- S.T. / Google / Mar 11, 2021
"I truly have no complaints about Dr. Schwartz and his team. Dr. Schwartz is totally professional and knowledgeable. He will answer any questions you may have and also provide recommendations. Everyone there is friendly and kind. Communication isn’t difficult. I had a TT and lipo and I’m 5 days post op and already walking without my walker and the pain is actually manageable. The entire process has been a lot less intense than I imagined. I totally recommend him for your surgery needs. I grade him and staff with an A+ and I would definitely return to him. Moreover, they take care of everything other doctors would just allow their patients to take care of such as recommendations for after care, fajas, post-op appointments, etc. lovely! Thanks, Dr. Schwartz, Michelle, Allie, and Team."- J.T. / Google / Mar 09, 2021
"If I could give him more stars I would! I had Extended Tummy Tuck, hernia repair, muscle repair, scar tissue removal, and internal waist trainer. Let me start off by saying I absolutely love Dr. Schwartz and his amazing staff specifically Maggie! She is absolutely amazing. I am a nurse and the level of care I received is above and beyond. I have lost about 100lbs overall, and have had 2 c-sections. I work out and eat healthy, but I had this apron of skin hanging. I have never been thin until the last couple years I guess. I have been following Dr. Schwartz for a few years now on social media along with a few other drs I had in mind. He was my first and only consult I went to! I felt completely at home in his office, his bedside manner is amazing, and he doesn’t push you into other procedures, or make you feel any less then. I knew he was the 1 from the get go. Post surgery was a struggle to be honest. I had more swelling then I had anticipated, but Dr. Schwartz and Maggie assured me it was just swelling. Maggie adjusted my compression, and within a week it’s like I’m a whole different person! Again, Maggie is amazing! I still have some swelling to work through, but I am completely in aww of my new body that I never new existed. I put in the work, but the talented Dr. Schwartz helped uncover it! He is a magician and an amazing person! I am 5 weeks post op, so still healing, but I am so happy I chose Dr. Schwartz!"- C.H. / Yelp / Aug 26, 2022
"By far one of the best plastic surgeon around LA. After the first consultation appointment I had with him, I had no doubt I’d wanted to have my TT and lipo performed by him. One month later I’m already healing from my surgery. Dr. Schwartz and his staff (Amanda, Sasha, Maricella, Robin, and all of the others) don’t need to try too hard to give an excellent customer service and attention to their patients; it’s already natural in them. Thank you so much."- V.C. / Google / Dec 12, 2019
"Dr Schwartz is fantastic! He has the kindest bedside manner, as he is is patient, making sure to explain everything and answer all my questions. I felt extremely comfortable with him the entire time (despite the fact that I am usually very shy, especially with my body). My priority is to keep things natural and Dr Schwartz was on the same page. He has incredible skill. I could not be happier with my result!"- R.L. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
A large majority of our patients that seek to have a reverse tummy tuck are those who have experienced a major weight loss. These patients are usually overjoyed by their weight loss, but they often battle areas on the body where loose skin collects. Weight loss of this dramatic nature can result in lax skin in the upper abdomen. In addition, patients who have had a regular tummy tuck may still have lax abdominal tissue that requires the top portion of the abdomen to be addressed.
Ideally, women who are desiring a reverse tummy tuck will not be planning additional pregnancies in the future. This is because pregnancy after a reverse tummy tuck will greatly affect and alter the results of the procedure. Candidates for a reverse tummy tuck treatment need to be at a healthy weight, in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for their results.
Dr. Schwartz performs a reverse abdominoplasty by making an incision under the breasts in the inframammary fold. This allows him access to the internal tissues while at the same time producing a scar that will be hard to see since it resides under the breasts. To perform the reverse tummy tuck surgery, liposuction may be used to remove excess pockets of fat. The muscles in the upper abdomen may be tightened if needed. The excess skin will be removed and pulled and tightened to create a smooth, tighter-looking result.
Dr. Schwartz is known throughout Beverly Hills for his Schwartz Rapid Recovery™ - a term that describes a combination of techniques Dr. Schwartz uses during surgery to accelerate the recovery process after the procedure is over. One unique method that sets Dr. Schwartz apart is his use of a gentler form of general anesthesia called TIVA, this stands for total intravenous anesthesia. Patients undergoing a reverse tummy tuck are given an IV with medication. This approach is different as it provides patients with an adequate amount of anesthesia, but at the same time does not require a breathing tube nor does it use anesthetic gases. Patients are asleep during the surgery and breathing on their own. TIVA medications wear off quickly during recovery and are mostly out of the body within a few hours. Patients are coherent faster, wake up feeling less nauseous, and experience an overall smoother experience.
The reverse tummy tuck is performed as an outpatient surgery and generally lasts about 2 – 3 hours. After the patient is properly observed and monitored, they will be released to recover at home. Dr. Schwartz likes to see his patients for a follow-up appointment at his Beverly Hills office the next day after surgery so he can assess the surgical outcome and results. Most patients are out to dinner the next evening and back to work in a week. They are able to begin light exercise in a few weeks and back to full activity at 6 weeks.
After a reverse tummy tuck, even though there will be slight bruising and swelling, patients will notice their results almost immediately. The compression garment should be worn as much as possible in the first few days, but as the swelling completely resolves, patients will get to see the full benefits from their surgery. The upper abdomen will be tighter and smoother, which not only leads to an appealing aesthetic outcome but also an increase in overall comfort. Any visible scar can be concealed under bras and swimsuits. In addition, women with fuller breasts have a greater chance of hiding these scars within the natural, physical contours of the body even without clothing. The results from a reverse tummy tuck will be long-lasting as long as patients continue to adhere to a healthy lifestyle and remain at a healthy, consistent weight.
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We invite you to call our Beverly Hills plastic surgery office to learn more about the cosmetic treatments we offer and see if a reverse tummy tuck is right for you. If you have loose skin and fat in the upper stomach and it not only causes discomfort but creates an unappealing appearance when you sit or even when you stand, a consult with Dr. Schwartz will help you get one step closer to looking and feeling your best. To learn more, contact Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz to learn more.
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