What is a Tummy Tuck?
Due to the way the skin and muscles of the abdomen stretch out after pregnancy and weight loss, many men and women find diet and exercise inadequate for slimming and toning down their tummy. Surgical treatment is often the only solution, especially for mothers who have had multiple pregnancies. Dr. Jaime Schwartz’s tummy tuck procedure in Beverly Hills, CA can:
- Remove excess skin and fat from your middle and lower abdomen
- Tighten the muscles in your abdominal wall
- Reshape the contours of your waist
- Dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen
Schedule your free and personalized consultation today with Dr. Jaime Schwartz regarding tummy tuck surgery at his Beverly Hills, CA or Dubai office, and learn how you can get the waistline that you desire.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Today was my 6 week check up after having a fleur de lis tummy tuck..... can I just say that this whole experience has been incredible. Dr. Schwartz is an amazing surgeon and a kind hearted individual who always took his time to answer all of my questions or concerns. Although I felt 100% confident in Dr. Schwartz I have to admit I was scared of the recovery... I had read individual blogs and talked to friends about their experiences after surgery and everyone said I would be in alot of pain!! Well all I can say is "Wow" my surgery and recovery have been great my pain was very minimal and I only took tylenol and motrin. My friends who came to visit me were all astonished in how well I moved around and could not believe I was not complaining about being in pain. Dr. Schwartz and his team were very attentive after my surgery. They called me, they texted me, Dr. Schwartz reminded me each time we spoke to call him with any concerns. I am in awe of the aftercare I have received and continue to receive from Dr. Schwartz and his office. Dr. Schwartz and his team deserve more than 5 stars!!!"- E.C. / Yelp / Aug 01, 2018
"I can't say enough about Dr Schwartz. Not only is he extremely talented in his work (I got a tummy tuck and lipo.... shhhhh don't tell anyone lol ) Dr. Schwartz is also very compassionate and honest, he stands by his work. I have had a couple of surgeries with him and although I am still in the healing stages with my surgeries I am confident that it will look fabulous. Let's talk convenience for you folks coming from Orange county not only does he have an office in Beverly Hills he has one in Whittier which is a quick drive.!!! His amazing assistant Esther is the best, she listens to you and accommodates your schedule. She genuinely has your interest in mind and wants you to have the best experience with your procedure. For all you who don't want surgery and have stubborn fat Coolsculpting is a must (see my pic) . . It's gets rid of that stubborn fat areas that just won't go away. . Thanks Dr Schwartz fot having that miracle machine!! . Can't wait for my next session!!! :-)"- R.D. / Yelp / Sep 22, 2015
"Dr. Schwartz and his staff are the best. I went to six consults with plastic surgeons and immediately knew when I met him that he was the surgeon for me. After extreme weight loss, Dr. Schwartz has done fleur de lis abdominoplasty, bra-line back lift, and mastoplexy for me. The whole experience has been great. He takes the time to explain everything and the process went very smoothly. I was up and feeling good the day after surgery. The results are amazing. He and his staff take the time to explain everything and take care of all my needs. I wouldn't choose any other surgeon and will be going back to him for the rest of my procedures. Hands down, he is the best of the best."- S.R. / Yelp / May 23, 2019
"Dr. Jaime Schwartz is the Best. - Dr. Schwartz and his staff are the best. I went to six consults with plastic surgeons and immediately knew when I met him that he was the surgeon for me. After extreme weight loss, Dr. Schwartz has done fleur de lis abdominoplasty, bra-line back lift, and mastoplexy for me. The whole experience has been great. He takes the time to explain everything and the process went very smoothly. I was up and feeling good the day after surgery. The results are amazing. He and his staff take the time to explain everything and take care of all my needs. I wouldn't choose any other surgeon and will be going back to him for the rest of my procedures. Hands down, he is the best of the best."- S. / RealSelf / May 24, 2019
"Tummy Tuck with Lipo: I'm 39 year old mom of two young and adorable toddlers. - I'm 39 year old mom of two young and adorable toddlers. I don't want to say they ruined my body, lol, but pregnancy and childbirth did affect my figure. I'm 5'5" and 142lbs. Even Though I do Pilates and cycling and other gym classes almost 5 days a week, I still can't lose that fat around my torso area. After years of thinking and months of planning. I decided to go with the surgery to get the ideal results. I had my TT and Lipo on 2/17. The surgery took about 4 to 5 hours. My surgeon Dr Jaime Schwartz is very precise and patient and a perfectionist that's why I decided to go with his team. I do have to say, it was almost the worst pain I had experienced in my life other than that one time I had a second degree burnt on my arm. Fortunately, it was just the day of and after surgery, by day 2 post op, I only had to take Motrin to control the pain. However, I go with the no drain method which means I'm wearing the compression garments day and night. It's actually not as bad as I've imagined. The garments gave me lots of support and it helps with the back pain besides keeping the swelling down. Even though, now the itching is starting, I'm a bit worried how this will go for the rest of the weeks.I slept on the recliner at night and it helped a lot. I saw my scar the first time on day 4 post op when the NP cleaned and changed the tape around the scars. I'm happy to see how low it is. Now it's day 5 post op, I'm overall optimistic with the process and eager to see the results after the swelling subsides. Will continue to update my reviews"- M. / RealSelf / Feb 23, 2020
What is the Signature Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Dr. Schwartz's signature tummy tuck is best known for creating a contoured waistline while also defining the natural curves of the abdomen and the belly button.
Clients that would benefit from a standard tummy tuck have either lost a lot of weight or have stretched out their abdominal skin and muscles from pregnancy. Typically, the best candidate for a standard tummy tuck has skin laxity both above and below the belly button. With a standard tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz can remove as much skin as possible while also tightening the abdominal wall muscles, giving you a tighter, shapelier waistline.
A variation of the standard tummy tuck called a Fleur De Lis tummy tuck may be performed for those that have had significant weight loss and would benefit from excision of a large amount of skin. Named for the floral shape of the incision pattern on the abdomen, the advantage of a Fleur De Lis tummy tuck is that the entire torso can be tightened up by removing a larger amount of loose skin from the abdomen.
What is a signature Mini Tummy Tuck procedure?
Similar to the standard tummy tuck, clients that are best suited for the mini tummy tuck are ones that have lost a lot of weight or have skin laxity from pregnancy, but in this case, the excess skin is mainly below the belly button. With this procedure, Dr. Jaime Schwartz can keep the scar extremely low on the abdomen since he will only be removing excess skin from the area below the belly button. During this procedure, an incision is made low on the abdomen, similar to the kind made in a C-section. Excess skin is then excised, and the lower abdominal wall muscles may also be tightened if necessary.
What is a signature extended Tummy Tuck Procedure?
For clients with skin laxity above and below the belly button, as well as around the hips and waist, a signature extended tummy tuck may be the best procedure. During a signature extended tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz extends the incision around to the back to remove as much skin as possible from the abdomen, waist, and hips. With this procedure, the muscles of the abdomen can also be tightened if needed.
What is the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck technique?
This incision technique allows us to help patients with a significant amount of saggy skin on their stomach and around the waistline. During your procedure, we make a traditional tummy tuck incision, which runs horizontally just above the pubic area and a vertical incision that goes up the middle of your stomach. A Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin on the tummy, whereas an extended tummy tuck removes saggy skin from the love handles and sides. Based on your needs and a thorough assessment, Dr. Schwartz will determine the best technique for you.
Internal Waist Trainer Signature Technique
Dr. Schwartz is the creator of the Internal Waist Trainer, a technique designed to complement a traditional Tummy Tuck by correcting the underlying muscles. Typically surgeons will remove the strong connective tissue called the Scarpa’s Fascia during Tummy Tuck procedures. However, with Dr. Schwartz's signature approach, he uses this layer to create the Internal Waist Trainer, which restructures and cinches in the waist for a more desired contour. This technique will also lift the lower region of the abdomen for an added pubic and thigh lift, resulting in a complete and permanent re-shape of the midsection that simulates a waist trainer.
What can I expect after a Tummy Tuck?
After your signature abdominoplasty, an abdominal girdle will be placed around the wound, which creates compression and helps the body to decrease any fluids. This girdle is worn between 3 – 6 weeks, or longer if needed. Dr. Schwartz will give you instructions for showering and changing the dressing, and you’ll be back in the office for a follow-up in a few days post-surgery. Dr. Schwartz recommends that you plan to take some time off from work and other regular activities for two weeks and that you get some extra help at home if you have young children. Only moderate exercise, such as walking, will be allowed at first to keep muscle tone, help reduce swelling, and lower the chance of blood clots.
How mUch does a Tummy Tuck cost?
Your cost for the procedure will vary based on the type of tummy tuck you have and whether or not it is combined with other procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options, and together, you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.
Plan Your Procedure
- Starting Price
- From $16,480
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Recovery Facility
Frequently Asked Questions about a signature Tummy Tuck
Should I receive Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
For clients whose only concern is excess fat, liposuction may be used to treat the area successfully. Clients that their main concern is skin laxity or muscle stretching would benefit from one of Dr. Schwartz's signature tummy tucks. However, if someone has excess fat and skin laxity, they may benefit from Dr. Schwartz's LipoLift® Tummy Tuck, which combines fat removal, excess skin excision, and abdominal wall tightening.
Can I Combine Another surgery with a tummy tuck?
Many women seek out this procedure to address skin laxity and overstretched abdominal muscles following childbirth. A signature tummy tuck is often performed in conjunction with a breast lift – a combination procedure is known as a mommy makeover. Tummy tucks aren't just for women, though. Increasingly for guys, it is a go-to procedure for making your stomach look more toned and tight following weight loss. Although a tummy tuck may be done after weight loss, bear in mind that if you have lost a great deal of weight, you may benefit more from a body lift, which will not only take care of the tummy area but also refine the hips and buttocks as well.
Can I expect Scarring with a tummy tuck?
Scars are an unavoidable part of the surgery, but they don't have to detract from your results. Understanding the cause of imperfect scarring is the best way to minimize the chances of developing excessive scars you'll be unhappy with. By relieving tension on incision sites and using strategic patterns to hide scars beneath the natural folds of the body, Dr. Schwartz can do his best to prevent unsightly or excessive scarring. You can also be proactive by refraining from smoking during your recovery, getting proper nutrition, and carefully following your post-op guidelines. It can take up to nine months or even a year for the scars to fade. Ultimately, the scar line will be fine and easily hidden under your clothing or a bikini.
what happens if i get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Most people undergoing a signature tummy tuck have finished having children. But if you do become pregnant after having a tummy tuck, it shouldn't interfere with the safety of your pregnancy. Depending on your procedures, we may have to do touch-ups or another procedure to restore your original results.
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