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 stomachs. Surgery 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.
What Are The Benefits Of A Tummy Tuck?
- Eliminates stubborn fat
- Tightens loose and sagging skin
- Reduces stretch marks
- Reshapes and sculpts the abdomen
- Achieves a slimmer, more toned look
- Boosts confidence and image
- Helps with stress urinary incontinence
- Improves the posture
- Makes physical activity and exercise easier
- Corrects hernias
Am I A Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tucks can be performed on both men and women. If you are dissatisfied with loose, wrinkly skin and stubborn fat in the lower abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help you regain a tighter and slimmer appearance. Dr. Schwartz advises patients to be at a healthy, sustainable weight before surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it focuses on tightening loose skin. A form of liposuction is usually incorporated during surgery to remove unwanted fat. If your abdominal area has good skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with how your tummy looks even with a healthy diet and exercise, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to ensure the results are not affected.
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
"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
"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
"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
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. Candidates who would benefit from a tummy tuck have either lost a lot of weight or have stretched out their abdominal skin and muscles due to pregnancy. Patients should have some skin laxity above and below the belly button. With a standard tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz can remove as much skin as possible while tightening the abdominal wall muscles, giving you a shapelier waistline.
A Fleur De Lis tummy tuck may be performed for patients who experienced a significant amount of weight loss and have large folds of excess 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.
What is a signature Mini Tummy Tuck procedure?
Candidates for a mini tummy tuck have lost a lot of weight or have skin laxity from pregnancy. However, the excess skin is mainly below the belly button. With this procedure, Dr. Jaime Schwartz can keep the scar very 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, an extended tummy tuck may be the best procedure. During an extended tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz extends the incision to the back to remove as much skin as possible from the abdomen, waist, and hips. 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 sagging skin on their stomachs 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, 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 (also called the Scarpa’s Fascia) during a tummy tuck. However, with Dr. Schwartz's signature approach, he uses this layer to create the Internal Waist Trainer, which restructures the waist for a more desired contour. We 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.
What can I expect after a Tummy Tuck?
Patients may wear an abdominal girdle after surgery, which should be worn between 3 – 6 weeks. 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 taking time off from work and other regular activities for two weeks so you can heal properly. Only moderate exercise, such as walking, will be allowed at first to keep muscle tone, reduce swelling, and lower your chance of blood clots.
How mUch does a Tummy Tuck cost?
Costs vary based on the type of tummy tuck you receive and whether it's combined with other procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and come up with a plan that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make tummy tuck surgery available to more patients.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Recovery Facility
signature Tummy Tuck FAQS
Should I receive Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
Liposuction may be incorporated into your signature tummy tuck if you're concerned about excess fat. However, if someone has excess fat and loose skin around the midsection, 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 a tummy tuck to address skin laxity and overstretched abdominal muscles after 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. It's also used in men who want to appear more toned 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 noticeable scars. By relieving tension on incision sites and hiding scars in the natural folds of the body, Dr. Schwartz can do his best to prevent excessive scarring. You can also be proactive by refraining from smoking during your recovery, getting proper nutrition, and carefully following 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.
what happens if i get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Most people undergoing a signature tummy tuck are finished having children. But if you do become pregnant after a tummy tuck, it shouldn't interfere with the safety of your pregnancy. However, we may have to perform a touch-up surgery to restore your original results.
Achieve a flatter stomach
A variety of factors can lead to a stretched-out abdomen that creates hanging folds of skin. We understand it can be a troubling problem to have — abdominoplasty is usually the only way to overcome this. If you are bothered by the loose skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, surgical body contouring by our team in Beverly Hills, CA can allow you to get the look you desire. We invite you to call Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz MD FACS to learn more.
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