Tummy Tucks

Case Samples

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Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini in July 2010 Issue of New Beauty

Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini in the July 2010 Issue of New Beauty, featuring photos of Mommy Makeovers with Tummy Tucks.
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About Tummy Tucks

Many women, and an increasing number of men, seek out abdominoplasty. Commonly known as a “tummy tuck”, an abdominoplasty is used after undergoing massive weight loss or following pregnancy, to tighten loose skin and remove excess fat in the waistline. When performed correctly, a tummy tuck can drastically improve the appearance of a patient’s midsection. The most natural-looking results are often created by well-experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. It is vital to find a reputable and highly experienced tummy tuck Los Angeles surgeon to perform the procedure.

Our highly skilled surgeons are experienced in the latest and most sophisticated techniques. They take great pride in helping Los Angeles tummy tuck patients achieve a body with a smaller midsection and a more youthful appearance. During the procedure, our Los Angeles tummy tuck surgeons take special care to ensure the belly button area will appear very natural.

Our tummy tuck Los Angeles surgeons emphasize safety, patient satisfaction, and comfort. You can expect a comfortable and informative experience during your consultation. Los Angeles tummy tuck professionals Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak will discuss both the procedure and the recovery process with you.

Are you a good Los Angeles tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck candidate? Here are some traits of an ideal tummy tuck patient:

  • Healthy
  • Not too overweight (10 – 50 lbs)
  • No diabetes
  • Smoking is not recommended
  • Blood test necessary

Typical Recovery Time for Tummy Tuck

Previously, tummy tuck surgery could involve an uncomfortable recovery period, especially during the first few days. Our tummy tuck Los Angeles surgeons use a unique pain pump system to make recovery for patients much more comfortable (in fact, we often need to remind many of them to take it easy after surgery because they feel pretty good). It works so well, we often need to remind many of them to take it easy after surgery because they feel pretty good! After a tummy tuck, Los Angeles-area patients typically take one to two weeks off from work, depending on the nature of their case. Los Angeles tummy tuck patients should avoid heavy lifting, and should not exercise for at least three weeks following their surgery.

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini, who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.