Tummy Tuck with Tissu Glu Los Angeles

What Makes a Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?

A common misconception of tummy tucks is that they can remove a lot of unwanted weight. However, this is not true. While some fat can be removed from the abdomen during the procedure, this surgery is ideal for people who have reached or are near their goal weight but remain unhappy with the way their tummy looks, or have excess skin from weight loss or childbirth.

An ideal candidate is:

  • Healthy
  • Not too overweight (10 to 50 lbs)
  • Does not have diabetes or other major medical conditions
  • Is well motivated for this change
  • Has realistic expectations and understands the risks

It is also recommended that patients do not smoke, or can refrain from smoking for up to two weeks before and after surgery.

At your consultation, your surgeon will undertake a thorough assessment of your abdomen and skin. You’ll be able to discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations, as well as ask any questions you may have. You can expect a comfortable and informative experience during your consultation – the team at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery is committed to helping you every step of the way.

What To Expect with a Tummy Tuck

On the day of your surgery, your surgeon and team will ensure you are calm and comfortable throughout the procedure, and afterward. You will be placed under anesthesia for the surgery.

Your surgeon will spend some time carefully and precisely marking your skin for the best possible result.

After a tummy tuck, it is advised you rest for 1-2 weeks – and it is highly recommended to have a family member or friend with you for a few days following surgery, to assist you as you recover. Before surgery, your surgeon will discuss aftercare with you, and advise on how best to help your body heal.

You will experience some discomfort, as well as swelling and bruising – all of which can be managed with the recommendations, medicines, abdominal binders (to reduce swelling), or fluid drains provided by your surgeon.

What Sets Sunset Cosmetic Surgery Apart

We are committed to patient safety and patient comfort, and this is one of our main priorities. We ensure that patients are healing properly and that there are no complications. We often have a patient stay in our recovery center so that we can make sure their recovery is smooth.

One of our unique offers is the option to see both Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini in your consultation and receive their combined expertise when considering if a tummy tuck is suitable for you. As leading cosmetic surgeons in West Hollywood, they strive to provide the best possible experience throughout your personal journey.

A tummy tuck can be a life-changing surgery – helping to restore confidence, strength, and vitality. If you’re considering a tummy tuck or would like to explore your options, contact Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini to book a consultation.


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    Will a tummy tuck give me a flat stomach?

    In many cases, yes. Every tummy tuck is different, and your final result will depend on your starting appearance, overall health, and ability to maintain or lose weight. However, the majority of patients see a drastic improvement and an excellent platform on which to build further muscle, strength, and tone.

    How much does a tummy tuck cost in Los Angeles?

    Due to the personalized nature of each surgery, pricing varies between patients. We offer several payment options, as well as the ability to finance your treatment with a full range of extended payment plans through CareCredit®.

    How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

    There is a simple test to do, to see if you have too much visceral fat in the abdominal area to do the procedure. If you have too much visceral fat, you may need to diet and exercise to bring this down, before we can safely perform the procedure. If you have excess visceral fat in the abdominal area and we need to sow the muscles tight on someone who has too much visceral fat, abnormal bulges will form on the sides and you won’t achieve a nice flat look for your tummy area.

    What is the difference between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck?

    A mini tummy tuck is simply the removal of a small amount of excess skin from the bottom part of the abdomen. We rarely use this technique because the incision and scar is essentially the same as a tummy tuck but you don’t get the same results. Often you can’t tighten up all the abdominal muscles with a mini tummy tuck, so we often select a full abdominoplasty.

    What other procedures can I have?

    At your consultation, your surgeon may recommend alternative or supplementary procedures to help you achieve your ideal look – including:

    • The Mommy Makeover, for sagging or deflated breasts, excess fat and stretched out abdominal muscles,
    • The Brazillian butt lift, for more perky, fuller buttocks,
    • The thigh lift, for removing excess skin and fat in the thigh and knee areas, and
    • Liposuction, for the removal of excess fat and creating the best overall body contours

    Can I have a tummy tuck after a c-section?

    After a cesarean section, some women find they are unable to shift weight in their tummy area or have excess skin in the form of a ‘pouch’. A tummy tuck is certainly attainable after a c-section, however, we recommend you wait for at least six months following birth, as well as consult with your doctor and surgeon before proceeding.