Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Tummy Tuck FAQs
Due to the unique nature of tummy tuck, the cost is determined by your individual needs. Dr. Davis will provide an estimate for a more accurate tummy tuck cost in Beverly Hills during your consultation.
During your tummy tuck, you will be given anesthetics, so you should not feel discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to take following your procedure. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Davis during your consultation.
During your consultation, Dr. Davis will explain the different procedures and help you determine which surgery will be most effective.
It is always best to do as much research as possible before your consultation. This will guide you in the right questions to ask during your consultation.
Dr. Davis does not recommend using a tummy tuck as a weight loss procedure. To maintain the longevity of your results, it will require you to stay at a stable weight after the procedure.
Many of Dr. Davis’s patients decide to choose a “Mommy Makeover,” a term that defines breast and body rejuvenation after childbirth. In a “Mommy Makeover,” patients often decide to combine liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast surgery. However, each patient is different and may choose other procedures as well, such as labiaplasty, arm lift, or thigh lift etc.
Dr. Davis will use your own belly button, however it will be moved to a better location on your abdomen once the excess skin has been removed.
Your native belly button is brought through the skin, in a better position, once your excess skin has been removed.
Most patients are able to return to work 2 weeks after surgery. They can resume standard exercise 4 weeks after surgery with minimal core work and they can resume full core exercises at 3 months post-op.
You can get pregnant after having a tummy tuck. However to maintain the longevity of your results, it is best to perform a tummy tuck when you have completed having children.
It is recommended to refrain from heavy lifting for at least 4 weeks after a tummy tuck. Therefore we will advise you not to lift more than 5-10lbs during this time.
Swelling is common after a tummy tuck and could take a full year to completely resolve. A post-operative compression garment will help to minimize swelling as well as contour the abdomen.
The majority of the sutures placed during the tummy tuck will be absorbable, however you have some sutures in the belly button region that will require removal after surgery.
In the majority of cases, 2 drains will be placed at the time of surgery. These drains are typically removed within 1 week of surgery.
Dr. Davis always performs a muscle plication during the tummy tuck surgery to repair the muscles.