Tummy Tuck Specialist

Gabrielle B. Davis, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Do stubborn tummy bulges remain, despite your best efforts at diet and exercise? Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, provides tummy tuck surgery to tighten your stomach and waistline. To schedule a visit with plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Davis, call the Los Angeles office or book your tummy tuck consultation online today.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

The formal name for a tummy tuck procedure is abdominoplasty. It’s a permanent procedure to trim abdominal skin and muscles, resulting in a flatter tummy and slimmer waistline.

Why did my waistline lose its tone?

Many of us strive to achieve a flat and well-toned tummy by dieting and hitting the gym. But no matter how much time or energy you put into getting in shape, you, unfortunately, can’t control where you’ll lose weight. You may still struggle with unwanted tummy bulges even after you've hit your target weight.

The reality is that tummy bulges are common. Even people with normal body weight may have a loose and sagging stomach. The most common reasons for tummy bulges include:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Yo-yo dieting

Over time, your abdominal muscles may pull away from your midsection, creating a bulge. This condition is especially common after giving birth. 

When your skin, abdominal wall, or support tissue are stretched, tummy tuck surgery is the only way to give you back a taut and youthful midsection.

Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is right for many people. It’s the fourth most popular cosmetic procedure for women and the fifth most popular cosmetic surgery for men. 

When you meet with Dr. Davis, she discusses with you the benefits and potential risks of the surgery. Generally, you need to be healthy, at a stable weight, and not smoke, among other factors.

What happens during a tummy tuck?

Dr. Davis performs your procedure in an operating room while you’re under general anesthesia, meaning you’re asleep during the procedure. 

She begins with liposuction to contour your waistline. Then she trims away unwanted skin and abdominal tissue and closes your incisions. The surgery usually takes 3-4 hours.

What happens after a tummy tuck?

Afterward, you wear an abdominal binder for one week to promote optimal recovery. Next, you wear a compression garment for 4-6 weeks. This garment helps contour your tummy and minimize swelling. 

While you’re healing, it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks. Dr. Davis lets you know when you can get back to your usual workout routine.

If you’re curious about a tummy tuck, trust the expertise of a plastic surgeon. Call the office of Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation online today.

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"Youthfulness is not about your age, it’s always experiencing life in a new and optimistic light" -Gabrielle B. Davis, MD