Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck

Exercise only goes so far when it comes to improving one’s physical appearance. While working out is an essential facet of overall health, it does not always have the desired results. Exercising cannot tighten loose skin or transform a body into a perfect hourglass. All of your hard work at the gym is wasted if your firm muscles are hidden under layers of shapeless skin.

Tummy Tuck Procedure Types

American Skin Institute offers two tummy tuck procedures that target different problems in the abdominal area. A traditional tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is performed when the patient wants to eliminate extra skin above and below the navel. A mini-tuck can remove the under the belly button that many women develop after giving birth. The full tummy tuck begins to heal within seven to 10 days, and recovery after a mini-tuck takes about half that time. Both procedures can be combined with liposculpting to slim the waist and make the stomach area as smooth and natural-looking as possible.

Tummy tucks are common among people who have had weight loss surgery or who have adopted strict diets for health reasons. They lose massive amounts of weight very quickly, and their abdominal skin is not able to match that pace. The skin becomes deflated but does not shrink to fit the new, slim person underneath it. A person who has lost a lot of weight due to dieting or gastric bypass surgery may not look as thin as he or she should because the extra skin mimics the appearance of fat. A tummy tuck is the final step toward achieving a better body. The cost of a tummy tuck can be covered by insurance if the weight loss was a lifesaving measure and if the loose skin is causing rashes or hernias.


Our liposculpting procedures were developed using the latest technology and the newest medical equipment. We use the smallest suction tubes available to reduce bleeding and conceal scars. Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States because the results are instant. Patients can be back at work after three or four days. It is possible to have liposculpting performed on several areas, such as the face, thighs, and arms, in conjunction with abdominal work.

Since everyone’s body is different, American Skin Institute makes sure to tailor the tummy tuck and liposculpting to the patient’s individual needs, and understands that not everyone has the same goals or ideas of beauty. We strives to give every patient the body that she wants for herself. Unlike other cosmetic surgeons, we understand how different body and skin types handle these procedures, and take great care to ensure that our patients heal properly and are able to resume normal activity as soon as possible.

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At American Skin Institute of Los Angeles, we're proud to offer Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck to the Los Angeles area and across Southern California. With three locations in Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Westlake Village, we are easily accessible to residents throughout the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas for Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck, including: Agoura, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Mission Hills, Moorpark, North Hollywood, Simi Valley, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Valley Glen, Westwood, Woodland Hills

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