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A tummy tuck is medically-termed “abdominoplasty.” The surgical procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and tissue from the abdominal region and tightening the underlying muscle structure to create a firmer, tauter abdomen. In some cases, the procedure includes liposuction to trim away love handles or other areas of excess fat.

Tired of Seeing a Bulging Tummy?

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Due to pregnancy, dramatic weight loss, or aging, the skin, fat, and tissue in the abdomen can become saggy and loose. Stretch marks, bulges, and loose skin can be corrected in both men and women with a custom tummy tuck performed in Los Angeles by acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Casper. The procedure is customized to address the individual condition of the patient.

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Before & After Tummy Tuck in Los Angeles

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Dr. Casper: Premier Tummy Tuck Surgeon

Dr. Casper regularly performs tummy tuck surgery and recognized as being among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas, and for consistently achieving excellent outcomes. Dr. Casper employs the most advanced techniques, including tightening the underlying muscle structure to repair split or stretched muscles for a superior result.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

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For patients with milder cases, Dr. Casper may perform what is called a “mini tummy tuck,” in conjunction with liposuction. The result reduced scarring and a faster recovery than traditional abdominoplasty. The procedures are performed with specialized surgical techniques:

  • Traditional tummy tuck procedure: A traditional tummy tuck is appropriate in cases in which the bulging and excess skin, tissue and fat are both above and below the belly button. A horizontal incision is placed on the lower abdomen (where it will be hidden in any clothing), through which excess skin and fat is removed, and stretched muscles tightened and repaired. If you have stretch marks on the lower section of the abdomen, many or all will be removed. Once healed, you will be able to wear tighter, form-fitting clothing with confidence – no more need to hide the bulging area.
  • Mini tummy tuck procedure: A mini tummy tuck addresses excess skin and fat appearing below the belly button. It involves a smaller incision, just a few inches in length, than a traditional tummy tuck. Through this incision, which will be placed so it is hidden, even in revealing clothing, excess skin is removed, and loosened muscles tightened to produce a trim, flat, more athletic look.

Am I a Candidate For a Tummy Tuck?

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If you are one of the countless people that eats a healthy diet, engages in regular exercise, and are still plagued by a bulging tummy, you are probably a candidate for a tummy tuck in Los Angeles. To undergo this procedure safely requires:

  • You are in good general health and safe to undergo surgery
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You are tired of having flabby, loose skin and fat and a bulging tummy area
  • You have developed stretch marks you want resolved
  • Pregnancy left your abdomen stretched and loose
  • You have lost a significant quantity of weight and were left with an apron of excess skin and tissue
  • Your abdominal muscles appear split or have loosened
  • You do not plan on becoming pregnant
  • You have achieved your weight loss goals and are stable

Why Choose Dr. Casper for a Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Daniel Casper is not your average plastic surgeon. He is among the most respected professionals practicing in his field, with three decades of experience performing a range of procedures, including abdominoplasty. His high level skills have led him to be chosen as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, one of the finest community hospitals in the Southland. You can expect your surgery to be performed with meticulous care and attention to detail, for superior results.

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do For Me?

If you struggle to find clothing that fits and are constantly forced to wear loose, baggy tops to try to hide your abdomen, imagine living with a firm, taut tummy zone that looks great with tight clothing. The increase in confidence in your appearance after a custom tummy tuck in Pasadena performed by Dr. Daniel Caspar is life-changing.

How Long is the Recovery From a Tummy Tuck?

Planning correctly for your recovery is important. Arrange for a friend or family member to stay with you for the first few days after your surgery. You will be unable to stand up straight for the first week. Any pain or discomfort can be managed with prescription pain medication. You will be restricted from any lifting or strenuous exercise for about four to six weeks and will require two to three weeks off work. The timeline of recovery is generally as follows:

  • After surgery: You will be groggy and will want to rest and sleep for rest of the day.
  • The first few days of recovery: This is the time period in which discomfort peaks and will require pain medication to keep you comfortable.
  • Two to three weeks following surgery: Your activities will be limited, such as gentle walks. Some patients return to work but even when working, keep your activities to a minimum to aid in healing.
  • First four weeks: you will be restricted from lifting or straining so the incisions can heal properly.
  • Six weeks: Most patients are given the go-ahead to return to more vigorous activities.
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Tummy Tuck FAQ's

What scars are left from a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck will leave scars, but the length of the scar will vary, based upon what was needed in your case. The surgical scar is located on the lower abdomen, horizontally, around the belly button, or in some cases, an added vertical scar, all of which are invisible when wearing clothing. The scar should begin to fade within about six months. When planning your tummy tuck, you will be fully educated about what to expect regarding scarring in your custom procedure.

What will my tummy look like after the surgery?

The results are a flat, firm tummy, free from any excess saggy skin, tissue, and fat. You should feel very comfortable when wearing tight tops and pants, which will fit snugly and attractively over your newly-sculpted body.

What are the risks of undergoing a tummy tuck?

All surgeries carry some risk. When under the care of Dr. Casper and his team of medical professionals, you can be confident that we employ stringent health and safety procedures in performing surgery. The risks include fluid buildup, scar asymmetry, or numbness. More serious (but very rare) risks may include infection, blood clots, or excessive bleeding.

How do I choose the right plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck?

When looking for a tummy tuck surgeon in Los Angeles, there are several points to carefully review. These include:

  • Board-certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • Number of years in practice
  • Professional standing in the medical community
  • Five-star rating on RealSelf
  • Many very positive patient reviews

The next step is to meet the plastic surgeon in person. A successful plastic surgery is a team effort between doctor and patient, and it is important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon. Dr. Daniel Casper is a highly-respected plastic surgeon with over three decades of experience. He serves as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and has garnered an international reputation for excellence for his surgical work.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment. Results may vary depending on the person.

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