As mentioned, Lipoabdominoplasty helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin while tightening the abdominal wall muscles. By tightening the underlying muscles, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian creates an “internal corset” effect that produces a beautifully balanced waist line and abdominal silhouette.

This procedure is unique because Dr. Hovsepian also uses advanced liposuction techniques to remove excess fat around the abdomen, flanks, and lower back to give the body a natural contour. The procedure can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy. After the effects of pregnancy, a breast lift or breast augmentation may also be needed. This combination of procedures is commonly known as a "mommy makeover."

A smooth, firm, abdomen gives the whole body a look of fitness and vitality. As a plastic surgeon committed to staying at the forefront of the latest plastic surgery developments, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian has advanced surgical skills in delicate procedures ranging from tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to body lifts and liposuction (liposculpture). Providing his patients with the best possible care while utilizing innovative advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian uses his aesthetic talent and surgical skills to restore a more trim, youthful and natural appearance; receiving him accolades from patients for his tummy tuck and lipoabdominoplasty results.

He recognizes the importance of minimizing incisions and utilizes minimally invasive techniques.

Learn more about your tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and lipoabdominoplasty options and how Dr. Hovsepian can support you in meeting your body contouring goals when you request your consultation online or by telephone.

A Lipoabdominoplasty can:

  • Firm and flatten the midsection after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Restore the position of torn or sagging abdominal muscles
  • Tighten and smooth loose abdominal skin
  • Remove lower-abdominal fatty deposits
  • Remove fatty deposits around the abdomen, flanks, and back

Planning Your Procedure

A skilled body contouring surgeon, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., is passionate about providing natural, aesthetically pleasing results in every procedure. He will assess your shape carefully, review your health history, and explain your options before crafting an individualized surgical plan focused on your needs.

Sagging abdominal tissues have many different causes; customization and accuracy are key factors in a successful lipoabdominoplasty procedure. When you meet with Dr. Hovsepian you can be confident that his extensive experience in a full selection of body contouring techniques will offer you safe, high-quality options and results, which accurately match your objectives.

The Core Components of a Lipoabdominoplasty

A lipoabdominoplasty has three different components that Dr. Raffi Hovsepian can customize to fit your lifestyle and needs to achieve the maximum improvement for your shape. These include:

Muscle Tightening

Weight fluctuations and childbearing can overstretch and tear the abdominal muscles. Dr. Hovsepian restores the muscles, or their fascial cover, by repairing them to their original position for a retightened contour.

Fat Removal

Many patients will choose a Lipoabdmonioplasty to combine advanced tummy tuck and liposuction (liposculpture) techniques for smoother results that show off their natural muscle tone and improve their waistline silhouette.

Skin Tightening

Muscle tightening and fat removal results in a tight and flat abdomen as well as a slimmer waistline. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian will also tighten and trim away excess skin.

For post-weight-loss patients, Dr. Hovsepian may also recommend a circumferential abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy or a body lift to tighten loose skin at the hips, tummy or thighs. Dr. Hovsepian has extensive experience in these procedures, which generally yield dramatic results and extremely grateful patients. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are healthy men and women who maintain a healthy diet and a stable weight.

Dr. Hovsepian is committed to understanding and meeting each patient’s individual needs and has experience implementing some of the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques available today. He will perform a thorough examination of your abdomen and discuss your enhancement goals with you personally before you agree on a customized plan for the technique that offers the results you desire.

A body contouring specialist, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian and his highly skilled surgical team demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in pursuing aesthetic and surgical standards for each procedure while providing personalized quality care. He is happy to discuss the measures he takes to minimize incisions and ensure your results harmonize beautifully and naturally with your body silhouette.

Lipoabdominoplasty Surgery

Before your procedure, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian and his skilled team will meet with you to answer any questions you may have and make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly.

Safety, privacy, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care is the assurance of Dr. Hovsepian’s patient experience.

Prior to coming into the Beverly Hills surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure, which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.

Lipoabdominoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. Expect an overnight stay at a fully accredited aesthetic plastic surgery recovery center, where a “private duty” nurse is available. The surgery itself generally takes several hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas.

Schedule a Consultation

A talented body contouring surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian’s goal is to provide you with the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you reach your lipoabdominoplasty aesthetic goals. Contact Dr. Hovsepian in his Beverly Hills office to discuss how he can support you in achieving your body contour enhancement goals. Please request your consultation online or schedule by telephone today.

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