Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, trims, flattens and firms a bulging abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while also tightening loose abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck may be appropriate if you have trouble trimming your abdomen following changes in your midsection after pregnancy or despite exercise and weight loss.
Your Tummy Tuck Procedure
You’ll need to fast for eight hours before you arrive at our Beverly Hills surgery center, meaning you won’t be able to 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.
Your tummy tuck will be performed under general anesthesia, and generally takes several hours. You can expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure focuses on multiple areas. You’ll stay overnight at our fully accredited surgical center, where a "private duty" nurse will be available.