Diet and exercise are often not enough to strengthen and flatten the abdomen, especially after a substantial weight change. This is also true for patients with normal body weight. If you are experiencing a loose and sagging mid-section that has proven resistant to diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for an abdominoplasty. Patients should be in good general health, be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about surgery. This procedure is not recommended for any patient planning significant weight loss.
During surgery, Dr. Nima will make a horizontal incision between the pubic hairline and belly button. The skin is lifted, weakened abdominal muscles are tightened and toned, and any excess skin is trimmed. If fat deposits and excess skin are limited to the area below the belly button, you may be a candidate for a less intense procedure called a mini-tummy tuck.
To learn more about an abdominoplasty, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915. We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Hollywood, Brentwood, and Westwood.