Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck services offered in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, CA

Nothing can transform the contouring of your waistline like a tummy tuck. Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance and overall section of your abdomen. This advanced procedure is available by Dr. Ashjian through his self-named practice, Peter H. Ashjian, MD, in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California. Book your visit today using the online tool, or call to check appointment availability.

Tummy Tuck Q&A

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery designed to refine the contouring of your abdomen. It’s also among the most popular treatments available from Dr. Ashjian.

Many people pursue a tummy tuck after completing their weight-loss journey. Sagging skin and stubborn fatty deposits make it difficult to feel confident about your abdominal appearance, even after you’ve reached your weight goals. 

Others have a tummy tuck to restore a streamlined abdominal profile after childbirth. The techniques used during modern tummy tuck procedures deliver a flat, toned, and appealing belly with minimal incision lines. 

What are the steps involved in a tummy tuck?

The planning process is an important part of a successful tummy tuck. Dr. Ashjian works with you to identify your treatment goals and help you understand what’s possible through a tummy tuck. 

On the day of your procedure, general anesthesia keeps you resting comfortably from start to finish. Dr. Ashjian begins by making an incision in your lower abdomen to gain access to the underlying tissue. 

He carefully separates your skin from the next layer of tissue before removing excess tissue. 

Liposuction is sometimes incorporated into a tummy tuck procedure to remove unwanted fat. He can even suture your abdominal muscles to create a tighter and more toned shape. 

Once he’s happy with the refined abdominal contouring, Dr. Ashjian redrapes the skin over your abdomen, trimming away excess skin before carefully closing the incision. Every effort is made to create incision lines that blend in with your skin. 

How long is the recovery process after a tummy tuck?

Everyone has a unique recovery experience after a tummy tuck. Your recovery depends on a number of factors, including how much tissue alteration was necessary and your overall health. 

The best thing you can do to ease the recovery process is to follow all postsurgical instructions carefully. Make plans to have friends or loved ones handle the heavy lifting and other tasks for a period of time after your surgery. 

Giving your body time to rest and recover is essential. The nutritional choices you make after surgery also play a role in shaping your recovery. 

To learn more about all that a tummy tuck has to offer, schedule a visit with Dr. Ashjian online or by phone today.