Tummy Tuck in Glendale, CA | Stepanyan Surgical Arts Center
Tummy tucks are one of the top cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with nearly 250,000 surgeries performed annually. Despite this popularity, misconceptions remain about what abdominoplasty does, who is a good candidate, and what it can help patients achieve.
Expert facial, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Martin Stepanyan draws on more than two decades of successful experience to bring his potential tummy tuck patients all the information they deserve. He and Dr. Johnson C. Lee are both experts in performing body plastic surgery.
Read more about tummy tuck surgery in Glendale, Pasadena, and the greater Los Angeles area, so you can confidently start your cosmetic journey. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Glendale tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Stepanyan by contacting us online or calling (818) 551-0088 today.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens or repairs weakened or separated abdominal muscles. The result is a flatter, firmer, and more toned-looking core region.
Dr. Stepanyan and Dr. Lee often perform tummy tuck surgery on patients who have experienced pregnancy and significant weight loss, which can cause the skin to stretch and lose elasticity. The procedure can also improve your posture by shoring up your muscles.
Why Choose Dr. Stepanyan for a Tummy Tuck?
When searching for a plastic surgeon to perform your tummy tuck, experience matters. Dr. Stepanyan is one of the community’s most seasoned and accomplished surgeons, offering compassionate care that inspires confidence.
Patients consistently commend Dr. Stepanyan and Dr. Lee for their thorough consultations and the use of advanced, three-dimensional imaging, which many other practices do not offer. This technology allows him to accurately visualize and plan the procedure, ensuring the result aligns with your aesthetic goals. Dr. Stepanyan is a board-certified surgeon and a fellow of esteemed professional bodies, maintaining the highest caliber of medical ethics.
We have equipped our AAAHC-accredited surgical facility with cutting-edge tools that ensure patient safety. Above all, Dr. Stepanyan and Dr. Lee strive for impeccable and natural-looking results and top-quality care for each patient. Choose Stepanyan Surgical Arts Center for your tummy tuck and rest assured that you are in the hands of experienced and skilled surgeons who will help you achieve your desired results.
Why Would a Patient Need a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck has cosmetic and functional purposes. If you have excess skin and fat in abdominal region that does not respond to diet and exercise, it can help you achieve a slimmer, flatter, and toned stomach.
Also, if you have a stretched abdominal wall due to a hernia or pregnancy, a tummy tuck can stabilize your abdominal region, offering support and safety.
Specializing in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Martin Stepanyan is a Board Certified surgeon with over 15 years of excellent education, extensive training and over 22 years of successful practice in the field of Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery.
What Does Dr. Stepanyan’s Tummy Tuck Procedure Involve?
A tummy tuck procedure includes several steps to ensure the best possible outcome.
Your tummy tuck treatment starts with a detailed consultation to discuss what you’re hoping to achieve with the surgery. Please come to this confidential meeting prepared to discuss your reasons for wanting the procedure and your complete history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck.
You’ll then discuss anesthesia, where and how big the incision will be, and what your recovery might look like. Dr. Stepanyan or Dr. Lee will also guide you on how to prep for the surgery, including any tests or meds you might need beforehand.
When your surgery day arrives, you’ll get anesthesia to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the operation. Your surgeon will then cut into your lower belly, usually stretching from one hip to the other, and take out any extra skin and fat. If needed, he’ll also tighten up your stomach muscles. Once he’s happy with the outcome, he’ll stitch up the incision and you’ll be on your way to recovery.
After your surgery, your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your incision and manage any post-operative pain or discomfort. He will also advise you on when you can resume normal activities and what to expect during your recovery period. Overall, the tummy tuck procedure will give you a flatter, firmer abdomen and improved body contour. By following his post-operative care instructions carefully and allowing yourself enough time to recover, you can achieve long-lasting results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are in good overall health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations for the procedure. If you have skin and fat that don’t respond to a healthy lifestyle, or if you’re experiencing a compromised abdominal muscular wall, a tummy tuck could help you achieve your aesthetic or health goals.
A tummy tuck is not a procedure designed to help you lose a dramatic amount of weight. Instead, it will create a flatter stomach after you are already at or near your target weight.
Los Angeles Tummy Tuck FAQs
Tummy tuck recovery time varies by patient, but most people can expect to return to work and resume light activities within two to four weeks after the surgery. To allow your body to heal properly, avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least six weeks or until Dr. Stepanyan clears you to.
Yes, it’s normal to have scars after any surgical procedure, including a tummy tuck. However, the incision for a tummy tuck is in a strategic location you can easily hide with clothing or swimwear. With time, the scar will fade and become less noticeable.
The results of a tummy tuck can last for many years, but factors such as significant weight changes, pregnancy, and aging can compromise them. To maintain an ideal abdominal profile, follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.