Attain the Physique You Crave With a Tummy Tuck in Thousand Oaks

Dealing with loose, sagging skin or excess fat around the abdomen can be extremely frustrating. These issues can occur for various reasons, including pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or simply the effects of aging. Unfortunately, dieting and exercise typically aren’t sufficient for eliminating excess abdominal skin or stubborn fat deposits. This can make it nearly impossible to achieve the slim, contoured physique that you desire. If you find yourself in this situation, a tummy tuck procedure performed by Dr. Paymon Rahgozar could be an ideal solution.

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What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to tighten and firm the abdominal area. This is achieved by removing excess skin and fat from the midsection and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. This procedure can help you achieve a flatter, more toned stomach.

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Rahgozar makes an incision in the lower abdomen, from hip to hip, and carefully removes the excess skin and fat. For many patients, he also tightens the abdominal muscles using sutures to strengthen and firm the stomach. The remaining skin is then pulled down and sutured in place, creating a smoother and more toned appearance.

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Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Our tummy tuck in Thousand Oaks, performed by Dr. Rahgozar, can be a life-changing procedure offering all of the following benefits:

  • Elimination of excess abdominal skin and/or fat
  • A firmer, more toned midsection
  • Strengthened abdominal muscles
  • Improved bodily proportions
  • Improved posture
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Improved mobility and athletic ability
  • Improved self-confidence

What to Expect During Your Tummy Tuck Surgery

The first step of the tummy tuck process will be to sit down for a consultation with Dr. Rahgozar to discuss your goals and expectations. He will evaluate your health, medical history, and aesthetic preferences to determine if you're a good candidate for the procedure. You may need to make certain lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or losing weight, before the surgery.

Before the surgery, you'll be given general anesthesia, which will keep you peacefully asleep throughout the procedure. Dr. Rahgozar will make a horizontal incision along your lower abdomen, below the belly button. He will then remove excess skin and fat as needed, using a combination of excision and liposuction. If necessary, he will also tighten your abdominal muscles using sutures.

Once the remaining skin has been re-draped, the doctor will close the incision and apply bandaging to the area. After your tummy tuck, we’ll keep you around for a few hours to be monitored in the recovery room to allow the anesthesia to wear off. You can then get a ride home from a friend or family member, who should stay with you for the first night or two of your recovery.

What Is the Recovery Like After a Tummy Tuck?

After undergoing a tummy tuck, you can expect a recovery period of several weeks. During this time, it's important to follow Dr. Rahgozar’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a successful recovery and optimal results. Immediately after the surgery, you will experience some discomfort and swelling, and your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to help manage your discomfort.

You will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks following your tummy tuck procedure. This garment will help to reduce swelling and support your abdomen as it heals. It's important to avoid strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting for at least six weeks after your surgery. You may be able to return to work and other light activities within a week or two, depending on the nature of your job.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Adults who would like to achieve a firmer, more defined midsection could be good candidates for a tummy tuck in Thousand Oaks. The best candidates for the procedure are experiencing excess abdominal skin and/or fat. A tummy tuck can also be an effective option for individuals with weakened or detached abdominal muscles. Additionally, the surgery is a popular choice for people who wish to restore their toned physique after pregnancy or significant weight changes.

It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure and should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. 

During your consultation for your abdominoplasty in Thousand Oaks, Dr. Rahgozar will examine every aspect of your situation to determine if the procedure is right for you. To be an ideal tummy tuck candidate, it’s important that you meet the following criteria:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have waited at least six months after giving birth
  • Be a non-smoker or willing to temporarily quit
  • Be relatively close to your ideal weight
  • Have realistic expectations
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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Your Tummy Tuck in Thousand Oaks?

At Elevate Plastic Surgery, we offer a diverse selection of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures performed by Dr. Paymon Rahgozar, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who has trained at several top medical institutions. Throughout his career, Dr. Rahgozar has worked with patients from all walks of life and regularly participated in international training sessions. He and the rest of our dedicated team believe strongly in a compassionate, patient-centered approach to cosmetic and reconstructive care. During your tummy tuck procedure, we will treat you with respect at all times and provide you with the guidance and support that you need to become a more confident version of yourself. Contact our office today if you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Rahgozar.

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Tummy Tuck FAQ

How long does a tummy tuck take?

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

Are the results of a tummy tuck permanent?

How long does a tummy tuck take?

The duration of a tummy tuck procedure depends on the extent and details of the surgery. On average, it can take anywhere from two to threefive hours to complete.

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

Like any surgical procedure, tummy tucks carry some risks. The most common risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, these risks are rare and can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced board-certified surgeon like Dr. Rahgozar.

Are the results of a tummy tuck permanent?

The results of a tummy tuck can be long-lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, your physique can still be affected by factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy.

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