Tummy Tuck

Joel  A. Aronowitz, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Joel A. Aronowitz, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Tummy Tuck Specialist
For patients throughout Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California, Dr. Aronowitz provides several cosmetic treatments including tummy tucks to help people feel more confident. Procedures such as the tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, can give patients a slim, toned figure and are often used in Mommy Makeovers.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

by Joel A. Aronowitz, MD

http://www.aronowitzmd.com/contents/photo-gallery/tummy-tuck--mommy-makeoverWhat is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, medically referred to as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure which addresses the loose skin, excess fat, and poor muscle tone from a patient’s stomach area. The tummy tuck can also be used to correct separated or weakened muscles which assists to achieve a firmer, slimmer looking abdomen. When diet and exercise have failed to provide a person with the slim appearance he or she desires, this procedure can help to create a toned-looking, contoured stomach. A sagging or poorly formed abdomen can be the result of:

  •     Aging
  •     Dramatic changes in weight
  •     Previous surgery
  •     Pregnancy and C-section
  •     Genetics


Tummy tucks are best for a person’s whose weight is not likely to fluctuate greatly in the future. For example, a woman looking to become pregnant in the near future would be better off to have the procedure when she is done having children. It is better for a tummy tuck to be performed following any drastic changes in the body. These procedures are very common in Mommy Makeovers to help women restore their bodies to their pre-pregnancy state.


Why have a tummy tuck?

Childbearing and age can weaken the muscles of the abdomen causing the belly to appear large or loose and saggy. Procedures like the tummy tuck can help a woman feel more confident about her appearance after childbearing by restoring abdominal shape and muscle tone. Dr. Aronowitz is very experienced in Tummy Tuck procedures and uses an individualized approach to address the specific needs and goals of each patient. And all of his patients receive the personal attention of Dr. Aronowitz’ “A Team” of credentialed staff nurses, techs and anesthesia doctors to ensure excellent results in a safe and caring environment. The procedure can be combined with umbilical or other abdominal hernia repairs. Patients also benefit from improved back pain and posture.


What results will I see?

The results of a tummy tuck are typically dramatic and most noticeable when the recovery period has passed. The patient typically sees a much slimmer profile with a flatter, firmer stomach almost immediately after surgery. As the postoperative swelling subsides the final contour will be even more noticeable. To minimize the appearance of surgical scarring Dr. Aronowitz has developed a Scar Therapy Program including cutting-edge products and treatments. Ask our coordinator to tell you more about our unique Scar Therapy Program at your consultation.



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Joel Aronowitz, MD
8635 West 3rd Street
Suite 1090W
Los Angeles, CA 90048