David Stoker
Marina Del Rey
& Beverly Hills
(310) 300-1779

Tummy Tuck after Weight Loss

Patients that have had a major weight loss following diet and exercise or surgery can benefit greatly from an abdominoplasty procedure, also referred to as a tummy tuck. Not all patients necessarily need to have a full body lift after their weight loss.  In some cases they can suffice with an extended tummy tuck.  Dr. David Stoker will discuss with you your best options during your consultation appointment. You can set up your consultation by calling our office at (310) 300-1779 or you can make your appointment online.

A tummy tuck procedure is performed by first tightening the abdominal muscles under the skin. After a major weight gain the muscles can become stretched. After weight loss the muscular structure is not always able to snap back and regain a youthful appearance. The next step is to have the excess skin and fat removed.  Dr. Stoker commonly removes all of the loose skin between the pubic area and belly button. By eliminating the excess skin, patients can get rid of their stretch marks and wrinkles on the lower abdomen while flattening and tightening the contour of their midsection. The positioning of the scar is adjusted depending on the needs of the patient. Typically, the incision is made so that the scar can be hidden beneath underwear or a bathing suit.

Patients that undergo the abdominoplasty procedure will need general anesthesia.   The procedure is typically done on an outpatient status depending on the complexity of the procedure and other contributing factors.  Many patients find that it is more convenient for them to stay overnight at an aftercare center. 

Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but in most cases patients report that they are able to return back to work in about a week.  Strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks, or when you have the clearance from Dr. Stoker. You should try to see if you can have someone care for you the first few days after surgery to ensure that you are eating, drinking, walking and taking the prescribed medications. You will also have several post-operative appointments with Dr. Stoker to have sutures removed and to assist in your recovery process.

If you think that the tummy tuck after weight loss procedure is right for you, then take the next step to contact a national leader in plastic surgery, Dr. David Stoker, at (310) 300-1779.

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Marina del Rey, CA 90292

201 S Lasky Dr #200
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker performs plastic surgery in Los Angeles. Dr. David Stoker has also gained widespread recognition for liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty and many other cosmetic procedures. He serves men and women throughout Southern California (including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Long Beach, Santa Monica) and the rest of the world.