Tummy Tuck

It may seem impossible to have a flatter, toned stomach because of excess skin that remains after weight loss or pregnancy. Exercise and dieting don’t produce visible changes, which can be frustrating. That’s why many women and men choose to undergo abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, performed by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armen Vartany. Tummy tuck patients from Glendale, Pasadena, and throughout the Los Angeles area regain their slimmer midsection—and often their confidence—after undergoing abdominoplasty with Dr. Vartany.

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Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

If you’re considering a tummy tuck, it’s important to understand the benefits and limitations of the procedure. Patients who are in good overall health and maintain a stable weight are excellent candidates for a tummy tuck. If your weight fluctuates or you still intend to lose weight, Dr. Vartany recommends postponing tummy tuck surgery until you’ve reached a stable weight.

Abdominoplasty is not weight-loss surgery or a substitute for leading a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise. It’s also important to lead a healthy lifestyle after the surgery. Even though the results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting, significant weight gain followed by weight loss can compromise the positive outcome.

Good candidates for a tummy tuck also:

  • Are non-smokers
  • Have a positive attitude and realistic expectations about the results
  • Aren’t planning to get pregnant again if you’re a woman

As with all cosmetic surgeries, this is a very personal decision, and you should only do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Dr. Vartany customizes his tummy tuck techniques based on the needs of each patient, performing either a full or modified tummy tuck.

Full Tummy Tuck

Most tummy tuck patients can benefit from a full tummy tuck. During this procedure, Dr. Vartany makes a horizontal incision just above the public hairline. He determines the length and shape of the by the degree of the correction necessary. If needed, Dr. Vartany will repair weakened abdominal muscles, a condition often encountered by women who have had children. He then removes excess fatty tissue and skin. Additionally, a full tummy tuck often involves repositioning the navel so it looks natural after the removal of excess skin. This requires a second incision around the navel.

Once the skin is removed, Dr. Vartany sutures the incision. He also places surgical drains that help prevent the accumulation of fluid between the skin and muscle, which can lead to a complication called a seroma.

Modified Tummy Tuck

A modified or mini tummy tuck is limited to the lower area of the abdomen. A shorter, horizontal incision is made between the pubic hairline and the navel, and the procedure doesn’t involve making a second incision around the navel. Only the skin between the belly button and the public hairline is pulled down and removed. This technique also doesn’t involve tightening the abdominal muscles. The mini tummy tuck is an excellent approach for a patient with a belly “pooch” that persists despite exercise.

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“I had an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) 8 weeks ago and couldn’t be more excited with the results. Everything from the first consultation, scheduling my surgery date and follow up appointments were very professional and extremely easy. All the details for before and after the surgery were explained on what to do and I had no problems. I would definitely use Dr Vartany again, if I decide to do any other body improvements.”

Elaine F., Los Angeles, 5-Star Yelp review

How Long Is Recovery After a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is major surgery, and you should be prepared to take at least 2 to 3 weeks off from work if you have a primarily desk job. Dr. Vartany provides tummy tuck patients with detailed post-op instructions, and following them closely can help minimize the length and discomfort during the recovery process.

Some of the most important details regarding recovery include:

  • Get plenty of rest, especially during the first week.
  • Even though moving around is uncomfortable because you won’t be able to stand upright for several days, you should still take walks around your house a few times a day to enhance circulation and promote healing.
  • Empty surgical drains twice each day. We’ll provide a form for you to log the amount of fluid drained from each side in the morning and at night. Dr. Vartany removes the drains about 6 to 10 days after the procedure.
  • You won’t be able to shower until the drains are removed.
  • Wear the compression garment we’ll provide for 6 weeks, removing it only while showering.
  • Sleep only on your back for 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery. If you normally sleep on your stomach, begin sleeping on your back for several nights before the procedure.
  • Wait until Dr. Vartany says it’s okay before driving. This typically occurs once you’ve stopped taking prescription pain medications.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or any other activity that elevates your heart rate or blood pressure for 4 weeks.
  • Don’t attempt to remove the steri-strip Dr. Vartany places on the incisions. It typically comes off on its own.

Even though you’ll see the results as swelling and bruising subside in the first few weeks of the recovery, it can take up to 6 months for residual swelling to dissipate and for you to be completely healed.

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Meet Dr. Vartany

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If you’re looking for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon with a reputation for producing superior cosmetic results, look no further than Dr. Vartany. Combining expertise and honesty with a gentle demeanor, Dr. Vartany provides the quality of Beverly Hills for his plastic surgery patients from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and beyond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For information about your personalized consultation, how to prepare for your upcoming procedure and what to expect during recovery, please visit our Patient Resources page.

Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?

Tummy tuck surgery is frequently combined with other body contouring procedures such as liposuction and cosmetic breast enhancement. Women who are finished having children often choose to get a tummy tuck with a breast lift or breast augmentation—or both—as part of a Mommy Makeover. You can discuss your options with Dr. Vartany at your consultation.

How much does a tummy tuck cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck will depend on the extent of the surgery and if it’s combined with other procedures. The cost of a full tummy tuck, for example, will be more than a modified tummy tuck. Other factors that influence the cost of cosmetic surgery include the surgeon’s training and experience and the location of the practice. It’s important, however, not to choose a plastic surgeon based only on cost. To assist qualified patients, we offer financing that can help spread payments out over time.

What are the risks of getting a tummy tuck?

Dr. Vartany explains the risk of complications in detail so you can make a fully informed decision about undergoing the procedure. Understanding those risks and how the procedure is performed helps patients make their choice with confidence.

If you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon in the Glendale and Pasadena area to perform tummy tuck surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Vartany using the online form or call us at (818) 500-0823 and a member of our team will schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Vartany is genuinely professional, and one of the best in his field, and Nurse Narineh is absolutely wonderful!
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Dr. Vartany is just amazing! He has performed my breast lift and breast augmentation and I absolutely love it!! He is so kind, patient, and very detail orientated. He answered all my questions and was very realistic about what the outcome was going to be like. He doesn't sell you a story, he explains how each body type is different and even if you do the same surgery the results can be different from person to person. His entire staff is wonderful as well. Front desk was welcoming and friendly, and the surgery nurses very caring and thoughtful. Surgery went so smooth, it felt like I just went to sleep and woke up. No extra commotion. They called me the next day to see how I was doing and at my post-op everyone was just very attentive. Overall, it was a great experience!!! I recommend that Dr. Vartany to anyone who wants a beautiful natural look.
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Was skeptical about lasering but had the best experience with Galina here. She made me feel so comfortable and the results have been incredible. I have been back multiple times and plan to continue! So happy I found Galina Swigi
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My experience with Dr.Vartany was great! He's the best. He is very caring and professional. I would strongly recommend everyone to choose him for their aesthetic needs. I'm glad I found such a honest humble doctor who values both inner & outer beauty.
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I am very satisfied with my experience with Doctor Vartany and all of his stuff members. They took very good care of me and I highly recommend him. Thank you!!
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Dr. Vartany was so pleasant, friendly, and kind doctor. If you're nervous at all, he will put you at ease immediately. His office was also very cool, hip building space and everyone in there was also very nice. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Armen Vartany was very passionate about his work. He listens and treats personally and not just like an ordinary patient. He works with an excellent staff. They're very patient and accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone. They just want to make you happy.
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Love the laser hair removal treatments they offer and their specials for referring a friend, I have been coming for at least a year and i wouldn't go anywhere else.
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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Dec 16, 2017
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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I'm glad to meet you in my foot Dr.'s Office, where you also had your Office. Your are amazing in Botox
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Apr 27, 2017
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theres no words to describe how happy im with doct vartany and his staff all are very beautiful and caring soul's god bless them all.🙏❤👌 best place ever for surgeries... beyond happy with my tummy tuck amazing job..thank you all so much for everything 😘 blessings.
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Feb 18, 2017
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Dr.Vartany did an amazing nose surgery on me in December 2016, he is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in our city.
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Doctor Armen and his staff are incredible! From the very start to the very end the staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Truly professional!
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