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Lipoabdominoplasty is a transformative surgical procedure that combines abdominal liposuction with the tightening of abdominal muscles. This comprehensive approach is designed to remove excess fat and skin from the midsection while simultaneously sculpting and contouring the abdomen for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Double board-certified surgeon Michael Omidi MD, FACS, understands that the abdominal area can be a source of frustration and self-consciousness for many individuals. Factors such as pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and genetics can contribute to stubborn pockets of fat and weakened abdominal muscles. If you find yourself struggling to regain confidence in your midsection despite a healthy lifestyle, lipoabdominoplasty may be the solution you’ve been seeking.

Whether you are looking to achieve a sleeker silhouette, restore your pre-pregnancy figure, or address the effects of aging on your midsection, lipoabdominoplasty can provide the transformative results you desire. Our Beverly Hills practice is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team of professionals who prioritize patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

To learn more about lipoabdominoplasty and how it can enhance your appearance, we invite you to contact our office at (310) 281-0155. Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Omidi to discuss your goals, ask any questions you may have, and determine if lipoabdominoplasty is the right choice for you. Your journey towards a more confident, empowered version of yourself begins here.

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About the Abdomen

The abdomen is a central point of the body, contributing to our overall appearance and confidence. However, factors such as genetics, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can lead to excess fat deposits, sagging skin, and weakened abdominal muscles. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen and desire a more toned and defined midsection, lipoabdominoplasty may be the solution for you.

Lipoabdominoplasty is a versatile and safe method of contouring the abdomen, (1)  and is a variation of the traditional Tummy Tuck. It is especially beneficial for individuals who have undergone significant weight loss or have experienced multiple pregnancies, as it can help restore the appearance of their pre-pregnancy or pre-weight loss abdomen. This procedure can provide a much-needed boost in self-confidence and allow individuals to feel comfortable and proud of their bodies once again.

Benefits of Lipoabdominoplasty

  • Improved body contour: Lipoabdominoplasty creates a smoother body contour. The procedure removes stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, allowing for a more defined waistline and improved overall body shape.
  • Reduced abdominal fat: Through the integration of liposuction techniques, excess fat deposits in the abdominal area can be effectively removed, leading to a slimmer and more toned appearance. This reduction in abdominal fat not only enhances aesthetics but also contributes to improved health and well-being.
  • Enhanced self-confidence: Achieving a flatter and more contoured abdomen can significantly boost self-esteem and body image. By addressing areas of concern and creating a more proportionate figure, lipoabdominoplasty empowers individuals to feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
  • Tightened abdominal muscles: Pregnancy or significant weight loss can result in weakened or separated abdominal muscles, causing a protruding belly. Lipoabdominoplasty includes the repair of these muscles, restoring firmness and strength to the core and achieving a more toned midsection.
  • Smoother and flatter abdomen: The combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty techniques ensures a comprehensive approach to contouring the abdomen. By removing excess fat and skin, the procedure results in a flatter, more streamlined abdomen that is free from bulges or irregularities.

Candidates for Lipoabdominoplasty

Candidates for lipoabdominoplasty are individuals who desire a surgical treatment for abdominal contouring and body sculpting. Men and women who are bothered by stubborn abdominal fat that is resistant to diet and exercise can benefit from lipoabdominoplasty. Additionally, individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or pregnancy may have excess skin and weakened abdominal muscles that can be effectively addressed through this surgery.

The ideal candidate for lipoabdominoplasty is in good overall health, maintains a stable weight, and has realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. It is important to note that smoking can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications, so candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit prior to the surgery.

Can Lipoabdominoplasty Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Yes, lipoabdominoplasty can be combined with other procedures to achieve more comprehensive body contouring results. Commonly combined procedures include breast augmentation or lift, liposuction in other areas, arm lift, or thigh lift. Dr. Omidi will evaluate your specific needs and goals during your consultation to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Personal Consultation with Dr. Omidi

When it comes to achieving the desired aesthetic goals for your abdomen, a personal consultation with Dr. Omidi at our prestigious Beverly Hills practice is essential. As an experienced double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Omidi understands that each patient is unique, and therefore, takes the time to thoroughly assess your individual needs and concerns.

During your consultation, Dr. Omidi will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your abdominal region, taking into account factors such as the distribution of excess fat, the condition of your skin, and any muscle laxity that may be present. This detailed examination allows him to determine the most appropriate surgical approach to address your specific concerns. Dr. Omidi understands that each patient’s goals are unique, and he will tailor the surgical plan to your specific needs.

To schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Omidi, please call our office at (310) 281-0155. Our dedicated staff is ready to assist you in beginning your transformative journey towards a more sculpted abdomen.

Preparing for Lipoabdominoplasty

Following your consultation, you will receive detailed pre-operative instructions tailored to your specific needs. These instructions are designed to optimize your surgical experience and promote a smooth recovery. It is essential to follow these instructions diligently to ensure the best possible results.

  • Medications to Avoid Before Lipoabdominoplasty: Certain medications and supplements can increase the risk of bleeding and interfere with the healing process. Dr. Omidi will provide you with a list of medications and substances to avoid prior to surgery. This includes blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs, herbal supplements, and nicotine products.
  • Diet and Exercise Recommendations Prior to Lipoabdominoplasty: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle before surgery can enhance your overall well-being and optimize surgical outcomes. (2) Dr. Omidi may provide specific dietary and exercise recommendations to help you achieve an optimal physical condition before lipoabdominoplasty.
  • Clothing Choices for Post-Surgery Recovery After Lipoabdominoplasty: Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is essential during the initial stages of your recovery. It is advisable to choose garments that are easy to put on and remove, as well as ones that do not put pressure on the surgical areas. Dr. Omidi will guide you in selecting appropriate clothing options to ensure a comfortable healing process.
  • Preparing the Home Environment for Lipoabdominoplasty Recovery: Creating a serene and supportive environment at home can greatly contribute to your post-surgery recovery. Prior to your procedure, make sure your living space is clean, organized, and equipped with necessary supplies such as pain medication, wound care materials, and comfortable resting areas.

At Michael Omidi MD, FACS, we are committed to providing you with exceptional care and remarkable results. We understand the importance of being fully prepared for your lipoabdominoplasty procedure, and our comprehensive approach ensures that you have the knowledge and support needed to embark on this transformative journey towards a more confident you.

Lipoabdominoplasty Procedure

During lipoabdominoplasty, unwanted fat deposits are first removed through targeted liposuction techniques. This allows for precise contouring and shaping of the abdominal area, resulting in a smoother and more proportionate appearance. Liposuction can address stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise, providing a more refined silhouette.

After the liposuction phase, the focus shifts to muscle tightening. The abdominal muscles, which may have become separated or weakened due to pregnancy or weight fluctuations, are repaired, restoring a firm and toned midsection

Recovery & Results

Following your lipoabdominoplasty procedure with Dr. Omidi, it is important to understand the recovery process. After the surgery, you will wear a compression garment to support and protect the treated area. Swelling and bruising are normal during the initial days following the procedure. 

During the recovery period, it is crucial to follow Dr. Omidi’s post-operative instructions carefully. This includes avoiding any activities that may strain the abdominal area and limiting physical exertion for several weeks. By allowing your body ample time to heal, you can ensure optimal results.

In terms of returning to work, most patients can resume their professional responsibilities after two weeks, although this may vary depending on the nature of your job. It is important to consult with Dr. Omidi regarding when it is safe for you to engage in more physically demanding tasks.

As your body recovers from the procedure, you will gradually notice significant improvements in your abdominal contour. The combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty will result in a flatter and more toned tummy, enhancing your overall body shape. Dr. Omidi’s expertise in body contouring techniques ensures that the results appear natural and aesthetically pleasing.

How Much is Lipoabdominoplasty in Beverly Hills?

The cost of lipoabdominoplasty will vary based on several factors that are unique to each individual patient. At our practice, we believe in providing comprehensive and personalized treatment plans to ensure optimal results for our patients. Financing is available for qualified candidates.

We invite you to reach out to our office at (310) 281-0155 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Omidi. Our friendly staff is here to assist you and answer any questions you may have. 

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  2. Vitagliano T, Garieri P, Lascala L, et al. Preparing Patients for Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Procedures: Ensuring an Optimal Nutritional Status for Successful Results. Nutrients. 2023;15(2):352. doi: