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Why Choose Dr. Brenner for one of the top tummy tucks in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles?

When it comes to the look of your body, the stomach or tummy area can play a large part in defining your appearance. Certain occurrences in life can cause a change to the appearance of your abdominal area, whether it is child birth, aging or lapses in attention to your diet. If you have tried exercise without the results you expected or have simply been thinking of getting your tummy addressed with a surgical procedure, stop waiting. Learn more about Dr. Brenner’s approach to a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills, and how he can help you.


It is important to know there are multiple distinctly different procedures that fall into the larger category of abdominoplasty or "tummy tucks". These include the traditional or “full” procedure and the mini surgery. There are some more modern procedures that are different versions of the mini tummy tuck as well. There are several things to consider when determining which procedure is correct for you. Factors to examine include the degree of muscle laxity, the amount excess skin to be removed and one's personal goals. Tummy tuck procedures can be utilized to remove the “pooch” of excess skin that lies above and below your belly button or to get rid of stretch marks and turn a very visible vertical C-section scar into a tiny bikini line that can easily be hidden.

In most cases, the abdominoplasty procedure can be done on an outpatient basis with a one-night stay at a nurse-supervised surgical recovery facility. During your tummy tuck in Los Angeles, Dr. Brenner will work with you and examine the factors of your specific situation so that a custom treatment plan can be created that is tailored specifically to you and your needs.

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Types of tummy tucks: comparison chart

Tightens Abdominal Muscles

Removes Excess Skin

Incision Length

Incision to Move Belly Button

Tummy Tuck

Full

Yes

Long, depends on amount of skin

Yes

Mini Tummy Tuck

Half Way

Yes

Short

No

Modified Mini-Tummy Tuck

Full

Yes

Short (^2cm longer than c-section scar)

No

Traditional tummy tuck

The tummy tuck procedure generally involves a curved incision in the bikini line that reaches from hip to hip. The length of the incision depends greatly on each individual’s body shape and anatomy. Any excess skin that lies between the bikini line and the belly button is removed. The skin and fat of the abdominal wall is then delicately detached from the underlying muscle.

Circular incision

This necessitates a circular incision around the belly button (umbilicus). Then the underlying muscle is sewn together to tighten it and cause the abdominal contour to flatten. The skin and fat is then pulled snugly down to the bikini line and a new hole is formed for the belly button, to keep it centrally located. Often, Dr. Brenner will be able to conceal a portion of the umbilical incision to make it less visible to observers.

Mini tummy tuck

If you have only a small amount of excess skin, the mini-tummy tuck might be right for you. This procedure is delivered by Dr. Brenner in his Beverly Hills office. This is a less extensive procedure than a full abdominoplasty, but it still produces an impressive improvement. It is most-suited for patients with subtle skin and fat excesses on the lower abdomen, or who have unattractive lower abdominal scars from previous surgery. In this procedure, it is feasible to tighten the muscles, but only below the belly button and in smaller amounts than with a full tummy tuck.

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Modified mini tummy tuck

For woman who have severe laxity of the abdominal muscles and yet have little or no excess skin, a modified mini tummy tuck in Beverly Hills from Dr. Brenner may be the ideal procedure. For these women, a traditional tummy surgery would not be appropriate as there is an inadequate amount of excess lower abdominal skin. Further, a mini surgery would also not be appropriate since the abdominal muscle laxity usually extends the entirety of the abdomen. Such cases are ideally suited for, a short scar, or modified tummy tuck procedure. The scar produced with this procedures is smaller in size and is usually concealed with regular undergarments or a bathing suit.

This procedure utilizes an endoscope and other special instruments and requires an incision that is only slightly longer than a typical C-section incision. It is sometimes referred to as an endoscopic tummy tuck.

As a leading tummy tuck surgeon in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, Dr. Brenner has extensive experience with endoscopic abdominal surgery, and is able to tighten the full height of the abdominal wall musculature, as occurs in a full tummy surgery, using this less invasive procedure.

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Abdominoplasty recovery in Beverly Hills

You will be sore following your tummy tuck surgery in Beverly Hills, but the discomfort can be reduced with oral pain medications. Some patients might need to stay overnight at a nearby surgical recovery center following their tummy tuck.

Your activity will be limited for the first two or three days following surgery, but you should be able to continue most of your usual functions by the end of the week. To help support the abdomen and reduce swelling, you may have to wear an abdominal binder for several weeks.

Umbilical hernia repair

For women who have a hernia through their navel (umbilical hernia), this can usually be remedied simultaneously with Dr. Brenner's Los Angeles tummy tuck. Umbilical hernias can lead to serious health risks if not treated. These risks can include:

  • chronic pain,
  • bowel obstruction
  • small intestinal damage

An umbilical hernia repair is something that would be medically indicated and as such is covered by most health insurance plans. Dr. Brenner will work with your insurance carrier to help you see if they will cover this operation.

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