Tummy Tuck Specialist

Linda Swanson, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Torrance, CA & Los Alamitos, CA

If you want a flatter, tighter abdomen, a tummy tuck procedure may be the answer. At her practices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, Dr. Linda Swanson offers tummy tuck procedures using the most cutting-edge technology. She can help transform your appearance and boost your self-confidence. To learn more about the benefits of a tummy tuck, schedule a consultation online or by calling Dr. Swanson’s office today.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a popular surgery that creates a smoother, flatter, tighter abdomen. It’s a safe and effective way to streamline your midsection. Dr. Swanson achieves your desired result by removing excess skin and fat while tightening your abdominal muscles.

This procedure offers stunning results, improving your silhouette in a way that isn’t possible through diet and exercise alone. It can be a beneficial procedure for anyone in good health, regardless of age, who wants to improve the appearance of their abdominal area.

What can I expect from a tummy tuck procedure?

Dr. Swanson uses a technique with internal, absorbable sutures, which eliminates the need for drains and makes your recovery more comfortable. She places you in an elastic binder at the time of surgery to further increase your comfort.

Dr. Swanson performs abdominoplasty as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes about 2-3 hours.

How much recovery time does a tummy tuck require?

Because a tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure, you can usually return home the same day. Recovery typically involves at least two weeks off from work and you should avoid any strenuous activity during the healing process, usually 4-6 weeks.

You must also wear a compression garment under your regular clothes for several weeks following your surgery.

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Dr. Swanson ensures you are healthy enough for surgery before recommending the tummy tuck procedure. She reviews your medical history, and may order lab work and an EKG to determine if the procedure is right for you.

You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have loose abdominal skin and muscles due to weight loss or pregnancy.

Can breast surgery be done at the same time as a tummy tuck?

Dr. Swanson can combine a breast augmentation, lift, or reduction with an abdominoplasty. Sometimes known as a “mommy makeover,” you may choose this combination if you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen and breasts after pregnancy or due to excessive weight loss.

Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of a tummy tuck.   

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