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Body Contouring Surgery: Get the Body You’ve Always Wanted

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Turning your vision of the perfect body into reality can sometimes require a little extra help. At South Bay Plastic Surgeons, we specialize in providing that help through a range of body contouring procedures designed to meet your aesthetic goals. Body contouring surgery, including tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and cutting-edge Avéli™ cellulite treatment, can achieve your goals when diet and exercise fall short. Combining these treatments offers multiple benefits. This blog post will explore how these procedures can work together to sculpt a more confident …

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What Will My Tummy Tuck Scar Look Like?

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Sometimes, diet and exercise alone can’t eliminate a belly pooch and loose abdominal skin—especially following pregnancy or significant weight loss. A tummy tuck can give you a firmer, flatter midsection and help you achieve your ideal physique. When considering this popular procedure, it’s critical to understand what to expect. If you’re wondering what your tummy tuck scar will look like post-surgery, keep reading! We’ll describe tummy tuck scars and explain how tummy tuck surgeons deliver transformative body contouring results while minimizing your incisions and scarring …

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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: Which Is Better?

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Are you dealing with persistent fat or sagging abdominal skin resistant to your dedicated diet and exercise routines? We understand your frustration, whether post-childbirth changes or substantial weight loss has resulted in lax abdominal skin or weakened muscles that affect your self-confidence. Selecting the ideal body contouring method might seem daunting. In this blog post, we'll compare tummy tuck surgery and liposuction, two popular body contouring procedures. We aim to provide you with a clearer understanding of each approach and help you make an informed …

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Are Tummy Tuck Results Permanent?

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You will be happy to know that tummy tuck results are permanent, but be aware that weight fluctuations can affect your new contours. During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and strengthen abdominal muscles to achieve a streamlined effect. You do have to be at a stable weight before the procedure to achieve optimal results, and it's important to stay at a stable weight after the procedure to maintain that taut tummy. After your tummy tuck, you will typically need around …

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How To Determine Whether You Are a Tummy Tuck Candidate

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Should I get a tummy tuck? It’s a question our Torrance, CA, plastic surgery patients often ask when they’re in pursuit of a tighter, flatter tummy. While tummy tuck surgery certainly has what it takes to create a toned midsection, it’s not always the best approach, and it’s not right for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll share a few pointers for determining whether you’re an ideal tummy tuck candidate, both physically and emotionally. Make sure your concerns match up with tummy tuck indications. You …

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How To Get the Best Tummy Tuck Results (5 Tips From Top Los Angeles Plastic Surgeons)

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As you plan your tummy tuck in the Los Angeles or Torrance areas, you want to be sure you’ll get everything you desire out of your surgery. You want results that look natural, make you feel confident, and last for as long as possible. There are a few steps you can take to get the most out of your tummy tuck experience, from choosing the right approach to scheduling your surgery at the perfect time. In this blog post, we will share a few tips …

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When Is the Best Time for a Tummy Tuck?

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Choosing the right time for a tummy tuck at our Los Angeles-area practice is essential when it comes to having a rewarding experience and enjoying strong, long-lasting results. Being prepared both mentally and physically for your transformation is one of the most important steps you can take to make sure your surgical journey is as low stress and high reward as possible. So when is the best time to pursue a tummy tuck? Let’s take a closer look. When you can comfortably afford the time …

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Mommy Makeover: Are You the Right Age for It?

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Many women wonder if they are the “right” age for a mommy makeover, with some feeling it may be too soon after childbirth and others feeling they may be older than ideal for the surgery. In reality, there is no “right” age. Women considering mommy makeover surgery in the Long Beach or Torrance, CA, areas can trust our knowledgeable plastic surgeons to personalize each procedure to best serve their individual age-related needs and concerns. Whether you’re an older mom or recently had children, there are …

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Have a Lower Belly Pooch? It’s Called a Panniculus & You Can’t Remove It By Working Out

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You might know it by another name—a pooch, a pouch, or even the tasteless FUPA. But this bothersome bulge has a technical name: panniculus. When loose skin is to blame for that particular bulge or area of discomfort, no amount of working out or crash dieting will solve the problem. Instead, the only solution is removal via surgery—usually a panniculectomy and/or a tummy tuck. What causes a lower belly pooch? A panniculus is defined as the apron of sagging skin (and sometimes a bit of …

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Renew Your Body: Mommy Makeover

Our Torrance plastic surgeons perform Mommy Makeover surgery to help women from Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, and other nearby Los Angeles communities regain—as closely as possible—their pre-baby bodies. Many end up looking better than ever! These personalized combination procedures usually include a breast enhancement procedure such as breast augmentation, lift, or reduction plus a tummy tuck to address stretch marks and excess tissue in the tummy area. Sometimes, these combination procedures also include liposuction to address unwanted pockets of fat. The Breasts & Belly Might …

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