Tummy Tuck, Dr. Leslie Stevens Tummy Tuck, Dr. Leslie Stevens

Despite our best efforts with dieting and exercising, the abdomen can loosen, sag, or protrude due to pregnancy, aging, fluctuations in weight, or heredity.

The tummy tuck, formally known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can help restore a smoother and firmer midsection by removing excess fat and skin. It can also restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

With a tummy tuck performed at Dr. Stevens’ Beverly Hills outpatient medical facility, you can achieve a firm, toned, and narrow waistline that is attractive and more youthful.

Benefits of a Los Angeles Tummy Tuck at a Glance

  • Removes sagging skin
  • Tightens loose skin
  • Can eliminate many stretch marks
  • Smooths the abdomen
  • Flattens the abdomen
  • Restores confidence
  • Improves self-image
  • Corrects diastasis recti
Tummy Tuck, Dr. Leslie Stevens

Areas of Improvement

Stretched Abdominal Skin

Skin laxity in the abdomen can result from aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. Tummy tuck surgery tightens the skin of the abdomen and removes excess skin so that the abdominal contour is smoother and flatter.

Excess Tummy Fat

Excess abdominal fat that resists diet and exercise is common in many adults and may accumulate due to weight changes, pregnancy, aging, and heredity. During tummy tuck surgery, some areas of excess fat on the abdomen and hips can be treated with liposuction to eliminate fat bulges and flatten the abdomen.

Weakened or separated abdominal muscles

Weakened or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) after major weight loss or pregnancy may cause the stomach to look perpetually pregnant. Tummy tuck surgery tightens the abdominal wall to improve core muscle engagement for better abdominal tone.

Tummy Tuck Procedure Options

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

Mini tummy tuck (partial abdominoplasty)


  • Restores the definition and tone of the upper and lower abdomen
  • Incision runs horizontally between the hips near the pubic hairline
  • An additional incision encircles the navel
  • The skin and underlying fat are lifted, and the abdominal muscles are repaired
  • Excess fat in the lower abdomen and flanks may be suctioned away
  • Excess skin and fat are trimmed away
  • The skin is pulled tight and sutured together
  • The belly button is re-sutured onto the abdominal skin
  • Best for patients who need complete abdominal correction
  • Restores the definition and tone of the lower abdomen only
  • Incision runs horizontally between the hips near the pubic hairline and is generally shorter than with a full tummy tuck
  • The skin is lifted, and the lower abdominal muscles are tightened
  • Excess fat is suctioned away
  • Excess skin and fat are trimmed away
  • The skin is pulled tight and sutured together
  • Best for patients whose condition is not severe enough for a full tummy tuck but who need more correction than liposuction alone can provide
Tummy Tuck, Dr. Leslie Stevens

Tummy Tuck Before & After

Additionally, Dr. Stevens offers a limited incision, modified abdominoplasty. This is for patients who require full muscle tightening, but who don’t have very much loose skin or fat that needs to be removed.

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