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In Los Angeles, tummy tucks are the new rage! Tummy tucks are quick and easy, and often the only, way to get rid of excess skin and fat from the stomach area. Though popular in both men and women of all ages, tummy tucks are especially popular among young mothers who have excess skin from pregnancies and those who have excess skin from drastic weight loss. Before going under the knife, however, you need to have lots of information.

As with any cosmetic procedure, you need to research tummy tucks. Do the possible gains outweigh the possible risks? Is there an alternative way to getting your body back to how you want it? Can you really afford such a procedure, and do you have enough sick/personal days to miss a huge chunk of work? Once you've answered these questions, you are then faced with the important issue of finding a surgeon. How do you know he/she is qualified? Where can you find statistics and/or talk to his/her former patients?

The next few paragraphs will give you a quick overview of these topics so that you can begin your research efficiently. Remember, however, that nothing beats the advice of a medical professional, and second opinions never hurt!

A Tummy Tuck in Los Angeles: Is it right for you?

In a Los Angeles tummy tuck, a doctor will "cut away" excess skin and/or fat and stitch the two portions of the stomach back together. The result is a tighter look and feel of the skin and, often, a flatter stomach. Remember, however, that there ARE risks associated with this procedure. As always, anesthesia can be harmful or even deadly, and there is a chance that the wound will become infected or refuse to heal. These are very serious complications! Even though they're rare, they do happen. Because of this, it is advisable to use diet and exercise to get rid of unwanted fat when possible.

Unfortunately, if the problem is excess skin more than fat, a tummy tuck may be the only solution. Because most insurance companies will not cover such a cosmetic procedure, you must make arrangements to pay several thousand dollars out-of-pocket. If this is possible for you, be sure to check with your workplace. Some companies might look down on missing a chunk of work for an elective procedure, and you don't want to come out of the operating room with a new body but with no job!

Once you've decided surgery is definitely the best thing for your needs, desires, and lifestyle, be careful to pick the right surgeon. Visit the American Board of Plastic Surgery at www.abplsurg.org to make sure your surgeon is board-certified. This is the ONLY way to be sure your doctor has had specialized training is cosmetic procedures. Additionally, remember that first impressions ARE important. If you are uncomfortable or wary of a doctor when you meet him, don't be ashamed to choose someone else.

When patients are well-informed and comfortable with their decisions prior to going under the knife, their chances of waking up happy with the results is much larger than those of patients who come in uneducated. Take the time to research and talk to others who have had the same procedure or used the same doctor. You'll be on your way to a new body in no time!

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