A tummy tuck is designed to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of the abdominal wall. Abdominoplasty can help individuals that have either lost a significant amount of weight or have recently experienced a pregnancy. This can leave accumulations of excess fat and loose, sagging skin in the abdominal area. For some of these individuals, their abdomen has stretched to a point where it cannot reduce to its original state unless they undergo surgery. Even individuals that practice a healthy diet and exercise regularly cannot reduce their protruding abdomen. Abdominoplasty is the surgical procedure that offers a solution. It is designed to firm and smooth the abdomen, resulting in a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.Now, there are options to this cosmetic procedure. One can either undergo a complete tummy tuck or have a mini tummy tuck where only the loose skin below the navel is corrected. This is meant for those dissatisfied with the appearance of the abdominal area below the navel. Even liposuction alone can be an alternative to the tummy tuck procedure to remove abdominal fat. The doctor will advise the patient on which options will work well with their anatomy and meets their cosmetic goals.
Zareh H. Vartivarian, MD
Plastic Surgeon located in San Fernando Valley, West Hills, CA
Since 1988, Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship trained Dr. Zareh H. Vartivarian has provided patients with a variety of cosmetic services at his West Hills practice. Dr. Vartivarian has operated on over 10,000 patients and is highly regarded by his colleagues and patients. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is dedicated to meeting the highest standards of patient well-being and surgical excellence. This certifying board is the only one nationally recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify the plastic surgery specialty.
With his extensive surgical training (below), Dr. Vartivarian has the skills and experience necessary to achieve the best possible, natural-looking outcome. As his countless satisfied patients attest, his outstanding attention to detail and his critical eye consistently produce superior results. Patients learn, on meeting Dr. Vartivarian, that he is affable, genuine, and possesses great honesty and integrity. In his capable hands, you can be confident that you will emerge with a renewed sense of self and a more positive outlook on life.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Vartivarian did an excellent job with my surgery. He is the best surgeon! His lovely partner, assistant, and caring wife adds love to his great work."
"I had a breast reduction and lift and he did a beautiful job! I always was informed on the next step! I am now as happy as I could be. I HIGHLY recommend!
"Patient care and skilled surgeon does not even touch the surface for Dr. Vartivarian. This is the kindest and most helpful office I have ever come across."
"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Vartivarian...He is amazingly gentle, compassionate and protective of his patients...very skilled surgeon...Highly recommend."
"Dr. Vartivarian and his nurse Rachel are the two most caring people I have ever met...I got the best! My outcome, better than I could of ever dreamed."
"My surgery results are amazing and his follow up care has been impeccable. I have trusted this doctor with my life and I would recommend him highly!"
"My experience with Dr. Vartivarian was very positive...He is a wonderful person who can perform miracles!! I have nothing negative to say at all..."
"Excellent care with Dr. Vartivarian. He takes good care of his patients. Great office staff. A+ work."
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7320 Woodlake Ave.
West Hills, CA 91307