Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Revision Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, can effectively leave patients with more slender, smoother contours. Unfortunately, they can also leave obvious, unsightly defects when performed incorrectly. For patients in need of tummy tuck revision surgery following a botched procedure, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a tummy tuck revision expert. For many years, he has focused on revision procedures for his patients, helping them to get the results they deserved the first time around. If you’ve received an abdominoplasty and are dissatisfied with the results, Dr. Karamanoukian’s experience and expertise provides among the finest tummy tuck revision surgery available. Please read below to find out more, or call our office today to set an appointment.

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Reasons for Tummy Tuck Revision Surgery

Dr. Karamanoukian has seen countless patients for tummy tuck revision surgery. Among these patients, the one thing they have in common is a frustration that their previous surgeon didn’t get it right the first time. For patients reading this who have not yet undergone a tummy tuck, it’s important to remember that it is a major procedure. For this reason, it’s necessary to perform due diligence when choosing a surgeon. This way you are assured the best possible outcome.

If you’ve received a tummy tuck and are unhappy with the results, you have come to the right place. Dr. Karamanoukian has a record of excellence in the field of revision procedures. His skill has helped many patients find the results they were looking for in their first tummy tuck, restoring their confidence and beauty. With his caring and highly individualized approach, Dr. Karamanoukian performs among the best abdominoplasty revision around.

Reasons for a tummy tuck revision include:

Excessive or Unsightly Scars

With incompetent or improper technique, scarring can be severe following a tummy tuck.

Weight Fluctuations & Pregnancy

Following a satisfactory tummy tuck, weight fluctuations or pregnancy may prompt the need for a tummy tuck revision.


A step-off or shelf may appear when uneven amounts of tissue have been removed above and below the incision.

Lingering Bulge

If the previous surgeon didn’t sufficiently repair the abdominal wall, a remaining bulge may exist.

Contour Irregularities

Bumps, lumps or an irregular texture can appear after a poorly performed tummy tuck procedure.

Belly Button Deformity

Because a tummy tuck usually requires moving the belly button, its proper replacement is vital.

If you have received a tummy tuck and are experiencing any of the above conditions, you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck revision surgery in Santa Monica with Dr. Karamanoukian. Your first step is an initial consultation, which is done to completely determine your candidacy. During this time, Dr. Karamanoukian will get a full grasp of your situation and give you the realistic expectations for the surgery. In most cases, his patients are glowing after their procedure, calling it the best tummy tuck revision Los Angeles and Santa Monica have available. Please call us today to set an appointment.

Many patients receive tummy tuck surgery from other surgeons and find they have unsightly or excessive scars. In addition to tummy tuck revision surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian also performs tummy tuck scar revision to help patients experiencing excessive scars.

Belly Button Piercing Scars

When a patient decides to get rid of a belly button piercing, it may leave a scar that is obvious and unsightly. In such cases, Dr. Karamanoukian uses the same skills he would use to revise a tummy tuck scar. With precise techniques, he can minimize scarring in the belly button, leaving the natural skin intact. Additionally, Dr. Karamanoukian can perform a minor tummy tuck revision procedure to tighten skin surrounding the belly button.

Tummy Tuck Revision

Expert Los Angeles Tummy Tuck Revision Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering a tummy tuck revision, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified in both cosmetic surgery and vein surgery. This means that when it comes to revising your tummy tuck, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your tummy tuck revision, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each tummy tuck revision surgery takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian has a hand-picked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your tummy tuck revision. In this way, he delivers among the safest abdominoplasty revision available.