Tummy Tuck

Whether from pregnancy, aging, or weight fluctuations women may develop redundant skin, excess fat deposits, and stretched musculature that even a healthy lifestyle and exercise can not improve. Abdominoplasty, often referred to as a “tummy tuck,” is the most popular and definitive procedure to reshape your abdominal area. By removing excess skin and tightening the separated musculature from childbirth this procedure restores a youthful aesthetic to your abdomen. 

Our vast experience with tummy tucks, being one of our most commonly performed procedures, has cultivated an approach to this surgery as an art rather than just a “procedure.” Slight variations in design depend on a patient’s unique anatomy, surgical history and goals. But essential to our preeminent technique are precise incisional placement, contouring liposuction, meticulous “internal corset” suture placement, and a passionate emphasis on creating a natural belly button. 

Abdominoplasty procedures typically take two to five hours and are performed under general anesthesia. You can expect general tightness-discomfort initially that is easily managed with pain medication. Our team provides individualized postop instructions for a smooth recovery and to reduce the risk of complications. After surgery, a compression garment is worn, typically for the first few weeks. Also two small suction drains are placed beneath your skin to drain excess fluid. Generally a refrain from work for two weeks is recommended, but patients can resume normal activities earlier as stamina returns with a limit on strenuous activities for about 6 weeks.  

Patients can once again feel confident with a flatter, more toned abdominal area that befits the natural contours of their body. The transformation from this procedure is visible right away and will continue to improve. A balanced diet and regular exercise, further assure that the results are long-lasting. 

Our surgeons pride themselves on providing a customized surgical plan for their patients, and an in-person consultation will best allow them to thoroughly explain the benefits tailored to your body type. We invite you to look at a few of our multiple tummy tuck transformations.

Mini Abdominoplasty (“Mini Tummy Tuck”)

  • A procedure where limiting skin removal to the area below the belly button and preserving the umbilicus in its native position is performed. Indicated for patients with skin redundancy limited to the lower abdomen, and well maintained contour and skin quality to the upper abdomen. This is often combined with liposuction to ensure an optimal aesthetic outcome.