Unfortunately, stretched skin on the stomach won’t return to its natural state. After life events like pregnancy or significant weight loss, no amount of diet or exercise will shrink stretched and loose skin. The good news is that the tummy tuck is the single best way to restore a flat, contoured stomach. Not all tummy tucks are created equal, however, and the 360 hourglass tummy tuck can produce unparalleled results. It’s important to seek out the best possible results from the best possible surgeon. Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a leading tummy tuck surgeon in the Brandon area and here’s what to know about finding the right top plastic surgeon for your goals.

Select a board-certified plastic surgeon

You should always seek out a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board certification comes with certain rigorous standards that aren’t found elsewhere. Board-certified plastic surgeons must show a strict level of (ongoing) education, training, and certification including six years of medical school and completion of an accredited training program. Be wary of “cosmetic surgeons” because they aren’t the same thing as a plastic surgeon.




Find a plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring

Your plastic surgeon should specialize in not only tummy tuck, but also body contouring procedures as a whole. The biggest benefit of the 3D hourglass tummy tuck is that it encompasses the entire lower trunk including the stomach, hips, flanks, and back. Lipo-abdominoplasty is one of the most complete solutions to concerns like love-handles, back rolls, or inner thigh fat. If you want the best results, then it’s essential to find a plastic surgeon with decades of experience in body sculpting techniques.

Look for great bedside manner

Your plastic surgeon will do more than just perform your surgery – it’s important to make sure that you feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon at every stage of your journey. Your plastic surgeon should demonstrate genuine concern for your health, meet your specific needs, and help you reach your highest cosmetic goals. Additionally, your plastic surgeon should thoroughly answer your questions and never compromise on safety. If you feel uncomfortable with a plastic surgeon, don’t hesitate to seek out a new one.

View before-and-after images

You should always get a feel for your plastic surgeon’s technical skill and artistic eye by viewing their before-and-after gallery. If the hourglass tummy tuck images seem cookie-cutter or aren’t tailored to the patient’s unique features, then it can be a sign that the plastic surgeon won’t be able to customize your results. Additionally, your plastic surgeon should always be willing to show you before-and-after images during your consultation to explain similar cases they’ve done in the past.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re looking for the best hourglass tummy tuck surgeon in the greater Tampa area, contact Brandon Plastic Surgery to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Marvin Shienbaum. Give us a call at (813) 359-1075 or fill out our online contact form.