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Dr. Marvin Shienbaum: Expert Tummy Tuck Surgeon

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a highly acclaimed and experienced body contouring specialist serving the Tampa, Brandon, Riverview and Lakeland, Florida areas. He has revolutionized his traditional Tummy Tuck procedure with a Signature Hourglass technique which combines a Tummy Tuck with Lipo Sculpture and a Brazilian Butt Lift to create the perfect 360-degree Hourglass figure for women.


The Hourglass Tummy Tuck

The Hourglass Tummy Tuck provides a stunning curvaceous body silhouette by combining three procedures into one: Tummy TuckLipoSculpture, and Brazilian Butt Lift. This has become Dr. Shienbaum’s Signature procedure at Brandon Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Shienbaum and his staff are amazing and so caring! I was so pleased with my results and how quickly I felt back to normal! Would recommend to anyone!”

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Liposculpture: The dramatic results are obtained by first Lipo Sculpting the torso and removing any trace of excess fat from the waist, hips, flanks, thighs, and back areas. Special attention is given to any existing saddle bag, muffin top, back roll, love handle, or pubic deformity. This fat is then carefully prepared for natural fat transfer.


Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck: The Tummy Tuck is then performed to flatten and shape the waist. A corset type muscle cinching is utilized to obtain the narrowest possible waistline. Additional deep fat is then removed by incorporating Lipo-Abdominoplasty contouring. The skin is then tightened and a sensually shaped umbilicus is fashioned.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift: The fat from both the initial Lipo Sculpture and the later Lipo-Abdominoplasty are then used for the Brazilain Butt Lift enhancement. Almost all the fat from both the combined procedures is frequently needed to create the butt contours needed for Dr. Shienbaum’s Signature hourglass appearance.


Natural Breast Enhancement

Often there is sufficient fat saved to fill empty facial features including collapsed cheekbones, hollowed out eyes. sunken temples, fallen eyebrows thinned lips and sagging mouth corners. This additional fat may be also used for Breast enlargement and augmentation in lieu of silicone implants

Tummy Tuck Revision

In the adjacent photos compare a traditional tummy tuck with the modern hourglass 360-degree silhouette. Her traditional tummy performed elsewhere left a high visible scar, residual hip flank and back rolls, with no improvement of her derriere

Following Dr. Shienbaum’s 360-degree hourglass Tummy Tuck revision she now has a sleek, sexy and curvaceous silhouette for patients in the greater Tampa, Florida area.

Body Contouring

35 y/o Hourglass Lipo-abdominoplasty technique of Vaser liposculpture and butt enhancement to create a totally new body silhouette Tummy Tuck Largo Seminole Fl

This level of body shaping is possible because the excess belly fat is saved and immediately utilized for butt enhancement. All too often this essential abdominal fat is thrown away in traditional Tummy Tuck surgery. Once discarded this ideal and highly desirable fat is forever lost to women seeking a Brazilian Butt Lift enhancement.

Before and After Real Patient results

The remarkable appearance of the Hourglass Tummy Tuck procedure is instantly apparent in Dr. Shienbaum’s before and after photos. Take note of the flat tummy, narrowed waistline, rounded derriere, and hourglass body contours. Patients throughout the Tampa Bay area enthusiastically agree that this is what real body sculpting was meant to be.

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The Signature Hourglass Tummy Tuck

Dr. Shienbaum performs his Signature Hourglass Tummy Tuck in the hospital setting. The combined procedure takes several hours is not suitable for outpatient Office Surgery. Florida Statute limits the amount of fat which can safely be removed in any combined procedures in an Office Surgery Facility to 1000c. This amount of fat is insufficient to achieve adequate results.

Dr. Shienbaum will typically remove several thousand cc’s of fat when performing his Signature Hourglass Tummy Tuck procedure. The full combined l procedure simply cannot be performed in an Office Surgery setting.

Your Welfare and Safety – our first priority

For decades Dr. Shienbaum has worked continuously with his Hospital Anesthesiologists, Anesthetists and Nursing staff to develop a safe, comforting and satisfying experience for his patients. Your welfare and safety have always been his primary concern. Each patient is individually evaluated and carefully screened for surgery.

Total Body Commitment

Although his Hourglass Tummy Tuck patients see an immediate and notable change Dr. Shienbaum advises that this is only the first step of their journey. In order to maintain and improve their new appearance, he encourages a total commitment to exercise, diet and lifestyle change. Often the surgical results are motivation enough to maintain a lifetime of personal pride in one’s appearance.

Pregnancy Stretch Marks and Belly bulge.

Stretch marks are hormonally mediated while the protuberant belly results from distension of the abdominal wall and separation of the adjoining musculature. Both are stubbornly resistant to exercise. The Hourglass Tummy Tuck addresses each concern for women in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview and Lakeland, Florida.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. Dr. Shienbaum performs his Lipo-Abdominoplasty procedure that combines both a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction to achieve a longer lasting and more dramatic result.

Do I need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

A liposuction is a wonderful tool for removing fat in areas of the body with tight skin, such as the hips, saddleback, and flanks. However, stomach skin has often lost its elasticity because of age, weight gain or pregnancy. If you only remove the fat with liposuction, the skin will not retract and will hang. In contrast, abdominoplasty removes not just the fat, but also the extra skin and tightens up the muscles.


Tummy Tuck FAQs

Can you get pregnant after tummy tuck?

If you are planning on becoming pregnant, you may want to postpone your tummy tuck procedure until after you are finished having children. During surgery, vertical abdominal muscles will be tightened to create a flatter, tighter abdominal appearance. Future pregnancies can cause these muscles to weaken or separate, causing the prior protruding belly to return.

Can the fat from my Tummy Tuck be added to my butt?

An abdominoplasty frequently requires the removal of excess fat. This is an excellent time for liposuction to harvest and transfer the excess fat for butt enhancement. This combination has become one of Dr. Shienbaum’s most popular and requested procedures.

How much weight can you lose having a tummy tuck?

Most patients will lose between 2 -5 lbs following a Tummy Tuck procedure. However, it is the body shaping and contouring that is most important. Any accompanying weight loss is only a secondary benefit of the Lipo-Abdominoplasty procedure.

What is the best treatment for my Tummy Tuck scar?

The best tummy tuck scars are those placed a low as possible. Taping and scar creams containing silicone and steroidal compounds are frequently beneficial. Most studies suggest that placement of a sheet of Silicone gel is probably the most effective scar therapy.

What is the most natural looking belly button shape after a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck navels can be made oblong, square, triangular, or even into a vertical slit. They can be even made to look ” hooded “. A study in the Plastic Surgery Journal revealed that the elliptically shaped umbilicus is the most preferred and natural looking.

Do I need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

A liposuction is a wonderful tool for removing fat in areas of the body with tight skin, such as the hips, saddlebags, and flanks. However, stomach skin has often lost its elasticity because of age, weight gain or pregnancy. If you only remove the fat with liposuction, the skin will not retract and will hang. In contrast, abdominoplasty removes not just the fat, but also the extra skin and tightens up the muscles.

Where will the scars of my Tummy Tuck be?

In a traditional tummy tuck, the incision is made just above the pubic hairline. Dr. Shienbaum strives to keep your incision lines as low as possible to allow for low cut bikinis, hipster jeans, and revealing lingerie. His incisions are hidden in the natural inguinal crease.

What is an Hourglass tummy tuck ?

The Hourglass Tummy Tuck provides a stunning curvaceous body silhouette by combining three procedures into one. Tummy Tuck, Liposculpture, and Brazilian Butt Lift. In general, the Tummy Tuck will remove the excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The muscles are then tightened with strong sutures in a corset type fashion. Giving a tighter and firmer appearance. Combining extensive liposuction of the hip love handles, protruding thighs, and redundant back rolls, will give a more dramatic result. The fat is harvested from these areas and is transferred to the buttocks for enhancement. Giving you the desired hourglass profile.

How much Liposuction can I get with my Tummy Tuck ?

We typically remove thousands of cc's of fat with most tummy tuck procedures. 360 circumferential liposuction to achieve a sculpted hourglass shape. We can use the fat to round out the buttock region at the same time.

Can a umbilical hernia repair be combined with my Tummy Tuck ?

umbilical hernias are done frequently with Tummy Tuck procedures. An umbilical hernia occurs when a small portion if the inner abdomen protrudes through a natural opening between the abdominal muscles. During the abdominoplasty, the hernia is initially repaired and then over sewn by the strong corset type muscle plication. Though the condition is fairly common, it usually does not create any debilitating symptoms.

What is my tummy tuck recovery like ?

Because the Tummy Tuck procedure is personalized, recover time will differ from patient to patient. However, many people are able to resume everyday activities after 2 to 4 weeks, and should be able to stand up straight within a couple of days. Any tight or tugging sensations at the treatment site should be gone by 4 to 6 weeks, although an occasional twinge of pain may occur even after a few months.

Can I walk after tummy tuck?

Yes. Walking is encouraged the same day as your Tummy Tuck procedure. This will help increase blood flow to promote healing and decrease risks of blood clots.

How long do you wear a binder after surgery?

Compression is typically required for about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. This will help the skin to shrink down and give you a more dramatic contoured result.

How long do tummy tucks last?

A Tummy Tuck can give you permanent results. Tightening the abdominal muscles and getting rid of the excess fat and skin will result in a firmer and smoother appearance. Unless you become pregnant or gain a large amount of weight, a Tummy Tuck will not come undone.

Does a tummy tuck tighten muscles?

Yes. The abdominal muscles are tightened with strong sutures in a corset type fashion.

Do you have to be skinny to get a tummy tuck?

No, there is no ideal body weight or shape required for a Tummy Tuck. However, you must have healthy BMI in order to have surgery safely and to better the outcome of your result.

Are tummy tucks dangerous?

In general, this procedure is very safe. However, just like an other surgery, Tummy Tucks have risks. Prolonged wound healing, bleeding, infection, seromas, and complications from anesthesia.

Do you get a scar from a tummy tuck?

Yes. However, the scar sits very low. Often times lower than a C- section scar. This is very well hidden with most if not all undergarments. After about a year, the scar is lighter and undetectable.

How much does it cost for a tummy tuck?

Depending on the expertise and reputation of the plastic surgeon, Tummy Tucks can cost between $7,000 to $14,000.

How much is a Tummy Tuck in Florida ?

Tummy Tucks in Florida can cost $7,000 to $14,000 depending on the experience and reputation of the plastic surgeon in your area.

How do I find the best Tummy Tuck doctor?

You can research Board Certified Plastic surgeons in your area . Make sure your doctor can provide lots of photos of their work. Having an experienced surgeon with a good client reputation will assure that you will get the results you desire.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck ?

Yes. However, pregnancy after a Tummy Tuck can alter the results. Excessive weight gain and loss can cause loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles.

Is a Mini Tummy Tuck better ?

A Mini Tummy Tuck isn't for everyone. This will only address loose skin that is below the belly button.

Should I exercise before my Tummy Tuck .?

Yes, the closer you are to your ideal weight, the better your results will be. Having strong abdominal muscles will give a more sculpted and dramatic appearance.

What if I need a revision of my Tummy Tuck ?

Revisions after a

Why the Abdominal bulge and distension ?

An abdominal bulge or protrusion is caused by internal visceral intra-abdominal fat which distends the belly . Weight loss is typically required to reduce this belly distension.

What is abdominal wall looseness or laxity?

Abdominal wall looseness is caused by laxity of the muscles and fascia . This is called diastasis recti which is a separation of abdominal recti musculature. A Tummy tuck with muscle repair will typically correct this problem

Best place to get a tummy tuck in Tampa Florida ?

The best place to get a Tummy Tuck will be with a reputable and experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Having hundreds of before and after photos of their procedures will also ensure that you receive safe and quality care.

Is my fat below or above my stomach muscles ?

Both. Internal fat known as visceral fat, is stored within the abdominal cavity. This fat surrounds vital organs including the stomach , liver and intestines. external or Subcutaneous fat, is the fat that is visible just underneath the skin.

Tummy Tuck removes back fat ?

Yes, a Tummy Tuck with combined 360 liposuction can get rid of excess fat in the hips, flanks, and bra rolls.

Can you lose weight after tummy tuck?

Skin and fat are both removed during a Tummy Tuck procedure. The weight varies from patient to patient but can start at around 4lbs following surgery. Weight loss continues as long as a healthy l

What are the best exercises to get ready for my Tummy Tuck ?

Exercises that tighten your abdominal muscles and strengthen your core are always good to do before an abdominoplasty. It will give you a more dramatic result.

Can I have a Tummy Tuck after a abdominal hernia repair ?

Yes. Hernia repairs are common and typically do not interfere with a Tummy Tuck procedure.

Can I have a hernia fixed with my tummy tuck ?

Yes. Depending on the severity and location of the hernia, it will be repaired and then the abdominal muscles will then be tightened afterwards.

When can I return to work after a tummy tuck ?

Depending on physical demands of your job, most patients can return to work 2 to 4 weeks after a Tummy Tuck procedure.

Can Tattoos be removed with a tummy tuck ?

Yes, depending on the location of the tattoo. Because the majority of the skin below the belly button is removed, any stretch marks or tattoos in this area could be removed as well.

Can I have a natural looking belly button after tummy tuck ?

Yes. A new opening will be made for your belly button and sutures will be used to close the skin around it. Your Board Certified Plastic surgeon can discuss options with you on a desired look you wish to achieve.

Will a Tummy tuck flatten my belly after pregnancy' ?

A Tummy Tuck will remove excess fat and tightened the abdominal muscles stretched from pregnancy and childbirth. Giving you a tighter and smother appearance

Do men get tummy tuck?

Yes, Tummy Tucks aren't just for women! A Tummy Tuck is a great option for men who have loose and sagging skin. The abdominal muscles are tightened and the excess skin is removed. Giving the abdomen a firmer and smoother appearance.

Do tummy tucks work?

A Tummy Tuck can give you a firmer and smoother appearance by getting rid of the excess skin and fat. Tummy Tucks have long lasting results if a stable weight is maintained.

How long is pain after tummy tuck?

In general, pain is mild to moderate after a Tummy Tuck, and usually lasts between 1 and 2 weeks. Most patients are able to resume daily activities in about 2 weeks and working out at 4 to 6 weeks.

How long will a tummy tuck last?

A Tummy Tuck can give you permanent results. Tightening the abdominal wall and getting rid of the excess fat and skin will result in a firmer and smoother appearance. Unless you become pregnant or gain a large amount of weight, a Tummy Tuck will not come undone.

How many sizes do you lose with a tummy tuck?

Most patients will drop 2 to 3 sizes after a Tummy Tuck procedure. This usually motivates patients to further their weight loss with a healthier lifestyle to maintain and prolong the results.

What do you eat after tummy tuck?

There aren't any dietary restrictions after a Tummy Tuck procedure. However, most patients will follow a more healthier and active lifestyle after a Tummy Tuck to prolong and maintain their results.

What does a tummy tuck usually cost?

The price of a Tummy Tuck procedure will vary depending on the reputation and expertise of the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. These prices can range from $7,000 to $14,000 or more.

What is the best girdle to wear after a tummy tuck?

The best post operative compression is one that will be recommended by your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. A lot of the time, these garments are provided by your surgeon and are included in your overall cost of the procedure. If you provide your own compression garment, be sure to consult with your surgeon beforehand.

Tummy Tuck after major weight loss ?

Tummy Tucks are a great option and are often recommended after a major weight loss. The excess skin that is left behind will not retract and go back to its original state. Therefore, it will need to be excised and removed. During this procedure, the abdominal muscles are sewn together creating a tighter and smoother abdominal appearance.

Best alternative to a Tummy Tuck ?

Depending on how much fat and the elasticity of the skin, there are less invasive options. Evolve Trim, Tone, and Tite uses heat and radio frequency to melt fat, stimulate collagen, and tighten muscles. Another alternative would be liposuction along with a procedure called BodyTite. This requires tiny incisions to suction the fat. The BodyTite will use radiofrequency and heat to melt fat and tighten the skin.

How are tummy tucks done?

Tummy Tuck surgery, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases, restores weakened or separated abdominal muscles. The incision is made really low, often lower than a c-section scar. The excess skin is lifted and the abdominal muscles are sewn together with strong suture in a tight corset type style. The excess skin is removed and a new opening for the belly button is made. Most Tummy Tucks include liposuction to remove excess fat around the abdomen, hips, and flanks. This will give you a smoother and firmer appearance.

How dangerous is a tummy tuck?

Every surgery has risks. These risks include infection, bleeding, and possible complications from anesthesia. In general, Tummy Tucks are very safe.

How do I prepare for a tummy tuck?

In general, preparing for a Tummy Tuck can include lab work, a medical clearance, and making adjustments to certain medications. Aspirin, ant inflammatory, and herbal supplements can increase bleeding. You will be advised to stop smoking and have a certain BMI.

What are the side effects of a tummy tuck?

Every surgery has risks. These risks include infection, bleeding, and possible complications from anesthesia. In general, Tummy Tucks are very safe.

Should I loose weight before my Tummy Tuck ?

You want to be as close to your goal weight as possible before surgery. This will result in a more dramatic result

Should I stop smoking before my Tummy Tuck ?

Yes. patients are required to stop smoking 2 to 4 weeks before and after a Tummy Tuck procedure. Some doctors will even require a urine test prior to surgery. If the result is positive, the patient's surgery is cancelled.

What will my new belly button look like after a Tummy Tuck ?

Most patients will find that their new belly button looks better than their old ones. With the excess skin gone and the fat removed, the new belly button will look smaller, tighter, and more natural.

Can I have a Tummy Tuck after a gastric bypass procedure ?

Yes. Patients often have a large amount of weight loss following a gastric bypass procedure. This results in lots of loose skin. A Tummy Tuck will get rid of the excess skin and fat.

Is ok to get liposuction with excess skin on the stomach?

The skin may actually become looser from just the liposuction alone. If you want to address excess skin, you may possibly need a Tummy Tuck procedure.

Recommended Tummy Tuck Surgeons Florida ?

It is always recommended to see and consult with a Board Certified Plastic surgeon. One with lots of experience and can show you hundreds if not thousands of before and after photos of their work.

Tummy Tuck for post pregnancy belly ?

A Tummy Tuck is a wonderful and popular choice for post pregnancy. Not only will Tummy Tuck get rid of the well known mommy pooch, it will also address excess fat and stretch marks to some degree.

Tummy Tuck and Seroma ?:?

Seromas can be a complication in about 1 to 2 percent of Tummy Tuck procedures. These seromas will be resolved after about 5 to 6 aspirations.

Best Tummy Tuck Photo Gallery ?

The best Tummy Tuck photo gallery will be one that's provided by an experienced and reputable Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. They will have hundreds if not thousands of before and after photos.

The TOP Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgeon ?

The top plastic surgeon will be Board Certified with lots of experience, very reputable, and have hundreds if not thousands of before and after photos of their work.

Top YouTube Tummy Tuck Videos ?

You tube has hundreds and thousands of videos of lots of surgical procedures. These videos are meant for patient education. Make sure the videos are from Board Certified Plastic surgeons. Check out their websites and photo galleries, as well as their patient reviews.

Will a Tummy Tuck give me 6 pack abs ?

A Tummy Tuck will address the excess skin, fat , and tighten the abdominal muscles. Adding abdominal exercises before and after a Tummy Tuck will help the abdominal muscles to develop and become stronger. Giving you the desired 6 pack abs.

Do I need antibiotics with my tummy tuck ?

As with many surgical procedures, antibiotics are given before and after to help prevent any post op infections.

Which Tummy Tuck Incision is best ?

The best Tummy Tuck incision is one that sits very low. These incisions are typically made in the natural inguinal crease and are well hidden by most undergarments.

Will my Tummy Tuck results last ?

Unless there is a large amount of weight gain, A Tummy Tuck is meant to be a permanent. Most patients will continue a healthy lifestyle of eating well and exercising to maintain the results.

Can a tummy tuck cause stomach issues?

The Tummy Tuck procedure will tighten the abdominal muscles and get rid of excess fat and skin from the abdomen. Other than the tightness of the abdominal muscles, stomach problems are unusual and would likely be unrelated to the procedure.

How can I get a low Tummy Tuck scar?

Tummy Tuck scars are very low. In most cases, lower than a C-Section scar. Look at before and after photos of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to get a better idea of how they make their surgical incisions.

Will a tummy tuck make my stomach flat?

During the Tummy Tuck procedure, the abdominal muscles are sewn together and the excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. This will give a firmer and smoother appearance to the abdomen.

What is better CoolSculpting or a Tummy Tuck ?

CoolSculpting can get rid of some abdominal fat. However, if you have abdominal muscle separation and excess skin, only the Tummy Tuck procedure would address those issues.

Can I have a Brazilian Butt Lift with my Tummy Tuck ?

Yes. In fact, this is a growing trend with a lot of women who want a mommy makeover or the Hourglass Tummy Tuck. 360 liposuction is done at the same time as the Tummy Tuck and the fat is then injected into the buttocks. This gives a very nice, curvy hourglass shape desired by most women.

How much is the cost of a Tummy Tuck in Tampa Fl?

Tummy Tucks in Florida can cost $7,000 to $14,000 depending on the experience and reputation of the plastic surgeon in your area.

How do I prepare for a Tummy Tuck ?

Being at or close to your ideal body weight and having a healthy BMI will help y

How long after a tummy tuck can you drink?

Typically, you will need to stay away from alcohol for one to two weeks after surgery. You will need to be off of any pain medications as well. Mixing pain medications with alcohol can be dangerous. This can also put you at risk for causing damage to your wounds. Creating post op complications and delaying your healing process.

How many pounds can you lose with liposuction?

Typically patients can see anywhere from 1 to 10 pounds of weight loss with liposuction.

How painful is a tummy tuck?

Pain is usually mild to moderate with a Tummy Tuck. The pain doesn't come from the incision, but mostly from the muscle tightening. This discomfort will usually subside after about a week.