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Dr. Marvin Shienbaum: Expert Tummy Tuck Surgeon in Brandon, FL

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a highly acclaimed and double board-certified plastic surgeon and 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 liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift to create the perfect 360-degree hourglass figure.  Brandon Plastic Surgery is one hour from Winter Haven, 15 minutes from Riverview and 48 minutes from Bradenton.

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. A tummy tuck results in a firmer, flatter abdomen that is in proportion to the rest of your body and curves.

Dr. Shienbaum performs a standard tummy tuck as well as a unique combination procedure that utilizes both a tummy tuck and liposuction to achieve a longer-lasting and more dramatic result.

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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The Hourglass Tummy Tuck

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

Do I Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction is a wonderful tool for removing fat in areas of the body with tight skin, such as the hips 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 while tightening up loose abdominal muscles.

Common Concerns Addressed With Tummy Tuck

Two often-requested concerns people want to be addressed through cosmetic surgery are stretch marks and umbilical hernia, or a protruding bulge in the middle of the abdomen. Stretch marks are treated hormonally while the protruding belly results from distension of the abdominal wall and separation of the adjoining musculature. Both cannot be solved with exercise. A full tummy tuck addresses each concern for women in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Lakeland, Florida.

Hourglass Tummy Tuck Procedures

Liposculpture

The dramatic results are obtained by first liposculpting the torso and removing excess fat from the waist, hips, flanks, thighs, and back areas. Special attention is given to any existing saddlebag, muffin top, back roll, love handles, or tummy pooch. This fat is then carefully prepared for natural fat transfer. Often there is sufficient fat saved to fill empty facial features including collapsed cheekbones, hollowed-out eyes, sunken temples, fallen eyebrows, and thinned lips. This additional fat may be also used for breast enlargement in lieu of silicone implants.

Tummy Tuck

The Tummy Tuck is then performed to flatten and shape the waist. A corset-type muscle cinching using sutures is utilized to obtain a narrow waistline. Additional fat is then removed by incorporating Lipo-Abdominoplasty contouring. The skin is then tightened and the belly button is relocated to a natural-looking position.

Brazilian Butt Lift

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

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.

Tummy Tuck Revision

Not all plastic surgeons use the same ideal techniques that Dr. Shienbaum does for their cosmetic surgery procedures, including tummy tuck. This means that in some cases, patients end up with sub-par results from their surgery that Dr. Shienbaum can correct, helping to achieve their desired goal. Ask about revision surgery if you’ve had a previous tummy tuck during your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.

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. Patients throughout the Tampa Bay area enthusiastically agree that this is what real body sculpting was meant to be.

This level of body shaping is possible because the excess belly fat is saved and immediately utilized for butt enhancement. All too often this versatile abdominal fat is thrown away in traditional tummy tuck surgery. Once discarded, this highly desirable fat is forever lost to those seeking a Brazilian butt lift enhancement.

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The Signature Hourglass Tummy Tuck Procedure

Dr. Shienbaum performs his Signature Hourglass Tummy Tuck in a hospital setting. The combined procedure that takes several hours is not suitable for outpatient office surgery. Florida statute limits the amount of fat that can safely be removed in any combined procedures in an office surgical 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. This revolutionizes the appearance of patients’ areas of concerns, creating a fully contoured waist, hips, and buttocks.

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 before being committed to a date for the procedure.

Long-Lasting Tummy Tuck Results

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.

Tummy Tuck Surgery in Brandon, Florida

If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck and body sculpting procedures, contact Brandon Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum will address your specific concerns and develop a custom treatment plan that works for your schedule and budget. Brandon Plastic Surgery welcomes mini tummy tuck patients from Tampa, Lakeland, Brandon, and Riverview, Florida.  When visiting Brandon Plastic Surgery, we are 51 Minutes from Lakeland, 35 minutes from Wesley Chapel, and 18 minutes from Tampa.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

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.

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.

How much Liposuction can I get with my Tummy Tuck ?

We typically remove thousands of ccs 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.

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.

Can you get a tummy tuck if youre obese?

A healthy BMI ( body mass index) is advised before undergoing a Tummy Tuck procedure. Typically, plastic surgeon want to see a BMI of 30 or lower. Anything higher will increase your chances of wound healing problems and possible complications during surgery. Your surgeon will work with you to get you down to a healthy and safe BMI before your surgery.

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 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.

Is a Mini Tummy Tuck better ?

A Mini Tummy Tuck isnt for everyone. This will only address loose skin that is below the belly button.

What if I need a revision of my Tummy Tuck ?

Revisions after a Tummy Tuck are not uncommon. These revisions can include touch up liposuction, scar revisions, and dog ears .

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.

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.

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

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 arent 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.

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 ?

Being at or close to your goal weight before surgery will give you the safest and best results. Your surgeon will talk with you and discuss what a healthy BMI is for your weight and height.

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 patients 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.

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 thats 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.

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.

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 do I prepare for a Tummy Tuck ?

Plan your recovery time. Typically, you will need one to two weeks without heavy lifting or traveling. Certain medications will need to be discontinued till after surgery. This is important with Aspirin and other anti inflammatory medications, as these can contribute to post operative bleeding and bruising. Drinking plenty of water and maintaining a healthy diet will keep your immune system strong and can help speed healing time. Keeping your BMI within a healthy and safe range will also help to reduce the risk of complications.

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 doesnt come from the incision, but mostly from the muscle tightening. This discomfort will usually subside after about a week.

How do I get a Tummy Tuck revision ?

It is always best to address any revisions with the surgeon who did your Tummy Tuck procedure. Having medical records from your previous surgery will help any new surgeon you plan to see. Revisions such as dog ears and uneven scars can easily be done.

Can I get a free consultation for my Tummy Tuck ?

Yes. Most plastic surgeons will offer their clients a free consultation. Research Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in your area and consult with one that can offer lots of before and after photos and one that has lots of experience.

Will a tummy tuck remove stretch marks ?

Any stretch marks or tattoos that are below the belly button will typically be removed along with the excess skin.

Will a tummy tuck repair my diastasis and abdominal muscle separation ?

Yes, during a Tummy Tuck procedure, the abdominal muscles are sewn together with strong sutures in a corset type fashion. giving you a smoother profile and stronger abdomen.

Can I get a belly ring after my tummy tuck ?

You will want to consult with your board certified plastic surgeon before piercing your naval after a Tummy Tuck. Typically, waiting a year or more is required to ensure adequate blood flow is restored to that area.

What is the difference between a Tummy Tuck and a Panniculectomy ?

Both the Tummy Tuck procedure and a Panniculectomy will get rid of the excess skin around the abdomen. While a Panniculectomy is medically necessary, due to large amounts of weight loss, a Tummy Tuck is an elective procedure.

Can a tummy tuck scar be revised ?

Yes, sometimes after a Tummy Tuck, small revisions need to be made. Dog ears and uneven scars can easily be revised.

What are dog ears after tummy tuck ?

The term dog ears refers skin at the end of the incision that can protrude. This is due to the incision being too short or just a result of how the wound healed. This is quite common after a Tummy Tuck and can easily be revised by your surgeon.

Do I continue my supplements before Tummy Tuck Surgery ?

Because most supplements arent regulated by the FDA, the concentration and quality of them are unknown. Typically, surgeons will recommend that you discontinue supplements two weeks prior to surgery. Taking supplements increases the risk of bleeding, which can cause complications during surgery and slow the recovery process.

How long does it take to lose weight after a tummy tuck?

While some weight loss is immediate, you will continue to see results for up to 6 months or longer. A Tummy Tuck is more of a contouring procedure rather than a weight loss procedure. Its important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet to prolong your results.

Can an overweight person get a Tummy Tuck ?

Yes, however, a healthy BMI is needed to reduce the risk of complications during and after surgery. Your surgeon will work with you to get you to a healthy range in order to operate safely and with minimal risks.

The Best Tummy Tuck in Florida ?

The best Tummy Tuck in Florida will be one that is done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with lots of experience. Your surgeon should be able to provide hundreds if not thousands of before and after photos.

What questions do I ask at my Tummy Tuck Consultation?

The most often asked questions are is this painful?, whats the down time?, will I have drains?, Where will my scar be? Have a list of questions for your surgeon. The best plastic surgeons will make sure youre well informed about your procedure before making your decision.

Will my belly button have scars after my Tummy Tuck ?

A new opening for the belly button will be made during your Tummy Tuck. The scar is very well hidden and is not easily seen.

What if I am dissatisfied with my Tummy Tuck results ?

Minor touch ups and revisions can be done to address any concerns after your Tummy Tuck procedure. Touch up liposuction and dog ears are the most common.

Can I get a virtual consultation for my Tummy Tuck ?

Yes, this is a popular method of patient and doctor communication. However, an in person consultation will need to be done prior to surgery. The surgeon will need to do a physical examination, blood work, EKG, and vials to make sure youre in good health before moving forward.

When can I start working out after tummy tuck?

Most patients can resume light exercise like walking and upper body workouts around two weeks. However, abdominal exercises and heavy weight lifting are restricted till about 6 weeks. Every patient is unique and any exercise routine will need to be discussed with your surgeon.

Can Laser Lipo give you a Tummy Tuck result ?

Laser Liposuction is a wonderful option to those who dont have a lot of excess fat and skin.

Does a tummy tuck lift your pubic area ?

Because the scar from a Tummy Tuck sits very low, it can cause a small lift in the pubic area.

What should you avoid before a tummy tuck?

Excess alcohol, smoking, supplements, and anti inflammatory medications will need to be discontinued weeks before surgery. These will increase your risks of bleeding, bruising , and wound healing.

What is the shape of my new belly button after a Tummy Tuck ?

Because the belly button is unique to every patient, your surgeon will work with you to plan out a belly button that works with your body. While the belly button itself doesnt move, the skin around the belly button does. Different techniques are used to create a desired shape.

Will my belly be flat after a Tummy Tuck ?

A Tummy Tuck will remove the excess skin and fat from the abdomen while also tightening the abdominal muscles. This will give you a smoother and firmer abdominal appearance.

Is it easier to lose weight after a tummy tuck?

Most patients do find it easier to lose weight after a Tummy Tuck. The removal of excess skin and fat creates a dramatic change in the abdominal appearance. A healthier lifestyle and diet will prolong these results.

Who is a good candidate for tummy tuck?

A good candidate for a Tummy Tuck would be anyone who wants to change their abdominal appearance. Whether its a large amount of weight loss or excess skin from pregnancy and childbirth.

When will I see the final result of my tummy tuck ?

You will have immediate results after a Tummy Tuck. Most patients see final results around 3 to 6 months. However, results will continue to improve with a healthy lifestyle and diet.

How many pounds are removed in a Tummy Tuck ?

The amount of weight removed from a Tummy Tuck is highly variable. A Tummy Tuck is more of a contour procedure. However, with the removal of excess skin and adding liposuction, patients typically see anywhere from 1 to 10lbs of weight loss.

How long should you wear a compression garment after a tummy tuck ?

To get the best results from your Tummy Tuck, you will need to wear a compression garment for at least 6 to 8 weeks.

How much does a Tummy Tuck cost in 2020 ?

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

Will a tummy tuck get rid of wrinkled skin around the belly button ?

During a Tummy Tuck, the skin around the belly button is pulled tight and a new opening is made. Just like pulling a button through a shirt. Any loose skin that remains can be tightened using treatments such as Body Tite, Vaser Liposuction, and Evolve. These use heat and radiofrequency to shrink and smooth the skin.

What procedures other than tummy tuck can improve my belly ?

Depending on your personal goals and the amount of skin and fat, other less invasive options are available. These can include BodyTite, Vaser Liposuction, And Evolve Trim, Tone, and Tight. These procedures use heat and radiofrequency to melt the fat and tighten skin. The Evolve Tone helps to tighten muscle.

Can I get a tummy tuck after c-sections ?

Yes, and a lot of patients seek a Tummy Tuck after having children and undergoing a c-section. The Tummy Tuck procedure will tighten the abdominal muscles and get rid of the excess skin that is stretched during pregnancy. Often, the Tummy Tuck scar will be lower than the c- section scar, so its easily hidden.

Most Experienced Tummy Tuck Surgeon ?

The most experienced Tummy Tuck surgeon will be one that can provide hundreds if not thousands of before and after photos of their work. Experienced surgeons will also have lots of real patients reviews. Not just on their websites, but other media platforms such as Google and RealSelf.

Best Tummy Tuck Videos ?

You can find hundreds if not thousands of videos on websites such as YouTube, Instagram, and the websites of Plastic Surgery Centers in your area.

What qualifies you for a tummy tuck?

You have excess fat and loose skin around your abdomen. You are in overall good health. Youve gone through pregnancy or have lost a lot of weight.

When can I wear regular clothes after tummy tuck?

You dont have to change your wardrobe after a Tummy Tuck, however, most patients opt for loose fitting clothes for the first few weeks while having to wear a compression garment.

What is a scarless Tummy Tuck ?

Theres no surgery that can replace a Tummy Tuck. Only a Tummy Tuck can tighten the abdominal muscles and get rid of excess fat and skin around the abdomen. Depending on the severity of your loose skin and the amount of fat you want to get rid of, there are other options. These can include minimal invasive procedures such as BodyTite, Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction, and Evolve Trim, Tone, and Tite.

What will my belly look like after a tummy tuck ?

Tightening the abdominal muscles and getting rid of excess skin and fat, will give you a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. Your scar will be very low. Often lower than a C- Section scar.

Will I have drains with my Tummy Tuck ?

Yes, patients will have 1 or 2 drains after a Tummy Tuck procedure. Removing the excess skin leaves behind dead space that collects plasma and seroma . Drainage is necessary to help your body heal and prevent infection. The drains will speed up the healing process. These drains are temporary and are removed 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

Why would you need a tummy tuck?

Most patients seek a Tummy Tuck due to excess skin, abdominal wall laxity, and fat around the abdomen. Or just to improve the overall appearance of the abdomen.

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

Yes. Many patients seek to have a Tummy Tuck after having a gastric sleeve. Mainly because of the excess skin thats left behind after a large amount of weight loss.

Can a tummy tuck be performed after failed liposuction or CoolSculpting ?

Liposuction and CoolSculpting will address fat but not loose skin. Any excess skin will need to be removed by undergoing a Tummy Tuck procedure.

Will a tummy tuck give a smaller waist ?

Yes. By removing the excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, A Tummy Tuck procedure will give you a smaller and firmer abdominal appearance.

How do I get an innie belly button ?

Different suturing techniques can be used to help to achieve the desired shape and size of your belly button.

How long does it take for muscle repair to heal after a tummy tuck ?

typically, muscle repair will take 6 months to a year to fully heal. Abdominal exercises can resume around 3 months.

What is a floating belly button tummy tuck ?

During the tummy tuck, the belly button can be detached from the stalk, which attaches it to the abdominal muscles. This is typically done if patients have minimum skin laxity and whose belly button is situated higher on the abdominal wall.

Can I get tattoos after my tummy tuck ?

Yes, a tattoo can be placed over a tummy tuck incision. However, the scar must be fully healed, which may take 6 months to a year after surgery.

Will a tummy tuck remove my c-section scar?

Yes, typically a Tummy Tuck scar will be lower than a C- Section scar.

Do I need to remove sutures following my Tummy Tuck ?

Plastic surgeons have different techniques when it comes to Tummy Tuck procedures. Typically, the sutures are all dissolvable, but some staples or sutures may need to be removed a week or two after your procedure. this is easily done in office and requires no anesthetic or down time.

Will I have a seroma after my tummy tuck ?

Seromas are a build up of fluid under the skin. This can happen in 1 to 2 percent of patients who undergo surgeries where the skin and fat have been cut and manipulated. A small seroma is usually reabsorbed by the body. Larger seromas can easily be aspirated by your surgeon using a syringe just under the skin.

Do I need an extended tummy tuck ?

Depending on the amount of fat and excess skin, a longer incision will need to be made to better the outcome of your Tummy Tuck results.

Will a tummy tuck remove love handles ?

A Tummy Tuck combined with liposuction of the abdomen and flanks will help to get rid of stubborn love handles.

Will my belly bulge or protrude after my tummy tuck ?

A Tummy Tuck will address excess fat and skin as well as tighten your abdominal muscles. However, bulging or protruding can be a result of fat that is stored beneath the abdominal muscles in the intra abdominal space. This fat is surrounding the organs and can only be removed through diet and exercise.

Can Liposuction of the back or flanks be combined with a tummy tuck ?

Yes. Liposuction is often recommended with a Tummy Tuck procedure. 360 Liposuction can be done to removed excess fat around the abdomen, hips, back, and flanks. Giving you a tighter and smoother profile.

Can i get breast fat transfer with my Tummy Tuck ?

Yes, this is a popular choice for women who desire a fuller bust with or without breast implants. The fat will be taken from the abdomen and other areas such as flanks, hips, and back. The fat is then carefully injected into the breast.

Can I combine a tummy tuck with BodyTite ?

Yes, the BodyTite procedure is a great addition to the Tummy Tuck to help tighten loose skin.

How to prevent a pulmonary embolus PE after a Tummy Tuck ?

Staying active after surgery will help to

Will silicone tape improve my tummy tuck scar ?

There are lots of products that will treat scars. Typically, anything that has silicone as a main ingredient will help to improve the appearance of the scar.

Will a mini tummy tuck leave loose skin above the belly button ?

A mini Tummy Tuck only addresses the loose skin and excess fat that is below the belly button. To get rid of the excess skin and fat above the belly button, a full Tummy Tuck will need to be considered.

What is a skin only tummy tuck ?

A skin only Tummy Tuck can address loose skin that is above and below the belly button , but will not help to tighten weak and separated abdominal muscles.

Can you tighten loose abdominal skin without a Tummy tuck ?

There are many different non invasive procedures that can address loose skin. Mainly using heat and radio frequency to tighten and shrink skin. However, it depends on the elasticity and amount of loose skin that needs to be treated.

Will a tummy tuck move your tattoos ?

Depending on the location, a Tummy Tuck can removed scars , tattoos, or any irregularities in the skin that is below the belly button.

What is an extended Tummy Tuck ?

An extended Tummy Tuck is performed just like a standard Tummy Tuck, but the incision is extended around the hips and to the back. This incision will address the excess skin in the flank area creating a more dramatic result.

What is a circumferential Tummy Tuck ?

A circumferential Tummy Tuck is also known as an extended Tummy Tuck. A standard Tummy Tuck incision is from hip to hip. An extended Tummy Tuck will need an incision that continues past the hips, around the flank area, and to the back. This will address the loose skin around the entire waist line.

What is a tummy tuck abdominal wall plication ?

With most standard Tummy Tucks, the surgeon will use strong sutures to tightened weakened and separated abdominal muscles.

Can a tummy tuck be covered by insurance ?

A Tummy Tuck procedure is an elective cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by insurance. However, heavy weight loss patients can have a procedure known as a Panniculectomy. This can be covered by some insurance. This procedure is similar to the Tummy Tuck but only addresses the loose skin and does not include muscle tightening.

Can I have a Tummy Tuck with mesh in my abdomen ?

Typically, previous placed mesh will not cause an issue with performing a Tummy Tuck procedure. Its important to consult with the surgeon who placed the mesh as well as obtain medical records and operative notes. This will help your plastic surgeon in deciding what operation is best for you.

Can I wear a bikini after a tummy tuck ?

Yes, a standard Tummy Tuck will leave a scar that sits very low on the abdomen. This can be easily hidden with most bikini type swimwear.

Am I a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck ?

A good candidate for a tummy tuck would be a male or female who desires to change their abdominal appearance. If you have lost a large amount of weight, or simply if you are finished having kids would make you a good candidate for an abdominoplasty.

Can I have a Tummy Tuck after a Gastric band procedure ?

yes, after a gastric band procedure and large amounts of weight loss, patients are often left with lots of loose skin. This skin can be removed during a Tummy Tuck procedure.

Will I need opiates or narcotics after my tummy tuck ?

Heavy narcotics and opiates are not typically needed after a tummy tuck. However, pain tolerance varies from patient to patient. Your surgeon will talk with you and discuss what type of pain management is best for you.

How can I lose my stomach fat?

There are many ways to lose stomach fat. Diet and exercise, minimally invasive surgery such as liposuction, and more invasive surgery such as a Tummy Tuck. A lot of the time, these can be combined to give a longer lasting and more dramatic result.

What is the best way to prepare for a Tummy Tuck ?

The best way to prepare for a Tummy Tuck is to make sure youve done extensive research on the operation and recovery. Have multiple consultations with board certified plastic surgeons. Make sure all of your questions are answer

Will I have permanent sutures after my tummy tuck ?

Many sutures can be used during a Tummy Tuck procedure. If abdominal tightening is needed, permanent suture will be used. Sutures used on the skin will typically take 3 to 6 months to dissolve.

Will my Tummy Tuck scar hypertrophy or keloid ?

Hypertrophic and keloid scars can happen after a Tummy Tuck. Hypertrophic scars are raised and red, while keloid scars are raised, red, shiny, and thick. While hypertrohpic scars can go away with treatment, keloid scars will need more agressive treatment.

Can you tear your tummy tuck muscle repair ?

Internal sutures that are used during a Tummy Tuck are designed to stay in place indefinitely.

Can you get a six pack after a tummy tuck ?

During a Tummy Tuck procedure, the abdominal muscles are sewn together in a tight corset type fashion. Getting the muscles back together will allow for better results when trying to achieve 6 pack abs.

Does a marble in the belly button work ?

Lots of patients find it helpful to use different things in the belly button to help achieve a desired shape. The marble can be inserted and taped down and this allows the skin to heal around it creating a desired circle shape.

Do I need anything in my belly button to maintain shape ?

It is not necessary to stretch the belly button after a Tummy Tuck. However, some patients can use stretching objects such as a marble to help achieve a desired shape.

Is there a less invasive tummy tuck ?

There are many different ways to tighten the loose skin on the abdomen. These non invasive procedures use techniques such as radio frequency, heat, and cooling. Depending on the amount of loose skin, these can be very effective. However, if excess skin and fat is present or muscle tightening is needed, a Tummy Tuck would be the better option.

What is a reverse tummy tuck ?

A reverse Tummy Tuck will remove the loose skin and fat only in the upper abdomen. Typically, the incisions are made just beneath the breasts or breast folds.

Can a tummy tuck remove scars from laparoscopic surgery. ?

A Tummy Tuck can get rid of most if not all scars that are below the belly button. The skin above the belly button will be pulled down. The scars will be in a different location on the abdomen but not completely gone.

Can someone with diabetes have a tummy tuck ?

Yes, diabetic patients can have cosmetic surgery as long as the diabetes is under control. Blood sugars will be monitored throughout the procedure, and the surgery needs to be done with someone with lots of experience.

Will an Hourglass Tummy Tuck Snatch my waist?

The term snatched is a modern day term commonly used by online influencers. nIts used to describe the shape of the waist. A more corset type, figure 8 shape. nAn hourglass Tummy Tuck with 360 liposuction can help in achieving this most desired type of waistline.

Arnica and bromelain for a tummy tuck ?

Arnica is good for bruising and Bromelain is good for inflammation and wound healing. Both can be used during post op care after surgery.

Is it necessary to have a massage after a tummy tuck ?

Lymphatic massage has increasingly become popular to speed up the healing process after Tummy Tuck surgery. Massaging can help to restore normal lymphatic drainage and help decrease post operative swelling.

How long does it take for surgical glue to fall off ?

Most surgical glue will take 2 to 3 weeks to fall off. Keeping the incision clean and dry will help keep the glue on longer.

When can you resume exercise after a tummy tuck ?

Light exercise like walking and treadmill can resume within the first week after a Tummy Tuck procedure. Core exercises and weight lifting can typically resume around week 6. Pay attention to pain and start slow. Increasing the intensity and distance.

What is the fastest way to recover from a Tummy Tuck ?

Some essential tips to recover faster after a tummy tuck: eating a healthy and well balanced diet. Go for a light walk. Walking is great for circulation and can support the recovery process. Wear recommended compression garments this will help manage some of the swelling and also help with skin re-draping after surgery. Stay hydrated you need to drink plenty of water before and after your procedure this will help prevent dehydration and support your recovery.

Can lasers or radiofrequency micro needling improve tummy tuck scars ?

Yes, treatments can enhance your tummy tuck scar, although they will not wholly erase scars, they will reduce them enough to make them nearly imperceptible . Treatments remove the outer damaged layer of the skin, smoothing it over to improve texture and appearance of the skin

Can you have a baby after a tummy tuck ?

Yes, but it is not recommended, You may need a tummy tuck revision if your abdominal skin , abdominal muscles or fascia stretch out during pregnancy

What is the best sleeping position after a tummy tuck ?

A recliner provides one of the best sleeping positions. Another good option is to place several pillows underneath your knees and under your head. Most patients will ultimately sleep in the side with their knees tucked ie fetal position

Will my Tummy Tuck surgery give me a snatched waist?

Yes tummy tuck can help to snatch your waist size by removing excess skin and fat .and , tightening the abdominal fascia and musculature. Any protruding muscle separation (diastasis recti ) can be addressed to enhance the ultimate waist contour .

Can I get a tattoo over my Tummy Tuck Scar ?

Yes, once your tummy-tuck incision has fully healed, you are able to tattoo over the incision. However, the healing process could take anywhere between 6 months to a year for your abdominal incision to heal. Be sure to consult with your plastic surgeon before proceeding with tattooing over your tummy tuck scar.

What is the wait time for having sex following a tummy tuck ?

The average wait time to resume having sexual intercourse following an abdominoplasty is generally six to eight weeks. However, consult with your plastic surgeon before resuming sexual intercourse following your abdominoplasty.

How long do drains stay in after a tummy tuck ?

The amount of days that drains stay put in following an abdominoplasty varies from person to person on average, though it could be three to four days. Once your surgeon identifies that your body is no longer producing extra fluids, he will remove the drains.

When can I walk straight up after a tummy tuck ?

you should be able to stand or walk up straight straight 14 days post op.

Am I a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck ?

a good candidate for a tummy tuck would be someone who is finished having children and or someone who has lost a lot of weight.

Do I need a full or mini tummy tuck ?

A consultation with a plastic surgeon, would determine if you are a candidate for a full or mini abdominoplasty. If you only want to address the area below your belly button then a mini tummy tuck is recommended.

Can a Tummy Tuck remove my internal visceral fat?

A tummy tuck will not remove any internal visceral fat. An abdominoplasty can only treat fat or skin that is outside the muscle layer. Only a healthy diet and exercise will eliminate internal visceral fat.

Can someone with high blood pressure ( hypertension) have a Tummy Tuck ?

Yes, you are able to have an abdominoplasty as long as your blood pressure is controlled with the correct medications. Your plastic surgeon may also require you to get a medical clearance from your primary physician prior to your scheduled abdominoplasty.

Can I have a tummy tuck if I use CPAP ?

Yes, a tummy tuck can be safely performed in patients who suffer from sleep apnea. You will need to make sure to bring your CPAP machine to use while you are sleeping in recovery. Your plastic surgeon may also require you to get medical clearance prior to your abdominoplasty.

What is a hidden scar Tummy Tuck ?

A hidden tummy tuck scar is when the incision is placed low in the pubic area and is easily hidden while wearing a bikini. The length of the scar is determined by how much skin needs to be removed during your abdominoplasty.

Can Tattoo hide my Tummy Tuck scars?

A tattoo can help camouflage tummy tuck incision.

Can I have a TAP block with my Tummy Tuck?

Yes, TAP blocks are commonly used during abdominoplasty to help minimize post-surgical pain. TAP block also reduces the need of narcotics following your tummy tuck, and, as a result, fewer side effects, such as nausea, vomiting and constipation.