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.

In the Tampa area, how much does a Tummy Tuck cost?

The average cost of a tummy tuck is $5,798, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, but the cost can vary widely. To determine a more accurate cost for the Tampa area, you should contact our office. We can help provide an estimate and go over any additional fees you may pay.

How long is my recovery time from a Tummy Tuck?

Because the tummy tuck procedure is personalized, recovery time will differ from patient to patient. However, many people are able to resume everyday activities after 2-4 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 within 4-6 weeks, although an occasional twinge of pain may occur even after a few months.

In Tampa, will Liposuction be performed with my Tummy Tuck?

Yes. For many years, Dr. Shienbaum has performed his Lipo-abdominoplasty procedure that includes extensive liposuction of the hip love handles, protruding thighs, and redundant back rolls. This combining of procedures allows for the dramatic body sculpting and contouring results seen in his before and after photographs.

What is Lipo-Abdominoplasty?

In a lipo-abdominoplasty procedure, patients initially undergo circumferential liposuction to remove excess fat from the abdomen, hips, back, and flanks. Dr. Shienbaum will often utilize Vaser ultrasonic technique for areas that carry stubborn fat and need fine contouring. Only with this combined procedure can the traditional tummy tuck achieve a truly spectacular result.

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 will I lose with my Tummy Tuck?

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

How long must I wear a compression garment following my Tummy Tuck?

A compression garment will compress your abdomen, assist healing, and control swelling. The garment provides comfort as it supports and splints the abdominal musculature. Most patients find it very comfortable and reassuring.

How long will my Tummy Tuck swelling last?

The majority of swelling will resolve after several weeks. Since every patient is different, the length of time may vary. Tummy tuck practices used in the Tampa area can also vary. The techniques and areas addressed by liposuction will react differently. Typically, the most stubborn swelling will be the lower abdomen and pubic area. Compression and an early return to activity are the most effective measures for reestablishing the body’s normal drainage patterns.

What are the risks of my Tummy Tuck procedure?

The most talked-about risks are an anesthesia reaction, bleeding, hematoma or seroma formation, scarring, sensation loss, blood clots, and an unsatisfactory cosmetic appearance.

However, most concerns usually reflect the potential swelling, discomfort, and recovery time associated with an abdominoplasty procedure.Long-term naval appearance, scar position, and the overall body contour are the most relevant concerns.

Can I get pregnant after my 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 a Tummy Tuck remove my C-section scar?

C-section scars can either be vertical– from the belly button down– or more commonly horizontal, resting just above the pubic hairline. The vertical type is disturbingly visible while the horizontal scar produces an unsightly fold or shelf. Dr. Shienbaum can almost always successfully remove either type of C-section scar.

Will a Tummy Tuck remove my stretch marks?

A tummy tuck will typically remove the majority of stretch marks located below your belly button. The stretch marks above the belly button will be lowered toward the pubic area. This allows for much more revealing clothing without showing any stretch marks. In Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Lakeland, Florida, tummy tucks can decrease stretch mark visibility.

How soon can I return to exercise after my Tummy Tuck?

You will have to limit strenuous abdominal activity after your procedure. Tummy Tucks performed in the Lakeland, Brandon, and Riverview areas usually require several weeks for recovery. However, Dr. Shienbaum encourages early walking, light treadmill and elliptical work, and other lower body exercise as soon as possible. This increases circulation and helps prevent stasis and swelling.

Can my umbilical hernia be fixed during my Tummy Tuck?

Yes. Dr. Shienbaum frequently repairs umbilical hernias during his Tummy Tuck procedures.
An umbilical hernia occurs when a portion of the inner abdomen protrudes through a natural opening between the abdominal muscles. During an abdominoplasty, the hernia is initially repaired and then oversewn by the strong corset-type muscle application. Though the condition is fairly common, it usually does not create any debilitating symptoms.

For how long will I have numbness after my Tummy Tuck?

Sensation will usually come back gradually over the course of several weeks to months. Sometimes, the first thing you will feel in areas that were numb is itchiness or tingling. For patients in the Tampa area, some surgeons recommend massaging to restore sensation. Many patients feel that regular massage is beneficial, but there remains the possibility that some areas will never quite regain full sensation.

What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

A mini-abdominoplasty is often performed for problems areas located below the belly button. Small areas of lower abdominal fat deposits or sagging skin can be addressed with a much smaller incision. The mini tummy tuck also allows for a much quicker recovery time.

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.

What are the alternatives to a Tummy Tuck?

One can always try more diet and exercise. But no amount of abdominal work can tighten loosened fascia or reunite separated rectus musculature. Some plastic surgeons in the Tampa areas may suggest Liposuction. However, hanging, flabby, excess abdominal skin will not be improved with liposuction. The stubborn, resistant love handle fat remains a perpetual struggle. Unfortunately, nothing can compete with the total sculpting achieved by a well performed and executed Lipo-abdominoplasty body contouring procedure.

How do I find the best Tummy Tuck surgeon in Tampa, Florida?

A doctor’s board-certification by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the best indicator of appropriate training in the field of plastic surgery. A tummy tuck procedure and the more advanced Lipo-abdominoplasty technique require extensive time, dedication, and experience to achieve expertise. Make certain your surgeon can demonstrate the results and competence you expect.

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 Liposculpture 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 Tuck, LipoSculpture, and Brazilian Butt Lift. This has become Dr. Shienbaum’s signature procedure at Brandon Plastic Surgery.


Liposculpture: The dramatic results are obtained by first Liposculpting 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 technique 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 Liposculpture and the later Lipo-abdominoplasty are then used for the Brazilian Butt Lift enhancement. Almost all the fat from both combined procedures is frequently required to create the butt contours notoriously present in 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 tuck performed elsewhere left a high, visible scar; residual hip, flank, and back rolls, and made no improvement of her buttocks.

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

Just click and listen to the Real Patient Stories.

The Signature Hourglass Tummy Tuck

Dr. Shienbaum performs his signature hourglass tummy tuck in the hospital setting. The combined procedure takes several hours and 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 1000CCs. This amount of fat is insufficient to achieve adequate results.

Dr. Shienbaum will typically remove several thousand CCs of fat when performing his signature hourglass tummy tuck procedure. The full combined 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?

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, an abdominoplasty removes not just the fat, but also the extra skin and tightens up the muscles.