Like any plastic surgery procedure, it is important to do your research before booking a tummy tuck surgery date. Knowing what to expect from the procedure and how it is performed can help you to make the best decisions possible regarding your procedure.  Read on to learn about what you should look into regarding tummy tuck before your procedure in Brandon.

 What is a Tummy Tuck?

The first thing you should look into is what exactly a tummy tuck is. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure to reshape and flatten the abdomen. It includes removing excess skin and fat from the tummy, as well as tightening abdominal muscles.

What Kinds of Tummy Tucks are Available?

There are a number of tummy tucks performed today, including the classic tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck, and the extended tummy tuck. A classic tummy tuck addresses the entire abdomen, a mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button, and an extended tummy tuck address the entire abdomen, as well as some of the flanks and sides. Be sure to do your research on these different techniques and discuss your options with Dr. Shienbaum during your consultation.

Are you a Candidate?

Ideal tummy tuck candidates will have excess skin and fat on the abdomen, as well as lack abdominal tone, have a protruding belly, be at a stable weight, be nonsmokers, and be physically healthy. Overall, a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is needed to determine if you are a good candidate.

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit