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What is a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat for a slimmer, more toned abdomen. Patients frequently seek it out after childbirth or significant weight loss, which can leave behind loose, sagging skin and stubborn belly fat. Dr. Stein offers this procedure at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery to help you achieve a contoured body you feel confident in.

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Am I a Good Candidate?
The Procedure
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What Results Will I See?
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A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat for a slimmer, more toned abdomen. Patients frequently seek it out after childbirth or significant weight loss, which can leave behind loose, sagging skin and stubborn belly fat. Dr. Stein offers this procedure at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery to help you achieve a contoured body you feel confident in.

Abdominoplasty can benefit patients who have excess skin and fat around the belly. It can also tighten torn or stretched abdominal muscles, which often occur with pregnancy. Ideal candidates should be overall healthy, at a stable weight, and done having children. Patients who intend to lose more weight should do so before having a tummy tuck. During a detailed consultation, we can help determine if this procedure is right for you.

Dr. Stein will perform your tummy tuck under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure can take one to five hours, depending on the extent of the surgery and whether liposuction is included.

Dr. Stein will make an incision along the bikini line during the procedure. He will then remove and tighten the skin, repair torn abdominal muscles, and remove excess fat as needed. In some cases, he may place drainage tubes under the skin to prevent fluid build-up.

Patients should expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area after a tummy tuck. We will prescribe pain medication as needed and give you aftercare instructions, such as emptying the drains, wearing a compression garment, and keeping the incision clean. You may need a follow-up appointment to have drainage tubes or sutures removed.

Most patients return to work two to four weeks after abdominoplasty. It may be approximately six weeks before you can resume exercise, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities.

Patients can typically see reduced excess skin immediately after the surgery, but swelling and bruising may obscure abdominoplasty results initially. You can expect improvements in a few weeks as swelling subsides and optimal results in three to six months. A tummy tuck provides a smoother, tighter abdominal area with reduced excess skin, sagging, and fat.

The results of a tummy tuck should last a decade or more. For long-lasting benefits, it’s essential that patients maintain a stable weight. Another pregnancy can also undo the effects of abdominoplasty by stretching the muscles and skin again. Patients who are done having children and can maintain a stable weight will enjoy long-term improvements from their tummy tuck.

Our expert surgeons would love to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Take the first step to getting your questions answered and find out if a Tummy Tuck is the right solution for you.

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation.

Our Mission is to Provide World-Class Service

Am I a Good Candidate?
The Procedure
What is Recovery Like?
What Results Will I See?
In-Person Consultation

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat for a slimmer, more toned abdomen. Patients frequently seek it out after childbirth or significant weight loss, which can leave behind loose, sagging skin and stubborn belly fat. Dr. Stein offers this procedure at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery to help you achieve a contoured body you feel confident in.

Abdominoplasty can benefit patients who have excess skin and fat around the belly. It can also tighten torn or stretched abdominal muscles, which often occur with pregnancy. Ideal candidates should be overall healthy, at a stable weight, and done having children. Patients who intend to lose more weight should do so before having a tummy tuck. During a detailed consultation, we can help determine if this procedure is right for you.

Dr. Stein will perform your tummy tuck under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure can take one to five hours, depending on the extent of the surgery and whether liposuction is included.

Dr. Stein will make an incision along the bikini line during the procedure. He will then remove and tighten the skin, repair torn abdominal muscles, and remove excess fat as needed. In some cases, he may place drainage tubes under the skin to prevent fluid build-up.

Patients should expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area after a tummy tuck. We will prescribe pain medication as needed and give you aftercare instructions, such as emptying the drains, wearing a compression garment, and keeping the incision clean. You may need a follow-up appointment to have drainage tubes or sutures removed.

Most patients return to work two to four weeks after abdominoplasty. It may be approximately six weeks before you can resume exercise, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities.

Patients can typically see reduced excess skin immediately after the surgery, but swelling and bruising may obscure abdominoplasty results initially. You can expect improvements in a few weeks as swelling subsides and optimal results in three to six months. A tummy tuck provides a smoother, tighter abdominal area with reduced excess skin, sagging, and fat.

The results of a tummy tuck should last a decade or more. For long-lasting benefits, it’s essential that patients maintain a stable weight. Another pregnancy can also undo the effects of abdominoplasty by stretching the muscles and skin again. Patients who are done having children and can maintain a stable weight will enjoy long-term improvements from their tummy tuck.

Our expert surgeons would love to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Take the first step to getting your questions answered and find out if a Tummy Tuck is the right solution for you.

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation.

Our Mission is to Provide World-Class Service

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat for a slimmer, more toned abdomen. Patients frequently seek it out after childbirth or significant weight loss, which can leave behind loose, sagging skin and stubborn belly fat. Dr. Stein offers this procedure at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery to help you achieve a contoured body you feel confident in.

Abdominoplasty can benefit patients who have excess skin and fat around the belly. It can also tighten torn or stretched abdominal muscles, which often occur with pregnancy. Ideal candidates should be overall healthy, at a stable weight, and done having children. Patients who intend to lose more weight should do so before having a tummy tuck. During a detailed consultation, we can help determine if this procedure is right for you.

Dr. Stein will perform your tummy tuck under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure can take one to five hours, depending on the extent of the surgery and whether liposuction is included.

Dr. Stein will make an incision along the bikini line during the procedure. He will then remove and tighten the skin, repair torn abdominal muscles, and remove excess fat as needed. In some cases, he may place drainage tubes under the skin to prevent fluid build-up.

Patients should expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area after a tummy tuck. We will prescribe pain medication as needed and give you aftercare instructions, such as emptying the drains, wearing a compression garment, and keeping the incision clean. You may need a follow-up appointment to have drainage tubes or sutures removed.

Most patients return to work two to four weeks after abdominoplasty. It may be approximately six weeks before you can resume exercise, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities.

Patients can typically see reduced excess skin immediately after the surgery, but swelling and bruising may obscure abdominoplasty results initially. You can expect improvements in a few weeks as swelling subsides and optimal results in three to six months. A tummy tuck provides a smoother, tighter abdominal area with reduced excess skin, sagging, and fat.

The results of a tummy tuck should last a decade or more. For long-lasting benefits, it’s essential that patients maintain a stable weight. Another pregnancy can also undo the effects of abdominoplasty by stretching the muscles and skin again. Patients who are done having children and can maintain a stable weight will enjoy long-term improvements from their tummy tuck.

Our expert surgeons would love to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Take the first step to getting your questions answered and find out if a Tummy Tuck is the right solution for you.

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation.

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