What is a Tummy Tuck?

An abdominoplasty is often referred to as a tummy tuck. It removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen area through a surgical procedure performed by a professional. At Look Great MD, our cosmetic surgeons are Board Certified specialists in the procedures that they administer. We offer our clients the best in cutting-edge procedures and highly-qualified doctors. Abdominoplasties are not only for fat removal, but they also can restore weakened or separated muscles which gives you a smooth, flatter stomach you have been looking for. Usually a Tummy Tuck will require two incisions, but the placement and length is determined by the extent of correction necessary.

Read more about the procedure and risks involved in our informed consent form.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Abdominoplasty may be a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and at a stable weight

  • You have realistic expectations

  • You do not smoke

Individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.

Tummy Tuck Consultations – What to Expect

The success and safety of your tummy tuck procedure depends on your complete honesty during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.

Be prepared to discuss:

  • Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome

  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments

  • Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs

  • Previous surgeries

  • Potential recovery time of the procedure

Your surgeon may also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors

  • Take photographs for your medical record

  • Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment

  • Discuss likely outcomes of the tummy tuck and any risks or potential complications

*Individual results may vary.