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Tummy tuck

What is a tummy tuck?

If you’re looking for a way to achieve a more toned and sculpted midsection, a tummy tuck procedure
at Visthetic Surgery Institute & MedSpa™ may be the perfect solution for you. Our experienced and
skilled team of cosmetic surgeons is dedicated to helping you achieve the body you’ve always wanted.


A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat
and skin from the abdominal area and tightens the underlying muscles, resulting in a flatter and more
toned midsection. At Visthetic Surgery Institute & MedSpa™, we offer both traditional and mini tummy
tucks, depending on the extent of correction needed.


Our doctors use the latest surgical techniques and technologies to ensure the most natural-looking
results possible. We take the time to understand your unique needs and goals, and work with you to
develop a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired outcome. We pride
ourselves on giving our discerning patients the highest level of care and attention. From your initial
consultation through your recovery and follow-up visits, we are here to support you every step of the


Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide our patients with a comfortable and relaxing
environment. We also offer a range of MedSpa services to complement your tummy tuck procedure,
including Morpheus8 Body treatments, injectables, and more.


If you’re ready to achieve the toned and sculpted midsection you’ve always wanted, contact us to
schedule your consultation. Our expert team of doctors are here to help you achieve your aesthetic
goals and feel confident and beautiful in your own skin.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure?

While tummy tucks are a popular cosmetic procedure, not everyone is a good candidate. Here are some factors that may make someone a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure:


Excess skin: Candidates for a tummy tuck typically have excess skin in the abdominal area that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise alone.


Abdominal muscle laxity: Candidates for a tummy tuck may also have abdominal muscle laxity, which can result from pregnancy or significant weight loss.


Good overall health: Candidates for a tummy tuck should be in good overall health and have no underlying medical conditions that could interfere with the healing process.


Stable weight: Candidates for a tummy tuck should have a stable weight and be at or near their ideal body weight.


Realistic expectations: Candidates for a tummy tuck should have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve and be willing to follow postoperative instructions to ensure the best possible outcome.

What are the results of this procedure?

Patients who undergo a tummy tuck procedure can expect to see a significant improvement in the appearance of their midsection. A tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tighten the underlying muscles, resulting in a flatter, more toned midsection. Here are some specific results that patients can expect after a tummy tuck:


  1. A flatter, more toned abdominal area: A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat, resulting in a flatter and more toned appearance.

  2. A more contoured waistline: The procedure can also improve the contours of the waistline, creating a more defined silhouette.

  3. Improved confidence and self-esteem: Many patients report feeling more confident and satisfied with their appearance after a tummy tuck, which can have a positive impact on their overall quality of life.

  4. Long-lasting results: While the results of a tummy tuck are not permanent, patients can expect to enjoy their new look for many years with proper diet and exercise.

  5. It is important to note that the results of a tummy tuck may vary from patient to patient and depend on factors such as the extent of the procedure, the patient’s age, and their overall health. It is also important to follow post-operative instructions and maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure the best possible outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during the procedure?

Here is a general overview of how a tummy tuck procedure is typically performed:

Anesthesia: The patient is given anesthesia to ensure their comfort throughout the procedure.

Incision: The surgeon makes an incision in the lower abdominal area, usually from hip to hip, just above the pubic bone.

Separation of skin and fat: The surgeon separates the skin and fat from the underlying abdominal muscles.

Muscle tightening: The surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles by suturing them together to create a firmer and more toned midsection.

Removal of excess skin and fat: The surgeon removes any excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, creating a smoother and flatter appearance.

Incision closure: The surgeon closes the incision using sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesives.

Recovery: After the procedure is complete, the patient is monitored closely in the recovery room and then discharged with specific post-operative instructions to follow.

It is important to note that there are different types of tummy tuck procedures, including traditional, mini, and extended tummy tucks, and the specific technique used may vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals.

What can I expect during the procedure?

Surgery Center
Visthetic Surgery Institute & MedSpa™ has a state-of-the-art surgery center. The surgery center measures 5000 ft.² and has three operating rooms, a six-bed recovery area, and three pre-op rooms.

Patients can choose from the following choices for anesthesia: local, local with IV sedation, twilight, or general. 98% of patients request general anesthesia. This decision is between the patient and the anesthesiologists. The anesthesiologist will call the patient the day before the procedure to answer all questions concerning anesthesia care.

In the pre-op room, you will be prepped by the operating room RN and anesthesiologists. Dr. Yamini will then use a surgical marker on the skin to delineate exactly what is to be done during the tummy tuck procedure.

You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. It is normal to experience numbness, specifically around the treated areas; this will go away in time.

We will prescribe pain medication to control any discomfort. If you begin to have severe pain post-surgery and during your recovery period, please contact us immediately.


What can I expect during the healing and recovery phase?

Recovery after a tummy tuck can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, the patient’s individual health, and other factors. Here is a general overview of what recovery may look like after a tummy tuck:

  1. Post-operative care: After the surgery, the patient is closely monitored in the recovery room before being discharged with specific post-operative care instructions, including how to care for the incision, how to manage pain and discomfort, and how to prevent complications.

  2. Rest and limited activity: Patients should plan to rest and limit their activity for at least the first week or two after the surgery. This includes taking time off work and avoiding strenuous activities such as exercise or heavy lifting.

  3. Compression garments: Patients are typically instructed to wear a compression garment to help minimize swelling and support the abdomen as it heals.

  4. Follow-up appointments: Patients will need to attend follow-up appointments with their surgeon to monitor their progress and ensure that they are healing properly.

  5. Resuming normal activities: Most patients are able to resume normal activities, including light exercise, within a few weeks after the surgery, but it may take several months for the full recovery and final results to be visible.

It is important for patients to follow all post-operative care instructions and attend all scheduled appointments to ensure a safe and successful recovery after a tummy tuck.

How long do results last?

In general, the results of a tummy tuck can last for many years, and some patients may even enjoy their new look for a lifetime. However, it is important to note that the longevity of the results can vary depending on the individual and other factors, such as:

  1. Weight fluctuations: Significant weight gain or loss after a tummy tuck can affect the results of the procedure and cause the skin to stretch or sag

  2. Pregnancy: Pregnancy can also affect the results of a tummy tuck by stretching out the abdominal muscles and skin

  3. Aging: As a person ages, the skin and muscles in the abdominal area can naturally lose elasticity, which can affect the appearance of the midsection

  4. Lifestyle factors: Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can help to prolong the results of a tummy tuck