Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck Before and After: Achieving Your Desired Look with Abdominoplasty

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can provide numerous benefits beyond the physical transformation. It can dramatically improve your self-confidence and body image. When you feel good about how you look, it positively affects all aspects of your life. Many patients find that they feel more comfortable in their clothing and are more confident in social situations following the procedure.

Additionally, a tummy tuck can improve physical comfort and health. By tightening the abdominal muscles, it can alleviate back pain and improve posture. It may also reduce skin irritation and rashes that can occur under the folds of excess skin.

Remember, the decision to undergo a tummy tuck is personal. It should be about what makes you feel good about yourself and not about fitting into any societal standards of beauty.

Possible Risks and Complications

Like any surgery, a tummy tuck comes with potential risks and complications. These may include infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, changes in skin sensation, and complications related to anesthesia. At Leva Medical, we take every precaution to minimize these risks and provide safe and effective outcomes for our patients.

During your consultation, we will discuss these risks in detail, allowing you to make an informed decision. We believe in transparent communication with our patients and encourage you to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have about the procedure.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

The success of your tummy tuck largely depends on the expertise and experience of your surgeon. It's crucial to choose a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in body contouring procedures. They should have a proven track record of delivering safe and satisfying results.

At Leva Medical, our surgeons have the necessary skills, training, and experience to perform tummy tuck procedures. They are dedicated to providing personalized care and achieving the best possible results for each patient. Our team will work closely with you to understand your goals and create a surgical plan tailored to your needs.

Cost of a Tummy Tuck

The cost of a tummy tuck can vary based on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon's experience, and the geographic location of the practice. Generally, a tummy tuck is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by health insurance. However, we offer a range of financing options to make the procedure more affordable for our patients.

During your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost estimate for your tummy tuck procedure. We believe in transparency and will ensure you understand all the associated costs before proceeding with the surgery.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

Only you can decide if a tummy tuck is the right choice for you. It's a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration and consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. You should consider a tummy tuck if you're bothered by the appearance of your abdomen, have excess skin and fat that won't go away with diet and exercise, or have weakened or separated abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or significant weight loss.

It's important to have realistic expectations about the results. While a tummy tuck can dramatically improve your body contour, it's not a weight-loss procedure and should not be used as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. A good candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is at a stable weight, in good health, and has realistic expectations about the outcome.

At Leva Medical, we're here to help you make the right decision for your body and your health. We'll provide you with all the necessary information and guidance to help you understand what a tummy tuck can achieve and whether it's the best choice for you.

Maintaining Your Tummy Tuck Results

While a tummy tuck can provide long-lasting results, it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve these results. This includes maintaining a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise. Significant weight fluctuations after the surgery can affect the quality of your results.

At Leva Medical, we're committed to helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes and maintain them for life. We'll provide you with guidance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle after your surgery and offer support throughout your post-operative journey.

Combining a Tummy Tuck with Other Procedures

A tummy tuck can be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures for more comprehensive body contouring results. This includes procedures such as liposuction to remove excess fat, breast augmentation or breast lift to enhance the breasts, and a thigh lift to tighten and tone the legs. These combined procedures are often referred to as a "mommy makeover."

During your consultation, we'll discuss your overall aesthetic goals and determine if combining procedures is the right approach for you. We're dedicated to helping you achieve the body you desire and will recommend the best treatment plan tailored to your needs.

The Impact of Pregnancy on Tummy Tuck Results

Pregnancy after a tummy tuck can impact your results as your abdomen expands to accommodate the growing baby. This can stretch the skin and muscles and may require a revision surgery to restore your results. For this reason, it's generally recommended to wait until you're done having children before undergoing a tummy tuck.

At Leva Medical, we understand the unique needs of women and will provide personalized guidance to help you plan your cosmetic surgery journey around your family planning goals.


A tummy tuck can transform your body and boost your confidence. However, it's a major decision that should be made after thorough research and consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. At Leva Medical, we're here to provide you with the information, support, and care you need to make the best decision for your body and your health.

Our team of experienced and compassionate surgeons is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We'll work closely with you to create a surgical plan tailored to your needs and will be there for you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to your post-operative care.

Contact us today to schedule your tummy tuck consultation and start your journey to a more confident and beautiful you.


A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall. This surgery is often done after pregnancy or weight loss when there is stretched or sagging skin.

Good candidates for a tummy tuck are individuals in good health who have excess skin, fat, or loose stomach muscles that haven't responded to diet and exercise. It's particularly popular among women who've had multiple pregnancies, as well as individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight.

The procedure involves an incision in the lower abdomen, from hip to hip, and around the navel to free the navel from surrounding skin. The skin and fat layers are lifted, muscles are tightened, and excess skin along with fat are removed. The remaining skin is then pulled down and stitched into place.

Recovery times can vary based on the individual and the extent of the surgery, but most people can return to non-strenuous activities after 2-3 weeks. Full recovery, including resuming strenuous activities and exercise, often takes 6 weeks or longer.

As with any surgery, risks include infection, bleeding, and reaction to anesthesia. Specific to a tummy tuck, risks can include poor healing resulting in unsightly scarring, numbness or other changes in skin sensation, or a possibility of revisional surgery. A consultation with your surgeon will provide a complete discussion of these risks.

The results of a tummy tuck can be long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Significant weight fluctuations, aging, and future pregnancies can impact the results.

If the stretch marks are located on the excess skin to be removed, then they will be removed with it. However, strae outside of this area will not be directly affected.

A tummy tuck is a more comprehensive procedure that removes excess skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles. Liposuction, on the other hand, only removes fat. It does not address loose skin or muscle laxity. Some people may benefit from a combination of both procedures.

Maintaining a stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise is the best way to maintain your tummy tuck results. Significant weight gain or loss can cause skin and tissues to stretch and may diminish your results.