Tummy Tuck in Miami Beach, FL
Struggling with stubborn belly fat or loose skin? Transform your silhouette at Miami Center for Plastic Surgery. Under the expert care of Dr. Gabriel Salloum, our tummy tuck procedure offers you the flatter, toned abdomen you’ve always dreamed of.
Unlock a New You: The Transformative Power of a Tummy Tuck
In an age where personal confidence and youthful vibrancy intertwine, facelifts have emerged as a beacon of aesthetic advancement. This transformative procedure is more than just a change in appearance; it’s a rejuvenation of self-perception and an elevation of self-worth.
Sculpted Body Contour
Bid farewell to bulges and say hello to a sculpted, toned midsection. Look and feel amazing in your clothes and swimwear.
Elevate your self-esteem to new heights. A tummy tuck is more than skin-deep—it’s a confidence booster that radiates through you.
Improved Physical Comfort
Say goodbye to nagging back pain and poor posture. Removing excess abdominal weight will help align your spine, making everyday movements easier.
Discover a Flatter, More Toned Midsection with a Tummy Tuck!
The primary objective of a tummy tuck is to diminish surplus tissue and stretched abdominal skin, which will create a slimmer and more toned appearance. It can also help correct weakened or separated stomach muscles that can be caused by pregnancy or significant weight gain.
Understanding the Tummy Tuck procedure
During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision along the lower abdomen, remove unwanted skin and fat, and then tighten the stomach muscles. If necessary, the surgeon can use liposuction to remove any stubborn fat pockets that remain after the surgery. Afterward, the provider will drain any remaining fluid accumulation from the area.
Tummy tucks are highly effective at achieving desired results when performed by experienced cosmetic surgeons. However, these plastic surgery procedures cannot replace proper diet and exercise for maintaining a healthy weight. A good candidate for a tummy tuck should already be close to their goal weight and not have any medical conditions that would interfere with proper healing after surgery.
All potential patients should do thorough research before choosing a surgeon for this type of cosmetic procedure. Be sure to ask questions about your surgeon’s experience as well as their credentials and certifications for safely and effectively performing abdominoplasty surgeries!
Who Is the Perfect Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
If you’re contemplating a tummy tuck, it’s crucial to know whether you’re a good fit for this transformative surgery. An ideal candidate is someone close to their goal weight who has maintained a stable weight for at least 6 months prior to the procedure. A stable weight ensures a more comfortable recovery and long-lasting results.
Good tummy tuck candidates should also be generally healthy and free from chronic conditions that could compromise healing or the surgical plan. If you’re struggling with loose skin or stubborn fat around your abdominal area, a tummy tuck could offer you a flatter abdomen and improved body contour.
Those who have recently experienced significant weight loss, or women who have undergone pregnancies, often deal with excess skin or a distorted body contour. For such individuals, a traditional tummy tuck or even other body contouring procedures may be more appropriate, as determined by your doctor’s treatment plan.
Emotionally, you should be prepared for a change in your physical appearance and set realistic expectations about your potential results. Remember, a tummy tuck is not just about a flatter abdomen; it’s about enhancing your overall physical appearance and self-confidence.
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What to Expect During Your Tummy Tuck Consultation
During your tummy tuck consultation here at the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery, you’ll enjoy complimentary valet service and a spacious consultation room in a luxurious spa environment.
You will meet with Dr. Gabriel Salloum to discuss your beauty and wellness goals, as well as your medical history, and to set realistic expectations.
During the consultation, Dr. Salloum will:
- Discuss your abdominoplasty options and set goals
- See if you’re in good health and evaluate your general health status and current activity level
- Examine your stomach’s shape and tissue
- Assess your skin elasticity and muscle density
- Answer any of your questions
- Overall, see if you’re an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck
It is natural to feel some anxiety leading up to your full or mini tummy tuck procedure, but we are here to help you through this process. With this purpose in mind, our goal is to make you feel comfortable and excited about this routine enhancement procedure and its lasting results!
Your Abdominoplasty Options
There are different types of tummy tuck surgeries depending on the extent of your loose skin and abdominal muscles. Understanding each surgery will help you decide which treatment is best for you.
Full Tummy Tuck
The full tummy tuck is ideal for people who want a completely flat belly.
This procedure reduces and smooths out the entire abdominal region. Bikini line incisions will run from the top of the hips to the bottom of the hips below the belly button. The doctor usually makes a second incision around the navel. The full tummy tuck will help trim loose skin, tighten up your abdominal muscles, and remove stretch marks from your lower abdomen.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is ideal for people who have sagginess and loose muscles confined to their lower abdomen.
This procedure requires a shorter incision and has a faster recovery time. However, it only focuses on the lower abdominal area, removing excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles below the navel.
Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures
*All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
Tummy Tuck Risks
You will lower the risks associated with surgery by choosing a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Salloum. Complication rates are low, but they still can happen. Major complications are extremely rare.
Possible complications include:
- Blood clots
- Changes in skin sensation
- Unfavorable scarring
Dr. Salloum will explain the tummy tuck risks during your initial consultation.
Cost of a Tummy Tuck
The cost of a tummy tuck can vary depending on the individual case, so you should discuss pricing with your plastic surgeon prior to scheduling the procedure. Generally speaking, patients can expect to pay anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000 for a full abdominoplasty procedure. However, insurance companies may cover some portion of this cost if the procedure is deemed medically necessary. You should also factor in ancillary costs such as anesthesia fees and post-operative care when determining the total cost of your tummy tuck.
The Tummy Tuck Recovery Process
After the initial surgery, the first few days of recovery will be the hardest. You may experience some pain, swelling, and bruising, but these symptoms usually go away within a few days. If you feel any discomfort, Dr. Salloum will prescribe an oral painkiller.
You will need to rest your body as much as possible so it heals faster. Also, you should take short walks within 1 to 2 days after surgery to promote circulation. You can resume light physical activity when it feels comfortable, usually between 10 and 20 days after surgery. However, you should avoid vigorous exercise or sports for approximately 2 months.
Why should I choose Dr. Gabriel Salloum?
- Dr. Salloum is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery
- Specializes in reconstructive surgery, as well as ultrasound-assisted liposuction, facial restructuring, and body contouring
- More than 13 years of experience performing plastic surgery
- Passionate about helping men and women meet their cosmetic goals and become more confident in their own skin
- Provides natural-looking cosmetic results
- Takes the time to get to know each patient and answers any questions before creating a unique surgical plan
- Offers a full range of plastic surgical procedures, including facelifts, upper arm lift surgery, body contouring, liposuction, tummy tucks, thigh lifts, Brazilian butt lifts, and breast reconstruction
- Has achieved a large number of 4.5 and 5-star reviews on Yelp, Vitals, RealSelf, and Google
- Named a New York Times Best Plastic Surgeon