Tummy Tuck in Washington, D.C.

After pregnancy or significant weight loss, the skin across your abdomen may become loose or excessive. A surgical procedure called Abdominoplasty, also known as the tummy tuck, can dramatically restore your shape by tightening lax abdominal wall muscles and removing excess skin and fat.

What to Expect from a Tummy Tuck in Washington, D.C.

In a tummy tuck, we make a horizontal incision low on the abdomen, just above the pubis in a natural skin fold, separating the excessive skin from the underlying muscle layer of the abdominal wall. This allows us to examine the muscles and their covering layer and to repair any weaknesses or laxity.

Achieving a flat abdomen usually requires repairing this muscle layer. In most cases, we perform liposuction of the abdomen and waist to help sculpture the area. While you are still asleep, you will be placed in a special garment to provide gentle, even pressure. This helps prevent fluid accumulation in the surgical area and protects the deeper muscle repair. In some cases, where laxity is not extensive, a more limited procedure known as mini-abdominoplasty may be more appropriate. Your CPS plastic surgeon will discuss all the options during your consultation.

I was very pleased with my abdominoplasty done in 2007. It has given me the self confidence I needed after having had a c-section and weight gain/loss over 10 years. I was blown away by the customer service and the genuine support I received before, during and after my procedure. I have recommended so many people because of this awesome experience at Center for Plastic Surgery.”

Three to five days after your surgery, you will return to the office for removal of drains. You will continue to wear the support garment for three weeks except when you bathe. While you should avoid strenuous exercise or athletics during this time, we will encourage you to walk. Walking will decrease the risk of complications. Within seven to ten days, you will most likely be comfortable enough to resume light activities. Your complete return to normal activity levels will take about three weeks. Complications from a tummy tuck are uncommon. There are rare instances of skin damage that can extend the healing period. Your incisions from a tummy tuck are easily concealed by underclothing or swimsuits.

Schedule your Tummy Tuck Consultation at CPS

CPS has been helping Washington, DC patients get slimmer with Tummy Tucks since 1986. And this popular procedure isn’t just for women—male tummy tuck surgery can help men achieve a slimmer, more toned abdomen. Contact us today for a free consult!