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Tummy Tuck in Pittsburgh, PA

Restore a Flat, Trim Middle with Tummy Tuck Surgery

Pittsburgh Tummy Tuck at The Center for Plastic Surgery

Weight loss, weight gain, and pregnancy can result in stretched skin and loss of definition in the midsection, making you feel self-conscious about your figure. A Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and fat, correct separated abdominal muscles, and tighten the remaining tissue to restore a lean, toned midsection. So why should you choose The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery for your tummy tuck?

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Tummy Tucks Are Very Common

What is a Tummy Tuck?


Excess Skin

If you have excess, sagging skin in your abdomen, the Pittsburgh Center can remove and tighten this tissue during a tummy tuck.

Stretched Muscles

Pregnancy can weaken and damage the muscles in your abdomen and cause your stomach to protrude.

Poor Skin Elasticity

A tummy tuck can also address poor elasticity in the abdominal skin, smoothing the area for a more toned appearance.

Stretch Marks

Surgery can remove or refine tissue suffering from stretch marks during the abdominoplasty procedure.

Some Excess Fat

You can combine your tummy tuck with liposuction to remove excess fat and tighten the area, providing significant results.

Personalized Options

Types of Tummy Tucks

Full Tummy Tuck

Your Pittsburgh Tummy Tuck surgeon will recommend a full tummy tuck if you have significant skin folds due to age, weight loss, or multiple pregnancies. A full tummy tuck is the most common way to deal with a stubborn abdomen. This procedure uses an incision from hip to hip in the pubic area, which undergarments can hide after surgery. With this technique, your plastic surgeon has more access to the abdomen, allowing for more comprehensive and dramatic results.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck may be sufficient for a small number of patients to provide the desired results. Generally, this technique is most effective if you wish to address loose skin and fat below the belly button. Mini tummy tucks are typically shorter and require less recovery time. However, very few patients are candidates for this limited procedure, and it may not provide results for patients with more extensive concerns.

Tummy Tuck as Part of Complete Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight may wish to include Tummy Tuck as part of Complete Body Contouring After Weight Loss. This procedure is designed to eliminate sagging and excess skin all over the body after dramatic weight loss, offering enhanced contours and improved quality of life.

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Achieve Dramatic, Lasting Effects With A Tummy Tuck

What are the benefits of Abdominoplasty?


For many patients, targeting excess skin and fat is simply the most effective way to create a slimmer abdomen.


While recovery may take a few weeks, our surgeons achieve rapid results with a Tummy Tuck.


A proper diet and exercise, as well as staying at a healthy weight, can maintain your results for years to come.

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Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Ready to get back to a youthful body shape and muscle tone? The solution can be found at The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery! You can regain a more toned body with our tummy tuck operations. The first step to reclaiming what you deserve is to schedule your consultation today.

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Convenience Planning Your Treatment

For those interested in an Tummy Tuck Pittsburgh patients will first need to schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons. During your initial consultation, we will ask about your cosmetic goals and medical history. We will also perform a physical examination to determine whether a tummy tuck can help you achieve the results you desire. Your plastic surgeon may recommend a tummy tuck or an alternative body contouring procedure based on your goals and unique anatomy. In many cases, a tummy tuck is combined with advanced liposuction techniques such as VASERlipo®, a form of liposuction which employs gentle ultrasound technology to provide shorter recovery and more dramatic results.

Preparing for Your Procedure

There are several steps you can take before your tummy tuck to help minimize problems during recovery:

  • Quit smoking: Tobacco products can interfere with your healing process. We typically recommend patients stop smoking from at least two weeks before surgery to two weeks after.
  • Eat well-balanced meals: Do not try to diet before surgery. Instead, you should maintain a healthy diet to help you heal better.
  • Arrange a ride home from surgery: Tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia, so you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night after surgery.
  • Run your errands: Picking up medications, food, and other supplies before your procedure can make the recovery process easier and more enjoyable.

Pittsburgh Tummy Tuck patients should also provide their surgeon with a complete list of everything they take, including medications and herbal supplements. We may instruct to change your prescription before surgery to avoid complications.

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What to Expect During Surgery

At our surgery center in Pittsburgh Tummy Tuck is performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from one to five hours to complete. It requires a horizontal incision several inches below your navel. For patients who need minimal tissue reduction, the incision may be just a few inches wide. For patients who require more extensive treatment, the incision can reach either the hip or the full circumference of the midsection.

Closer Look At The Surgical Procedure

Through the incision, your plastic surgeon removes fatty tissue using liposuction, tightens separated abdominal muscles, and removes excess skin. Finally, he will carefully close the incisions in a way that typically results in minimal, subdued scarring.*

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Maintaining Your
Results Following Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Results

Tummy Tuck offers dramatic results that can last a lifetime. However, to maintain their new figure, patients must practice healthy lifestyle habits, as significant weight gain can negate the effects of treatment. To maintain tummy tuck results, we recommend eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly. Your diet should consist of whole grains, lean proteins, fresh produce, and low-fat dairy products. An appropriate exercise regimen includes 30 minutes of cardio activity five to seven days a week. Are you frustrated by stubborn fat deposits that just won't respond to diet and exercise? Our plastic surgeons provide traditional, ultrasonic, and radiofrequency-assisted liposuction for Pittsburgh, PA patients to eliminate excess fat and help you achieve the lean contours you desire.

Results that Wow!

Tummy Tuck Recovery and Aftercare

Pittsburgh tummy tuck patients will need to rest for two to four weeks before returning to work, depending on the extent of the surgery. Following surgery, you will wear a special compression garment to help your skin conform to your new contours as you heal. We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

Following a Tummy Tuck Pittsburgh patients will need to refrain from any strenuous physical activity for two weeks. You can expect to experience some bruising and soreness surrounding your abdominal area, and we determine the best way to manage this discomfort. Once your incisions have healed and the swelling surrounding your abdominal area subsides, you should begin to see the results of your tummy tuck surgery.*

Tummy TuckFrequently Asked Questions

Tummy tuck surgery is not designed to help patients lose weight. Rather, it is a way to address stretched and separated tissues following weight loss and childbirth. Patients who are not at their goal weight should first consult with a weight loss counselor or surgeon to achieve their goal weight prior to surgery.

When considering abdominoplasty, you should first ask yourself a few questions:

  • Do you have fat and skin in your midsection that resists diet and exercise?
  • Are you planning on having children?
  • Do you have plans to lose a significant amount of weight?
  • Are you concerned about having scars?

You should also alert your surgeon of any health conditions or allergies. They can determine your candidacy for this procedure during an initial consultation.

There are several factors that can affect the total cost of your tummy tuck. These may include the:

  • Type of tummy tuck procedure chosen
  • Specific needs of the patient
  • Type of anesthesia used during the procedure

At the Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tucks start between $6500 to $8500. Patients with stubborn fat that requires liposuction will add additional costs per area requiring treatment. Patients who have had very significant weight loss or with more skin laxity who require longer incisions will require a customized plan, as extended abdominoplasties can cost upwards of $10,000.

Patients are also responsible for operating room and anesthetic costs associated with where they choose to have their surgery. An abdominoplasty is considered a cosmetic surgery, and so insurance plans do not cover this type of procedure. A small number of patients who have had significant weight loss following bariatric surgery may be eligible for insurance assistance for a portion of the procedure cost. The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery offers CareCredit and Alphaeon financing to make treatment as affordable as possible.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.

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