Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to flatten and tighten the abdominal area. A tummy tuck in Miami typically involves removing excess skin and fat, as well as tightening the abdominal muscles for a more toned and contoured appearance. Dr. Lampert makes an incision along the lower abdomen, repositions or removes excess skin, and repairs weakened or separated abdominal muscles. Liposuction may also be performed to further enhance the results.

The procedure can help address issues such as loose skin, stretch marks, and muscle laxity caused by factors like pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Although a tummy tuck is an effective treatment for flattening and toning the midsection, it’s important to understand that the surgery is not meant to be an alternative to losing weight.

  • Discomfort Level: High
  • Typical Recovery Period: Four to Six Weeks

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Who is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Adults who are interested in tightening their abdominal area may be good candidates for a tummy tuck. To be an ideal candidate for the surgery, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations for the treatment
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be relatively close to your ideal weight
  • Have the desire to flatten and tone your midsection
  • Have loose skin around the abdomen
  • Not currently be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have no plans to get pregnant in the future

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What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

If you’d like to achieve a tighter abdominal area, a tummy tuck in Miami can offer some or all of the following benefits:

  • Tighter, more toned abdomen
  • Reduced excess abdominal skin and fat
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Strengthened core muscles
  • Decreased back pain
  • Reduced risk of certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Increased control over bodily functions
  • Slimmer, more attractive figure

What Can I Expect From The Consultation Process?

Tummy tuck surgery may seem daunting at first, but after your private Miami consultation with Dr. Lampert, you will feel informed, empowered, and ready to move forward towards manifesting your best self. Every tummy tuck procedure needs to be individualized for the particular patient, their anatomy, and their goals. With every tummy tuck, body contouring procedure, and mommy makeover, a detailed physical exam and history must be performed prior to ensure the optimization of safety and results.

The patient's anatomy and surgical history, including prior intra-abdominal surgery or C-section scars, must be noted and taken into consideration when planning body contouring and tummy tuck procedures. Dr. Lampert needs to evaluate every tummy tuck patient for skin laxity, any abdominal wall laxity, as well as any potential hernias that may exist.

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Tummy Tuck Procedure Details

Typically, a tummy tuck in Miami is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Once you’re asleep, Dr. Lampert will begin by making a horizontal incision between the pubic area and the belly button. In some cases, an additional incision will be required near the navel as well. He will then tighten your abdominal muscles using permanent stitches. Next, he will adjust and remove excess skin and tissue as necessary for your specific treatment plan. For a complete abdominoplasty procedure, Dr. Lampert will then create a new opening for your belly button, pull the belly button through the opening, and use sutures to secure it in its new position. Finally, the doctor will close your incision(s) with stitches and apply bandages.

In total, a tummy tuck procedure can take anywhere from one to five hours to complete, and you should be able to return home within a few hours of the surgery.

What Can You Expect From Tummy Tuck Recovery?

Patients will recover at different rates depending on their overall health and the degree of correction they have achieved. Most patients will need to take at least 1-2 weeks off work if they have desk jobs. More strenuous work will require additional weeks off. 

Dr. Lampert gives tailor-made instructions to each patient so that they can plan their recovery and, more importantly, get the best result from their surgery. Dr. Lampert makes himself always available to his patients, any time of the day, in order to afford them a greater degree of security.

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Why Choose Dr. Lampert for a Tummy Tuck in Miami?

To achieve the best possible results from your tummy tuck, it’s imperative to have it performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. Dr. Joshua Lampert is a highly talented and respected aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, and he’s fully dedicated to providing each patient with beautiful, natural-looking results.

Dr. Lampert believes in getting to know his patients and understanding their unique needs and goals. While you’re working with him and his team, you’ll consistently be treated with communication, respect, and transparency. For your tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Lampert will go above and beyond to ensure that your custom-tailored treatment plan provides you with a comfortable experience, superb results, and a smooth recovery process. Simply contact our offices today if you’d like to schedule a consultation.

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Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is My Tummy Tuck Performed?

Dr. Lampert performs all of his procedures at the hospital or his Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), Miami Surgery, LLC, which is Federally Certified by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). This is the same agency that licenses all of the best hospitals in the state of Florida. It is currently one of only three other Plastic Surgery ASCs in Miami-Dade County Certified by AHCA. Dr. Lampert’s practice is held to a higher standard. Having control of his own ambulatory surgery center, he is able to provide patients the advantage of many surgical technologies and a higher quality of equipment that is not available at the hospital. He has equipped his facility with the latest tummy tuck surgery and safety equipment, including a smoke evacuation system, high-definition imaging, LED lighting, visualization technology, power-assisted liposuction devices, video laryngoscopy, forced air patient warmers, and much more.
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Can Tummy Tuck Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedures are commonly performed with cosmetic breast surgery, such as a breast lift procedure or mastopexy, breast augmentation, breast revision, or breast reduction. The combination of tummy tuck and cosmetic breast surgery is frequently referred to as a mommy makeover procedure, though a mommy makeover can include any combination of surgical procedures done on a patient who is a mommy. Frequently, patients undergo an abdominoplasty at the same time as an umbilical or abdominal hernia repair. This can be an advantage to the patient sometimes, as private insurance frequently will cover umbilical or abdominal hernia repair costs as well as overall anesthesia and facility costs. Very large, complicated hernias sometimes can require surgical treatment at the hospital. More often though, small hernias can be fixed at the same time as a tummy tuck and the patient can go home as an ambulatory patient. A number of cosmetic procedures can be performed at the same time as an abdominoplasty, including rhinoplasty, eyelid lift, breast implant removal or exchange, scar revision, or labiaplasty, just to name a few. Frequently, fat transfers are performed at the same time as an abdominoplasty procedure. Fat can be transferred to anywhere that is appropriate, including the face, breasts, and buttocks (these areas being the most popular.) Fat that would otherwise be thrown out during the abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure can be utilized elsewhere in order to provide a more hydrated look to the face and lips or augmentation and volume to the breasts and buttocks. If you are interested in additional procedures, speak with Dr. Lampert about it during your private consultation. He is always happy to customize your treatment plan so that your aesthetic goals are reached and your expectations for improvement are exceeded. Combining procedures can often save you both time and money, so don’t be afraid to explore your options.

Will a Tummy Tuck Eliminate My Belly Fat?

A tummy tuck is not intended to replace weight loss. It is a body contouring procedure, and any weight loss that occurs is incidental. Liposuction and abdominoplasty combined together can create an excellent contour and a flat, shapely tummy. For patients who are at a healthy weight with stubborn belly fat that isn’t responding to diet and exercise, liposuction and abdominoplasty can help them achieve that figure they desire.

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