Sculpt Your Shape with Tummy Tuck

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.

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  • Typical Recovery Period: Four to Six Weeks

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while tightening the underlying muscles. This results in a flatter and firmer abdomen, enhancing the body's contour and often sought after by individuals looking to address post-pregnancy changes or significant weight loss.

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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

Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

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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How is Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?

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 procedures at Miami Surgery, LLC, his AHCA-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center, rivaling top hospitals in Florida. His center boasts advanced surgical technologies such as HD imaging, smoke evacuation, power-assisted liposuction, and more. For details, visit

Can Tummy Tuck Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) are often combined with cosmetic breast surgeries, forming a mommy makeover.These surgeries can include breast lifts, augmentations, revisions, or reductions, and even hernia repairs. Cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty, eyelid lifts, breast implant adjustments, scar revisions, labiaplasty, and fat transfers can also be performed alongside tummy tucks. Dr. Lampert can tailor a customized treatment plan during your consultation to help you achieve your aesthetic goals more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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.

Who should avoid getting a tummy tuck?

Individuals with certain medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, or obesity, as well as those who are currently pregnant or planning future pregnancies, should avoid getting a tummy tuck.

Tummy tuck vs liposuction

A tummy tuck primarily addresses excess skin and muscle laxity in the abdominal area, while liposuction removes excess fat deposits but doesn't address skin or muscle tightening. The choice between the two depends on the patient's specific concerns and desired outcomes.

What will a tummy tuck not do?

A tummy tuck will not significantly reduce visceral fat or result in significant weight loss; it primarily targets excess skin and muscle tightening in the abdominal area for aesthetic improvement.

How much weight do you have to lose to get a tummy tuck?

The amount of weight required to qualify for a tummy tuck varies based on individual factors, but generally, it's recommended to be at or near your target weight before undergoing the procedure to optimize results and minimize risks. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Lampert in Miami can provide personalized guidance based on your specific circumstances.

Are tummy tucks safe?

When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon in a reputable facility, tummy tucks are generally safe procedures with low complication rates. However, like any surgery, there are risks involved, and it's essential to discuss potential complications and candidacy with your surgeon.

Can a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

While a tummy tuck can remove some stretch marks located on the lower abdomen, it's not primarily designed for stretch mark removal; its main focus is on excess skin and fat removal. However, the extent of stretch mark reduction varies among individuals.

When is a tummy tuck medically necessary?

A tummy tuck is considered medically necessary when excess skin and weakened abdominal muscles cause functional issues like chronic skin infections or severe abdominal discomfort, often resulting from significant weight loss or multiple pregnancies. However, individual medical assessments determine the necessity on a case-by-case basis.

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