Tummy Tuck In Miami, Florida
Even a healthy diet and consistent exercise aren’t always enough to eliminate unwanted stomach “pooches” and achieve a desired midsection. If pregnancy, aging, or weight fluctuations have resulted in sagging skin or weak abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck might be right for you.
Tummy tucks are one of the most desirable cosmetic surgeries, providing slimmer figures and defined waistlines. A tummy tuck from Careaga Plastic Surgery in Miami can give you a slimmer, more contoured stomach and midsection, improving the look and feel of your body for a boost to your confidence and self-image.
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin, fat, and tissue from the lower abdomen while restoring separated abdominal muscles, leaving you with a leaner profile and a firmer stomach.
Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?
Careaga Plastic Surgery offers an immaculate and serene setting for your cosmetic surgery needs with cutting-edge technology such as the Sientra Mirror (for breast augmentation). This device simulates postoperative results with life-like realism so you can envision your new body.
Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul Durand are highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons with years of experience. Your tummy tuck will be curated to your specific needs and conducted with the highest level of precision to ensure optimal results.
Additionally, the dedicated staff at Careaga Plastic Surgery are highly professional, with extensive experience in the beautification industry. We strive to provide excellent support, communication, and service throughout your aesthetic journey to make your tummy tuck procedure as comfortable and beneficial as possible.
Tummy Tucks Are Ideal for:
Significant Weight Loss
Sudden or substantial weight loss can result in a significant amount of excess, stretched skin in the abdominal area that cannot contract after the weight loss. This skin can diminish the appearance of the midsection you worked so hard to achieve throughout your weight loss journey. The sagging skin can cause discomfort as well as affect your self-esteem. Tummy tucks remove the excess skin and provide a smooth stomach to go with your trimmer waistline.
Pregnancy causes the skin to expand rapidly and the abdominal muscles to separate. Even after the delivery and weight loss, the muscles are weakened and don’t always come back together on their own, leaving a “pooch” in the lower abdomen. A tummy tuck tightens and reconnects the abdominal muscles, creating a firmer core and allowing you to return to your pre-baby body.
Aging Skin Laxity
As skin and muscles age, it is common for them to lose their elasticity and become lax. This event is tough to prevent, and while diet and exercise may keep you slim and keep fat at bay, no amount can reverse the natural aging process. Tummy tucks help restore the firm contour you once had and help you regain a youthful aesthetic.
We Offer Several Tummy Tuck Options in Miami, Florida
Our tummy tuck and body contouring specialists in Miami, Florida, create specialized treatment plans to give you the appearance you desire. Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand believe plastic surgery procedures are not one-size-fits-all: each surgery is as unique as the patient.
We offer multiple variations of tummy tucks to provide the best possible outcomes.
Full Tummy Tuck
- Ideal for those wanting a full “flat stomach” effect
- Allows the entire abdomen to be reduced and smoothed
- Involves an incision that runs from hip bone to hip bone under the bikini line
- Trims loose skin and tightens abdominal muscles
- Removes stretch marks from the lower abdomen
Mini Tummy Tuck
- Ideal for those who have sagging skin and loose muscles confined to the lower abdomen
- Shorter incision and faster recovery time
- Removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen
- Tightens abdominal muscles below the navel
Panniculectomy/Full Body Lift
- Also known as post-bariatric surgery
- Ideal for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have large folds of excess skin
- Removes hanging fat and skin
- Can be combined with a tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal muscles
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Miami, FL?
The cost of tummy tuck surgery varies depending on the extent of the surgery and the techniques, anesthesia fee, and geographical location. Careaga Plastic Surgery will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your tummy tuck consultation.
What Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Involve?
Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure a safe, pain-free operation. During your tummy tuck, our board-certified plastic surgeon will make an incision across the lower abdomen. Its length and exact placement will vary depending on the type of tummy tuck chosen and the extent of correction.
From here, your surgeon will tighten abdominal muscles, remove excess fat, trim loose skin, and reposition the belly button (if needed). The incisions will then be closed. Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand will provide you with more extensive details during your consultation once your surgical plan has been established.
Tummy Tuck Procedure Miami
Tummy Tuck Surgery Combinations
Tummy tuck surgeries are often combined with breast enhancing and body contouring procedures to transform the body and provide a rejuvenated, youthful figure.
Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck
It is common for women to feel self-conscious of their breasts, especially after pregnancy or when signs of aging begin to appear. Breast augmentation can be combined with a tummy tuck to address a bust that has lost volume. Various options for implant material, shape, size, and texture are available to achieve your cosmetic goals.About Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck
Sagging of the breasts, or ptosis, can occur due to aging, pregnancy, weight loss, or genetics and can lead to a deflated appearance, stretched areolas (the dark skin around your nipples), and asymmetrical breasts. With a breast lift (mastopexy), sagging tissue is lifted and tightened to correct the shape. Some patients combine breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, and a tummy tuck for a complete body makeover.About Breast Lift
Liposuction and Tummy Tuck
While a tummy tuck targets large areas of loose skin and repair separated abdominal muscles, liposuction is a precise fat-removal technique that can significantly enhance the results of the tummy tuck. Liposuction is also incredibly diverse, as it can remove unwanted pockets of fat in multiple areas of the body, including the arms, thighs, hips, and buttocks.About Liposuction
Some women combine all of the above procedures with a Mommy Makeover — an all-in-one total body revamp that targets areas of the body most commonly affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Mommy Makeovers are entirely customizable, and Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand will help you create the ideal combination of procedures that best suit your needs.About Mommy Makeover
After Your Tummy Tuck
What Can I Expect During My Tummy Tuck Recovery?
Patients may experience swelling and soreness for the first few days and will be advised to wear a compression garment around the surgical area. Drains will be placed to remove excess fluids. Swelling should lessen after six weeks but may take longer, depending on the extent of correction and the techniques used.
Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for at least six weeks or until cleared by our surgeons.
What Results Can I Expect After Tummy Tuck?
Following tummy tuck surgery, patients can enjoy their slimmer and firmer abdomen and midsection.
Excluding subsequent pregnancies or weight gain, the results of tummy tuck surgery should be long lasting; however, no plastic surgery procedure will prevent the natural aging process. Our surgeons recommend that patients maintain a healthy diet and exercise to optimize their results.
Tummy Tuck Financing
At Careaga Plastic Surgery, we do everything we can to ensure that our services are affordable. Providing financing options is just one of the ways we try to help with this part of the process. These programs can be used individually or combined to fit your personal needs.
Learn more about our financing options here. Additionally, our patient care coordinators are always happy to discuss financing and walk you through the process.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
Tummy tuck surgery is appropriate for women and men who want to transform the look of their abdomen following weight loss, pregnancy, childbirth, or age.
Candidates should be in good overall health and near their goal weight. Patients considering this procedure should also be non-smokers with realistic expectations. While this procedure removes excess skin and fat, it should not be considered an alternative to weight loss.
Any surgery will result in scarring. Traditional tummy tuck scars run from hip to hip under the bikini line. Mini tummy tuck scars may be smaller and placed lower depending on the amount of skin removed. Scars fade over time and can easily be hidden beneath clothing and swimsuits.
Patients are under general anesthesia during the procedure to prevent pain. Soreness, swelling, and bruising are possible in the days following, and your surgeon will prescribe an oral pain medication to help alleviate those symptoms.
A tummy tuck will not correct or prevent stretch marks, but it may reduce the appearance and smooth them if they are located where the excess skin was removed.
Avoid strenuous work and heavy lifting for four to six weeks. This work includes lifting children and doing household chores. Most patients should expect to take one to two weeks off work depending on the physicality of their job.
As with any surgery, there are certain risks involved. Although rare, these can include infections, blood clots, reactions to anesthesia, and scarring. It is important to follow your surgeon’s advice for both pre- and post-op to minimize your risks.
A tummy tuck will not affect your ability to become pregnant or carry a baby full-term; however, because pregnancy will reverse the effects of a tummy tuck, it is advised that you postpone this procedure until after you are finished having children.
Tummy Tuck Procedure With Our Respected, Board-Certified Miami Plastic Surgeons
If you are interested in slimming and contouring your physique in Miami? Call (305) 960-7511 to reach our highly skilled plastic surgeons, Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul Durand, at our beautiful Coral Gables location. Our knowledgeable medical team is waiting to help you on your journey to a new you.