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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Tampa, FL

You are the perfect candidate for a tummy tuck in Tampa if you have loose or sagging skin on your mid section. This could be due to multiple pregnancies or massive weight loss. Some women may choose a mommy makeover to get their pre-pregnancy body back. Abdominoplasty helps flatten the abdomen by tightening the muscles and getting rid of excess fat and skin. Dr. Soler performs many tummy tuck procedures for patients in the Tampa Bay area and the surrounding areas of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL.

How is an abdominoplasty procedure performed?

Dr. Soler performs abdominoplasty under general anesthesia. There are modified and mini-abdominoplasty procedures performed on an outpatient basis. These procedures make a short scar and tighten only the skin on the lower abdominal wall. The modified procedure is typically used for procedures where only the abdominal skin or muscle wall requires repairs. With a standard scar, the standard procedure tightens all the muscles and abdominal wall’s skin. Of all the plastic surgery procedures, a tummy tuck can be one of the the most uncomfortable procedures and the recovery time is

usually longer. You are encouraged to begin walking within a day or two after surgery. Light activity may be resumed within 10-20 days. Sports of any kind are not recommended for at least six weeks after surgery.

Does insurance cover abdominoplasty surgery?

A tummy tuck in Tampa is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Any risks or individual suitability of abdominoplasty must be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, major complications are very rare in abdominoplasty surgery. Any minor 12complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is perfect for you if you have minor laxity, or loose skin, underneath the belly button. A mini tummy tuck is desirable because it will allow for a shorter, easier surgery and yield a smaller scar. This procedure is only effective for women or men struggling with a small amount of loose skin in a specific section of the lower abdomen. If you have loose skin above your belly button or your problem areas extend out to your hip bones, then a full tummy tuck may be a better option. It is important to consult with Dr. Soler and allow him to guide you to the best decision to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Discreet cosmetic surgery travel

If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.

Procedure Days Detail
Tummy Tuck 7-10 days Drains and dressings are usually removed 7 days after surgery. The sutures used will dissolve on their own.

Schedule your tummy tuck consultation today

If you are interested in tummy tuck surgery and want to understand if this option is right for you, contact our office to schedule a one on one consultation with Dr. Soler. Our office serves patients from all over Tampa Bay, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Dr. Soler looks forward to meeting with you and addressing your specific goals.