What is a Tummy Tuck?
Sagging skin and excess fat along the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the primary reasons why an individual may not be able to regain a tighter and slimmer stomach. An abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the stomach area, producing great outcomes for patients. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Tsion Berhane performs tummy tuck surgery based on each individual's cosmetic goals. This popular surgery at Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery allows you to gain a gorgeous new figure and restored confidence. With a tummy tuck, you can eliminate excess skin and fat while also tightening the abdominal muscles. To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, we invite you to contact our Silver Spring, MD office for your consultation.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"WOW!!!! I really don't have the words to express my OUTSTANDING experience with Dr. B and her STAFF. Everyone from the front desk to the operating room truly cares (it's the ENERGY for me!!). I am 5 weeks post-op (tummy tuck/lipo 360) and I feel great. At about 2 weeks post-op I had swelling in my feet (my fault for sneaking a piece of fried fish) and Dr. B called me right away after leaving a message and had me come in to check on me, which turned out to be nothing at all. I recommend Jubilee to anyone who is ready to treat themselves to a new journey. I LOVE MY BODY.....this HOT 44 year old momma is ready to for the summer to begin!"- T.C. / Google / Mar 16, 2023
"I initially wanted a full tummy tuck but after Dr. B examined me she recommended a mini tummy tuck. She also recommended lipo360 which I wasn’t even thinking about but im glad I trusted her. My waist is snatched and my scar looks so good I am beyond impressed with her quality of work. Dr. B gave me my dream body. I am almost 3 months post op and I’m beyond happy with my results. The customer service from the front desk staff to all of the clinical staff is top notch as well. I honestly cannot say anything negative about my experience."- S.G. / Google / May 10, 2023
"I highly recommend coming here for all your Plastic Surgery needs. Dr. Behane, Lydia(NP), Brittany & Evelyn are the best most professional human beings I’ve ever met. Everyone cares about your needs and makes you a priority no excuses. Dr. Behane made me feel at ease all the way until my surgery date. The icing on the cake was when she prayed over me before she performed surgery. She performed Lipo 360, Tummy Tuck, Buttock Lift and Fat Transfer. This was the 2nd best decision I’ve ever made for my body. BOOK NOW!!! You won’t be disappointed at all."- T.H. / Google / May 31, 2023
"Dr.B has changed my life completely.! She definitely understood the assignment I had lipo 360 an a full tummy tuck in 4 months post opt an Babyyyy let me tell you I can’t stay out the mirror I absolutely love my results ! Even the nurses talked about how great I looked. I get complimented all the time now. Everyone in Dr. B office is amazing a very friendly . The prices are extremely reasonable and best part of it all I got to recover at home. Thank you again Dr.B an all your staff who helped with this amazing transformation"- T.G. / Google / Sep 01, 2023
"Dr. B did an excellent job on my tummy tuck! I look great and she made me feel great. I also referred my friends to her! Thanks Dr. B, I would definitely use her again!"- C.C. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2023
Who Can Have a Tummy Tuck?
If you are experiencing loose or wrinkly skin, as well as unwanted fat in the abdominal region, then abdominoplasty may be right for you. With this surgical treatment, you can regain a tighter and slimmer silhouette. Dr. Berhane suggests you be at a healthy weight prior to surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure — it surgically corrects loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to remove fat. If your abdomen has healthy skin laxity, but you are still unhappy with how your tummy looks and feels even if diet and exercise have failed, you could consider liposuction. Women considering the tummy tuck treatment should be past childbearing to make sure the surgical outcomes are not compromised.
The Tummy tuck Procedure
Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under local anesthesia and mild sedation . There are several methods that come into consideration when the surgery is performed by Dr. Berhane, which is geared to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision size is chosen based on the amount of excess skin. Some individuals with extensive sagging and loose skin may require an extended tummy tuck. This method makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic area. All abdominoplasty procedures at Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery involve the removal of loose skin and fat.
What to Expect After Your Tummy Tuck
Following this procedure, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to decrease swelling. Walking and standing will be hard to accomplish at first so you should take it easy for a couple of days. Moving about becomes less painful once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients can generally resume normal activities within two weeks. Exercise can resume around six weeks or earlier if you are cleared by Dr. Berhane. The abdominal area will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Berhane will develop your unique treatment plan to reach your specific concerns and goals before discussing costs. She will be better able to estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty has been decided, which technique will be used, what anesthesia you will need, and other factors. To make sure you get high-quality results from an experienced surgeon, Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery helps to make your tummy tuck easier to afford by taking several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest medical financing.
What will my scars look like?
When performing tummy tucks, Dr. Berhane makes the smallest, thinnest incisions needed to minimize scars. She also makes incisions in areas that are less visible (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so they can be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar management instructions so your sutures heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you may get pregnant after an abdominoplasty, it will alter your results. Dr. Berhane strongly encourages that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider an abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant after your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
A lot of patients get another cosmetic surgery with an abdominoplasty to give them more dramatic results. During your initial consultation with Dr. Berhane, talk to her about your concerns so a personalized surgical plan may be developed to match your aesthetic goals. If you want to rejuvenate your whole body after having children or losing a significant amount of weight, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift, liposuction, or breast augmentation + lift.
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A Smoother New You
A variety of factors can lead to a sagging stomach that creates hanging skin. We know it can be frustrating and challenging — tummy tuck surgery is usually the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having loose skin in your abdomen, whether it is significant or not, cosmetic surgery by Dr. Berhane can help you get the look you desire. We invite you to call Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery in Silver Spring, MD to learn more.