Tummy Tuck

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Abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck) removes excess skin and fat around the stomach while tightening the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed after pregnancy or weight loss, when the skin has become stretched or saggy. A new belly button may need to be surgically created by an umbilicoplastyLiposuction may also be performed, most often on flanks or “love handles." LEARN MORE ›

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Dr.Reid and his staff are incredible! I researched Dr's extensively before I made that 1st phone call and I'm so grateful for him. I had 2 very large boys and the damage to my stomach wasn't cute. I wore a size 16 jean pre surgery and am now a size 8. I'm literally half the person I use to be.... READ MORE

Hi. I am 51 years old. 5 foot 4 and 190 pounds. I am having a tummy tuck with lipo of the flanks and hips on May 4. I am nervous and excited at the same time. I have always struggled with my weight. I kept 10 pounds on after each of my pregnancies and have struggled to lose. I have recently... READ MORE

A friend of mine went to Dr. Ortega in Miami for mommy makeover and was extremely happy with her results so I immediately followed up to schedule my tummy tuck. Lizbeth was my coordinator and she was ok (not a great communicator). I flew down to Miami and went to the office to make my payment... READ MORE

Hello Realself world! I have wanted a tummy tuck for the past 10 years. Well I finally did it!!! I will share my before pictures soon. At home recovering now. The experience was nervous but they made me feel so relaxed. I spent 1 night at the center. I am sore but considering he took off 5!!!... READ MORE

After delivering five babies all between eight and 9 pounds I was left sad and depressed due to the havoc it caused on my body...especially my abdominal region! Dr. Galliano, restored my abdominal region and made it better than it ever was! I have never in my adult life worn a bikini until this... READ MORE

Started doing my research exactly a year ago. Was a bit hesitant at first due to hubby not being too supportive but he finally came thru. Honestly I have all kinds of thoughts and emotions. Although if feels good to be able to do something for my self and the way I feel for once! Praying for a... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I wish I would have started posting on her prior to my journey, but never the less...here is my story! I had my first child at 18! I gained umm....80lbs. You can say I really enjoyed being able to eat what i want! hahah. I had an amazing pregnancy, until week 38. I went in for my... READ MORE

With both of my children, I overindulged during their pregnancies and went up to 200 pounds. After lots of hard work and determination, I am back down to a size 6. I was left with a lot of extra skin on my stomach and decided it was time to take charge of my confidence. My husband didn't think I... READ MORE

12 years ago had gastric bypass and lost 147 lbs along with that surgery I had 8 other abdominal surgeries so I had excessive a amount of skin and no muscle.Was feeling disgusting even though lost the weight and kept it off.I felt like a deflated tire.I am home now..pain is not real bad... READ MORE

I'm 133 pounds 5'2 my c sections left my skin beyond anything a gym can fix! Tired of people asking if I'm pregnant! My youngest daughter is 9. My day is April 27th! My nerves are really kicking in! Any tips before my surgery would be appreciated. Divorced mom of 3. I'm hoping the recovery goes... READ MORE

Hi There, So where do I begin? I had my first child when I was 15 and by c-section with an up and down incision. Dr Song was so cool...at my consult he said "they don't do that no mo"...lol Anyway it left me with this ugly scar and a flap that has been with me for 28 years. I thought about the... READ MORE

I am a 31 year old mother of 1. I have gained sooo much weight over the last 4- 5 years. I have been working out and eating better and nothing seems to help. I went to Dr. Brown in Macon, Ga for my consultation about 1 month ago, and I am scheduled to have my TT and lipo on Thursday May 8, 2014.... READ MORE

Yay for my first post! A little background on me, I have had 3 c sections, and have tied my tubes. I'm pretty young (27) and I'm ready to have this surgery done. I've never been thin but never HUGE either. Always in the "chunky stage". I'm so over getting mad when trying on clothes and thats it.... READ MORE

I have been researching procedures for a tummy tuck and liposuction in the Dominican Republic for weeks now. I was thinking about considering Robles or either Almonte. I must admit even though Robles assistant was faster to answer my email for a quote I wanted to make sure that I was going to... READ MORE

I finally did it and I am soar as crap. Today is 2 days post op. I'm in my recliner but my bottom is already soar from sitting. I get up and walk every couple of hours and still taking pain meds every 6 to 8 hrs. I had the fleur de lis TT no lipo. I also have RA and lupus so in addition to my... READ MORE

I am a 36 year old mother of one. I have been wanting a TT for years, and finally got the courage to do so. I had my daughter young and can't remember what my pre-stretched body looked like, as I didn't pay attention to that. I haven't had any additional children since then and think that it... READ MORE

I've been searching on real self since last year, not a day goes by that I don't look at before and afters, my plan was to go to Dr. Duran in the DR, but it's too far and I have to be close to my kids, thankfully I came across Dr. Bryson Richards and his staff, went for my consultation about two... READ MORE

After taking care of my family, kids, surviving a divorce...It is time to do something for myself. Weight gain and loss and a C-section left my mid section looking very stretched out, a lot of loose skin, and in general - unsexy. Exercise, diets, no carbs just do not help. I have bird arms... READ MORE

After many years of considering to do this procedure, I've finally come to the conclusion to do it! My body hasn't been the same since I had my 12 year old son. Motherhood is a beautiful gift and I wouldn't give it back for anything, but it's time to do something for me that will make me... READ MORE

Hi! I have been stalking this site for a few weeks now reading all your experiences. I have made my TT with muscle repair surgery also hernia repair tentatively for May 29th. Meeting with the PS next Thursday with a million more questions before I decide. I had 2 girls (7&4) via csection. Gave... READ MORE

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How much does a Tummy Tuck cost?

The typical cost for a Tummy Tuck ranges from $4,500-$9,950 with an average cost of $8,100. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 13,816 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more