We all want a flat, well-toned abdomen. Unfortunately many of us are unable to achieve it through diet and exercise alone. Tummy tuck, formally called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and can tighten the abdominal muscles if necessary. Tummy tuck gives a smoother and significantly contoured abdominal profile and can help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Tummy tuck is a popular procedure when patients are seeking a “mommy makeover”, and nearly anyone with a sagging belly, or stubborn problem area in the abdomen, can benefit greatly both physically and emotionally from a tummy tuck.

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of North Shore, we understand that each patient is unique. Dr. Hadaegh always takes a custom approach when developing a treatment plan. This attention to detail is best to put you on the path to achieving your cosmetic goal.

Dr. Hadaegh is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 15 years of experience in body contouring. He has scores of happy patients who have, in turn, referred their friends and family to him.

Some women choose to have other procedures in combination with their tummy tuck. Common procedures to combine with a tummy tuck include liposuction, breast augmentation, and breast lift. Combination procedures, when performed, take full advantage of the recovery period and provide a more comprehensive makeover.

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of North Shore, your safety and satisfaction are always our focus.

Tummy Tuck FAQ
Is Dr. Hadaegh a board certified physician?

Yes. Dr. Hadaegh is a board certified plastic surgeon. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Where will my surgery take place?

Tummy tuck surgery is performed at either Beverly Hospital or North Shore Medical Center, Salem, under general anesthesia. The operation, itself, takes approximately 2-3 hours depending on your specific treatment plan.

What is recovery like after tummy tuck surgery?

You could be sore with some swelling after surgery. You will begin walking immediately, but will need to walk slightly bent over for 10 days to two weeks. Most patients return to work (depending on job duties), driving, and normal basic daily activities within 2 weeks after surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting are restricted for 6 weeks after your tummy tuck.

Will my consultation be with the surgeon?

Yes. All surgical consultations take place with Dr. Anoush Hadaegh. Dr. Hadaegh is a board certified plastic surgeon and will be able to answer all of your questions. Dr. Hadaegh will also perform your surgical procedure.

Am I required to have a consultation before booking surgery?

Yes. A consultation is required and essential to you getting all of the pertinent information you need. The consultation is a perfect format for you to get answers to all of your questions so that you can make informed choices. Your appointment will include a physical exam so that Dr. Hadaegh can best customize your treatment plan for you.

Is there a fee for my consultation?

Yes. There is a $150 consultation fee that is charged to you at the time you book your appointment. You will have a full hour with Dr. Hadaegh to discuss everything related to your procedure. Should you decide to move forward with your tummy tuck, the consultation fee will be applied as a credit to your total procedure balance.

Will insurance cover my tummy tuck?

Typically, no. Tummy tuck surgery is generally considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore not medically necessary. It’s best to check with your specific insurance company if you have additional questions about your coverage.

Can I finance my tummy tuck surgery?

Yes! Our patients often use Care Credit to finance their procedures. We also accept all major credit cards.