Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure in North Shore

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Have you been thinking about getting a tummy tuck? We all want a flat, well-toned abdomen. Unfortunately many of us are unable to achieve it through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anoush Hadaegh of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery North Shore, can help you reach your body goals.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck, also known as 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.
Abdominoplasty Before & After
Abdominoplasty Before & After
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Mini Tummy Tuck

If you have lost weight but can’t seem to get rid of that pooch on your lower belly, then you might only need a mini tummy tuck. This variation on the traditional abdominoplasty is less invasive than a full tummy tuck surgery and only removes the extra tissue below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck, also called a partial abdominoplasty, involves creating a smaller incision than a full tummy tuck. This incision is located between the pubic hairline and the belly button. Because the incision is smaller and less tissue is removed, mini tummy tuck recovery is typically shorter. View mini tummy tuck before-and-after photos in our gallery.
At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 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.

Ideal Candidates for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Men and women of many ages who want to eliminate loose, hanging skin and/or minor to moderate amounts of excess fat in the abdominal area can be ideal candidates for a tummy tuck. In addition to being in good general health, candidates should be at or near their ideal body weight and able to maintain it without significant weight fluctuations. Considerable weight gain or loss after tummy tuck surgery can compromise results. Additionally, since pregnancy dramatically alters the abdominal tissues and muscles, women are advised to wait to have a tummy tuck until their family is complete. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anoush Hadaegh can evaluate your aesthetic concerns and determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck during your initial consultation. He will also provide before-and-after photos of his previous tummy tuck patients that you can view to better understand what can be accomplished with this procedure.

Getting the Most Out of Your Tummy Tuck

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.

Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery

The total cost of tummy tuck surgery varies on a patient-to-patient basis. Contact Dr. Hadaegh’s clinic for a consultation to learn the price of your abdominoplasty procedure.

“Dr. Hadaegh is the Best!!”

5 5 Star Rating Written onJanuary 31, 2019 Dr. Hadaegh is fantastic! I lost about 90 pounds, and had a lot of hanging skin on my stomach and breasts. I got an abdominoplasty as well as a breast lift with implants, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. If you’re looking for a very talented and extremely kind plastic surgeon, Dr. Hadaegh is the person to go to! The entire staff at Aestetic Plastic Surgery are awesome!

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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 will happen during my tummy tuck surgery?

Tummy tuck surgery usually takes a few hours. To begin, you will be given anesthesia, which will keep you comfortable during the procedure. Next, the surgeon will make the necessary incision. For a full tummy tuck, the incision is typically made horizontally between the hip bones, while a mini tummy tuck will require a smaller incision placed lower on the abdomen. The surgeon can then remove excess fat and skin and tighten the abdominal muscles, as needed, to create smoother, firmer contours. Once all changes have been made, sutures will be carefully placed to close the incision. You will be monitored on-site for a short time until your surgeon determines it is safe to release you into the care of a trusted friend or family member who can drive you home and assist you around the house for the first day or two of your recovery.

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.

Schedule a Consultation

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery North Shore, your safety and satisfaction are always our focus. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hadaegh or call 978-927-1500.

Real Patient Testimonials

  • “Dr. Hadaegh, You made my Tummy tuck and breast reduction as uncomplicated and stress free as possible. Your demeanor and bedside manner are wonderful and professional."

  • "Dr. Hadaegh & Staff – You took a tearful woman & made her look forward to laughing with you each week – Many Thanks"

  • "Five star, from Dr. Hadaegh, to his office staff and operating room staff….fantastic! I look better now then I did 10 years ago!"

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