This procedure removes excess fat, skin, and tissue, and tightens the underlying muscle structure for a firm, fit, sculpted look.

Enhance Your Figure with a Custom Tummy Tuck

Dr. Shah, known for his compassionate care and world-class results, is a true master of the art of plastic surgery. You are a good prospect for a tummy tuck if you are at a stable weight, in good health, and have a bulging abdomen. One of the advantages of a tummy tuck is that it stabilizes and strengthens the abdominal wall. Although it is not a weight loss procedure, a tummy tuck can give you a far more attractive figure.

A tummy tuck can also:

  • Help reduce back pain
  • Remove lower abdominal scars or stretch marks
  • Restore a youthful look to your figure, taut and firm
  • Repair an abdomen that appears split (diastasis recti)
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Is it Time for a Tummy Tuck?

Shah Plastic Surgery treats everyone who walks through our doors with discretion, privacy, advanced safety protocols, the latest technology, and superior, personalized care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

You’re an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck if you are within 10 to 15 pounds of your goal weight and have a BMI less than 30. When you first consult with Dr. Shah about your tummy tuck, together you’ll go over your unique needs and medical history.

Dr. Shah will also share any additional details about the procedure and any preparatory steps you may need to take. He is an exceptionally kind and talented surgeon, and he will be happy to answer all your questions with honesty in a pressure-free, private meeting.

What Can I Expect in a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgery that can take up to five hours. The surgery involves the administration of general anesthesia. A horizontal incision is placed in the pubic area, from hip to hip. The abdominal muscles will be tightened and firmed, and excess skin, tissue, and fat will be removed. The belly button structure is moved so it is centered at the most youthful position. The incisions are then closed, and the area bandaged.

Before & After


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How Long is the Recovery?

In the early stages of healing, you will need to arrange another adult to assist you at home. You will have prescription pain medication to stay comfortable, but should take gentle walks every day. Any tenderness, bruising, and swelling will fade in about two weeks but may take two months to fully resolve. You also may have some challenges standing up straight for the first week or two. You will have a compression garment to protect the area and limit swelling.

The beauty of your firm, re-sculpted abdomen will be visible immediately and will continue to improve in the weeks ahead. You can wear tight clothing with confidence, with that tummy bulge just a dim memory. Maintaining a healthy weight will help you enjoy your firm, flat tummy for many years. This procedure can be performed as part of a custom mommy makeover, or as a single procedure on either men or women. You can reveal your abdomen in a swimsuit or low-cut bottoms with total confidence, and the scars are hidden even in a bikini bottom and will fade with time.

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Why Should You Choose Dr. Shah for Your Tummy Tuck in Springfield?

Dr. Shah is highly experienced in all aspects of plastic surgery and offers expert care with refined, elegant results. He employs the most advanced tummy tuck techniques and the most advanced tools to support your healthcare journey.

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