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Tummy Tuck in Tampa, FL


Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tampa Cosmetic Surgeon Offering Tummy Tuck Solutions for a Beautiful You

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your stomach, belly fat, love handles, a protruding belly button, or loose skin around your waistline, a Tummy Tuck is a safe and effective procedure that will dramatically improve your appearance. Triple Board Certified Tampa Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David E. Halpern, frequently performs this procedure, and the results are beautifully exciting and thrill our cosmetic surgery patients. Don’t hesitate to speak with our office today to learn more about this procedure. Abdominoplasty surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and also tightens the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall to create a firmer, thinner waist. In addition, incisions are kept below the bikini line, eliminating noticeable scars. Call today for your Tampa Tummy Tuck consultation!

What is a tummy tuck?

An abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck,” is a cosmetic procedure routinely performed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The end result is a firmer, thinner, and tighter stomach, reminiscent of a youthful body shape.

Who can benefit from this procedure?

Transform your life from both inside and out

The typical Tummy Tuck candidate is an individual with excess, stretched, or loose abdominal skin. The reasons for this excess or loose skin include pregnancy, major weight loss, or injury. We frequently meet women who feel that post-pregnancy, their abdomen region lacks the taut and tight look they had previously. In addition, many of our male patients who have undergone significant weight loss find that a Tummy Tuck procedure is the missing link to looking as good as they feel and opt for the abdominoplasty to restore their body image.

With Dr. David E. Halpern’s Tummy Tuck Tampa patients often couple this procedure with liposuction to produce dramatic results.

Occasionally, our female patients also include breast augmentation and breast lift to complete their new body image after pregnancy. If you want to reclaim your body, schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable staff today.

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Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck?

End the embarrassment

Tampa abdominoplasty specialist Dr. David Halpern knows that being unhappy with the way your midsection looks can be emotionally draining and physically uncomfortable. If you’re ready to finally feel more confident in your clothing and less embarrassed about taking off your shirt, then Dr. Halpern can help you explore Tummy Tuck solutions that help reshape your body so you can feel like yourself again.

If your BMI is over 35 or if you have an underlying medical condition, Dr. Halpern may not recommend abdominoplasty at all—you should consult with him directly before proceeding to determine whether or not he believes that abdominoplasty would be safe and effective in your case. A Tummy Tuck is a procedure that can fundamentally alter your body and increase your self-esteem. No individual should feel helpless when it comes to their physical appearance – Dr. David E. Halpern has a long history of providing tummy tucks to Tampa patients, revitalizing their physical appearance, improving their body image, and helping them gain a renewed confidence. Contact our Tampa cosmetic surgery office today to discuss your beauty needs.

Your Tummy Tuck Procedure


Your Tummy Tuck surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes two to four hours to perform. However, the length of time depends on whether other surgical procedures are performed simultaneously, such as breast augmentation and liposuction. Once you are prepped for surgery and administered general anesthesia, Dr. Halpern will make his incisions and perform the following:

  • Repair and tighten muscles
  • Remove excess skin and fat
  • Reposition your belly button for a more symmetrical appearance
  • Insert surgical drains and wrap you in a compression garment

You are expected to wear the binding garment 24 hours a day (except for showering) for the first week of recovery to reduce swelling.

Tummy Tuck Recovery & Results

You will notice immediate results in your size and shape

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Once your procedure is complete, you will be taken to recovery to be monitored until you are released to go home. You should expect to take about two weeks off from work, but you can return to work after a week as long as it is not strenuous. However, you must refrain from exercise until six to eight weeks after surgery.

You will notice immediate results in your size and shape, but it may take up to three months to see final results due to swelling. It takes about one year for the incision scars to fade, but they will continually look better over time. Are you interested in a Tummy Tuck in Tampa or other cosmetic surgery procedure? Please call and schedule a consultation with Tampa’s premier tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. David E. Halpern.


Schedule your Tampa Tummy Tuck consultation with Dr. Halpern today.

Be Confident In Your Own Skin

A cosmetic surgeon with the experience you deserve for optimum results When performed by Dr. David E. Halpern at his Tampa plastic surgery practice, this procedure will remove excess skin and underlying fat so you can once again feel confident about wearing form-fitting clothing. In addition to looking great in clothes, you will also be healthier as excess weight is lost from your abdominal area. Schedule a consultation with Dr. David E. Halpern by contacting his Tampa office today.

“You have been such a great doctor to me! I am so pleased with my tummy tuck, Dr. Halpern, you have gone past my expectations.” – April

*There is no guarantee of specific results and individual results can vary.

Tummy TuckFrequently Asked Questions

An experienced cosmetic surgeon answers your questions about this common procedure

An abdominoplasty is a safe and effective procedure with a low complication rate. However, most patients experience swelling, bruising, and temporary numbness. Some risks may include infection, blood clots, and excess blood and fluid build-up.

Every surgery is uniquely tailored for each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Halpern will assess your skin laxity and determine the best approach to meet your specific goals. Then costs will be discussed with your patient coordinator.

A Tummy Tuck is considered cosmetic surgery and is not covered by medical insurance. However, Dr. Halpern may offer payment and financing assistance for your convenience.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. David E. Halpern today

Dr. David E. Halpern is Tampa’s nationally renowned triple-board certified plastic surgeon, carefully blending expertise and artistry with extraordinary care. For the past two decades, Dr. Halpern’s dedication to exceptional care and commitment to his patients have made him Tampa’s most trusted plastic surgeon. Place your confidence in the capable hands of Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. David E. Halpern by scheduling a consultation today.

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