About Tummy Tucks
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder, performs tummy tuck surgery at Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, to create a slim abdomen appearance. There are several factors that cause the tummy to appear pudgy or saggy. Sometimes, it’s due to weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or even genetics. Although core exercises can greatly improve the abdomen, it may not be enough to achieve the chiseled form you want. During tummy tuck surgery, sophisticated tightening techniques will be used to remove excess skin and unwanted fat, as well as muscle tightening for a slender figure. However, prior to your procedure, Dr. Widder will sit with you to discuss all your cosmetic concerns and desires to create a treatment plan that will yield the best results possible.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I Love my New Body! - Vienna, VA - The last review I wrote for Dr. Widder was a few weeks ago after returning to him for my third procedure, a tummy tuck. He did a fabulous job and I love my new FLAT stomach. I again returned to Dr. Widder for liposuction on my waist and back. As I stated in my last review, despite a healthy diet and exercise 5 days a week, I could not loose the tummy roll or back fat! Frustrating! After..."- M. / RealSelf / Apr 17, 2015
"Amazing experience - I was looking for a doctor to do laser lipo and I went to four doctors before I picked Dr. Widder. I knew I had a hernia and none of the other doctors realized I did. I felt all they cared about was the money. Dr Widder was the only one who knew I had a hernia and said for the best result I needed a tummy tuck and at the same time he would also fix my hernia. I am so happy I went that..."- A. / RealSelf / Nov 03, 2016
"After 3 Cesareans, I Needed a Tummy Tuck and a Boob Job! - McLean, VA - Doctor is AMAZING. Clean office. Friendly staff. Competitive prices."- S. / RealSelf / Nov 25, 2014
"Tummy tuck/ 28yrs old 3 kids and I look amazing! - The most amazing plastic surgeon I have ever met. I would highly recommend him! My tummy has never looked this good!"- E. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2015
"Dr. Widder is the best plastic surgeon! !- Vienna, VA - Dr. Widder performed a tummy tuck on me just 2 weeks ago and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone! He is awesome! I look great! His staff is #1 and made me feel like family! The whole experience was great! I still cannot believe just after two weeks I can look like this. If you ever questioned getting a tummy tuck don't just go to Dr. Widder and you will be 150% more than happy you did! ..."- K. / RealSelf / May 29, 2015
The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those in good health and who at or near their desired weight. Tummy tuck surgery should not be used as a form of weight loss, but as a means to tone the midsection after having already met your weight loss goals. Good candidates for tummy tucks are men or women who experience:
- Excessive skin around the belly button.
- A weakened abdominal wall.
- Sagging or loosened skin on the abdomen.
What to Expect
During the procedure, the surgeon will usually make a horizontal incision, typically between the belly button and pubic area to remove excess fat and tissue from the abdomen. The fascia, tissue beneath the skin, will be tightened and should the belly button require moving, it will be brought out through a small incision and repositioned. Excess skin will also be removed and the incision along the pubic area will be stitched. The result of this procedure is a minor scar that falls along the bikini line for easy coverage. Patients can expect the procedure to take approximately 3 hours, depending on their aesthetic goals.
Following abdominoplasty, there will be some swelling and bruising around the abdomen and belly button. For the first few days following the procedure, tubes may be used to drain the incision site of any blood and fluid. Some patients may be issued an antibiotic to help prevent infection. Patients will experience some abdominal pain, which is normal, and the swelling can take 6 weeks or more to subside. It is very important that patients are careful moving around following the first few months of surgery and they will need to schedule follow up appointments at our office periodically for progress checks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4 – 6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Flat, Toned Abs
If you want to attain a flatter, more attractive stomach and have tried a healthy diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may help get you to your desired results. Tummy tuck surgery can help you with the confidence you need to walk the beach without a cover-up and show off the body that you’ve worked so hard to attain. Schedule a consultation with our office today and learn how a tummy tuck can transform you.