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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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Many people find that they have excess skin on their bellies after losing weight, or after having a baby.  This skin does not go away even with the strictest diets and routine exercise. The abdominal wall muscles are often stretched, as well. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, allows the surgeon to remove excess skin and fat in order to create a smoother abdominal shape.

Your Consultation

We believe you need to be well-informed about the cosmetic procedure in which you are interested, including the pre- and post-operative expectations.  At your initial consult, the physician will meet with you about your concerns and personal goals. Feel free to bring in images of looks that you do or don’t like to help us understand your aesthetic tastes and goals. The surgeon will then examine you, and offer her opinion on how to achieve your goals, based on best practices.

Choosing a surgeon is an intensely personal decision. We encourage you to take time to question the physician and her team. We believe the formation of a personal bond is an integral part of the surgery and healing process.

The Surgery

Through an incision on the lower abdomen, a qualified surgeon can tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat to help smooth out the abdominal wall skin to refine a person’s figure.

The surgery takes 1-2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.  Most often, our patients will spend 1 night recovering at the hospital.


Recovery is relatively quick and most patients find they are able to resume a regular work or home schedule after 1-2 weeks.  Most can return to strenuous activity levels in 4-6 weeks.


Abdominoplasty, as with all surgical procedures, carries a certain amount of risk. It is important that you understand these risks, and the possible complications or adverse events associated with surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the surgical risks with you during your consultation and pre-operative appointments.

Dear Dr. Waldorf,
Thank you so very much for your outstanding job on my ”tummy tuck!” I am so pleased with the results! You have an amazing skill, wonderful bed-side manner, super staff, beautiful office and fabulous service to all of us women! I feel younger and more enthused to be healthy. I’ve been talking about you to my friends. You’ve made a difference in my life!!

Patient: 57-year old woman

Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery

Please contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for tummy tuck surgery. Our plastic surgeon can answer your questions and discuss your goals.