After pregnancy and weight loss, many people find it difficult to rid their bodies of those last few inches of skin and fat. While they may have reached their ideal weight, there is often excess tissue around the abdomen that prevents them from achieving a slim, toned, and fabulous abdominal contour. Dr. Kamran Khoobehi performs tummy tuck surgery to restore a beautiful body that may have been affected by pregnancy, weight gain, or the natural aging process. Also known as abdominoplasty, this surgery removes excess fat and skin and tightens the abdominal wall tissue for a toned look. New Orleans patients love their results after tummy tuck surgery!
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"The results of my abdominoplasty, liposuction and fat transfer are far beyond by expectations - Dr. Khoobehi and his staff are amazing to work with. He is very talented and precise in recommending and performing his procedures. The results of my abdominoplasty, liposuction and fat transfer are far beyond by expectations and the results will only continue to get better. All aspects of the procedure and its costs were clearly and precisely explained to me prior to my procedure.His staff is highly competent and efficient. They continually put me at ease and confidently assisted me through my procedure from the day of surgery through the healing and rehabilitation process. I highly recommend Dr. Khoobehi and I would utilize his expertise and services in the future.Truly an exceptional plastic surgeon."- A. / RealSelf / Sep 16, 2021
"Excellent results from tummy tuck - gave me the confidence I needed - I highly recommend Dr. Khoobehi for any cosmetic procedure. I had a tummy tuck done a few weeks ago with excellent results,. His Honesty, experience, professionalism, and passion for his work gave me the confidence that I needed to have the procedure done. I trusted him from the very beginning, and I am so glad I did. Thank you, Dr. Khoobehi. You are the “BEST.”"- P. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2022
"Dr Khoobehi is a master artist. After reading a few poor reviews , I had to comment. I was recommended to Dr Khoobehi by a woman who had a facelift , breast augmentation, and lipo from him. She literally looked like 20plus years had been taken off and it looked so natural!!I have been to many other surgeons over the years for Botox, fillers, etc... (with many regrets- lopsided lips , misplaced filler, misplaced Botox with a lazy eye etc... !)I had two different surgeries performed with other doctors , as well and still regret the outcome of one just done two years ago! (Ashamed to say, he was conveniently located for me and I liked his price) Dr Khoobehi is the only doctor I will go to for Botox or filler now (amazing) and I have used him for a handful of procedures. I recently had a tummy tuck etc... done by him with incredible results! He is a drive to get to from me but more than worth it. Dr Khoobehi is in a league of his own with his craft. He will be honest, but professional. He is worth every penny. He is conservative with what he will and can do for the best results. He takes time listening. He will explain his recommendations. Dr. Khoobehi is not the doctor to go to if you are looking for a "fake, artificial" look. He is probably not the doctor for you if you just want someone to tell you what you want to hear.His work is art. I consider Dr Khoobehi a friend since frequenting his office over many years. He is authentic and a true gem in a business of many fakes!"- M.O. / Yelp / May 02, 2022
"Very pleased 10 weeks out - Thrilled with my tummy tuck procedure. Dr Koobehi removed excess pregnancy skin and stretch marks. I can finally feel comfortable in my skin again. Thank you to Dr Koobehi and his amazing staff!"- S.K. / Doctor.com / Jul 04, 2022
"Recovery wasn't so bad - 5 weeks post op and loving my results - I am just in love with my body thanks to Dr. Khoobehi and his magical hands and eye for perfection. I had a mini tummy tuck with Lipo to back, breast lift with new implants and fat transfer to face. The day of surgery, I felt calm and at ease thanks to the Dr. Khoobehi and his staff. Recovery wasn't so bad. I am 5 weeks post op and loving my results. Will refer Dr. Khoobehi to everyone that I know."- C. / RealSelf / Aug 16, 2022
Full Tummy Tuck
In patients who undergo a full tummy tuck, the incision is made from hip to hip just over the pubic area. This results in a scar line that is horizontal and can be hidden when wearing undergarments. It is commonly performed on women with significant skin folds after multiple pregnancies. This technique allows the surgeon access to a large portion of the abdomen while repositioning the belly button so that its placement appears natural. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat preceding the skin tightening portion. The internal abdominal muscles are secured for a firm, toned appearance.
Mini Tummy Tuck
An alternative to the traditional technique is the mini tummy tuck, which is also known as a “Brazilian tummy tuck.” The difference is that ideally the patients that undego this procedure are already in relatively good shape with a healthy skin tone, but still have loose skin on the lower abdomen. Unlike the full tummy tuck, the belly button is unaffected and the incision is smaller. Liposuction is used (if needed) to remove excess fat, and the loose skin is removed and pulled tight.
Extended Tummy Tuck
In cases when major skin tightening and body contouring is needed, an extended tummy tuck is recommended. This is a necessary technique for patients who have undergone a significant weight loss. It was developed after some patients noted that even after a full tummy tuck, the parts surrounding the abdomen still showed excessive folds of skin. The incision may extend around the navel, flank and lower back depending where skin tightening is necessary. Liposuction is still used and excess skin is trimmed then tightened. Similar to a full tummy tuck, the belly button is repositioned.
A tummy tuck is done under general anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure, but an overnight stay can be required specific to complex cases. As with any other surgery, abdominoplasty comes with risks so it’s best to discuss any health conditions you have prior to surgery. After surgery, pain medications are provided and a compression garment is worn. The patient will need to rest up to 48 hours. From then, it is recommended that patients make a concerted effort to move around to help blood circulation and reduce the risks of blood clot complications. Recovery may take up to 6 weeks.
The cost for a tummy tuck depends on a variety of factors, primarily on the technique recommended that will provide the best result of the patient’s condition. These prices generally range from $14,000 to $16,000.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $14,000 - $16,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
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Tummy Tuck FAQs
Lipo or Abdominoplasty?
Tummy tucks are reserved for patients who have stretched, loose skin in the lower abdomen as a result of pregnancy or obesity. Liposuction, on the other hand, is for those who want to remove excess fat in the abdomen but still have a healthy skin tone. During the initial consultation, we will provide a thorough assessment and determine if liposuction alone is all that is needed, or if a tummy tuck will provide the best results.
Normally, abdominoplasty is performed to improve loose skin and excess fat around the abdomen area. However, sometimes other cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation or a breast lift are done to further improve the overall look and feel of the body. When this combination type surgery exists, it is known as a “mommy makeover”. It is very popular among women after pregnancy who wish to get their pre-pregnancy body and shape back to normal.
How Bad Are The Scars?
Unfortunately, with a tummy tuck surgery, scars are unavoidable. However, extra measures are taken to make sure that scarring is minimal. The incision line is placed in areas that can be concealed by undergarments. Previous C-section scars will be incised in the same spot for the tummy tuck. During the healing process, we will provide a post-operative protocol that includes scar treatment to help assist the scars in becoming less visible.
Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck?
It is our recommendation that women who decide to have more children delay a tummy tuck procedure. The stretching of the skin as a result of another pregnancy can reduce the positive outome of this procedure.