Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Surgery Miami, FL

Tighten Your Tummy with a Mommy Makeover from Imagos Plastic Surgery

Becoming a mother or significant weight loss for the right reasons should be cause for celebration, but this is not always the case. Stretch marks, stretched abdominal muscles, loose skin, and other issues can linger — physically and mentally — after a pregnancy or weight loss journey. Although diet and exercise alone cannot fix these issues, a plastic surgery procedure called a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) provides an outstanding way to restore a youthful, tight, and contoured midsection. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri of Imagos Plastic Surgery has been helping these types of patients for many years from his Miami plastic surgery practice. Patients in Miami and all throughout Florida frequently partner with Dr. Perez-Gurri because of his expertise, excellent results, patient-first approach to care, artistic touch, and personable demeanor.

If you would like to learn more about Miami tummy tuck surgery, please continue reading or schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Perez-Gurri today! Our practice is located in Miami and proudly serves patients from all over Florida, including Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, and many other areas.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

The midsection is among the most complicated areas of the body to target. It gets even more complicated because, with age, the abdomen easily stores excess fat that is stubborn and resistant to diet and exercise. Many different diet methods and activities have been attempted to get rid of excess abdominal fat and skin to no avail.

Fortunately, tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Perez-Gurri in Miami is specifically designed to target and improve the appearance of the midsection. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight-loss procedure but rather is performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin while tightening the abdominal muscles. Patients can expect to achieve a flatter, more defined midsection.

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What are the Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Slimmer Waistline

Having excess skin and fat in the midsection may keep you from having the slender silhouette you desire. Once the abdomen is recontoured and the skin tightened, patients can expect a slimmer, more defined waistline.

Tighter Abdominal Muscles

The majority of tummy tuck patients have weak abdominal muscles, especially women following pregnancy. After stretching to carry a baby, the abdominal muscles are left very thin and weak. Dr. Perez-Gurri repairs the muscles by suturing them together with muscle strips. The abdominal wall is strengthened, resulting in tighter abdominal muscles with a “corset-like” effect.

More Flattering Body Contours

Tummy tuck surgery focuses on the entire midsection. Patients will notice a flatter abdomen and a more defined waistline. Beautifully shaping the abdomen will improve the appearance of the midsection and provide more flattering body contours. When combined with other surgeries such as liposuction, patients can achieve optimal body contouring results.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery Options

In addition to a traditional tummy tuck procedure (full tummy tuck), there are other approaches to tummy tucks that may be more beneficial to particular patients:

  • Discreet incision under the bikini line and another around the navel. 
  • Creates a flat stomach with a reduction of the waist.
  • Tightens muscles in the abdomen.
  • Removes loose skin and stretch marks in the area.
  • Ideal for only some patients.
  • Shorter incision.
  • Helps remove some loose skin while tightening the muscles in the abdomen
  • Ideal for patients after massive weight loss.
  • Leg lift, arm lift, body lift
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How is Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?

Tummy tucks are performed in an AAAASF accredited facility under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. To begin, an incision is made from hip bone to hip bone across the lower abdomen. Through the incision, the abdominal skin is lifted. Excess skin and fat between the umbilicus and the pubic area are removed. Underneath the skin and fat is the muscular layer of the abdomen, or rectus abdominis, which consists of two narrow, straight muscle strips that will be sutured together and tightened if needed. The skin is then re-draped over the abdomen, and any excess skin is trimmed and sutured in place.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery Combinations

Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck (Mommy Makeover)

Pregnancy can change a woman’s overall physique, especially her breasts. Following childbirth, most women experience a loss of breast volume. Women who have minimal sagging and would like to regain breast volume are ideal patients for breast augmentation. Mommy makeover surgery with Dr. Perez-Gurri is an ideal procedure many mothers have taken advantage of to remove unwanted signs of childbearing. The mommy makeover combines several plastic surgery procedures (tummy tuck, breast aug, breast lift, liposuction, etc.) into one treatment plan to help a woman revive her body and confidence after these changes.

Before and after liposuction female patient Imagos Plastic Surgery

Why Should I Choose Imagos Plastic Surgery for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Here at Imagos Plastic Surgery, we want our patients to understand that when they partner with us, they will receive far more than they would at a plastic surgery clinic. We are here to provide you with the highest quality service, experience, and results possible, and to accomplish this, we prioritize:

  • Communication — This is a crucial element of the surgeon-patient relationship. We strive to establish open communication with each and every patient before, on, and after your surgery date.
  • Honesty — We strive for honesty during every step of the process. We value your health, safety, and well-being above all and will only recommend procedures that we feel would be beneficial to you. 
  • Empathy — We realize how courageous a patient must be to reach the decision to undergo elective aesthetic surgery. We will do everything we can to educate you, make you feel heard, and let you have a say in every step of the process.
  • Time — While many clinics will have you only meet with a patient coordinator in rushed appointments, at Imagos, you will meet directly with your surgeon for your consultation and follow-up appointments after surgery.

Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

During your in-depth, personalized consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, you will have plenty of time to listen, learn, ask questions, and clarify any aspects of the tummy tuck procedure. They will discuss all of your options and their recommendations thoroughly. We use a cutting-edge software program called Touch MD to help you get a better idea of what each procedure can do for you, see tummy tuck before and after photos, track your progress along your surgical journey, and more. Our friendly, compassionate team will never make you feel rushed or pressured to make a decision you’re not ready for

Arelys C.


“I have the best opinion of Dr. Perez Gurri. A true professional. Confident, Empathetic, Respectful; a kind and gentle doctor. I had the surgery three days ago and I’m already very happy with the results. Even tough, It’s a long journey to recover. I highly recommend Dr. Perez Gurri as a great plastic surgeon. I’m very happy with having my surgery done .”

Janelle V.


“The staff is incredibly professional and caters to your comfort. Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri is a rarity. In a city busy with many plastic surgeons, spas etc.—providing similar services—- Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri clearly stands out as not only professional but informed and experienced. I could not think of a safer space to entrust.”

Camila S.


“I am ecstatic about my experience here, the nurses were all amazing and did the most to make me comfortable, Dr. Jose Perez Gurri as well was so nice and left me looking amazing, their anesthesiologist was awesome and just talked me through everything till I was asleep 10/10 would recommend it. I look and feel amazing!”

Ready to Get Started? Reach Out to Us Today!

Interested in learning more about what a tummy tuck can do for your confidence and appearance? You’re invited to schedule a consultation with our team to discuss tummy tuck surgery in more detail, learn if the procedure is right for you, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Come visit us soon! Our practice is located in Miami and proudly serves patients from all over Florida, including Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, and many other areas.

Tummy Tuck Miami FAQ

A patient can return home following a tummy tuck procedure. Patients should wear an abdominal binder or garment for four to six weeks, which should be tight-fitting but not uncomfortably tight. The following day, Dr. Perez-Gurri will do a follow-up examination at home or in the hospital. It is recommended that patients use a recliner and prop pillows under the thighs and head to allow the body to bend at the waist and to keep tension off the suture line. Within 24 hours of a tummy tuck procedure, the patient should start walking short distances around their home.

Most tummy tuck patients return to work and can drive within two weeks. If the job requires strenuous physical activity, patients should wait three to four weeks. After six weeks, exercise can be resumed, and regular household chores can be performed after three weeks. Every patient will experience a different recovery process, and Dr. Perez-Gurri will provide you with specific instructions and timelines based on your individual needs.

ToggA transverse incision is made that extends from hip bone to hip bone just above the pubic area. The extent of the incision will vary according to the patient’s figure, amount of excess tissue, and aesthetic goals. Although scarring is involved, incisions are designed to be hidden by underwear or a bathing suit, and scars will eventually fade over time.

The cost of tummy tuck surgery will depend on the type of breast implants, surgery plan, doctor’s experience, and geographic location. Schedule a free consultation to receive a quote.

It is normal for patients to feel tightness in the abdominal area and to experience some pain and discomfort in the abdomen, rib cage, and back. With each passing day, the discomfort will gradually alleviate and can be managed with pain medications.

At Imagos Plastic Surgery, we believe that nobody should face roadblocks when trying to look and feel amazing. We work with our patients to develop financing options that are affordable and convenient for them. Plastic surgery isn’t only for the elite, and that’s why we work with straightforward financing companies that understand the needs of our patients. Our financial advisors can walk you through all of your options, answering any questions you may have on the way.

We work closely with the leading lenders in the healthcare industry. Since everyone’s credit history and payment options won’t fit a one-size-fits-all plan, we don’t believe in offering only one financing avenue. We work closely with CareCredit®, Alphaeon® Credit, PROSPER, and United Medical Credit to find you the financial solution that meets your needs. You can easily apply and see what you’re approved for by clicking the links below.

As with any surgical procedure, tummy tuck surgery involves several inherent risks, such as:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Keloid scars
  • Loss of tissue or umbilicus
  • Altered sensation
  • Collection of fluid under the skin
  • Contour irregularities
  • Blood clots

Typically, patients who are younger, not overweight, or have minimal tissue and need less muscle repair may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. This technique involves a smaller incision between the hip bones and corrects laxity in the area below the umbilicus.

Tummy tuck surgery is known to last for many years, but maintenance is key to achieving long-lasting results. Patients who experience weight gain or pregnancy can reverse their original results. It is important to follow a nutritious diet and regular exercise plan after surgery.

Tummy tuck surgery is commonly combined with breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, and liposuction. Often, post-pregnancy patients undergo multiple surgeries to reverse the effects of pregnancy in what is known as the mommy makeover. Massive weight-loss patients may also choose to combine a tummy tuck with other procedures.

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