Tummy Tuck - Overview
Smoother, Flatter, Tighter
Do you have a sagging tummy that bothers you when you look in the mirror and no amount of exercise seems to help tighten those abdominal muscles? An Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, may be the solution.
It’s one of Dr. Berman’s most popular procedures and has proven beneficial to people who have had significant weight loss and women who have been through pregnancy, resulting in a smoother, flatter tummy. This process will often eliminate stretch marks, too!
All Tummy Tucks are performed as outpatient surgery and take about 3 hours. During surgery, Dr. Berman will remove the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tighten the muscles to get rid of any “bulge”, giving you a smoother, flatter tummy. This process will often eliminate stretch marks that are below the umbilicus. Dr. Berman can even make the incisions along the lines of your favorite bikini bottom or underwear so the scars will be as hidden as possible.
Many patients will combine a Tummy Tuck with Liposuction or a Breast Procedure. Dr. Berman will recommend whether an Abdominoplasty is the best procedure for you.
Dr. Berman does not usually use drains for the Abdominoplasty procedure. All patients can shower the day after surgery. Tummy Tuck patients will need to take 10 to 14 days off from work. Patients will be able to go up and down stairs, but you will not be able to do sit ups or heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Often patients can start light exercise after about 2 weeks. Exercise will be discussed during your postoperative follow ups.
Maria, Judy, and of course Dr. Berman are all amazing! This wonderful team is professional and caring from start to finish! I knew what I wanted, but was very nervous. Dr. Berman’s confidence put me at ease and the results allow for no regrets!
I had smart lipo followed by a tummy tuck. First I want to say that Dr Berman is probably the most personable and pleasant surgeon you'd ever deal with. On top of that, he is extremely knowledgeable, patient and compassionate. My tummy tuck happened on a Wednesday, and by Monday I returned to work. Granted I had a funny walk, but it's incredible how fast that happened. Now 8 days after surgery, I am a lot more comfortable. I even went shopping yesterday. My tummy is visibly flatter even though I am still swollen. I cannot wait to see the final results but am already so happy with the outcome. I would recommend Dr Berman to anyone looking for a great surgeon. You will not be disappointed.
from consult to procedure, Dr. Berman was incredible in answering my initial questions and leaving me with realistic expectations of the outcome. I actually think I fared better than he even expected. Follow up care has been and still is EXCEPTIONAL. It's been 15 days and I am getting around extremely well, to include driving. My incision looks better than the smaller incision I had from 2 C sections. he is an artist! My scar is going to be amazing since it already looks fantatic! I can text him at anytime, and he answers. No question is too menial. He feels more like a friend than my surgeon. I am 55 years old. He made me feel like I was worth his time, and I was worthy of seeing this procedure through to fruition. I had a lot of sagging skin, and not due to massive weight loss. If you are contemplating a tummy tuck, I say go for it with Dr. Berman. You WILL NOT regret it. Best wishes!
I have no complaints. Dr. Berman answered all of my questions. After my procedure, tummy tuck, he text me the next day to make sure I was recovering okay. He is very down to earth, not a standoffish physician with a God like demeanor. He continued to see me for the first month every two weeks to be available to answer any questions.
I flew from San Francisco as my sister in law highly recommended DR. Berman. I am very pleased with my experience. Had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation 6 weeks ago. Dr. Berman and his staff were absolutely phenomenal. He has been caring and concerned. He checks on me everyday and answered my texts right away. I am also very happy with the results. My stomach is definitely flat and my breasts look amazing. I feel more confident. I’ve been a yo-yo with my weight all my life and I had a flabby and fat belly. Flying to Dr. Berman was definitely worth it and I’m already planning to use his services again in the near future. You’re absolutely awesome Dr. Berman and staff.
I had been wanting to get a tummy tuck for years and interviewed several doctors. Dr. Berman was the first doctor that made me feel comfortable enough to get it done. I had the procedure done 3 months ago and am so happy with the results. Dr. Berman followed up every step of the way. I was able to call him with any questions and he called me several times to check in on me. I was back to work the following week. The only regret I have is that I waited so long to get my tummy tuck done.
I have had such a great experience with my tummy tuck and ab separation fix! Dr. Berman answered all of my questions and the surgery itself was much less painful than I anticipated. I'm mid-40s with 5 Kids and no longer look like I'm always pregnant! Its been only about ten days and the recovery has been so much easier than I thought. I was off the pain meds in two days, sore but not intolerable. Results have far exceeded my expectations. Follows with Dr. Berman have been helpful, just really grateful for the professionalism and experience.
I have been really pleased with the results of my tummy tuck and lipo. The doctor was answered all my questions before the procedure and followed up after to make sure I was recovering well. I would definitely recommend Dr. Berman!
I had a tummy tuck and lipo to the flanks a week ago with Dr. Berman. He's an excellent surgeon and has a fantastic bedside manner. He answered all of my questions and checked on me frequently after my surgery. I also had a very quick recovery and after two day was off prescriptives pain medication.
Dr. Berman and his staff are truly amazing. I have had several procedures with Dr. Berman and always have been extremely pleased with the results. Dr. Berman honestly cares about his patients and the follow up care he provides even after the most minor of procedures is second to none. I highly recommend Dr. Berman's practice to anyone, for anything!
I had a Tummy Tuck with Dr. Berman on 8/5/19 following losing over 115 pounds. It was truly a life-changing operation. I'm only a week into the recovery and still very swollen... but even if what I looked like today was my final result, I would be very happy. I'm literally a new man. Dr. Berman and his entire team made me feel like a celebrity. Anytime I'm in the office, I'm greeted by name and the staff immediately know what is going on without having to look it up in the computer. Following the surgery itself, Dr. Berman would text me each morning and evening to check-in and answer any oddball questions that came up. I still have a long way to go with my recovery, but in less than a week, I'm about 80% of normal. I'm able to work, drive, walk around, etc. I can sit/stand with almost no discomfort. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat without any sort of hesitation.
I recently had a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction done by Dr. Berman. Dr. Berman was very thorough in telling me what to expect during and after the surgery. During my recovery, he was always open to any questions I had and even provided me with his cell phone number to contact him. He also proactively texted me to ask how I was feeling, and promptly addressed any issues or concerns I had. I am pleased with my results so far, as well as with Dr. Berman and his staff.