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A Toned Midriff

Tummy Tuck in Chicago at Shifrin Plastic Surgery

Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries sought by women and increasingly by men in Chicago. If you're considering a tummy tuck, it may be suitable to combine it with complementary surgeries like liposuction for optimal results. Many women in Chicago choose to include abdominoplasty as part of their Mommy Makeover, a comprehensive approach that combines breast rejuvenation with body contouring, tailored to meet their unique goals. Dr. David Shifrin, a skilled and experienced Chicago plastic surgeon, understands the importance of individualized care. Your age, body type, and tissue consistency form the foundation for determining the most suitable procedure to achieve your desired shape. At Shifrin Plastic Surgery, we prioritize safety and tailor each treatment to meet your specific needs, ensuring that you receive the finest tummy tuck Chicago has to offer. Discover below some of the exceptional tummy tuck procedures Dr. Shifrin employs to achieve remarkable outcomes and help you achieve the look you desire.

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

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A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal region to create a firmer, flatter, more sculpted midsection. It is a highly customizable procedure that gives you the ability to address specific concerns about your abdominal contours. While a tummy tuck is a complex procedure, it offers exquisite results when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Shifrin.

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What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck delivers a slim and toned appearance with smooth contours. Your tummy tuck procedure can help you resolve such issues as excess fat below the belly button and loose skin in the upper or lower abdomen. Our endoscopic tummy tuck procedure allows you to permanently eliminate excess abdominal fat with minimal invasiveness compared to other abdominoplasty procedures for patients with minimal excess fat. Our tummy tuck procedure can also include the thighs and buttocks for a full lower body lift, for patients seeking more profound improvement in their abdomen and lower body.

Your Path to Impeccable Results

Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

Dr. Shifrin performs optimally personalized tummy tucks. Explore your Chicago tummy tuck options to see which technique can help you reach your goals. During your tummy tuck consultation, he will discuss your specific goals and concerns, guiding you toward the most suitable technique to achieve your desired outcome. The tummy tuck procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • Incision Placement: Dr. Shifrin carefully places incisions to minimize visible scarring, typically located along the bikini line.
  • Excess Skin and Fat Removal: Through the incisions, he removes excess skin and fat to create a smoother and firmer abdominal contour.
  • Muscle Tightening: If necessary, Dr. Shifrin tightens weakened or separated abdominal muscles to restore core strength and shape.
  • Incision Closure: After achieving the desired improvements, the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures.

Your Tummy Tuck Options

Dr. Shifrin offers various tummy tuck techniques, each tailored to address specific concerns and desired results. Depending on your unique needs, he may recommend:

Traditional Tummy Tuck

Ideal for significant excess skin and muscle laxity, providing comprehensive abdominal rejuvenation.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Suited for patients with less excess skin and limited muscle separation, focusing on the lower abdomen.

Extended Tummy Tuck

Addresses the abdomen and extends to target loose skin and tissues on the flanks and lower back.

Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck

Combines abdominoplasty with other procedures to restore a woman's body after childbirth.

Endoscopic Tummy Tuck

The endoscopic tummy tuck is designed for patients that need muscle tightening, offering an ideal solution for individuals seeking muscle tightening without the need for excess skin removal. Through discreet incisions in the belly button and the hair-bearing area of the pubic region, this innovative procedure employs tiny cameras and specialized surgical equipment to precisely tighten the muscles, resulting in a flatter and more refined stomach profile. The endoscopic tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction to achieve comprehensive results.

Mini Tummy Tuck

If you have minimal abdominal skin and soft-tissue excess or stretch marks below the belly button, the mini tummy tuck presents an ideal solution. The mini tummy tuck procedure requires a limited incision, resulting in a shorter final scar compared to a traditional or full tummy tuck. What's more, your belly button remains untouched, free from any scarring. Despite its smaller scale, the mini tummy tuck still offers the option for muscle tightening and liposuction as required, providing comprehensive results tailored to your needs.

Full Tummy Tuck

The full traditional abdominoplasty remains the most frequently requested and most effective tummy tuck procedure. Most patients seeking abdominal contouring are best served with a full tummy tuck. By eliminating all excess skin and addressing soft tissue laxity, the technique ensures a firm and toned abdominal wall. Additionally, the belly button undergoes a transformation from a stretched-out appearance to a more vertically oriented appearance, harmonizing with the improved contour and profile of the abdomen. As an added benefit, liposuction is often performed simultaneously to enhance overall results. At Shifrin Plastic Surgery, our Chicago tummy tuck patients are delighted with the outcomes, frequently reporting a significant decrease in waist size, averaging between 2 to 4 sizes.

Reverse Tummy Tuck

The reverse tummy tuck is a distinctive procedure tailored to address abdominal skin and soft-tissue laxity primarily situated above the belly button. While most patients seeking abdominal contouring present with concerns below the belly button, a select few experience the opposite. The reverse tummy tuck effectively targets this soft tissue and excess skin above the belly button, placing the final scar at the breast fold level, cleverly concealed. Alongside the removal of excess tissue, this procedure offers the opportunity for muscle tightening, liposuction, and various breast procedures like breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction can be performed in conjunction with the reverse tummy tuck, providing a comprehensive approach to achieving your aesthetic goals.

Circumferential Tummy Tuck/Lower Body Lift

For patients seeking comprehensive solutions for excess skin and soft-tissue laxity in multiple areas, the body lift or circumferential tummy tuck is the optimal choice. This transformative procedure effectively removes excess skin and soft tissue from the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. By removing excess tissue from the abdomen, hips, back, and upper buttocks, it creates a slimmer and flatter tummy, smoother hips and thighs, and lifted, rejuvenated buttocks. Muscle tightening, liposuction, and buttocks rejuvenation are often combined during this powerful procedure, ensuring remarkable and comprehensive results.

Revision Tummy Tuck

At our practice, we understand that some patients seek to improve or correct previous tummy tuck or body contouring procedures. Our skilled team is experienced in revision surgeries, addressing concerns such as unsightly scars, excess fat, residual soft tissue laxity, high pubic hairline, and undesirable belly button shape. With a focus on achieving your desired aesthetic outcome, we offer personalized solutions to enhance your appearance and restore your confidence.

When It’s Time For a Tummy Tuck

Am I a good candidate for Tummy Tuck?

You’ve worked hard in the gym and focused on your diet to lose weight and improve your physique. If you are at your desired weight but not your desired shape, now may be the time to consider a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery is a highly-personalized procedure, which makes it an excellent option for patients with minimal, isolated excess fat in the lower abdomen as well as patients with substantial stored belly fat and skin laxity. During your consultation for a Tummy Tuck Chicago Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shifrin, will thoroughly assess your condition and concerns to determine the details of your tummy tuck.

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A Personalized Estimate

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck varies based on individual factors, such as the chosen technique, the extent of correction required, the surgeon's expertise, and the geographic location of the practice. The total cost typically includes surgical fees, anesthesia, and facility fees. To obtain a personalized estimate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shifrin at Shifrin Plastic Surgery.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

The extent of your recovery depends on several factors, especially which technique Dr. Shifrin uses to address your concerns. During your consultation, Dr. Shifrin will provide you with details about what you can expect after your surgery.

Tummy Tuck Results

One of the best things about getting a tummy tuck is knowing that your results are extremely long-lasting. Most patients only undergo one tummy tuck in their lifetime, especially when they receive care from a practiced and reputable surgeon.

Can I get pregnant after a Tummy Tuck?

While pregnancy is still possible after a tummy tuck, it is generally recommended to complete the procedure after finishing childbearing. Pregnancy can potentially reverse the results achieved through a tummy tuck, affecting the abdominal area's appearance.

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If you would like to learn more about the Tummy Tuck procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively, you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.

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Tummy Tuck
Frequently Asked Questions

During your consultation, Dr. Shifrin will provide you with all of the necessary information to help you make an informed decision about your treatment based on the condition of your concerns and goals.

The body does not regenerate fat cells that have been removed. So, once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. However, other fat cells can still grow and shrink in size, so it is important to maintain proper diet and exercise to preserve your results.

The level of discomfort experienced after a tummy tuck varies for each individual. Dr. Shifrin employs techniques to minimize pain and provide appropriate pain management during the recovery period.

A tummy tuck primarily addresses excess skin and tightens abdominal muscles rather than focusing on weight loss. However, some of our Chicago tummy tuck patients may notice a decrease in size due to the removal of excess skin and fat during the procedure.

Tummy tuck surgery is typically considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. It is essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

Dr. Shifrin strategically places incisions along natural creases and the bikini line to minimize visible scarring. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable, helping achieve a more discreet and natural appearance.

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From the Midwest to across the globe, the compassionate and caring reputation of Shifrin Plastic Surgery being able to produce the best results is renowned. Get to know Dr. Shifrin yourself by scheduling an in-person or virtual consultation today.

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