Woman's figure after tummy tuck surgery

Tummy Tuck

You've already done the hard work to lose weight around your stomach, but now you may need a helping hand. That's where our team comes in.

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jaime Perez, can give you a slimmer figure using trusted abdominoplasty techniques.

If you're curious about your candidacy, visit our welcoming Tampa, FL, office for a tummy tuck consultation.

Am I a Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Both men and women can be candidates for a tummy tuck. Two of the most common reasons why patients visit our Tampa plastic surgery office for abdominoplasty are weight loss and pregnancy.

If you are unhappy with excess skin or fat, or if you want tighter abdominal muscles, you may be a good candidate — but you'll have to talk with our surgeon to know for sure.

To be eligible, you'll need to be within 10 to 15 pounds of your target weight. You'll also need to refrain from smoking and drinking, as well as live a generally healthy lifestyle.

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What Does a Tummy Tuck Look Like? Exploring Two Real Cases

We specialize in tummy tucks — a type of body contouring — to produce the most natural-looking results. We can treat patients with a range of concerns:

Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

If you have extensive weight loss, spanning 40 pounds or more, you may be a good tummy tuck candidate.
Dr. Jaime Perez's patient Before Tummy Tuck
Before Tummy Tuck Weight loss can result in excess skin, which cannot be shed by exercise and diet. After this patient worked hard to improve her figure, she wanted a little extra help.
Dr. Jaime Perez's patient After Tummy Tuck
After Tummy Tuck During her tummy tuck, our surgeon removed her excess skin to tighten up her abdominal area. He also used liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat, putting the final touches on this patient's hard work.

Tummy Tuck After Childbirth

The soonest patients can pursue a tummy tuck after pregnancy is six to seven months after giving birth. They should not plan on having more children.
Dr. Jaime Perez's patient ​Before Tummy Tuck
​Before Tummy Tuck This patient is a mother of two who missed her pre-pregnancy figure. So, she visited our Tampa office to explore her body contouring options.
Dr. Jaime Perez's patient After Tummy Tuck
After Tummy Tuck Our doctor combined a tummy tuck with liposuction to remove both excess skin and excess fat. Every detail matters to him, such as the new raised belly button that he crafted for our patient. Now, she's able to enjoy more confidence in her appearance.

Curious About Dr. Perez's Approach? Let Him Explain

Dr. Jaime Perez is a surgeon who concentrates primarily on body sculpting and body contouring procedures. With many years of experience, he understands the importance of approaching each patient as a unique case, with a focus on helping them achieve their ultimate goals.

Get to Know Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Before Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Dr. Jaime Perez has a unique distinction–he is double board-certified. We're proud to say that he has earned board certification from two different organizations: the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, meaning he is both a board-certified surgeon and a board-certified plastic surgeon.

By earning these distinctions, he has had to successfully complete training a regular plastic surgeon hasn't, like an accredited program. All his hard work culminated in an extremely rigorous testing process from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which he needed to pass in order to receive his certification. 

If you're ready to explore your options with a trusted — and board-certified — Tampa plastic surgeon, reach out to our team. You can also give us a call at

(813) 877-3739

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As a part of his duty as an ABPS member, Dr. Perez is required to conduct surgery in a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Ours is actually a part of the office you'll visit for your first appointment.

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Why Patients Feel Comfortable With Our Hillsborough County Doctor


Isabella Gonzalez

Tampa, FL


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I highly recommend Dr. Perez for any of your plastic surgery needs!! Him and his staff made this whole experience an extremely easy and enjoyable one. I am only 2 weeks post op and already LOVE my results! I couldn’t be happier with my experience at The Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa!!

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adriana P

Tampa, FL


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Dr. Perez is an amazing surgeon. Extremely professional and knowledgeable in what he does.

Patient safety is a priority in his practice.

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Choose From Three Different Tummy Tucks At Our Tampa Practice

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Each treatment performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon is completely tailored to you. We feature:

Mini Tummy Tucks

As the name suggests, mini tummy tucks are used for simpler cases. It covers a smaller area (the lower abdomen). Unlike other types of tummy tuck, it will not involve reattaching the muscles in your abdominal wall.

Standard Tummy Tuck

Concerned with loose skin, excess fat, and separated abdominal muscles? Dr. Perez can address all these concerns using a standard tummy tuck. The results will be completely discreet, due to the positioning of the scar and the experience of our surgeon.

Extended Tummy Tuck

If you have more abdominal skin or fat that you want to lose, you may be a great candidate for an extended tummy tuck. This comprehensive option covers all that a standard tummy tuck does, with some extra treatment areas: your lower back and the sides of your abdomen.

What Is It Like Having a Tummy Tuck?

Our surgeon offers mini, regular, and extended tummy tucks, so that you can find the best option for your needs.
Dr. Perez uses techniques like leaving the fascia intact and preserving the lymphatic system for a safer overall procedure.
Dr. Perez uses techniques like leaving the fascia intact and preserving the lymphatic system for a safer overall procedure.


Depending on your location, we can meet with you for an in-person or virtual consultation. Dr. Perez will assess your case and goals. If you're a candidate, he can help you decide between our three kinds of tummy tuck procedures. He may also see you again before the procedure, and he will request testing to ensure that you're healthy enough for treatment.


When it comes time for your body contouring procedure, you'll be welcomed to our fully accredited on-site surgical facility. We'll make sure that you're completely comfortable with general anesthesia.

Tummy Tuck

Once you're asleep, our doctor will make an opening above your pubic bone. This opening will be easily concealable below your panty or bikini line once it heals. To put it into the simplest terms, Dr. Perez will remove any loose abdominal skin and fat. He may also raise your belly button and reattach your abdominal muscles.


Dr. Perez is known for offering Lipo-Abdominoplasty, a process where he combines liposuction and abdominoplasty for more comprehensive results. With liposuction, he will remove additional excess fat as needed.

Drain Placement

By attaching a single drain right after your surgery, we can minimize swelling and reduce infection risks. Our team now uses a newer and more effective drain type, which lessens discomfort.

Recovery Check-ins

Dr. Perez cares about you and your well-being. To ensure you're recovering properly, he will see you for several check-ins. We also can coordinate personal nurse services for the first day or longer, so that you'll always have a qualified professional to help you.

Out-of-Town Patients Are Welcome at Our Tampa Office

As a premier plastic surgery practice in Tampa, we've treated patients locally and patients from across the country. We make it easier for out-of-town visitors to choose our advanced office by providing accommodations like:

Virtual Consultations

You can explore the options at our practice, even if you live far away. Using virtual consultations, we can assess your candidacy and introduce you to our board-certified surgeon.

Trip Coordination

Our practice features concierge service to organize every step of your trip. From coordinating transportation to arranging your travel itinerary, we're happy to help with every detail.

Special Hotel Rates

If you wish, our team can handle booking your hotel stay, or you can do so yourself. We also have special rates with a variety of excellent Tampa hotels, which can save you money during your stay.

A Personal Nurse

We truly care about making our patients feel safe and comfortable. For instance, we can coordinate for a nurse to stay with you in the day following your surgery, or even longer if you prefer.

When you choose to travel to our office for your abdominoplasty, you can spend seven to ten days recovering in vibrant Tampa, FL. To learn more, contact our team or call

(813) 877-3739

A Tampa, FL, Team That Patients Love


Sofia Pacardo McQuaid

Tampa, FL


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Dr. Jaime perez is the 101% the best! My journey at Plastic surgery center of Tampa had been excellent and im very happy with everything. I adore his creations. I will always sugges! Thanks Doc!

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Jamie Baker

Tampa, FL


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Best Dr ever!!! Do not hesitate I did months of research and couldn't be happier... thanks Jaime!!!

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How Much Does Abdominoplasty Cost?


At our Tampa office, an abdominoplasty starts at $8,900. The price can change based on costs like anesthesia and the kind of tummy tuck you choose. Other additional costs, like your hotel stay and travel, will also contribute to the price. We're happy to provide an accurate estimate for your unique procedure during your consultation.

We Include Liposuction For Added Value

woman being prepped for surgery

Liposuction is typically paired with abdominoplasty for the most substantial results. Our surgeon stands out from others in the Tampa and Hillsborough County area by including liposuction in the price of all tummy tucks.

His Lipo-Abdominoplasty services give patients sleeker silhouettes than a tummy tuck alone. They also can ensure a more shapely figure.

Paying for Your Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks are an incredible way to boost your everyday confidence. The ability to dress as you want, pose in pictures, and simply feel comfortable in your own skin can be truly priceless. To help you cover your treatment, we accept CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending financing, cash, and most major credit cards.

Is a Tummy Tuck Worth It? Let Our Tampa Patient Tell You

"The entire experience was nothing but a positive one, from the first consultation all the way through recovery and aftercare, I am extremely pleased. An honorable mention goes out to his office staff for doing their part in my care, a great job across the board!!! Here I am a little over one (1) year since my procedure and I must say that I am satisfied completly. Thank you Dr. Perez and team for making a scary decision a very happy one!!" Haydee Alvarez
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Dr. Jaime Perez offers state-of-the art-cosmetic procedures utilizing the most high-tech equipment available at Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa. Dr. Perez is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of a number of professional associations including:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Tampa, FL ,office, or to learn more, contact us online or call (813) 877-3739 today.

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