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 abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck.
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, FL, plastic surgery office for abdominoplasty are weight loss and pregnancy-related changes.
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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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. This means he is both a board-certified surgeon and a board-certified plastic surgeon.
To earn these distinctions, he had to successfully complete training beyond that of a regular plastic surgeon. 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 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:
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Wonderful Patient Experiences With Our Hillsborough County Doctor
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!!View on Google
I got a surgery with Dr. Perez around 8 years ago and I'm still super happy with the results. He is a compassionate doctor that really cares about you as a person and not as a number or money, that for other doctors you are. Love you Dr.Perez!View on Google
In 2022, members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, like Dr. Perez, performed 161,948 tummy tuck surgeries. This makes it the third most popular cosmetic surgery in the country, only behind liposuction and breast augmentation.
What Is It Like Having a Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Perez uses techniques like leaving the fascia intact and preserving the lymphatic system for a safer overall procedure.
Out-of-Town Patients Are Welcome at Our Tampa Office
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.
A Tampa, FL, Team That Patients Love
I am so thankful for dr perez he has truly helped me to get to my ideal weight and I am feel very comfortable and confident on his work
Dr. Perez and staff are very knowledgeable and professional. Nurse practitioner Natasha is awesomeView on Google
How Much Does Abdominoplasty Cost?
An abdominoplasty starts at $8,900 at our Tampa, FL, plastic surgery office. 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
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 low-interest financing from CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending, cash, and most major credit cards.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
Where will my tummy tuck be performed? What's the facility like?
Dr. Perez will perform your tummy tuck right here at our own private office and surgical center in Tampa. We've specially designed an on-site surgical suite with some of the most advanced tools and technology available today. We are fully accredited by Quad A, a global organization for the vetting of surgical facilities, so you can trust that your surgery will be conducted according the highest safety and ethical standards.
What is tummy tuck recovery like?
Full tummy tuck recovery usually takes about eight weeks, but your activity won't necessarily be limited for the entire period. Expect to take two to three weeks off from work immediately after to focus on recovery, and avoid strenuous activity for about a month or until Dr. Perez clears you. He'll see you at our office to have your drains removed around seven to 10 days after surgery, and he'll schedule periodic check-ups throughout your recovery.
How long will my tummy tuck results last?
With the right lifestyle choices, the results of your tummy tuck can last for decades. Dr. Perez can provide advice to help you enjoy your results for the long term. It's important to remember that natural age-related changes will affect your figure as time passes, but the same excess skin and fat cells removed during surgery will not come back.
Do you offer procedures like a tummy tuck, but for other areas of the body?
Yes! Although different from abdominoplasty in many ways, Dr. Perez does perform procedures with similar goals on other parts of the body. If you want to address excess fat and loose skin around your neck and jaw, a neck lift may be the ideal procedure for you. We also offer arm lifts for targeted contouring, as well as whole-body contouring, which can be customized per your goals.
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 A.