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 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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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:

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. 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:

(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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Wonderful Patient Experiences 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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Yeli Oprieto

Tampa, FL


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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!

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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?

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. During this visit 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.

General Anesthesia

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.

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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. Dr. Perez will then 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 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 easy 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. During a virtual consultation, you can speak with our board-certified surgeon and discuss your candidacy.

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


Maria Silva

Tampa, FL


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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

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Glenda Lantes

Tampa, FL


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Dr. Perez and staff are very knowledgeable and professional.  Nurse practitioner Natasha is awesome

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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

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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

Our Tampa team is always happy to answer questions about procedures, recovery, and pricing. These are some of the most common questions we're asked about abdominoplasty. If you have a question that wasn't addressed here, please reach out to us at any time.

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.
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Dr. Jaime Perez offers state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures utilizing the most high-tech equipment available. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of several professional associations including the:

  • 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 the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa or to learn more, contact us online or call (813) 877-3739 today.

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