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Tummy Tuck

Trust the experts to give you a smoother, flatter stomach.

Our approach

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We listen.


We make sure we understand your aesthetic goals and design a plan to meet them.

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We inform.


We want each and every patient to feel comfortable and even excited about their procedure. We will ensure that each patient is well-informed and fully understands the risks and benefits.

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We take your recovery seriously.


If you have questions or concerns after your procedure, we're here to help.

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We stand by our results.


Our surgeons have the education and experience to create incredible transformations that aren't just successful — they're works of art.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can help you to achieve a flatter, well-contoured abdomen. Tummy tucks can help to decrease the protrusion of the abdomen that can be caused by pregnancy, aging, significant fluctuations in weight, heredity, or previous surgeries. This is accomplished by removing excess fat and skin and restoring weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that can help you to achieve a flatter abdomen and are less invasive than a full tummy tuck. Mini tummy tucks can help decrease the protrusion of the lower abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, but the abdominal muscles are not impacted. Depending on your desired results, our award-winning plastic surgeons will determine if a full or mini tummy tuck is right for you.

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Top tummy tuck surgeons in Columbus, Ohio

Our esteemed plastic surgeons are what make CAPS the premier destination for a tummy tuck. With nearly a century of experience between them, our doctors' exceptional skill level and dedication to each and every patient has helped thousands of people to look better, feel better, and live better.

Is a tummy tuck right for me?

The best way to determine the answer to this question is to meet with a trusted plastic surgeon to discuss your treatment options. The plastic surgeons at CAPS will take the time to get to know your unique medical history and aesthetic goals before recommending a procedure. If you’re ready to see if a tummy tuck is right for you, schedule a consultation today.

What to expect for your tummy tuck procedure


Your first visit

At CAPS, the satisfaction of our patients is our priority. That’s why we place a great deal of importance on your consultation. The goal of the consultation is to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. During your consultation, your doctor will explain the full procedure to you and will ask you several questions including:

  • Why do you want a tummy tuck?

  • What are your expectations for the procedure?

  • What is your desired outcome?

  • Do you have any drug allergies?

  • What previous medical treatments have you received?

  • Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what were they?

  • Do you plan to become pregnant in the future?

  • Are you currently at a stable weight?

In addition to asking these questions, your plastic surgeon will use your consultation to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors you may have, discuss your tummy tuck options, take photographs for your medical record, recommend a course of treatment, discuss likely outcomes of a tummy tuck and any risks or potential complications, and answer any questions you may have.

The procedure

Before your tummy tuck, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.

We will also give you special instructions about what to do the night before and morning of your surgery and regarding your post-operative care and follow-up appointments.

At the time of your procedure, you will be administered anesthesia. Then, your skilled plastic surgeon and well-trained staff perform the tummy tuck. The exact procedure will vary depending on your unique needs and desired outcomes. Your doctor can walk you through every step of the procedure during your consultation.

After the procedure

Your doctor will give you instructions regarding your post-operative care. Following these instructions is absolutely vital for the success of your surgery. These instructions will include ensuring that your surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery. Your doctor will also instruct you regarding the proper care of the surgical site, the use of medications to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, and your overall follow-up care.

Frequently asked questions


How long does a tummy tuck last?
  • Your results will be permanent and, to some extent, immediately visible.

What will my tummy look like after I get a tummy tuck?
  • As you heal, the full extent of your results will become visible. By maintaining your weight you can help to preserve the full effects of your tummy tuck for years to come. By trusting the skilled plastic surgeons at CAPS to perform your tummy tuck, you can be confident that you are in good hands.

Finance your tummy tuck

At CAPS, we believe everyone deserves to experience the power of living confidently. You’re not just choosing a procedure; you’re making an investment in yourself. So we make it easy to arrange to finance your treatment, and will work with you to find the option that suits you best.

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