Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a “tummy tuck” is a popular plastic surgery procedure performed by the best in class Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Pensler MD, to improve the shape and profile of the stomach due to loose and sagging skin. Many people who think they need a tummy tuck can get similar results with liposuction plastic surgery alone. However, if you have an excess of loose skin, a tummy tuck would be the better option. During your consultation Dr. Pensler can advise you of whether liposuction or a tummy tuck is the best option for you to achieve your desired results.

Amazing! I honestly look now like I thought I should have looked my entire life. Surgery was near painless and recovery time was faster than anticipated. Spectacular bedside manner and incredibly friendly staff. Would DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone. I interviewed with two other Chicago plastic surgeon and neither of them held a candle to Dr. Pensler. 5 stars all the way! ~ YELP

Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery Addresses:

  • Wrinkled or loose skin with or without stretch marks
  • Excessive fat, skin, soft tissue

Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery Options

Full Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery: Otherwise known as an “abdominoplasty,” a full tummy tuck performed by Dr. Pensler surgically addresses skin, fat, and muscle. A full tummy tuck is most frequently elected by patients who want a flat stomach and their skin as tight as possible. Results, especially when combined with liposuction of the flanks (if needed and elected) are immediate and dramatic. The tummy tuck plastic surgery procedure is performed by the Chicago plastic surgeon under general anesthesia.

Mini Tummy Tuck: Partial abdominoplasty” is best suited for patients who have a “pouch” just below the belly button and who do not have stretch marks or loose skin (usually due to weight gain or significant weight loss). A mini tummy tuck is less invasive than a full tummy tuck (“abdominoplasty”). While a full tummy tuck involves an incision around the belly button and at the top of the pubic hairline, a mini tummy tuck leaves the belly button intact and requires a much smaller incision which will result in minimal (if any) perceivable scars.

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck should meet most of the following criteria:

  • Is close to their ideal body weight
  • Wants to remove specific areas of loose skin or fat
  • Weight has been stable for at least 6 months or more
  • Has good skin tone and elasticity

Please note: In certain situations a tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction

As a best in class plastic surgeon, Dr. Pensler provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the plastic surgeon / patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations as a plastic surgeon in Chicago. The top rated plastic surgeon uses the latest techniques to provide the most natural-looking results possible for your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) plastic surgery procedure.

If you have any questions for the best in class Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Pensler, or would like to make an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) plastic surgery consultation please feel free to contact our plastic surgery practice:

Jay M. Pensler, M.D.
680 North Lake Shore Drive

Suite 1125
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-7777