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Tummy Tuck

Our skilled tummy tuck surgeons in Columbus, Ohio, are dedicated to helping you get the flat, toned abdomen you desire. We work with you to determine the best way to get the results you want. To begin your journey, schedule your personal consultation. 

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening and restoring the abdomen muscles. A tummy tuck will help men and women achieve a flatter, smoother and well-contoured abdomen. 

Whether you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, have excess skin and fat in the abdomen area, or have a protruding abdomen because of pregnancy or aging, a CAPS tummy tuck will achieve your ideal results. 

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive version of a traditional tummy tuck and requires less downtime. This procedure is designed to address excess abdominal skin and fat but does not impact the abdominal muscles.  

Consulting with our expert plastic surgeons will help you determine which tummy tuck procedure is best for you. 

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With our award-winning plastic surgeons, our luxurious experience, responsive care teams, and flexible financing options, the entire journey of your procedure will be as smooth and comfortable as possible. Our surgeons have created confidence-boosting results for thousands of patients, making us the premier destination for tummy tucks in Columbus, Ohio and beyond.  


When considering a tummy tuck procedure, the first step towards making an informed decision is scheduling a personal consultation with one of our seven award-winning plastic surgeons. During the consultation, our professionals will take the time to get to know you and your goals and provide expert recommendations tailored specifically to your needs.   

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, explore your options, and learn the details of the procedure, including preparation and recovery. Our consultations are always personal and discreet, ensuring that you feel comfortable and well-educated before your procedure. Contact CAPS today to schedule your consultation and begin your journey towards the very best version of you. 


Don’t let the cost of a tummy tuck stop you from getting a flatter tummy and feeling better than ever. Learn more about the options available and apply for financing online.

Frequently asked questions

Are there scars from tummy tuck surgery?

CAPS has the best tummy tuck surgeons in Ohio who utilize advanced skill and technology to minimize scarring.  Since a tummy tuck is an invasive plastic surgery, patients may still have scars from the procedure. These scars may fade over time. They can typically be covered with clothing or swimsuits and most patients find that the benefits of a tummy tuck outweigh the appearance of a scar.   

In a traditional tummy tuck procedure, the scar typically runs horizontally across the lower abdomen. The length of the scar will vary depending on the amount of skin that needs to be removed.  

In a mini tummy tuck procedure, the scar is typically shorter and located in the same area.  

Can you get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

Yes, you can get pregnant after a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure. However, it is recommended to wait until you have finished having children before undergoing this cosmetic surgery. This is because pregnancy can undo some of the benefits of the tummy tuck by stretching the abdominal muscles and skin, leading to a loss of the improvements achieved by the surgery.   

How long is tummy tuck recovery?

The length of your recovery from a tummy tuck procedure will vary from patient to patient. However, most patients can expect to take 2-4 weeks off from work or other normal activities while recovering. A typical tummy tuck recovery follows the timeline below. 

  • 1-2 days after surgery: Patients will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort during this time, and will need to rest and limit physical activity. 

  • 1 week after surgery: Patients may return to light activities, such as walking, but will still need to avoid any strenuous activity or exercise. 

  • 2-4 weeks after surgery: Patients may gradually resume more strenuous activities, but will still need to avoid heavy lifting and vigorous exercise. 

  • 4-6 weeks after surgery: Patients will begin to see the results of their tummy tuck as swelling continues to decrease.  

How much does a tummy tuck cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck procedure in Ohio can vary depending on various factors including the surgeon and the type of tummy tuck procedure. The average cost of a tummy tuck can range between $5,000-$10,000. 

Is a tummy tuck dangerous?

A tummy tuck is considered a safe procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with appropriate training and experience. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications that should be taken into consideration. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss these risk factors with you and ensure you are well educated on the procedure and recovery. To minimize any risks associated with the procedure, you should carefully follow any preoperative or postoperative instructions from your provider. 

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a less extensive version of the traditional tummy tuck procedure. It is often recommended for patients who have a small amount of excess skin and fat below the belly button, and do not require a full tummy tuck to achieve their desired results.  

During a mini tummy tuck, a smaller incision is made just above the pubic area, and the excess skin and fat are removed from the lower abdomen. Unlike a full tummy tuck, the belly button is not usually repositioned or manipulated, and the abdominal muscles are not typically tightened to the same degree.  

A mini tummy tuck procedure is less invasive than a full tummy tuck and typically involves a shorter recovery time. However, it is important to note that the results of a mini tummy tuck may be less dramatic than those of a full tummy tuck.  

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall.

What is the difference between liposuction and tummy tuck?

While both tummy tucks and liposuction can improve the appearance of the abdominal area, they are two different procedures that address different issues. 

  • A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, as well as tightening the underlying muscles to create a flatter, more toned appearance. It is generally recommended for individuals who have loose skin or weakened abdominal muscles due to significant weight loss or pregnancy. A tummy tuck can also improve the appearance of stretch marks in the treated area. 

  • Liposuction, on the other hand, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from specific areas of the body using a suction device. It can be used to target stubborn pockets of fat in the abdominal area, but it does not address loose skin or muscle laxity in the same way that a tummy tuck does. 

Which tummy tuck is right for me?

In general, you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck if you have lost a significant amount of weight, have excess skin and fat due to aging or pregnancy, or have weakened abdominal muscles due to previous surgeries or other factors. 

If you’re deciding between a traditional tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck, you should schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons who can help you decide which procedure is best for you.  

Typically, a traditional tummy tuck is best for individuals who have significant excess skin and muscle laxity in the abdominal area. A mini tummy tuck is best for individuals with mild to moderate excess skin and muscle laxity in the lower abdominal area.