Tummy Tuck

Diet and exercise can help you lose weight, but won’t address loose skin or repair separated abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck, traditionally known as abdominoplasty, can remove excess skin and fat from your abdomen.

Why Choose Us

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kaufman not only performs a large number of tummy tucks every year, but Kaufman Plastic Surgery is well-known as a trusted cosmetic surgery practice with an established reputation in the Sacramento community.

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In addition to surgical expertise and board certification, Dr. Kaufman has earned the Maintenance of Certification® from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which represents an even greater focus on ensuring a positive patient experience.

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Long-term relationships are important to us. Not only are we proud to have patients who continue coming back to us for their cosmetic procedures over the years, but the majority of our office staff has been with us for many years as well.

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Kaufman Plastic Surgery understands that moving forward with cosmetic surgery is far from a casual decision, and we work closely with each and every patient to ensure that you’ll feel happy with your results.

Please call us at 916-983-9895 to schedule an appointment
or request a consultation online.

Meet Dr. Kaufman

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaufman’s esteemed credentials and personal care make him a leader for cosmetic surgery in the Sacramento area.
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“ Dr. Kaufman, What a change! I still can’t believe it when I look in the mirror… I’m still myself, but it’s as if the clock got turned back 10 years! Thanks to your wonderful staff for making me feel so special… and thanks to your hard work. I’m just thrilled!”

– LJ, Granite Bay, CA

Meet Dr. Kaufman

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaufman’s esteemed credentials and personal care make him a leader for cosmetic surgery in the Sacramento area.
Learn More

“ Dr. Kaufman, What a change! I still can’t believe it when I look in the mirror… I’m still myself, but it’s as if the clock got turned back 10 years! Thanks to your wonderful staff for making me feel so special… and thanks to your hard work. I’m just thrilled!”

– LJ, Granite Bay, CA

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BEFORE AND AFTER
PHOTO GALLERY

What to Expect

If you are troubled by fat deposits or loose abdominal skin but are in relatively good shape, you may be a candidate for tummy tuck surgery. This procedure is often recommended as part of a mommy makeover for women whose abdominal muscles and skin have been stretched through one or multiple pregnancies. 

Men and women who have succeeded in losing a significant amount of weight are often eager to reshape their abdomen. While a tummy tuck is a good choice for some, others may be candidates for a different type of mid-body surgery after weight loss. Dr. Kaufman will talk with you more about which option could be best for you.

Your Consult

During your tummy tuck consultation, Dr. Kaufman will explain what you can expect from the procedure. If excess fat and skin are concentrated in your lower abdomen, he may suggest a partial abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) instead, or discuss other alternatives. You’ll also be given instructions to follow before and after your tummy tuck.

Preparing for Your
Tummy Tuck

Loose or separated abdominal muscles are tightened during a tummy tuck to create a firmer framework for your skin, which is redraped for a slimmer profile. While a full tummy tuck takes 2 to 4 hours to complete, partial abdominoplasty takes about half that time. In many cases, Dr. Kaufman may recommend liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck.

Recovery &
Results

Although your individual experience may vary, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work after 10 to 14 days and gradually return to more strenuous activity over the following 4 to 6 weeks.