Tummy Tuck

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Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that addresses multiple concerns related to the abdomen. Dr. Clinton Webster, a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon at Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons, specializes in this comprehensive approach to body contouring and cosmetic surgery. With years of experience and a commitment to achieving natural-looking results, Dr. Webster can help you achieve the toned and sculpted abdomen you desire.

If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure to achieve a flatter, firmer, and more youthful midsection, schedule a consultation with Dr. Webster at our Oklahoma City location. Dr. Webster will thoroughly evaluate your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals to develop a customized treatment plan designed with your specific needs in mind. Contact us today at (405) 842-9732 or complete an inquiry form to learn more about the transformative benefits of a tummy tuck.

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About the Tummy Tuck

The primary goals of a tummy tuck are to remove excess abdominal skin and tighten loose abdominal muscles. This is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, which can lead to stretched skin and a weakened core. 

What is Diastasis Recti?

During pregnancy, the growing uterus puts pressure on the abdominal wall, causing the muscles to stretch and separate. This separation can weaken the core and lead to various symptoms, such as a protruding belly, lower back pain, poor posture, and difficulties with core stability. (1)

While diastasis recti is most commonly seen in women post-pregnancy, it can also occur in men and individuals who have experienced significant weight fluctuations. Factors such as age, genetics, and the number of pregnancies can contribute to the severity of the condition.

Removing Stubborn Abdominal Fat

In addition to addressing excess skin and muscle laxity, a tummy tuck also offers the opportunity to remove stubborn belly fat. Dr. Webster will strategically perform liposuction to eliminate localized pockets of fat, further enhancing the overall shape and proportion of your abdomen. Whether you have been struggling with post-pregnancy belly bulge or simply want to eliminate stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise, a tummy tuck can help you achieve a slimmer and more streamlined midsection.

Benefits of Abdominoplasty

  • Improved Body Contouring: The tummy tuck procedure effectively removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, creating a smoother and more toned appearance. Dr. Webster skillfully sculpts the abdomen to enhance your natural curves and proportions.
  • Reduced Excess Skin and Fat: Whether caused by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging, excess skin and stubborn fat in the abdominal area can be frustrating and resistant to diet and exercise. 
  • A More Youthful Appearance: The tummy tuck procedure not only tightens the abdominal muscles but also addresses loose and sagging skin. This can help restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the abdomen and waistline.
  • Improved Posture and Abdominal Strength: The tightening of the abdominal muscles during a tummy tuck can lead to improved posture and core strength. Stronger abdominal muscles can alleviate back pain and provide better support for daily activities.
  • Increased Clothing Options: After a tummy tuck, patients often find that they can confidently wear clothing styles that were previously unflattering or uncomfortable. Enjoy a wider range of clothing options and embrace the freedom to dress in a way that best reflects your personal style.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: By achieving a flatter and firmer abdomen, patients often experience a significant boost in self-esteem and body confidence. The improved body contour can make it easier to wear form-fitting clothing and feel more comfortable in your own skin.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The results of a tummy tuck are typically long-lasting, especially when combined with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. With proper care and maintenance, the improvements achieved through a tummy tuck can provide lasting satisfaction for years to come.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

Candidates for a tummy tuck are: (2)

  • Men and women who wish to improve their abdominal contour.
  • Women with core muscle weakness and excess skin after pregnancy.
  • Patients with significant excess skin after a bariatric procedure.

Whether you have undergone weight loss surgery and are left with sagging skin, or you have been unable to restore your abdominal muscles through diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be the solution you need. Dr. Webster offers tummy tuck procedures tailored to meet your specific needs.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is not a single procedure, but rather a customized combination of surgical procedures designed to address the specific concerns of each individual patient. It is a comprehensive approach to post-pregnancy body contouring that targets multiple areas of the body in one surgery, allowing women to achieve their desired results with fewer overall procedures and less downtime. Procedures included in a Mommy Makeover can include:

Personal Consultation

During your initial tummy tuck consultation, Dr. Webster will take the time to understand your unique concerns and goals. He will carefully review your medical history and discuss any previous surgeries or medical conditions that may impact the procedure. This thorough evaluation allows him to create a tailored treatment plan specific to your needs and goals.

Dr. Webster will then perform a detailed examination of your abdominal area, assessing the condition of your skin, underlying muscles, and excess fat deposits. This comprehensive assessment enables him to determine the extent of correction required and whether a tummy tuck is the most suitable solution for you. In some cases, alternative treatments such as liposuction or non-invasive procedures may be recommended for individuals with minimal excess skin or muscle laxity.

To schedule your in-depth consultation with Dr. Clinton Webster, please contact our office at (405) 842-9732. Our friendly staff will guide you through the process and ensure that all your questions are addressed. Take the first step towards achieving a more confident and sculpted abdomen by booking your consultation today.


Prior to your surgery, Dr. Webster will conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your overall health and suitability for the procedure. This evaluation may include a physical examination, medical history review, and any necessary diagnostic tests.


It is important to discontinue certain medications and supplements that can increase the risk of complications during surgery. Dr. Webster will provide specific instructions on which medications to avoid and when to stop taking them.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking can impair the healing process and increase the risk of complications after surgery. It is crucial to quit smoking at least several weeks before your tummy tuck and refrain from smoking throughout your recovery period. Dr. Webster can provide resources and support to help you successfully quit smoking.

Dietary Adjustments

Maintaining a healthy diet before and after your tummy tuck can promote optimal healing and recovery. Dr. Webster may recommend specific dietary modifications to enhance your body’s ability to heal and minimize postoperative discomfort.

Abdominoplasty Procedure

After the administration of anesthesia, Dr. Webster will begin the procedure by making a horizontal incision along the lower abdomen, carefully placed to be concealed within the natural contours of the body. Through this incision, he will access the underlying muscles and tissues that may have become stretched or weakened due to factors such as pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging. Where indicated, he will suture the muscles in a corset-like fashion to tighten and support the core.

To achieve optimal results, Dr. Webster may combine liposuction with the tummy tuck procedure. Liposuction allows for the precise removal of stubborn pockets of fat, further enhancing the overall contour of the abdomen. The excess skin is then carefully trimmed away, resulting in a smoother, firmer appearance.

Recovering from a Tummy Tuck

During the initial stages of your recovery, it is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area. Dr. Webster will prescribe appropriate pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort you may have. It is important to follow his instructions carefully and take the prescribed medication as directed.

To help reduce post-operative swelling, it is recommended to wear a compression garment as instructed by Dr. Webster. This specialized garment provides gentle pressure on the treated area, promoting proper circulation and helping to minimize swelling. Additionally, elevating your legs and avoiding activities that may increase swelling can contribute to a faster recovery.

Scar Management

At Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons, we understand that minimizing scarring is a top concern for our patients. Dr. Webster utilizes advanced surgical techniques to create incisions that are strategically placed and easily concealed by clothing or swimwear. Additionally, he provides comprehensive scar management protocols, which may include topical treatments or silicone sheets, to further enhance the appearance of your scars.


With proper post-operative care and maintenance, the results of your tummy tuck can be long-lasting. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to preserve the improvements achieved through surgery. By doing so, you can enjoy your enhanced body contour for years to come!

How Much is a Tummy Tuck in Oklahoma City?

The cost of a tummy tuck procedure can vary depending on several factors that are unique to each patient. At Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons, we understand that cost is an important consideration when it comes to making decisions about your body and appearance. We ensure our patients have a clear understanding of the cost of their procedure after their personal consultation.

If you have been considering a tummy tuck and would like to explore your options, we encourage you to contact us at (405) 842-9732 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clinton Webster at our Oklahoma City practice.

Traveling to us from outside Oklahoma City? See our Out of Town Patients page for further details.


Can a tummy tuck help with belly fat reduction?

While a tummy tuck primarily focuses on removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, it can also address stubborn belly fat. During the procedure, any excess fat in the abdominal area can be selectively removed through liposuction, resulting in a slimmer and more defined waistline.

What is the tummy tuck recovery process like?

After a tummy tuck, patients can expect some discomfort and swelling in the treated area. Pain medication and compression garments may be prescribed to manage any discomfort and promote proper healing. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a smooth recovery process.

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Yes, a tummy tuck can be combined with other surgical procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation, depending on the patient’s individual goals and needs.


  1. Hall H, Sanjaghsaz H. Diastasis Recti Rehabilitation. PubMed. Published 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK573063/#:~:text=Introduction- 
  2. Regan JP, Casaubon JT. Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck). PubMed. Published 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK431058/