Tummy Tuck Healing Time

Watch this video by Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Buffalo, NY as he explains the healing timeframe you should expect after undergoing a tummy tuck procedure.

Some patients that come to the office need to lose weight prior to the surgery. Generally when we’re performing any operation, but particularly a tummy tuck, we want the patient’s BMI to be at 30 or below. If they carry a little extra weight, myself and my staff can help them lose that weight to get them to their ideal condition prior to surgery.

One thing we would not want to do is have the patient undergo the surgery and then lose the weight afterwards. So we’d like to get them to their ideal weight. Otherwise, if they lose a lot of weight after the surgery, then we might have to come back and do some more skin tightening.

Meet Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as ‘Combination Rejuvenation’. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989.

His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.​

He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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