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Abdominoplasty turns a round, unattractive, protruding abdomen into a flat, sculpted one, hence improving the frontal and profile appearance.

It also minimizes the bulging waistline and reduces tummy circumference.

Tummy Tuck in Chicago: Abdominoplasty

Also known as Abdominoplasty, Lipo-abdominoplasty, Mini-Tummy tuck, Vaser Lipo-abdominoplasty, Vaser-assisted High lateral tension abdominoplasty.

In the video above Dr. Algird Mameniskis, M.D. and Dr. Roman Voytsekhovskiy, M.D., both cosmetic surgeons in Chicago, discuss the tummy tuck procedure and how the tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, has evolved over the last few years. The video also features a patient testimonial and some tummy tuck before and after photos. Patients can schedule consultations in any of our four Chicagoland offices in Gold Coast Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook and Naperville.

Tummy Tuck

What Exactly Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a single, safe surgical procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of abdomen and waist.

  • Surgical removal of excess, hanging and draping abdominal skin
  • Surgical removal of excess bulging fat by both liposuction and direct excision.
  • Surgical tightening of weak abdominal wall muscles to correct forward protrusion of both the upper and lower abdomen.

What is it for?

Abdominoplasty turns a round, unattractive, protruding abdomen into a flat, sculpted one, hence improving the frontal and profile appearance. It also minimizes the bulging waistline and reduces tummy circumference.

Who can benefit?

  • Women who developed an unsightly abdominal bulge and loose skin after pregnancy.
  • Those who have lost moderate or large amounts of weight.
  • Those who desire a tighter skin and flatter appearance of their abdomen.
  • Those with diastasis of abdominal wall muscle.

Experienced. Passionate. Determined

Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D.



Results are long lasting, usually more than ten years, as long as patients maintain their weight, and follow proper nutritional and exercise protocols.


  • Contoured tight waist.
  • A gentle vertical valley in the midline of the upper abdomen, leading from the navel upwards to the lower sternum.
  • Precise liposculpture to outline and enhance the natural silhouette of the tummy.
  • A smooth transition from the lower abdomen to the pubic region.
  • A vertical belly button orientation.
  • Low incision, hiding below bikini line.
  • Proper repair of abdominal wall diastasis, when needed.
  • Meticulous attention to closure of incision to enhance rapid healing and result in the least noticeable scar.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is liposuction performed during tummy tuck?

Yes, while not every surgeon who performs tummy tucks combines it with liposuction, the doctors at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute who perform Chicago tummy tuck procedures are firm believers that in order to achieve the ultimate outcome, one must utilize liposuction during the abdominoplasty procedure. It enhances the contouring of the abdominal wall resulting in a softer, yet better defined tummy. Vaser assisted liposuction further accentuates the gentle natural curves of the ideal abdomen.

It is a condition usually resulting from a single or multiple pregnancies, when the two parts of the abdominal wall muscle become separated down the midline, resulting in a bulge.

One simple way is to lay flat on the floor then raise your head and body a few degrees (do an abdominal crunch). If you notice a bulge above the navel in the midline of your abdomen, then most likely your midline upper abdominal muscles and tendons are weak or separated, and you have abdominal wall diastasis.

It is almost impossible to put an accurate number on rates of occurrence of this condition, but if you have experienced even a single pregnancy or significant weight gain, you almost certainly have some degree of abdominal wall diastasis.

At the Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Chicago Tummy tucks typically takes 2-3 hours.

Abdominoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia, but regional block anesthesia with twilight sedation with Lidocaine may work in smaller cases.

Those who are not fit to undergo anesthesia, smokers, and women who plan to become pregnant in the future.

Certain medications that may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding, such as Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Aleve), blood thinners, such as Coumadin and Plavix, Vitamin E, supplements that contain high doses of Omega-3 fatty acids, and certain herbal supplements must be stopped at least 10 days prior to any surgical procedure.

We attempt to place the incisions as low as possible at the junction of pubic and lower abdominal skin to make sure the most inconspicuous location of the scar, easily concealable by underwear.

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Client Testimonials

The doctors and the staff at the Liposuction and the cosmetic surgery Institute..

..were very caring, understanding and professional from the minute I walked through the door. They carefully guided me every step of my journey, and I could not be happier with my results! Dr. Tcheupdjian and his consultant Lilian answered all my questions and even gave me their personal mobile telephone numbers, in case I needed to reach them during evening hours or weekends. I am very grateful to all the staff for the care and results I received.

Anna C.

Chicago, IL

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