Tummy Tuck

For many men and women, a toned, flat abdomen epitomizes physical fitness. But even healthy, slim individuals can still struggle with excess abdominal skin or simply a soft, flabby appearance. Although this is more common in women who have been pregnant, the midsection is a common trouble spot for many people. A healthy diet and regular exercise can go a long way toward burning fat and improving muscle tone, but tummy tuck surgery is often the best option for removing excess skin and repairing separated abdominal muscles. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Diaz offers tummy tuck in Melbourne to people from Orlando, Viera, Palm Bay, and other cities in Brevard County, FL.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 87 View #1 View in Melbourne, FL
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Case #87

This 73 year-old woman was initially evaluated for a tummy tuck. She had previously undergone liposuction of the abdomen by another surgeon and was unhappy with her appearance. She was always self-conscious of the lumps and bumps left by the liposuction. After her husband passed away she wanted to improve her abdomen to her restore her self-confidence.... Read More
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Case #9

This patient is a 33 year old full-time mother of two young children who was concerned about the appearance and shape of her post pregnancy abdomen.She was relatively in good health and physical condition and despite rigorous exercise was not able to flatten her abdomen.She also developed an umbilical hernia which made her umbilicus... Read More
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Case #18

Despite leading a  healthy lifestyle, this 40 year old mother was unable to achieve the contours of her abdomen that she desired. She sought body contouring improvement through a tummy tuck and liposuction. Having cosmetic surgery and choosing the right plastic surgeon was very important to her. She came to Dr. Michael Diaz in Melbourne,... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Is Tummy Tuck Right for You?

Tummy tuck is an excellent procedure for reducing excessive abdominal skin and tightening the underlying muscles, too. However, not everyone bothered by their abdominal appearance is a good candidate for tummy tuck. For example, if your primary concern is localized fat, liposuction may be a better option. The best candidates for tummy tuck are people who:

  • Are frustrated by excess, lax abdominal skin
  • Have a protruding belly caused by separated abdominal muscles
  • Are generally healthy, free of conditions that could complicate surgery
  • Have reasonable expectations for their results
  • Are able to properly care for themselves after surgery

Dr. Michael Diaz

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Diaz has been serving the dynamic needs of Space Coast women and men for years. In addition to being an accomplished surgeon known for his warmth, Dr. Diaz holds a patent for a device that can help improve breast revision outcomes.

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Your Tummy Tuck Consultation With Dr. Diaz

Dr. Diaz and his team pride themselves on their exceptional consultation process. As soon as you step through the door of our office near downtown Melbourne, our staff greets you warmly and guides you through the intake paperwork. Once you’re completely checked in, you’re led to your private consultation room where you’ll be asked to change into one of our comfy cloth gowns. Dr. Diaz, assisted by one of his nurses, consults with you for at least 30 minutes. During this time, he’ll evaluate your abdomen and talk to you about your primary concerns. He’ll explain his surgical technique, and you’ll work together to determine whether a tummy tuck is the best course of action for you.”

At the end of your consultation, you’ll get dressed and meet with our patient care coordinator. In this separate meeting, you’ll discuss the specifics of your tummy tuck—scheduling, pricing, and other logistical details. We provide you with a written estimate of your surgery that you can bring home to consider.

What Are the Different Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures?

A tummy tuck is an extensive surgery that can—and should—be completely tailored to the needs of the patient. Dr. Diaz adjusts his specific surgical technique based on your desired results. Typically, tummy tuck surgery falls into 3 categories (see illustration):

  • Full tummy tuck is what most people think of when they think of the surgery. It uses a long horizontal incision placed low on the abdomen to access the underlying tissues. This, the most common approach to a tummy tuck, treats the full length of the abdomen. It also improves the shape and position of the navel.
  • Mini tummy tuck uses a shorter incision to improve “the pooch” area beneath the belly button, a common problem area.
  • Extended tummy tucks use a longer incision for more significant correction of the flanks. Other options include a circumferential incision for removing and lifting skin around the entire trunk, and the fleur de lis tummy tuck to address excess skin on the upper abdomen. These less common incision patterns are usually indicated for patients who have undergone a significant weight loss. Often, it’s performed in conjunction with other lifting procedures.

Illustrated abdomen with mini tummy tuck incision shown as short, green above pubic bone, full tummy tuck incision as a black line from hip to hip, and extended tummy tuck incision as green line all the way around the abdomen

Illustrated abdomen with mini tummy tuck incision shown as short, green above pubic bone, full tummy tuck incision as a black line from hip to hip, and extended tummy tuck incision as green line all the way around the abdomen

Your Tummy Tuck Surgery Day

Dr. Diaz performs tummy tuck surgery at Riverview Surgery Center, adjoining our office. In Melbourne, a tummy tuck usually requires general anesthesia, which means you’ll be completely unconscious for the duration of your surgery. Dr. Diaz will ask you to bring in your favorite underwear or bikini bottom. Although scar placement cannot be guaranteed, he will use it as a guide. After you wake up in our comfortable recovery room, we’ll briefly monitor you before clearing you to go home in the care of a friend or family member.

What Can I Expect After a Tummy Tuck?

Recuperation after tummy tuck can vary significantly from patient to patient and often differs depending on the specifics of surgery. During your initial consultation and throughout your planning process, Dr. Diaz keeps you informed of what you can expect.

The evening of your surgery, we send one of our excellent nurses to check in on you in your home. During this brief house call, your nurse evaluates you to ensure you’re healing well and not experiencing any undue discomfort. You can also expect an in-office follow-up visit the day after your surgery.

It’s important to gently move about your home or hotel room on the day of surgery, as this can prevent certain complications. However, listen to your body and don’t overexert yourself.

How Painful Is Tummy Tuck Recovery?

During surgery, Dr. Diaz usually administers a local analgesic directly to your surgical site. Some patients may opt to have a longer lasting anesthetic called EXPAREL®, which can significantly reduce—and may even eliminate—the need for opiate pain medications after surgery. The pain-relieving effects of EXPAREL can last up to 3 days, while minimizing the physical side effects associated with opiates.

How Long Does It Take to Recover After a Tummy Tuck?

Most tummy tuck patients feel comfortable returning to work within about 10 days of surgery, although an extended recuperation may be necessary depending on the type of job you have.

Are Tummy Tuck Results Permanent?

Over time, your incisions will heal. With proper diet and exercise habits, your abdomen can look its best for years to come.

Let us help you to have the slimmer, flatter abdomen you want. Request your consultation online, or call Dr. Diaz’s office at (321) 951-2639 to book your appointment.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Diaz Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Sep 8, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Amazing experience here! I immediately felt at ease with Dr. Diaz and MA. Wendy. Dr.Diaz is incredibly thorough, and patient. He answered all of my crazy questions. The day of surgery, I was quite nervous. And again, Dr. Diaz and his OR staff put me at ease. This was a wonderful experience for me, and I highly recommend Dr. Diaz and his wonderful staff.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
The staff here is Amazing - Very attentive, and Wendy Capotosta, who was in with me is so friendly, and makes you feel at ease immediately. Dr. Diaz, is extremely thorough, attentive, while being very down to earth and honest. I definitely will be going there again for other procedures if needed. The Spa ladies are great too and so informative (Amy & Amy) I trust them to give me what is best for the desired effects I am looking for. I looked at lots of places and reviews before selecting Dr. Diaz - The office lives up to the 5 star reviews you will see. I rarely review places - but chose to do this because I have had that positive of an experience, and will continue to go there. 🙂
Google
5.0/5
Jun 29, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I had my implants replaced from a past surgery and Dr. Diaz did a beautiful job! His staff is great especially Wendy. She's awesome!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 22, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I had a silicone leakage from a previous augmentation. Dr. Diaz made me feel very confident in my decision to have replacement surgery, explaining why it should be done and the steps to be taken to correct the situation. Wendy helped guide me through from the initial consult to all of my follow up visits. The personalized service in addition to the superb (!) surgical outcome made me very glad that I chose Dr. Diaz.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 17, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr Diaz and his office staff are wonderful. From the office staff to the surgery center staff you are made felt comfortable and well taken care of. His MA Wendy is wonderful and is there for you every day post op. I would highly recommend this office. Thank you for the wonderful care.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
May 28, 2021
HealthGrades Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz preformed a tummy tuck with lipo on me in Feb and I cannot say enough about my experience as well as my results with Dr. Diaz. From the time you walk in the door you are treated like family, not just another patient and not just another number. From my consultation to my final post op appointment everything was simply amazing. Dr. Diaz was extremely attentive, patient and attended every one of my appointments. Having this surgery was a huge commitment and Dr. Diaz and his extraordinary staff made me feel extremely comfortable answering all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Diaz is a honest and true surgeon who deeply cares for his patients, he will give you his cell number to be able to reach him after hours. Not only did Dr. Diaz exceed all of my expectations so did his remarkable staff. Especially Megan, who had been a part of the team for over 10 years, and Wendy both with their knowledge and compassion.
Google
5.0/5
May 27, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz did an amazing job with my surgery. I felt safe and comfortable from the first day walking into Michael Diazs office. His MD wendy and cosmetic coordinator pam, were both so much help throughout my whole process. I'm so pleased with the care Before, during and, after my surgery.
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I see Amy Burton for my skin care and it has been an amazing experience. I love the way my skin looks. Amy is very knowledgeable and is always a pleasure to do a consult with her.
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I love this office! Megan is the office manager, she is so personable, accommodating, and runs the office so smooth! Amy has the magic touch when it comes to any injections! I absolutely love the staff and everything about this office!
Google
5.0/5
May 20, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I go to Dr Diaz's office for many different reasons! I can't say enough about my experience there. Most of my services involve the vitality spa with Amy Burton and Amy Limonta. Such a fabulous skin care & treatment family!
Google
5.0/5
May 19, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr.Diaz’s office is very accommodating and was quick to understand my needs. I was guided by Megan throughout my entire treatment. She knows the ins and outs of the practice! Ruthi and Amy B are always super lovely to be around and has worked wonders for my skin.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 29, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Great experience, very happy with staff and results. Thank you Dr Diaz. Dr Diaz and New fit are a great ft.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz was certainly the best choice for my procedure. My experience was exceptional. He was so detailed and I never felt like he was rushing. He made sure I was completely informed and all my questions were answered. His staff was so professional. Honestly, look no further!!!!!! Dr. Diaz is by far someone I would recommend anytime! Dr. Diaz, if you read my review, thank you so much for making my entire experience a remarkable one.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2021
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Perfectionist is what everyone wants for any surgeon but especially a plastic surgeon. His staff AMAZING! His work is impeccable.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Dec 30, 2020
HealthGrades Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
I want to tell you that I absolutely love Dr.Diaz...I had a breast augmentation and tummy tuck and it's amazing.I'm going back for more..best doctor ever..
Google
5.0/5
Dec 2, 2020
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz and his staff are outstanding! You can expect compassion, open communication and top notch customer service from this practice. Dr. Diaz went above and beyond my expectations. I learned that I am susceptible to Malignant Hyperthermia during the pre op process and he made sure that I got exactly what I needed to stay safe and called me directly to explain the process every step of the way. 3 months post op and I am very pleased! I highly recommend Dr. Diaz
Google
5.0/5
Nov 25, 2020
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr Diaz is the absolute best surgeon in every way! You will love him. He exceeded my expectations with my recent procedure, came up with a plan that worked perfect for me and I couldn’t be happier. Such attention to detail and care for his patients. I highly recommend Dr Diaz and his staff. They are exceptional and courteous at what they do.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 20, 2020
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
This is the place you’re looking for. Attention to detail, experience, and a great sense of humor are but a few of the many qualities that make Dr. Diaz the perfect choice. My results were exceptional, far beyond what I thought was possible, thanks to Dr. Diaz and his incredible team.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Nov 3, 2020
HealthGrades Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Dr. Diaz is SIMPLY AMAZING! His work is flawless & pure art. I couldn’t be happier w/ my results & the entire process. Toni, the patient care coordinator who was extremely helpful & friendly. Pam at the front desk & all of the nurses that helped me before, during & after were always very sweet. The day of the operation since he has his own surgery center connected to his office I didn’t have to go into a hospital & deal with everyone like you normally would. This day I only saw Dr. Diaz, my anesthesiology who was so professional & the 2 nurses, this experience made me feel like I was family not just a patient to them. This is a TOP tier team! I went for a breast lift w/ implant exchange. Dr. D was very informative & took the time to explain everything. I wanted to go bigger but wasn’t sure how big so I gave Dr. Diaz full control to work his magic on me. That’s HOW MUCH I trusted him & I am thrilled w/ the results. Dr. D is truly amazing both personality & talent. Highly recommended!!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
Google Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists
Had an INCREDIBLE BA experience with Dr. Diaz and his amazing staff. Dr. Diaz made sure you were completely informed about the surgical procedure - how he does it, the risks and realistic expectations, what he’s putting in your body, and WHY he does it the way he does. Dr. Diaz answered all of my questions (not that I had many, he was so thorough). I felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I am THRILLED with my results! More details- Upfront and transparent about pricing and everything you’ll need for the procedure and preop/postop. Was happy to save 6% just by paying with a check (instead of credit). EVERYONE in the office is friendly, professional, and truly compassionate. They make you feel comfortable and well-cared for. You see a lot of them in the weeks following your procedure! Wendy, Pam, and the BOARD-CERTIFIED ANESTHESIOLOGIST are all especially great. (Anesthesiologist being board-certified is a big deal). Everything is done in the same place - your consultation, preop, your SURGERY, and postop appointments. It was one of the things that made me feel more comfortable with the process. The only out-of-house thing you have to do is bloodwork and a C19 test, which took a total of 10 minutes combined (and they’re included in your procedure costs).
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