Tummy Tuck in Washington DC

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Overview of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Washington DC

After pregnancy or even after significant weight loss, the tissues of the trunk and abdomen can change dramatically. Some of these unwanted changes include hanging tissues in the midsection, fatty deposits collecting in the flanks and thigh region, and in many cases, loose skin and stretch marks can be problematic and difficult to address without surgical options. A tummy tuck procedure is a common body contouring option to address these concerns. Tummy tuck typically combines with liposuction techniques to remove fatty tissue to contour the area while surgically removing hanging loose skin. In many cases, the core abdominal muscles need to be reattached or tightened to prevent stubborn belly bulges that tend to follow pregnancy.

The combination of techniques applied by Dr. Rad allows him to recontour the abdomen to create a beautiful overall shape. State-of-the-art surgical techniques are safe and effective, making it very popular to address undesirable body changes following pregnancy and weight fluctuations.


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Am I a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Patients who are good candidates for a tummy tuck should be somewhat near their ideal weight. It’s important to stress the fact that even though a tummy tuck can remove stubborn fat around the midsection, it is not designed to be a weight-loss procedure.

Typically, the ideal candidate is one who has already lost a significant amount of weight and struggles with loose skin and/or stretched abdominal walls post-pregnancy.

It’s also recommended that anyone who plans on becoming pregnant again in the future hold off on a tummy tuck procedure until afterwards.

Pregnancy after a tummy tuck can undo much of the body contouring results provided by the procedure.

Patients who are interested in a tummy tuck should also be fully informed on what to expect in terms of results. It’s important to understand what the procedure can and can’t accomplish.

As with any surgical procedure, candidates for a tummy tuck must be in good physical health. It is highly recommended that those interested in a tummy tuck do not smoke or have any chronic conditions that are not well managed or under control.

If you only have minor loose skin and excess fat and don’t require as much surgical intervention, you may want to consider a mini tummy tuck, which is a less-invasive version of a full tummy tuck. Mini-abdominoplasty refers to lower abdominal contouring of the abdomen with a shorter scar, and no scar around the belly button.



Your vision for your results will emerge through detailed consultation with Dr. Rad, meticulous examination of your anatomy, and careful pre-surgical planning. While Dr. Rad’s surgical approach is unique for each patient, the goal of naturalness remains constant.

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How Does Dr. Rad Approach Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Each patient has unique anatomy, healing ability, lifestyle and personal goals – therefore, cookie cutter approaches won’t do. Dr. Rad customizes each patient’s treatment plan uniquely, an approach that serves his patients well so that they may enjoy their results for a lifetime.

In abdominoplasty, the skin/fat layer is separated from the core muscle layer (which may be tightened with permanent sutures) and excess skin is removed. Dr. Rad makes a gently curving incision in the lower abdominal skin, the skin and fatty layers are elevated, and the excess is removed. The belly button is brought through the abdominal skin and sutured in place.

Liposuction, which is often paired with the tummy tuck, involves very small hidden incisions to suction fat from problem areas.

Tummy Tuck in Washington DC

In Dr. Rad’s hands, the tummy tuck is very safe. Dr. Rad works with a board-certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery in a hospital operating facility. Laser Scar Therapy helps to fade scars quickly and prevent thickening.

For a mini-tummy tuck, Dr. Rad utilizes a gently curving scar that is in the same location as, and slightly longer than, a C-section scar.

Both the full and mini tummy tuck are outpatient surgeries taking approximately 1-4 hours to perform depending on the extent of surgery that is necessary.

Recovery lasts 1 to 3 weeks depending on the extent of surgery that is necessary. In abdominoplasty, drainage tubes are sometimes necessary to prevent accumulation of body fluids in the surgery site; they are removed between 7 to 14 days. Temporary moderate discomfort is common and is easily controlled with pain medications.

What are Dr. Rad’s patients saying?

“Dr. Rad is an incredible plastic surgeon. His expertise is basically magic, and he is even more patient and kind. He makes sure you are so comfortable, answers all questions and more, walks you through your entire process, and genuinely cares about you and your results. After a full facelift with Dr. Rad, I look decades younger and so natural. Results grow more beautiful each day. His staff is accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable. They always know your exact details and are quick to respond to any questions you have. And to make Dr. Rad more perfect, his wife, Dr. Sherber, is a dermatologist in the same office and she is just as skilled as he is! highly recommend this doctor and office for all cosmetic needs! I intend to continue to visit for my lifetime.”

A.B. in Washington, DC | October 3, 2018

Consultation with Dr. Rad


Our plastic surgery office in Washington DC is centered on your comfort and privacy. You’ll be received by our exquisitely attentive staff, and escorted to your own private cabana wherein you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable while consulting discreetly with Dr. Rad. First Dr. Rad will determine if you are a good candidate for surgery and during your consultation you should decide if Dr. Rad is the right surgeon for you. Credentials are crucial and, in addition to being Board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Rad is Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, and he enjoys an impeccable reputation as a top flight aesthetic surgeon. His facial plastic surgery expertise is sought out as one of the best surgeons in Washington DC, northern Virginia and the US.

Your safety is Dr. Rad's primary concern and he will review your medical history. You should inform Dr. Rad of any medical problems or medications that may affect your healing. If you are medically appropriate to undergo surgery then Dr. Rad's focus will be to understand what specific aesthetic concerns you have. Washington DC patients expect natural results with minimal downtime. Dr. Rad will spend time carefully listening to your concerns, asking clarifying questions and then masterfully guiding you, step by step, to understand how your unique anatomy can be improved to convey a rested appearance. Dr. Rad’s goal is to determine the most comprehensive approach for long lasting, natural results while minimizing downtime. Dr. Rad first needs to understand your specific concerns and you should prepare your thoughts prior to your consultation. Think of words that convey how you feel about your appearance. For example, Washington DC patients often say they look fatigued, tired or lackluster because of undereye bags or dark undereye circles, or they look sad, upset or disinterested such as from heavy eyebrows, excess skin above the eyes or downturned corners of the mouth. Patients often relate concerns of looking older than how they feel and this can be caused by jowls, nasolabial folds, loose neck skin, lines and wrinkles. Try to put into words how your appearance bothers you, and the priority you give to each area. Dr. Rad will then present to you his expert opinion about which procedures would be best to restore your anatomy to create a rested and refreshed appearance. And since surgery is intricate Dr. Rad will guide you through a stepwise approach of aesthetic analysis and he’ll deliver his recommendations in a clear and honest manner. Dr. Rad will present all options available in modern day surgery, both non-surgical and surgical.

Dr. Rad and Board certified dermatologist Dr. Sherber often collaborate to optimize patients’ results and to minimize invasiveness. As such Dr. Rad’s modern approach to surgery harnesses the power of both dermatology and plastic surgery as both specialities address different aesthetic challenges. For example, plastic surgery is effective to lift, tighten and volumize loose, atrophied tissues, whereas dermatologic treatments such as laser, radiofrequency tightening and skincare are best to improve skin texture, pigmentation and tone. Dr. Rad can address any concerns regarding skin quality and how to obtain and maintain optimal results.

Dr. Rad will review with you photos of his patients’ results (many of which you’ll not find online due to privacy concerns) to highlight his aesthetic approaches and skill. He will take your photographs, which remain confidential, to assist with the planning of your surgery. For your safety Dr. Rad performs surgery in a hospital-based operating room, considered to be the safest environment, rather than in the office. Anesthesia is delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist (MD) and you’ll be under light anesthesia which is important for your safety and comfort.

You will receive a customized quote for the procedures in which you’re interested. Once approved we may then move forward with pre-operative preparations and you will meet with Dr. Rad again at your final in person consultation prior to surgery. Dr. Rad’s reputation as one of the most technically gifted surgeons attracts patients nationally and from around the world. We cater to patients from across the globe by arranging virtual consultations, luxury accommodations at The Jefferson hotel, Washington DC’s most luxurious 5 star boutique hotel, as well as private nursing care. Your privacy, comfort and safely achieving exceptional results are our top priorities.


About your Washington DC surgeon

Dr. Rad’s credentials speak for themselves: Princeton (B.S.E, Magna Cum Laude), Duke School of Medicine (M.D.) and University of London (Ph.D.) educated and Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery trained, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, and long-standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rad is considered an expert in facial plastic surgery and microsurgery. He is ranked the #1 plastic surgeon in Washington DC based on aggregate ratings from all independent ranking websites: “top rated local“, “three best rated” top plastic surgeon and “top plastic surgeon reviews“. SHERBER+RAD have never engaged in paid advertising, and all rankings, reviews are from vetted and respected sources.

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