Tummy Tuck in Washington DC

  • Lower abdominal skin that has been stretched by pregnancy or significant weight gain and loss will never tighten on its own. Abdominoplasty, known as ‘tummy tuck,’ is the definitive treatment for loose, hanging abdominal skin.
  • With pregnancy, core abdominal muscles often are stretched (called ‘rectus diastasis’) and Dr. Rad often tightens these muscles concurrent with abdominoplasty.

Recommended Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty is ideal when the skin hangs as a result of being stretched by pregnancy or by Massive Weight Loss and there is minimal fatty tissue.
  • In the presence of excess fatty tissue, Dr. Rad often combines abdominoplasty with Liposuction for a comprehensive result.
  • For mothers who experience both loose abdominal skin and breast deflation after pregnancy, a Mommy Makeover is an excellent option.

Other Options

  • Some patients are concerned with the long scars of abdominoplasty; Liposuction can be employed instead, however significant skin looseness will not be improved.
  • Results from non-invasive technologies cannot compare to the results that can be attained with surgical contouring. While a long scar is a reality of surgery, Laser Scar Therapy works very well to soften and fade scars.

      How It’s Done

      • 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.


      • In Dr. Rad’s hands, lipoabdominoplasty is very safe.
      • Dr. Rad works with a board certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery in a hospital operating facility.

        What to Expect

        • This is an outpatient surgery taking approximately 1-3 hours to perform.
        • Temporary moderate discomfort is common and is easily controlled with pain medications.

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        BEFORE + AFTER

        Dr. Rad employs abdominoplasty and liposuction together to contour the mid-section comprehensively. In skilled hands, this is a life-changing operation to look fantastic and to improve self image.

        Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad’s patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns.

        *SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.

        What Patients Are Saying

        We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17 year old son’s rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy – warm, caring, attentive and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.

        Esther Alpert | July 2017

        “I would (and have) recommended Dr. Rad to my family and friends. Dr. Rad is extraordinarily talented. He is extremely professional, articulate and patient. He is singularly focused on ensuring the very best results for each of his clients. I put my trust and confidence into Dr. Rad and his interactions with me and the results of my surgery greatly exceeded my expectations.”

        Lisa Kay in Arlington, VA | May 18, 2017

        “I am so grateful I chose Dr. Rad to perform my surgery. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease & comfortable. The office is very clean & creative. He took time to answer all my questions, I didn’t feel rushed as I did w/ other surgeons I met. His staff was prompt to respond & very friendly. Post surgery I called over a holiday weekend w/ a question & he called me back quickly. It has been an easy recovery & trust him fully. My scars are fading quick & it’s only been 5 weeks! He’s the best!”

        Jennifer W in Germantown, MD | Jun 22, 2017

        “Dr. Ariel Rad is the finest physician I’ve ever met! I’ve worked with Dr. Rad over the last five years and he encompasses everything you’d hope from a physician and much more. He possesses the highest intellect, sophistication, dedication, and compassion. I can’t say enough about Dr. Rad. Every appointment I’ve had with him has exceeded my expectations. He’s the absolute best! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Ariel Rad to my family and friends for medical care.”

        KVR in Pennsylvania | Jan 10, 2017

        “My goal was to be a refreshed, happy, more confident version of “me.” As I prepared for surgery I had no unanswered questions and was totally confident about Dr. Rad’s skill and judgment. Interactions with Dr. Rad and his team at the time of surgery and follow up were efficient, and delivered with compassion and kindness. I recommend him without qualification.”

        Cathy in Washington, DC | Dec 04, 2016

        “Had a facelift with Dr. Rad. Not only did he do a magnificent job, but he was extraordinarily attentive and caring when I experienced an acute complication from surgery. He has an outstanding bedside manner. In his office, he never makes you feel rushed. Explains everything carefully. And is all around extremely kind and very talented. I have referred several people to him.”

        Louise in Washington, DC | Nov 21, 2016