Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Get a Flatter, Sleeker Stomach 

What is a Tummy Tuck? 

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to flatten and rejuvenate the stomach. Despite our best efforts, diet and exercise aren’t enough to address stubborn fat, stretched skin, and separated abdominal muscles. The tummy tuck can accomplish these goals and more with the help of an experienced cosmetic surgeon. 

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center? 

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center is a premier cosmetic surgery provider in greater Washington, D.C. During a consultation, our team will listen to your concerns and help you develop a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs and preferences. 

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Am I A Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck? 

The tummy tuck is a popular option with patients who have undergone pregnancy or significant weight loss. These things can stretch the tissues of the stomach and require surgical repair for best results. You should be in good health and have a stable weight to be considered a good candidate. Our team will review your health history and goals during a consultation to determine if the tummy tuck is right for you. 

Benefits of the Tummy Tuck 

The tummy tuck offers many benefits, including: 

  • Flatter, trimmer stomach 
  • Stronger core muscles 
  • Reduced pockets of fat 
  • Better clothing fit 
  • Enhanced confidence 

The Tummy Tuck Procedure 

The tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. Our team will create an incision across the lower stomach near the pelvic bones. The tissues will be lifted, and excess fat will be removed. Sutures will also strengthen the abdominal muscles. Finally, the stretched skin will be removed, and the incision will be closed. After a brief monitoring period, you can return home. 

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

Tummy Tuck Results 

You can expect swelling and discomfort after your procedure. Drains are often placed to draw off excess fluid, and our team will give you instructions on managing these. You’ll also be given detailed instructions on medications, activity level, bathing, sleeping, and more. Within 2-3 weeks, you should begin to feel confident returning to your normal activities. Any residual swelling and scarring will fade with time, and you’ll be able to enjoy your results – a slimmer, flatter stomach. With a healthy and active lifestyle, your results can last many years. 

Schedule a Consultation 

To learn more about the tummy tuck, contact our office and schedule a consultation. We’re conveniently located to serve the greater Washington, D.C. areas of Odrick’s Corner, Falls Church, McLean, and Arlington. 

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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