Aging, gravity, and significant weight loss are the most common reasons people develop loose skin on their body, but this can be improved with a surgical lift like a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). A reverse tummy tuck (upper abdominoplasty) can be very helpful for patients who are concerned about excess skin and fat rolls on their upper stomach. Commonly known as "bra fat pads," this excess skin just below the breasts are especially prominent when a person is sitting. The reverse tummy tuck can also help patients who have a tummy tuck or had liposuction in their stomach, but may not be satisfied with their results due to scar tissue forming at the incision site or excess skin that has developed over time. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Natan Yaker and Board Eligible Dr. Jaime Haidenberg are pleased to offer the reverse tummy tuck procedure at their practice, Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Texas in Dallas.
Reverse Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Amazing Experience - I had a tummy tuck, Breast lift, arm fat removal and lipo with Dr. Haidenberg - I had a tummy tuck, Breast lift, arm fat removal and lipo with Dr. Haidenberg on June 23rd of this year. I have never been happier in my life. Not only did I barely experience any pain, but I was up and out at dinner (against docs orders) within two weeks, drains and all. I love this doctor and his staff. They are all the best."- A. / RealSelf / Sep 17, 2020
"Dr. Yaker and his entire office staff are phenomenal. I've had a breast lift/reduction and tummy tuck and I wouldn't go anywhere else. I'm so thrilled with my results and Dr. Yaker is so kind, takes his time and is very honest about what he thinks will look best. Edna, his nurse, is fantastic! She was with me every step of the way from my consult through my recovery. Believe me when I say you will be thrilled with your results with Dr. Yaker!"- M.A. / Google / Nov 23, 2022
"Absolutely Amazing!!! Dr Yaker and his team are great! They are all so very friendly and will answer any question you have. I had a tummy tuck a week ago and am already up moving around doing daily activities with little pain. The team even came in during the winter storm for me :). Already had so many compliments on how I look as well. I would definitely recommend Dr Yaker and his team!"- S.S. / Google / Feb 11, 2023
"Dr Haidenberg was phenomenal from start to finish. He was patient and compassionate about all of my questions. I am not yet fully healed so will continue to see results but I have already seen a change in so many aspects of my life from the breast reduction and tummy tuck. I am off all my headaches meds and the headaches and neck pain is gone! I love my body again and have my confidence back. I can’t wait to see the fully healed results! Can’t recommend him enough!"- L. / Google / Feb 20, 2023
"I cannot praise Dr. Jaime Haidenberg and his outstanding team at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Texas enough for the life-changing experience they've provided me. After losing nearly 80 lbs and grappling with body image issues for most of my life, I decided to undergo Gynecomastia revision, nipple reduction, upper body lipo, body etching (chest and abs), flanks and back, and a male mini tummy tuck. Finding a surgeon who genuinely understands the unique needs and desires of male patients can be challenging, but Dr. Haidenberg exceeded all my expectations. From my first consultation, it was clear that Dr. Haidenberg was an expert in male cosmetic surgery, particularly Gynecomastia treatment and male mini tummy tucks. Before meeting him, I didn't even know that a mini tummy tuck was an option for men! He took the time to listen to my concerns and goals, ensuring that I received the personalized care I deserved. The staff at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Texas were incredibly supportive, kind, and attentive throughout the entire process. They answered all my questions and kept my loved ones informed during the surgery. I never felt like just another patient at a factory-like clinic; instead, I felt truly valued and understood. The results of my Gynecomastia revision and male mini tummy tuck have been life-altering. When I removed my bandages five days post-surgery, I was moved to tears by the transformation. I finally feel confident in workout clothes and no longer feel self-conscious about my appearance. The change has been so significant that even my ongoing gym workouts are more enjoyable, as I can see my progress clearly. If you're a man considering cosmetic surgery, especially Gynecomastia treatment or a male mini tummy tuck, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Jaime Haidenberg and the exceptional team at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of Texas. Their expertise, support, and genuine care have given me the body I've always desired, and I am forever grateful."- B.L. / Google / Apr 14, 2023
To perform the reverse tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Yaker or Dr. Haidenberg will make either a single W-shaped incision or two smaller incisions in the natural creases between the bottom of the breasts (the inframammary fold). Once the incision is made, excess skin will be removed and light liposuction may be performed on stubborn pockets of fat to create a smooth result. The remaining skin will be pulled tight and Dr. Yaker or Dr. Haidenberg will suture the incision closed.
The reverse tummy tuck is performed as an outpatient surgery with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgery usually lasts about 2 – 3 hours at Dr. Yaker's on-site surgical facility, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). After an observation period, the patient will be allowed to leave to recover at home. Patients should schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Yaker about 2 weeks after their surgery so he can assess their recovery and results. Most patients will need about 4 – 6 weeks to recover from their procedure, but many are able to return to sedentary jobs and perform light activities within a few weeks.
Due to everyone having different surgery needs, pricing is individualized based on the patient. Please call our office to set up a consultation to go over pricing and options.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4 - 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Reverse Tummy Tuck FAQs
Reverse, Full, or Mini?
There are many abdominoplasty techniques available today, including full, mini, extended, and reverse tummy tucks, so Dr. Yaker or Dr. Haidenberg will help each patient determine the best surgery for their needs. During the initial consultation, Dr. Yaker or Dr. Haidenberg will listen to the patient's concerns and goals while also examining the patient's stomach before discussing his recommendations. Each patient will receive a custom treatment plan that will achieve their best results.
Patients should wear a post-surgical compression garment that will help support their core while they regain their strength and improve their blood circulation for better healing. After surgery, patients should allow their body to rest and heal, but short walks throughout the recovery period are encouraged.
What About Scarring?
Since the incision is made below the breasts in a natural crease, the scar should be almost invisible if the patient follows their scar care instructions after the surgery. Dr. Yaker or Dr. Haidenberg will go over how to clean the incision and other suggestions that will help the scar heal, so that it better blends with the normal skin.
Correcting a Tummy Tuck?
Some patients who have had liposuction on the stomach or a tummy tuck may develop concerns with their results because of scar tissue that forms. The reverse tummy tuck can improve the appearance of this scar tissue so patients can get the results they want. Other patients benefit from a reverse tummy tuck years after their initial tummy tuck when natural aging, gravity, and weight fluctuations have caused excess skin in the upper abdomen.