Tummy Tuck

Do you suffer from stretched skin and excess fat around the midsection that does not respond to exercise or diet?

Dr. Brian Kobienia in Minneapolis, MN, can perform an abdominoplasty to give you a toned, lean midsection.

Why should I consider a tummy tuck by Dr. Kobienia?

The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Eliminate Fat and Excess Skin

This procedure can remove several pounds of unresponsive fat from the midsection. Dr. Kobienia can also tighten abdominal skin for a tighter, fitter appearance.

Increase Your Self-Confidence

One of the most important benefits of cosmetic surgery is the increased self-confidence patients can experience. A tummy tuck provides a toned, slim abdomen that diet and exercise alone cannot always achieve. Patients can feel confident about their bodies, wear the clothes they want, and feel good about showing off their midsection in swimwear. 

Relieve Back Pain

Some women experience abdominal muscle separation after childbirth. The lower back attempts to compensate for weakened stomach muscles, resulting in back pain. The procedure can tighten the abdominal muscles and provide relief.

Improve Overall Health

Patients can experience an array of health benefits as a result of tightening their abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck can improve posture, treat urinary incontinence, and provide relief from ventral hernias. Meanwhile, studies suggest that abdominoplasty patients are more prone to maintain long-term weight loss after the operation.

"It Makes Patients Feel Much More Confident."

Dr. Kobienia explains the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure. He discusses how this treatment can remove excess skin and tighten underlying musculature. In many cases, this procedure can be combined with other procedures in a comprehensive mommy makeover treatment.

Contact Dr. Brian Kobienia

Dr. Kobienia's Minneapolis, MN, practice is known for delivering stunning results from cosmetic surgery to patients in Edina and beyond. Dr. Kobienia is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, and his expertise has helped many patients like you achieve incredible results.

To find out if abdominoplasty is right for you, please contact our office and schedule a private consultation online, or call:

(952) 925-1111

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I was very nervous to go in for a cosmetic consultation. Dr. Kobienia came into the exam room and he immediately put me at ease. He was very profession, kind and had a sense of humor. I felt completely comfortable with him. I felt selfish before the appointment for even considering to have plastic surgery. After having children, I wanted to feel good about my body again...All the exercise in the world can't tighten up your skin after having three babies! When I left his office the guilt was at a minimum and I was more excited than ever! I came home and explained to my husband the details of my appointment, he too was excited for me!...

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July 17, 20XX

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My experience with Dr. Kobienia was the best I could have hoped for. He explained all my options in terms I could understand and made sure all questions were answered. He is very precise in all he does! My results were amazing!! I would highly recommend Dr. Kobienia for any cosmetic procedure!!

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Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Kobienia Plastic Surgery provides patients in the Edina and Minneapolis, MN, regions with two different abdominoplasty options: the full and the mini tummy tuck. Depending on your needs and plastic surgery goals, you and Dr. Kobienia will decide which is best for you.
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Full (Traditional) Tummy Tuck

During a full tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon makes incisions across the lower abdomen and around the navel. Through these access points, the muscles are tightened and loose abdominal skin and fat are removed. If needed, the navel is reconstructed to achieve a natural-looking outcome, and the incision is closed with sutures. This procedure addresses both the upper and lower abdomen. All incisions are carefully placed to minimize visible scarring.

​Mini Tummy Tuck

​Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck can be ideal for patients who need to remove a smaller amount of abdominal fat and skin. A mini-abdominoplasty is quicker and less invasive than a full tuck, requiring the plastic surgeon to make a much smaller incision on the bikini line. The mini abdominoplasty is best suited for removing excess fat and skin below the belly button and does not target the full length of the abdominal wall. Like its traditional counterpart, a mini-abdominoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, but the average recovery time is much shorter. 

What Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The average tummy tuck costs about $6,000, but this varies based on the extent of treatment you need and other factors. During a consultation, Dr. Kobienia can provide an estimate, and his staff can explain convenient financing options.

How the Procedure Works 

"They made me feel so comfortable and relaxed for the surgery..."


Jade Allen


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Love Dr. K and his staff. They made me feel so comfortable and relaxed for the surgery I was preparing for and since surgery have continued to amaze me. All of the staff at MMK Plastic Surgery are so kind. I also love how fast they get me in and out of there, never have to wait long in the waiting room or once I go back to a room.

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I saw Dr. Kobienia for a tummy tuck and breast lift. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain everything to my husband and I as well as answers all our questions. I am SO pleased with my results!!

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Am I a Good Candidate? 

Patients thinking about abdominoplasty should reflect on the reasons for wanting surgery and convey their goals clearly to the doctor. It is important to understand the limitations of cosmetic surgery and that the procedure is not right for everyone. If you are wondering whether you make a good candidate, here are some things to consider:

Do I need to lose weight?

Abdominoplasty is not intended for patients wishing to lose weight, nor is it a substitute for weight loss. Patients who wish to undergo a tummy tuck should be close to their desired body weight (within 20 pounds). Additionally, patients should remain at a stable weight for at least two months prior to the procedure. 

Will I become pregnant in the future? 

Abdominoplasty is not recommended for patients who intend on having children after the procedure. Pregnancy will undermine the results of an abdominoplasty by once again stretching the abdominal walls and other tissue.

Am I in good health?

Elective surgery is never recommended for people who suffer from poor health or have a severe illness. It is best to maintain a healthy diet, exercise, and quit smoking if you are considering plastic surgery.

What are my goals for the procedure?

It is important to have realistic expectations for the surgery. Cosmetic surgery is not a cure-all for body insecurities. Ideal candidates will understand that the procedure can produce amazing enhancements, but it has limitations. 


Before surgery, make sure you have ample time planned away from work, prepare your home by making it a comfortable place to recover, and make sure to arrange for childcare, if necessary. After your surgery, you can expect:
"Patients should plan to recover at home, get plenty of rest, and avoid strenuous physical activity."
"Patients should plan to recover at home, get plenty of rest, and avoid strenuous physical activity."

Days One to Five 

For the first three to five days after surgery, patients should expect some pain and swelling in the abdominal area. This is typically an outpatient procedure, and patients should plan to recover at home, get plenty of rest, and avoid strenuous physical activity. Pain can be mitigated through medication the doctor will prescribe as needed.

Weeks One to Two 

Depending on the nature of your work, you can return to your schedule within a week or two. During this time, you should be careful not to strain the area by moving too quickly or lifting heavy items. The doctor will provide a compression garment to wear around the stomach to increase circulation and provide support. 

Six Weeks

In approximately six weeks, patients can resume mild exercise and expect most swelling to subside. Depending on the extent of your surgery and how your body is healing, you may discontinue wearing the compression garment when Dr. Kobienia determines that you are ready. 

Kobienia Plastic Surgery

Dr. Brian J. Kobienia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing world-class care for nearly 20 years. When he is not working with patients, Dr. Kobienia is serving various local and global philanthropic programs. He is also affiliated with notable organizations including:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Board-certified member of the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

With Dr. Kobienia's help, you can look as good as you feel. To get started, request a consultation online or call our plastic surgery practice at (952) 925-1111.

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