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Tummy Tuck

Aging, pregnancy, and weight changes can all contribute to excess fat and sagging skin around the midsection.

When diet and exercise won't eliminate these issues, a tummy tuck – or abdominoplasty – can strengthen, tighten, and smooth the abdomen.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Stephanie Peng performs tummy tuck surgery in Minnetonka, MN, to restore your confidence and appearance.

How Does Abdominoplasty Work?

This simplified explanation of abdominoplasty illustrates how the procedure can refine your abdomen.

Patients throughout Minnetonka and the greater Minneapolis, MN, area trust Dr. Peng to help them achieve their cosmetic goals.

Schedule a Consultation  with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Are you ready to do something about stretched skin and fat deposits that just don't respond to diet or exercise? A tummy tuck can transform the abdomen following pregnancy, massive weight loss, or just the passing of time. Our plastic surgery team is available to answer any questions you may have about this treatment.

Dr. Stephanie Peng is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in cosmetic surgery techniques, including abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, and more. She is proud to serve residents of Minnetonka and Minneapolis, MN, as well as surrounding communities. To schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation, contact us online anytime or call our office at

(763) 999-4170

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"The ladies there are always a pleasure and very friendly...Dr.Peng is amazing and the work is great!" Audrey C.

Thousands Turn to Abdominoplasty to Enhance their Midsections

Thinking about a tummy tuck? Here is what you can expect during plastic surgery at our practice serving Minnetonka and Minneapolis, MN...

Tummy Tuck Procedure

Day of Procedure


Before beginning your abdominoplasty, you will be given anesthesia for your comfort. In addition to local anesthesia that numbs the treatment area, you will also receive general anesthesia.


Once you are comfortable, a horizontal incision will be made from hip bone to hip bone. Depending on the extent of treatment, a second incision is also created around the navel.

Tissue Removal

Next, your plastic removes excess fat using liposuction.

Abdominal Muscle Repair

In addition to removing excess fat and skin, your plastic surgeon will tighten and repair the underlying abdominal muscles, which can become separated as a result of pregnancy. This restores the abdominal wall and creates a more toned tummy.

Navel Repositioning

After the abdominal wall is repaired, the belly button may need to be repositioned. Plastic surgeon Stephanie Peng performs this step using refined techniques to achieve natural-looking results.


The remaining tissue is positioned over the abdomen and sutured into place. A surgical dressing will be applied to protect the incision during recovery.

Financing Your Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery starts at $7,000 and can cost as much as $15,000. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the cost of abdominoplasty:

What Factors Affect the Cost of Treatment?

The most important factors are the extent of your treatment and the experience of your plastic surgeon. Choosing a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Peng can help you experience the best returns on your investment.

Does Insurance Cover Abdominoplasty?

In most cases, the answer is "no." This is because a tummy tuck, like breast augmentation, is considered purely cosmetic. However, there are cases in which chafing or other effects of excessive stretched skin might qualify for coverage of a minimal extent of tissue removal. 

Do You Offer Flexible Financing Options?

Our practice, serving Minnetonka and Minneapolis, MN, works with CareCredit®. This third-party financing option allows you to pay for treatment in affordable, low-interest monthly installments.

Choosing a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Peng can help you experience the best returns on your investment.
SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

Dr. Stephanie Peng is a board-certified plastic surgeon who closely partners with every patient to achieve their aesthetic goals. She is affiliated with various national organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Peng provides patients with life-changing surgical care and transformative results. To request a consultation with our doctors, contact our Minnetonka office online or call us at (763) 999-4170.

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